Callington is a town and civil parish located in southeast Cornwall in England, UK. It was formerly an agricultural market town. Fore Street is the main street in the town centre. The main economic earners in this town are agriculture and tourism.
If you got injured and it was not your fault and you can prove that another person was responsible for your whiplash injury you may need a lawyer in Callington.
Personal injuries which a lawyer in Callington can claim compensation for
Whiplash is a very common injury especially in car collisions that occurs when the head violently moves forward and backward due to the impact of the crash. When the car jerks abruptly the neck, spine and shoulders become stressed. Whiplash may be experienced after the collision or several days afterwards.
Whiplash is sustained in car crashes, falls from heights or otherwise. It is covered by insurance so you can claim compensation if the accident was not your fault and you received medical attention for personal injuries.
You will need to provide medical records, receipts and police reports to prove your case against the responsible party who was at fault. You may claim general damages and special damages but the lawyer in Callington will advise you if you suffer from the following ailments.
- Range of motion decreases-mobilization and range of motion exercises may be utilised in treating whiplash. Physiotherapy, acupuncture, heat treatment and massage therapy are used.
- Pain and inflammation-pain and aching of the neck, upper spine and shoulders may be experienced. These may be treated with painkillers, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). When severe pain is experienced, steroid injections can help.
- Neck stiffness-you may have stiffness in your neck. Mobilization, manipulation and repetitive exercises are mostly used. A cervical collar can be used in the short-term while muscle relaxants may be prescribed. Heat application helps relieve tension of the muscles.
- Spinal cord injury-this is a long-term injury and rehabilitation might be the only option. The patient may require hospitalization. To claim compensation through a lawyer in Callington, make sure that you keep the receipts, and medical and police reports.
How an injured victim can get help from Accident Advice Helpline
There are many solicitors listed online and in local telephone directories but it is better to call Accident Advice Helpline since they are specialists in personal injury compensation claims. You can call them on their free phone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 for advice or take the 30-second test on their website to know if you qualify to make a compensation claim.
Date Published: 13th January 2014
Author: David Brown