What are the symptoms of a neck injury in St. Austell? Although many of us are aware of the injury, not all of us know what to check for if we have been in an accident that might have caused it.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we know a thing or two about whiplash – we’ve been a leading personal injury law firm for some time now, having begun practising in 2000. Let us give you a few pointers. Who knows? If it happens to you, you might be able to deal with the problem better than you might otherwise, had you not known a bit about it!
Pain, stiffness and tenderness – but not straight away
The first thing to note about the symptoms of neck injury in St. Austell is that they don’t appear at the scene of the accident. What is likely to happen is that they will become apparent a few hours later, or even during the following day (or few days).
The symptoms are pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck, but these may be accompanied by further symptoms: headaches, dizziness and nausea.
How is a neck injury in St. Austell caused?
The cause of these symptoms is essentially sudden impact. This may occur in a car accident, a bike accident, a sporting accident, or even a slip and fall incident.Open Claim Calculator
All that is needed is for sudden impact to jerk the head, which causes the neck’s tendons and ligaments to become strained. The damage from this is what causes the symptoms.
What should you do if you get whiplash?
The first thing you should do after your neck injury in St. Austell is get medical attention. Your health is your top priority. The same goes for anyone else involved, too. For example, if you are in a car accident and you are carrying passengers in your vehicle, they might also be affected by whiplash.
Fortunately, it’s easy for a GP to diagnose and it’s easy to treat. Getting some rest and taking painkillers as needed is usually a sufficient treatment programme to ensure full recovery within a few weeks.
Once you’ve addressed your health, think about your finances
While you recover, you could be under some financial strain. This may be because you need to hire services (such as a home help), or you lose wages (through being off work) – or both.
If you make a claim and it is successfully settled, you will be awarded a payout that will cover the injury and these losses or expenses.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010, and speak to an adviser now. If you qualify to claim, your case will be taken on by one of our ‘no-win, no-fee*’ solicitors.
We look forward to receiving your call. Don’t suffer in silence!