A whiplash injury might mean you need to call Injury Solicitors Dronfield
Dronfield is a town in Derbyshire. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Dronfield grew around various industries, the most widespread of which was coal mining, with pits at Stubley being mentioned in the 16th century and a map of Hill Top in the 17th century showing some workings.
Although people tend to think of whiplash as a car related injury, it used to happen a lot in the coal mining industry. It can happen in any way that causes a sudden jolt to your head, which damages the tendons and muscles in your neck.
If someone else causes this to happen to you, injury solicitors in Dronfield may be able to help you make a personal injury claim.
Needing injury solicitors Dronfield when you have a whiplash injury
Whiplash symptoms do not materialise till a few hours after the accident. If you are in immediate pain there could be other problems and you should seek medical attention straight away. Probably the day after the accident, if you have whiplash you may start to experience:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs that can turn to aches
- Lack of mobility
- Blurred vision
- Trouble sleeping
- Anxiety and stress
Any of these signs may signify whiplash and you should visit a medical practitioner to get the diagnosis confirmed. There are no tests for whiplash; the doctor will give his opinion based on your symptoms and the knowledge of your recent accident.Open Claim Calculator
With rest to allow the muscles to heal, a mild case of whiplash should recover in just a few weeks. Painkillers and ice packs are normally the only treatment that would be given.
A moderate case of whiplash may take several months to heal, although the treatment would be very similar to the mild whiplash. Sometimes a neck brace is used, but these are not recommended for any length of time as they can affect your mobility.
Chronic whiplash can take a very long time to heal and some people are left with a weakness in the neck and back, from which they never totally recover. In the more severe cases, a bigger worry is the side effects it can have, such as a complex chronic pain disorder, which can leave the victim in daily pain for the rest of their lives.
Claiming compensation for whiplash
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved. Numerous of those claims were for whiplash injuries. We have the expertise you need to make the whole process as simple and efficient as possible.
Try our 30-second test that will give you some idea of how much to expect. Or call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, our advisers will provide you with the answers to all your questions and give you the information you need regarding making a personal injury compensation claim.