Throughout the UK, many road traffic accidents happen, whether that’s in Edmonton or Wales does not matter, they happen all over the country. Lots of these accidents are minor shunts, which quite often cause a whiplash injury.
If this is the case with you, in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using the services of the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
The condition ‘whiplash’ is a neck injury that some people often laugh about it when they have not suffered from it themselves, but the smile soon disappears when it happens to them and they realise just how painful it is.
It occurs when there is a sudden jolt to the head forcing it backwards, forwards or sideways causing damage to the neck muscles and tendons. If this happens to you, and it is not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
The different ways that whiplash can happen
There are numerous ways that whiplash can happen, the most common of which is a rear end shunt in a car. However, there are many other ways including:
- Falling off your cycle or maybe your horse
- Your head being hit by a solid or heavy object
- Playing contact sport such as boxing or rugby
- Falling over and banging your head
However you get your whiplash injury, if it was in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation from the guilty party.
The signs of whiplash
The signs of whiplash can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury but can include at its worst:
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
- Pain in the neck area
- Lack of mobility and stiffness of the neck
If you are suffering any of this after a jolt to your head, you should seek medical attention as you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Treating a whiplash injury
Treating a whiplash injury depends on the severity of the condition. Whether it is minor or severe. But generally the treatments would include plenty of rest for the neck to heal, and in the worst case scenario, perhaps a neck brace and physiotherapy.
Looking for solicitors in Edmonton?
The easiest and least stressful way for you to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants since we were established over 13 years ago. Among those there have been numerous claims for whiplash that we have ensured has received the compensation to which they were entitled.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Edmonton we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Edmonton look no further than our expert service.
Call our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for further guidance, or complete our 30-second test to get an estimate of how much you could be awarded.