Whiplash injury? You need expert personal injury claims assistance from a professional team of injury solicitors!
Accidents are a real pain in the neck! They often result in painful injuries that can leave their victims debilitated, distressed and under pressure financially, if they are left unable to work for an extensive period of time. Whilst money experts commonly advise people to put money away regularly into a “rainy day fund” for occasions such as accidents and illnesses, many people cannot afford to save money on a regular basis; leaving them vulnerable to financial pressure if the worst should happen to them or their loved ones.
If you have sustained an injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your injury and any costs associated with it. Using solicitors in Grange-over-Sands is the easy way to do this.
Whiplash – a common injury
Whiplash is associated with accidents involving road traffic collisions, especially rear end shunts when one car fails to stop in time and runs into the rear of the vehicle in front. This is a common accident at junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights when drivers fail to “read” the road ahead and apply the brakes too late, causing a rear end shunt. This generally involves just two vehicles, but when driving at speed, multiple vehicles may be involved potentially causing a greater risk of injury.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is defined as an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. These delicate tissues may become damaged as the result of a sudden and often violent movement in a forwards, backwards or sideways direction which tears and stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck.
My neck hurts. What are the symptoms of Whiplash?
- Severe pain across the neck, shoulders and upper arms
- Inability to move the neck in all planes
- Stiffness of the neck and shoulders
What is the treatment prescribed for Whiplash?
After consulting a medical practitioner, the neck will be examined physically and a diagnosis will be given. Treatment may include:
- Rest in bed to allow the damaged tissues to settle and reduce inflammation
- Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling of the tissues and inflammation of the damaged tissues
- A neck brace to support the neck whilst recovering
- Exercises prescribed by a physiotherapist to ensure that mobility and flexibility is regained
I think I should be able to make a claim for compensation with the solicitors in Grange-over-Sands. How do I find out more?
Simply call the leading personal injury compensation specialists, Accident Advice Helpline. They provide telephone helpline assistance to ensure that your queries are processed effectively over the phone. Their team of helpful advisers can notify you over the phone of your eligibility to make a compensation claim for your personal injury. They can offer no obligation advice about the process you may choose to undertake, ensuring that you are informed of your legal rights.
Should you decide to proceed with your compensation claim, then their team of personal injury solicitors in Grange-over-Sands will handle all aspects of your Whiplash claim on your behalf on a no win no fee basis.
Contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline by dialing 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown