If you have an accident that was not your own fault, and sustain injuries for which you need medical treatment, then you should make an injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Preston at Accident Advice Helpline.
Making a whiplash claim using a personal injury lawyer in Preston
If you suffer from whiplash as part of your injury, then this can be very painful and disabling for you. Sometimes it can stop you from carrying on with your everyday life, for example preventing you from going to work.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden jolt to the head which throws it backwards, forwards or sideways out of its normal movement zone. This damages the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck area, which creates the pain and other symptoms, and the reason for making a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Preston.
How whiplash happens
The most common cause of whiplash is a rear-end shunt in a car. You could also sustain the injury by:
- Being hit on the head by a heavy object;
- Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing; or
- Falling over and banging your head.
You may be able to make a personal injury claim, whichever way in which you sustained your whiplash injury, if it was caused through no fault of your own.
How whiplash affects you
Whiplash in any other part of the body would be called a sprain, but because of where it is it is more of a problem. The symptoms you may experience include:
- Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs;
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Pain in the neck area; and
- Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck area.
Mild whiplash will start to heal after a few days and should be totally better after a few weeks. Severe whiplash can last a very long time, and some victims never totally recover from it. Although whiplash itself is not life threatening, it can lead to other conditions developing. For example, it can be the start of chronic complex pain syndrome, and anyone to whom this happens will have daily pain for the rest of their life as there is no cure.
Getting help from the experts
Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation which they deserved, and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service that provides complete customer satisfaction.
We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day. They have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure that your claim reaches its full potential.
On our website there is a 30-second test, which we put there to give you guidance about the amount of compensation you may be awarded if your claim were to be successful.
If you prefer to speak to a real person, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown