Personal injury lawyer in Keswick-on-Derwentwater
If you are a villager of Keswick-on-Derwentwater, lets hope that you never sustain a whiplash injury that was not your fault, so then you would not have to use a personal injury lawyer in Keswick-on-Derwentwater.
Using a personal injury lawyer in Keswick-on-Derwentwater for a whiplash injury
If you have had an accident that left you with whiplash and that accident was not your fault, then you could possibly make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Keswick-on-Derwentwater. Mostly this type of injury happens through a car running into the back of another, but any accident that causes your neck to be jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways suddenly can cause whiplash. You could get it by:
- Slipping, tripping or falling where you may bang your head
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
- Participating in contact sports such as boxing or rugby, where a blow to the head occurs
It doesn’t matter how your injury was sustained, if you were a blameless victim, you may be entitled to use a personal injury lawyer in Keswick-on-Derwentwater to pursue compensation.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The sudden movement causes damage to the ligaments and tendons, in the neck, basically causing a sprain. The severity of whiplash can vary greatly. In its mildest form it will create:
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
- Pain in the neck area
You could also experience these symptoms in more severe cases:
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Vertigo – the sensation that you are spinning or moving while standing still
- Anxiety or depression
How long will it take to heal?
The injury is not always immediately apparent and can develop over time. The healing times for whiplash depend on the severity; mild whiplash will clear itself over a few weeks but severe whiplash can take a lot longer and may need specialist treatment. In Chronic cases the injuries can be permanent and life changing, and stop you carrying out everyday tasks for yourself.
Who can help you with your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in making your claim. If the whiplash is a result of a road traffic accident, we will deal with the motor insurance company or the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB), if for some reason the other party is uninsured or untraceable as in the case of a hit and run. If the accident is a result of some other form of accident we will deal with whoever necessary, such as:
- Government department
- Local authorities
Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so no matter when your accident happens you can contact us. Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisors, or you can complete our 30-second test online for guidance to the amount you might receive.
Date Published: 15th February 2014