If you are injured in a car crash, one of the injuries you could suffer from is whiplash. Whiplash is basically when you sprain your neck and it is not only humans that can suffer this injury. Animals that have tendons and ligaments in their neck too and can also suffer this injury. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we handle many Malvern Hills car accident claims for whiplash – leastwise where humans are concerned.
Treatment for your whiplash injury
The treatment for a whiplash injury a few years ago was to rest your neck as much as possible to allow it time to heal properly. Then gentle exercise every day was suggested. Now however the modern medical fraternity advices that it is best to be as active as possible, as they say this helps the injury heal quicker.
In reality, you should be guided by the medical professional treating you. Each injury and each injury victim is different, and the medical practitioner who treats you will advise whatever is best for you.
Once your treatment is underway and you’ve recovered from the trauma of your accident, that’s the time that most whiplash injury victims will consider the raising of Malvern Hills car accident claims for their injuries, but only if the accidents are blamed on others. In these cases you should be entitled to compensation for all of the pain and discomfort you’ve suffered, through no fault of your own.
Road traffic accidents are not the only cause of whiplash
Lots of people believe that the only way you can suffer a whiplash injury is through a road traffic accident. This is not the case. You can also get it from:
- Something hitting your head
- Heavy lifting not done correctly
- The restraints on fairground rides can cause whiplash
- Falling over and landing awkwardly
- Playing contact sports
Using Accident Advice Helpline as your injury claim solicitor
Among the many thousands of compensation claims we have made, there have been many for whiplash injuries. It’s because it is so easily sustained. Accident Advice Helpline understands how much an injury like this can affect your life, even it is only for your recovery period.
We will take account of this when we are making your claim, as well as negotiating to recover all the costs and losses you have incurred, if your claim is successful.
Estimating how much compensation you may be due
If you would like some idea of how much compensation you could receive, get an estimate from our 30-second test, or complete our online claim form for a free assessment of your claim. Alternatively you can call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 if using a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile, and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
Whatever you do don’t leave it too long to raise your claim. There is a 3-year window and you can easily run out of time, so be sure and give us a call today!
Date Published: 11th December 2014
Author: David Brown