If you are involved in a car crash accident, then one of the most common injuries you will suffer from is whiplash. In fact, 78% of call traffic-related claims submitted to insurance companies are for whiplash injuries.
Car accidents are not the only way you can get whiplash. You can get whiplash from playing contact sports or by falling over and knocking your head and many other ways. If you are in an accident that was not your fault and you are suffering pain in the neck area, firstly you should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and secondly you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Malton to make a personal injury claim.
The symptoms of whiplash
The condition happens because of a sudden jolt to the head damaging the tendons and ligaments in the neck area. There are no medical tests for this, your doctor will make the diagnosis from your symptoms and the knowledge of your accident. With severe whiplash, the symptoms you may be relating to him could include:
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Pain in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck
- Trouble sleeping
You may be able to make a personal injury claim, and use the services of a personal injury lawyer in Malton, if you have any of these symptoms and you doctor diagnoses a whiplash injury.
How to treat whiplash
Most cases of whiplash, with rest and gentle exercise, will heal themselves over a few weeks. However, more severe cases can take many months to improve and some people never recover totally. In moderate cases, neck braces and physiotherapy may be used to aid recovery.
How do you know if you can make a claim via a personal injury lawyer in Malton?
If the injury was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, if it happened within the last three years and you needed medical attention then you should be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. To be certain, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your accident and injuries with us, or go to our website where there is a short test. If you complete this it will let you know in less that 30 seconds if you qualify to make a claim. It will also give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims since 2000. We have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and among those there have been numerous cases of whiplash.
We have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, and we will ensure every aspect of the effects of the injury is looked into, making sure you get the maximum compensation for your type of injury.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will discuss your accident and resulting injuries with you and take you through the processes required.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014
Author: Emma Matthews