Whiplash is a common condition which is frequently diagnosed following road traffic accidents that involve multiple vehicles or vehicles that have collided due to a rear end shunt. This type of injury isn’t only caused by accidents on the roads though, it may also be caused by other types of common accidents and incidents that can affect anyone, at any time.
If you have been diagnosed with a whiplash injury following an accident or incident that occurred through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you may be entitled to pursue personal injury compensation using the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline.
My neck hurts, is it whiplash?
Any injury to the neck or head following an accident or incident should be investigated by a medical professional to establish the exact type of injury and inform immediate treatment. If the casualty experiences numbness, changes in sensation or loses consciousness then they should not be moved at all and the area should be made safe and the emergency services should be summoned to attend the scene as soon as possible.
Whiplash symptoms usually develop approximately 6-24 hours following an accident or incident occurring. These symptoms are rarely present at the time of the accident, as the damage to the delicate tissues may take some time to develop and the onset may be gradual.
What symptoms does whiplash present?
The symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Pain across the shoulders, upper arms, neck and head
- Stiffness across the shoulders and neck
- Inability to rotate the neck and head in all directions
What are the treatments for a whiplash injury?
Treatment may be prescribed by the medical practitioner and may involve:
- Resting in bed to allow the damaged tissues to settle and heal
- Applying ice to reduce the swelling to the tissues and aid pain management
- Taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and help reduce swelling
- Wearing a soft neck collar to ensure that the damaged tissues are supported when recovering
- Undertaking gentle, controlled exercises to allow the tissues to regain their function and help movement
Looking for a law firm in Derbyshire?
To find out more about how the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline’s team can assist you with providing no obligation advice and claims information, simply call their free telephone helpline. Your call will be answered by a member of their helpful team of capable advisers who can notify you of your entitlement to make a personal injury compensation claim over the phone.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local law firm in Derbyshire they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you are searching for a law firm in Derbyshire or anywhere else look no further than this expert service.
If you choose to go ahead with making your claim, then your claim will be allocated to one of their professional and highly experienced injury solicitors who can handle all aspects of your claim on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 1st August 2014