The sudden jerking of the head backwards, forwards or sideways causes whiplash, the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck get damaged, and this often happens in a road traffic accident in South Kesteven .
If someone else caused the road traffic accident in South Kesteven in which you were injured, you could be entitled to compensation from whoever was responsible. To get the compensation you deserve after a road traffic accident, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you can make a claim.
How you will know you have a whiplash injury after a road traffic accident in South Kesteven
Whiplash injuries do not start to show immediately after a claim, it tends to take a few hours to show and sometimes it is the next day before the victim realises they have a problem.
The symptoms can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury but will leave you in no doubt you have been injured. Some of the symptoms you may experience for the first few days are:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Tenderness in the neck’s muscles
- Lower back pain
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and depression
You should seek medical attention if you think you may have a whiplash injury and be guided by what the doctor advises you to do.
What the doctors may advise
With a little care most mild cases of whiplash will clear up on their own over a few weeks. In spite of the pain, you should keep as active as you can, as it has been shown that this actually helps the injury to heal. Although it might be uncomfortable, you will not make the injury any worse.
Chronic whiplash can take a long time to recover from, and not all victims do. In these cases physiotherapy can help, but there are times when they are left with a weakness in the neck or back.
Using experts to make your personal injury claim
If you have suffered a whiplash injury and want to make a personal injury compensation claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
We have been helping the faultless victims of accidents receive the compensation they are entitled to for over 14 years and in that time we have ensured that many thousands of claimants have obtained the personal injury compensation to which they were entitled after being injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
We have in house solicitors who fight to get you a fair amount of compensation for your injury and others losses or costs and they will look at every facet of your compensation claim to ensure that this is achieved.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive.
Or you can telephone our friendly and professional advisors on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, they will help and assist you all they can if you decide to pursue the claim.
Date Published: 19th August 2014