Many people think that a whiplash injury is a joke, because they have never suffered from it. If they had they would know how painful and disabling it can be, and how easily it is sustained. It is an injury that has always been around and even centuries ago it could have been sustained by falling from a horse, or by something heavy hitting the victims head. These type of actions cause a sudden jolt to the head, damaging the tendons and ligaments in the neck and a whiplash injury.
Whiplash and the solicitors in isle of Sheppey
The majority of people assume that a whiplash injury has happened because of a car crash, where a car goes in to the back of your at force. However, there are other ways to sustain a whiplash injury, such as:
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head
- Contact sports such as boxing or rugby, where a blow to the head occurs
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
- Falling from a cycle or horse
However you sustained the injury, if the accident was not your fault , then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Isle of Sheppey.
The pain from a whiplash injury will make you want to use the solicitors in Isle of Sheppey
A few hours after you accident in which you suffered a whiplash injury, is usually when the symptoms will start to appear. The symptoms can be very painful depending on how bad the injury is. This is because your neck has been moved out of its comfort zone and and created a sprain in your neck. In mild cases you might have:
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
If you treat the symptoms with an ice pack or painkillers and plenty of rest, then this should help the healing process and recovery should take no more than a few weeks. In more severe cases you could also experience:
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety or depression
- Lower back pain
Although suffering whiplash will not be a life threatening illness, in the most severe cases you could be in constant pain and suffering for the rest of your life.
Making a whiplash injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Once you know you have whiplash caused by the actions of someone else, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently, while at the same time checking out every area of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum amount applicable to it.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our friendly and professional advisers will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown