Have you suffered painful whiplash and need to make a personal injury claim? Call our injury solicitors in Jervaulx
Whiplash is a condition which is well documented as a common injury caused through being involved in road traffic accidents. Many passengers, as well as drivers, are affected by whiplash following a road traffic collision, particularly one involving a rear-end shunt.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by the sudden, violent and jerking movement of the head and neck. This trauma to the delicate soft tissues of the neck can cause them to become ruptured, torn and damaged, causing whiplash. However, it is important that whiplash is diagnosed by a medical professional soon after the accident to rule out other more serious injuries. Whiplash symptoms usually take time to develop following an accident, and may not be apparent for 12 to 36 hours after the event.
A medical professional should be consulted following any injury or trauma to the head or neck. This is to establish any injuries which may develop and treat them effectively as soon as possible after an accident. A diagnosis of whiplash is usually given following an examination of the neck, its range of movement and a history of the accident and resulting symptoms.
Whiplash is treated with rest and painkillers initially to allow the tissues to settle and any damage to subside. A neck brace may be provided to support the neck muscles and allow movement. Physiotherapy may be offered to increase the range of movement and aid healing. Always follow medical advice and don’t be tempted to rely on the neck brace for extensive periods of time, as this may slow recovery and limit movement.
Making your injury claim using injury solicitors in Jervaulx
If you have been injured in an accident which wasn’t your fault within the last three years, and the injuries warranted medical attention, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for whiplash.
Simply call the knowledgeable advisers at Accident Advice Helpline and you can find out quickly and easily if you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. Should you wish to proceed, our expert injury solicitors in Jervaulx will be happy to handle all aspects of your claim on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500.
Alternatively, you can complete the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of the compensation you might be awarded.
With over 15 years’ experience of handling personal injury claims on behalf of victims who have been injured through no fault of their own, our injury solicitors in Jervaulx can ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve with integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability.
Date Published: 8th January 2014
Author: David Brown