Personal accident claims in Pitlochry
One of the most common injuries that Accident Advice Helpline come across in personal accident claims in Pitlochry is whiplash. This is because it is the most common injury to suffer in car accidents in the UK.
In order to help you claim compensation Accident Advice Helpline will collect details of the accident, whether you were at fault and the details of your injury. You probably have never suffered whiplash before and so reading the following information may help you. Their 24/7 helpline is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Common personal accident claims in Pitlochry – Whiplash
Whiplash is a general term that is used to describe an injury to the muscles, ligaments or tendons of the neck that is caused by a sudden jolting movement. Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents and often occurs if you are hit from the front, back or sides. The symptoms of whiplash do not always appear straight away- they can start around 6 to 12 hours after the crash. The whiplash symptoms usually go away themselves but many people need to take painkillers whilst it is resolving. The best thing is to keep your neck moving. Physiotherapy can also help. Some victims also suffer vertigo, dizziness and tiredness. If you cannot turn your head properly it may not be safe for you to drive and it is always advisable to go and see your doctor.
Common personal accident claims in Pitlochry – Complications of whiplash
For a small number of whiplash sufferers the symptoms do not go away by themselves. In severe cases the symptoms last more than 6 months. This is called chronic whiplash. The symptoms of chronic whiplash include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Headaches that are persistent
- Feeling dizzy
- Having pins and needles in your arms and hands
- Psychological or emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression
Common personal accident claims in Pitlochry – Preventing whiplash
Head restraints are now fitted to all modern cars in an attempt to prevent whiplash or at least to make it less severe. Head restraints should be used by both drivers and front and rear seat passengers.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Sharon Parry