Have you developed painful whiplash following an accident? Let injury solicitors Great Strickland or another legal firm put your claim into top gear!
Whiplash is a common injury that may be caused by being involved in a road traffic accident. In a high impact collision or multiple vehicle accident, passengers and drivers may become injured and suffer trauma to their necks and heads.
Whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly and violently jolted backwards, forwards or sideways causing the ligaments and tendons in the neck to become stretched and torn. It can cause debilitating symptoms for many weeks or even longer.
The symptoms of whiplash vary depending on the severity of the injury, but may include:
- Pain across the neck
- Stiffness of the neck
- Restricted movement and function of the neck
How is whiplash diagnosed?
Whiplash is diagnosed following an examination by a medical practitioner and a history of the circumstances which led to your injury.
If there is doubt about the seriousness of the injury, then CT or MRI scans may be conducted to rule out serious injuries to the neck.
Whiplash is not only caused by being involved in a road traffic collision. It may also be caused by:
- A fall from height
- A riding accident
- A cycling accident
- A motorcycle accident
- A slip, trip or fall
- An industrial accident
How long does whiplash last?
Whiplash often responds well to rest and gentle exercises to mobilise the ligaments once they have healed. However, soft tissue injuries can take longer to heal than broken bones and are often more painful. It is important to take the medical advice that you are offered to ensure that you don’t damage the neck further.
Claiming for your whiplash injury using injury solicitors in Great Strickland
If you have sustained a whiplash injury as the result of an accident or incident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors.
We at Accident Advice Helpline have years of experience of advising and helping people to receive the compensation that they deserve, following accidents that weren’t caused by their own fault. In these circumstances, it is your legal right to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Great Strickland we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Great Strickland look no further than our expert service.
Our injury solicitors can process your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Go online and take our unique 30 second online test and see if you can claim today and get an estimate for the amount of damages you might be awarded or give one of our friendly advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: David Brown