Whiplash injury? Call the injury lawyers in Wellesbourne
Whiplash is an injury which is normally associated with road traffic accidents particularly those involving collisions with other vehicles or being shunted from the rear by a car driving too close. The impact can mean that the combined forces cause the neck to be jolted suddenly and violently backwards, forwards or sideways. Whiplash can also occur at lower speeds, it depends an the angle of the jolt to the head.
How can I tell if my injuries are whiplash?
A medical practitioner should examine your injuries as soon as possible following an accident and sustaining a neck injury.
The symptoms of whiplash are usually ascertained following a physical examination of the neck and a rundown of the symptoms. Whiplash symptoms usually develop 6-12 hours following an injury to the neck. If you are having immediate symptoms following an accident, then it is unlikely to be a whiplash injury and should be examined as soon as possible to establish the damage caused.
Generally, the symptoms of whiplash remain the same however it is caused and may include:
- Stiffness across the neck muscles
- Pain and discomfort on moving the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Muscular spasms
What types of accident can cause whiplash?
Contrary to popular belief, whiplash is not only caused by road traffic collisions. It can also be caused by:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sporting injuries
- Falling from a height
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Riding accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Motorbike accidents
Claiming for your whiplash injury using injury lawyers in Wellesbourne
Regardless of the circumstances of your whiplash injury, as long as the accident wasn’t caused by your own fault and occurred within the last 3 years’, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline. Their injury lawyers in Wellesbourne and across the UK are highly trained and have a wealth of expertise gained through their years of processing injury claims. They have been working for over 14 years so have plenty of experience.
Their injury lawyers in Wellesbourne will be your named contact to coordinate your injury claim and ensure that your needs remain central to the compensation process. The professional and accountable service that you expect are core values that injury lawyers adopt to ensure that your claim is processed reliably.
To find out if you can make a legal claim for compensation, call their helpful advisers or go online and take part in their unique 30 second online test! If you pass, it will give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded and you can start your claim for whiplash injury easily over the phone. Give it a try today!
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown