Injured your neck? Claim your legal right to compensation with expert advice
Neck injuries are amongst some of the most common types of injury that may be sustained following Newtown road traffic accidents. Regardless of the type of road accident, an injury to the neck is often diagnosed by medical practitioners when they examine drivers and their passengers after suffering a collision.
If you, or someone close to you, have suffered a painful neck injury following an accident that was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years’, then you may be legally entitled to pursue personal injury compensation for your Newtown road traffic accidents.
What causes a neck injury to occur?
- Neck injuries may occur due to the speed and impact of a collision involving one or more vehicles.
- Sometimes a vehicle may collide with a stationary object such as a wall or central reservation causing the vehicle to stop abruptly and rapidly without braking. This jolting and jerking motion can cause the neck to be violently swung forwards, backwards or sideways incurring a tearing sensation in the neck. The neck consists of soft tissues which can become overstretched and torn in an accident, causing a whiplash injury to be sustained.
- Whiplash injuries may also occur due to a collision with other vehicles.
- Rear end shunt type accidents can cause the vehicle in front to be shunted forwards taking the full impact of the approaching vehicle from behind. This action can force the neck into an awkward movement which can damage the soft tissues and muscles of the neck.
Whiplash injury symptoms
The symptoms of a whiplash injury may include:
- stiffness across the neck, upper back and shoulders
- severe pain across the neck, upper back and shoulders
- lack of movement of the neck in all directions
Seeking a medical diagnosis
Following your Newtown road traffic accidents, it is important that any injuries to the neck are examined and diagnosed as soon as possible to rule out serious injury and ensure that the correct treatment is given.
Whiplash rarely develops immediately at the scene of Newtown road traffic accidents, as it takes some hours for the tissues to become inflamed and sore. Generally, whiplash is felt by the casualty 6-24 hours following the accident.
Can you claim compensation for your Newtown road traffic accidents?
To establish your eligibility to pursue personal injury compensation for your Newtown road traffic accidents, just call the telephone helpline provided by the reputable law firm, Accident Advice Helpline.
You can receive no-obligation advice from their team of friendly and helpful advisers who can ensure that your queries are answered promptly, whenever you call.
Make your no-win, no-fee compensation claim with the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline. Call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th August 2014