Making your legal claim for compensation needn’t be a pain in the neck! Many work related accidents are caused through the negligence or inability of someone to do their job correctly or ensure that others are trained and supervised adequately. Unfortunately, the result of accidents being caused may be that some one becomes injured and badly hurt, often through no fault of their own.
If you have suffered a neck injury as the result of a work related accident, caused within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a claim for Kilmarnock accident at work compensation.
What is a whiplash injury?
A whiplash injury may be defined as a trauma to the neck which is caused by a sudden and often violent movement or jolting of the neck in a forwards, backwards or sideways motion. This jerking sensation may cause the delicate soft tissues of the neck to become overstretched and torn resulting in the painful symptoms of whiplash.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
Whiplash symptoms may include:
- Severe neck pain
- Severe pain across the shoulders, upper back and arms
- Stiffness across the neck muscles
- Inability to rotate the neck
- Inability to move the head in all directions
- Severe headaches
Diagnosing a whiplash injury
Any injury to the head or neck should always be investigated by a fully trained medical professional who will ensure that there is no neural or skeletal damage to the delicate tissues of the neck and upper spine. A whiplash diagnosis may be made following a thorough physical examination to identify the damage and extent of the injury.
Treating a whiplash injury
Whiplash injuries are commonly treated with:
- Resting the affected area
- Applying ice to relieve swelling and tenderness in the damaged tissues
- Taking anti-inflammatory medications to ensure that swelling and is controlled
- Wearing a neck brace to support the neck initially whilst the tissues settle
- Undergoing a series of physiotherapy sessions to allow the tissues to heal and gain mobility and strength
Make your claim for Kilmarnock accident at work compensation
If you wish to establish rapidly if you are eligible to pursue a claim for Kilmarnock accident at work compensation, for whiplash or any other injury, just call the helpful team of advisers at Accident Advice Helpline. We provide a dedicated telephone helpline to ensure that your call is answered whenever you are available to phone.
You will be informed over the phone of your entitlement to make a claim for Kilmarnock accident at work compensation using our no-win, no-fee guarantee.
Don’t delay! Make your claim for accident at work compensation now. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 2nd October 2014