Whiplash is an injury that most of us have heard of and know can generally be caused by involvement in car accidents due to the sudden jolt of being in a collision. However, this is not the only cause of this type of injury, and can affect more people than you realise. Our Port Talbot no win no fee solicitors know this is the case and work to make sure that people who have been injured in accidents that weren’t their fault, resulting in whiplash, get the compensation they need.
The causes and effects of whiplash
Whiplash is most commonly the result of a sharp jolt to the body which damages the muscles, tendons and tissue in the neck. Though it is most commonly associated with car accidents, other injuries that cause similar stresses on the body have been known to produce this injury, such as trips, falls, slips, collisions and sporting injuries.
Whiplash is an injury that can cause both long- and short-term pain and discomfort in its sufferers. Usual symptoms include stiffness of the neck, restricted movement, headaches, and muscle spasms along the shoulders and the arms. In even more serious cases, the symptoms can include swelling, pins and needles, nausea, and even dizziness. Even the minor issues connected to this injury are enough to knock your life off track and cause the sufferer difficulties in doing the most minor day-to-day tasks. At Accident Advice Helpline, our Port Talbot no win no fee solicitors understand how difficult it can be to deal with such an injury. We will help you get the compensation you deserve to ease some of the stress during such a difficult time.
How to treat whiplash injuries
Unfortunately, whiplash is a difficult injury to treat and is one that usually has to heal on its own. Standard treatments do include the use of ice packs on the injured area, as well as the use of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, though it is best to check with your GP before taking any such medication. Usual courses of action recommended with such an injury include resting the area for a time, before doing some gentle exercises to reduce the stiffness.
How Port Talbot no win no fee solicitors can help
Whether your injury stems from being in a traffic collision, as either a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist, or from a slip, fall, or sporting injury, our Port Talbot no win no fee solicitors are here to help. As long as another person was responsible for your injury, and this can be proven, our Port Talbot no win no fee solicitors will work to get the compensation you deserve. If any evidence, including witness statements, police reports and photographs are available, this should help the case.
Just contact Accident Advice Helpline directly and take our 30-econd test to find out if your claim is eligible. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 21st November 2014
Author: David Brown