It is common knowledge that in general, women are more likely to suffer from a neck problem than a man is. If that neck problem happens because of a road accident on the street there is a good chance it is a whiplash injury, as this is the most common way of sustaining it.
If that accident was not your fault, and it happened with the last three years, you might want to speak with an injury lawyer, as they may be able to make a personal injury claim on your behalf.
The neck pain may mean you want to make a claim for a road accident
One of the most common, but by no means only, causes of neck injuries are a road accident. The most common injury resulting from road accidents is whiplash, which is very painful and can be disabling. This is caused by the force of a rear end shunt making the head of the occupants of the front car jerk suddenly backwards, forwards or sideways; creating the perfect circumstances for a neck injury, and a perfect reason to make a personal injury claim.
Symptoms of whiplash
The signs for a whiplash injury can vary quite a lot depending on how bad the injury is, and sometimes the symptoms do not manifest themselves immediately, but they can include:
- Pain in the arms and legs
- Pain in the back
- Numbness in the arms and legs, or pins and needles
- Anxiety or depression
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Pain to the neck area
If you suffer any of these symptoms after an accident, it is possible you have a whiplash injury and you should seek medical attention to ensure there are no other problems, such as a broken bone.
Getting the right help after a road accident on the busy UK roads
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, and that accident has happened within the last three years, you would be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Over the last 14 years we have helped numerous victims with whiplash injury claims. They have been among the many thousands of victims we have successfully assisted in getting the compensation they deserve.
Esther Rantzen recommends that you use Accident Advice helpline to assist you with your claim, and after all her experience in championing the rights of consumers, that’s a reliable recommendation. We operate on a no win no fee basis, and Esther will assure you that if you call Accident Advice Helpline you will receive free advice, that no money is required to make a claim, and that no win no fee means exactly that.
Our advisers are friendly and efficient and will discuss – in confidence – your claim with you and start the process if you want to. You are under no obligation to proceed, and we will put no pressure on you, if you don’t want to. Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123. Alternatively, you can complete our online 30-second test that will give you guidance as to whether or not you qualify, and a rough idea of how much you might expect to receive in compensation.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown