Injury Solicitors in Codnor will help with your whiplash claim
Codnor is a Derbyshire village in the Amber Valley district. In recent years, the village has had traffic problems, especially in the rush hour, and traffic coming into Codnor can sometimes be at a complete standstill.
It is not only Codnor that has traffic problems, it is a problem nationwide. There are just too many cars on our roads, and too many accidents happen on them. If you have been one of the unlucky ones that have been involved in an accident, and the accident was not your fault, if the injuries were severe enough to need medical attention you may qualify to make a personal injury claim using injury solicitors in Codnor.
Using injury solicitors in Codnor to make a whiplash claim
The sudden jolting of the head backwards, forwards or sideways causes whiplash. The muscles and tendons in the neck become damaged in such a way that anywhere else in the body we would call it a sprain. This is a sprain with a difference though because the consequences can be severe and disabling. If your whiplash injury if the result of the actions of someone else, you should be contacting injury solicitors in Codnor at Accident Advice Helpline.
The signs of whiplash
The signs of whiplash can vary great depending on how bad the injury is, and they quite often do not appear till the day after the accident. Some of the things you may experience are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Lower back pain
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and depression
If you are experiencing these symptoms after an accident, you should seek medical attention to ensure there are no other neck or spine problems.
The treatment of whiplash
Most mild cases of whiplash will clear up of their own accord over a few weeks. In spite of the pain, you should try to exercise your neck gently each day; this will help to keep it mobile and will help with the recovery. Some people find a firm supportive pillow helps but you should avoid using more than one pillow.
More serious forms of whiplash may require physiotherapy and stronger painkillers. With chronic whiplash, the length of time it takes to recover can be over a year; some victims are left with a permanent weakness and it can cause anxiety and depression. The severity of you whiplash, and your recovery time, will be taken into account when you make your injury claim.
How you should make your injury claim
If you have sustained a whiplash injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, and want to make a personal injury claim , you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
We have been helping the blameless victims of accidents get access to justice and receive the compensation they are entitled to for over 13 years, and in that time we have handled countless cases of whiplash.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test, because once you have filled in a few details, that is all it will take to give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive.
Or you can telephone our friendly and professional advisers on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, they will help and assist you all they can. Any contact with us is free of any obligation on your part.