New Lanark is a village on the River Clyde, just over a mile from Lanark in the South Lanarkshire area of Scotland. Unfortunately the picturesque nature of the surroundings does not mean that the people who drive around the area are immune to suffering car accidents and whiplash is one of the most common injuries that can result. This leaves them searching for a personal injury lawyer who will offer no win no fee* in New Lanark.
Some people hunt for a lawyer who can offer no win no fee* in New Lanark in the local telephone directory and others take the stress free route and contact Accident Advice Helpline. They make it as easy as possible for clients to get in touch via their 24/7 hotline 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by the neck ligaments becoming overstretched – it is a very common injury dealt with by lawyers who work for no win no fee in New Lanark. It happens because the seatbelt stops the body from being thrown forwards but the head keeps going. The medical terms are hyperextension and hyper flexion. It is basically a type of sprain but is distinctive because it often does not cause symptoms until several hours after the accident. It is very common in fact, to feel perfectly all right at the scene of the crash but to wake up with symptoms the following day such as:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Not being able to move the neck very far
Most people recover within a few weeks or months but there is a form of whiplash called chronic whiplash which lasts for much longer.
Some whiplash cases just get better by themselves but it is vital to keep your neck moving – keeping it still is only likely to make matters worse. Some people find that pain killers help them to do this but you should only take them if it is safe for you to do so. Physiotherapists treat whiplash with a combination of physical therapy, electrotherapy and exercises to help the symptoms resolve.
Finding a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Lanark to handle your claim
Claiming compensation for an injury is a formal legal process and is handled by the legal experts called personal injury lawyers. If you start your hunt for a lawyer who offers no win no fee* in New Lanark by calling Accident Advice Helpline you are assured the very best of legal advice. Your personal injury lawyer will liaise with the company or person from whom you are claiming compensation. They gather all the information that is needed and that includes details from yourself – like details of the accident and of the injuries. You will also get an opportunity to send in evidence of the money that you have lost because of the whiplash such as loss of wages and so on.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: David Brown