Road traffic accidents can happen at any place and at any time. Most of these crashes are minor so will only cause minor injuries, but some can have nasty results and many victims sustain whiplash. If this is the case with you, and the accident was not your fault, then you should use a personal injury lawyer in Kirkoswald to make a personal injury claim.
If you have never suffered from whiplash, you may think that it’s a nothing injury that does not mean a lot, but it can be a very painful neck injury to have. It happens when there is a sudden jolt to the head forcing it backwards, forwards or sideways, causing damage to the neck muscles and tendons. If this happens to you and is not your fault, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Kirkoswald.
How can whiplash happen?
Whiplash can happen when you receive a rear-end shunt in a car, which is the most common way of sustaining it. Others ways in which you can receive whiplash include:
- Falling over and banging your head;
- Falling off your bicycle or a horse;
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or rugby; and
- Your head being hit by a solid or heavy object.
Before the invention of cars, the most common way to sustain whiplash was on a train journey, the suddenness of stopping causing it. Then it was known as railway spine. Before the railways it was known as a sprain in the neck, which is basically what it is.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
At its worst, the symptoms of whiplash can be any of the following:
- Back pain;
- Blurred vision;
- Pain in the neck area;
- Lack of mobility and stiffness of the neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Headaches; and
You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim if you suffer from any of these symptoms, but first you should seek out medical attention.
What is the treatment of whiplash?
The treatments vary according to how minor or severe the injury is, but generally the treatments would include plenty of rest for the neck to heal and in the worst case scenarios perhaps a neck brace and physiotherapy as well.
How to make your claim for whiplash
The easiest and least stressful way for you to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants since we were established over 15 years ago, among whom have been numerous claims for whiplash that we have ensured received the compensation to which they were entitled.
You can also call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly advisors who answer the phones will be pleased to help you with your whiplash injury claim.
Date Published: 20th February 2014