If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident in which you suffer a sudden jolting to your head, either forwards, backwards or sideways, and it was not your fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
Our solicitors will help with your whiplash injury claim
If your head has been moved out of its normal comfort zone for any reason — maybe in a car crash or due to a sports injury — then you will probably have whiplash. If this is the case, then you should contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make an injury claim.
The most common accidents to cause whiplash are:
- A rear-end vehicle shunt;
- Some heavy or solid knocking your head;
- Contact sports such as ruby, boxing or martial arts; and
- Slipping, tripping or falling and banging your head.
Any one of these accidents could cause you to suffer from a whiplash injury and create the need to make a personal injury claim.
You can diagnose whiplash by explaining to your doctor that your head has been moved out of its normal comfort zone, as well as explaining the details of your other symptoms. There are no tests that can be taken to diagnose whiplash, but it is their opinion in which an injury lawyer will be interested when you make your personal injury claim.
The symptoms of whiplash
When your head has been moved, this could cause damage to your ligaments and tendons in your neck. At its worst, whiplash can a lot of different symptoms, such as:
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Pain to the neck area;
- Stiffness and lack of movement to the neck;
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Dizziness; and
You can understand from these symptoms of whiplash why you may want to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
The treatments for whiplash
In the majority of cases mild whiplash will clear itself within a few weeks, provided the neck is rested for most of the time, with a little gentle exercise to help relieve the stiffening of the affected area. Using ice packs and painkillers will give some relief as well. In more severe cases, the symptoms can last much longer and some people never fully recover. In these cases, a neck brace and physiotherapy may be used.
Looking for solicitors in Enmore?
Accident Advice Helpline will cause you the least hassle, and get the claim sorted quickly, efficiently and to its maximum value, just as we do for all claimants who make a personal injury compensation claim using our solicitors. We have the expertise and knowledge needed to give a high quality service to our customers – something of which we are proud and something which makes us as successful as we are.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Enmore 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 Enmore look no further than our expert service.
Contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisors to start your claim. They will talk you through the processes of making a claim, then leave the decision to you as to whether or not you want to proceed.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown