Personal injury lawyer in Lyme Regis and a sprain in the neck
If you live in Lyme Regis or anywhere else in the UK and you are involved in an accident that has caused your head to move in a sudden jolt, throwing it backwards or forwards or sideways, you might be able to use the personal injury lawyer in Lyme Regis to make an injury claim. The sudden jolting of your head will have caused a sprain in your neck, commonly known as whiplash.
The personal injury lawyer in Lyme Regis will help you to make a whiplash claim
A personal injury lawyer in Lyme Regis will be able to help you to make a whiplash claim if you have been in an accident that has made your head move suddenly.
Any sort of accident can cause whiplash but the most common are:
- Some heavy or solid object knocking your head
- A rear shunt in a motor vehicle
- Contact sports such as rugby, boxing or martial arts
- Slipping, tripping or falling and banging your head
Any of these accidents could cause you a whiplash injury and the need to make a personal injury claim.
How to diagnose whiplash
There are no tests for whiplash. Whiplash is diagnosed by you relating the fact you have had your head jolted or knocked, together with details of your symptoms, to the medical practitioner you are discussing it with.
The symptoms of whiplash
The head being jolted damages the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck, and at its worst whiplash can cause all sorts of symptoms and they may include:
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Pain to the neck area
- Stiffness and lack of movement to the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
You can see from the symptoms of whiplash, why you might want to make a personal injury claim.
Most cases of whiplash will clear themselves within a few weeks provided the neck is rested for most of the time, with a little gentle exercise to help relieve the stiffening of the affected area. Ice packs and painkillers will give some relief as well. In more severe cases, the symptoms can last much longer and some people never fully recover. In these cases, a neck brace and physiotherapy may be used.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your whiplash injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline will cause you the least hassle, get the claim sorted efficiently and to its maximum value, as they do for all claimants who make a personal injury compensation claim. We have the expertise and knowledge needed to give a high quality service to our customers, something we are proud of and makes us as successful as we are.
Contact our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors to start your claim. They will talk you through the processes of making a claim, and then leave the decision to you as to whether you want to proceed.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014