Spotlight on: Injuries that affect the neck
We all think of whiplash straight away, when we hear of someone being involved in a car accident. A common injury, not many people are aware that whiplash can have a lasting and devastating effect on someone’s life.
Whiplash – just a sore neck?
Even the smallest impact can create an ache in the neck and upper shoulder area that requires medication, and in some cases, a collar that limits mobility and gives support.
However, even though our solicitor in Sticklepath will tell you that many people trivialise the injury, for some people the damage is so severe, it is a ‘condition’ they will live with for the rest of their lives.
The trauma that is whiplash
Until the neck is hurt or limited in its movement, people do not realise how often and quickly they sometimes need to move their head. A quick twist, with a whiplash injury, can cause excruciating pain.
Damage can not only be caused to the soft tissues surrounding the bones in the neck and upper spine, but also muscles can be torn and ligaments damaged too. As a result, some people who suffer severe whiplash in an accident will need the help of a physiotherapist and possible even surgery to correct damage to the spine.
Who else can help?
It may be possible that AAH and our solicitor in Sticklepath could help you too, in the event of a whiplash injury.
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) has been working in the field of personal injury compensation claims for some time now and have helped hundreds of people to claim compensation, with the total now running into millions of pounds.
Our solicitor in Sticklepath has been part of that process and could help you, whether you have suffered whiplash, another injury or any combination of both physical and emotional injuries.
How we can help?
Our solicitor in Sticklepath will take a close look at your case, assessing it against the factors for success as laid down in personal injury law.
If you have a case, they will collect more information from you and with our solicitor in Sticklepath acting on your specific instructions, you could have a compensation cheque with your name it, sooner than you think!
Compensation does not make the pain, hurt, and suffering go away BUT it can go some way in helping you meet the bills that you have to pay, as well as possibly seeking specialist help to get you through the hard times.
To find out if you have an eligible claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown