One of the most common injuries that people suffer if they are involved in a car accident is whiplash. It can be a very painful injury and sometimes stops you from carrying on with your daily life. Although a car accident is not the only cause of whiplash, anything else that causes your head to jolt out of its movement zone can cause this condition as well.
If you suffer from a whiplash injury in any type of accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
The signs of whiplash
The signs of whiplash can depend on how severe it is. In its mildest form, you will suffer pain and discomfort, but at its worst you could experience:
- Neck pain and a stiff neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Blurred vision
You should seek out medical treatment after any accident, and then speak to the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Rest is the main treatment for whiplash to allow time for your neck to heal. You may need painkillers and ice packs to ease the pain, and sometimes neck braces are used, but they can affect mobility so should not be used all the time.
Whiplash can often get worse before it gets better, you should be guided by your doctor, as they will know if anything such as physiotherapy is needed.
What about long-term effects of a whiplash injury?
If your case is mild whiplash, then this should clear over a few weeks, but more severe whiplash can take a long time and some patients may never fully recover. A weakness can be left in the neck and back areas and sometimes other conditions, such as complex chronic pain disorder, can develop because of the whiplash.
The solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline will take account of all this, and a prognosis for your future health, when making your personal injury claim.
Looking for solicitors in Failsworth?
To claim personal injury compensation for whiplash or any other personal injury, contact Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You will be able to speak to someone who will understand your problems; an adviser you will find to be friendly and professional. Or you could complete our 30-second test online to see if you are eligible to claim, and get a rough estimate of how much you can expect to receive
With over 13 years’ experience of making personal injury compensation claims, we have gained an enormous amount of experience in making claims for whiplash injuries, we know how you will be suffering with your injury, and we do not want you to be concerned about how to handle you claim, or the costs involved.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Failsworth 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 Failsworth look no further than our expert service.
We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and will ensure that along the way we take care of all the problems associated with making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 28th March 2014
Author: David Brown