Whiplash is a painful injury that can lead to long term consequences. Claim your right to personal injury compensation!
Whiplash is an injury that is usually associated with road traffic accidents. Many of the victims of Whiplash are involved in rear end shunts when the vehicle behind fails to stop in time and hits your vehicle. The impact from this type of collision can cause the driver and any passengers to violently jolt their neck in a forwards, backwards or sideways movement. This sudden movement can cause the delicate tissues in the neck to become torn and stretched, causing Whiplash injury.
If you have been the victim of a Whiplash related injury, as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
How is Whiplash caused?
Whiplash may be caused by:
- rear end shunts
- road traffic accidents
- falls from height
- slips, trips and falls
- pedestrian related accidents
- work related accidents
- sports related accidents
What are the symptoms of Whiplash?
- severe pain across the neck and shoulders
- stiffness and inability to rotate the neck in all directions
- head ache
Diagnosing the condition
Whiplash is generally diagnosed by a medical practitioner, as symptoms may take 6-24 hours to develop following the accident. All accidents involving an injury to the neck should always be investigated by a medical practitioner as soon as possible to rule out neural damage.
A medical practitioner may conduct a physical examination to ascertain the extent of any soft tissue damage. A CT scan or MRI scan may be used if there is any risk of neural damage being sustained.
How is Whiplash treated?
Whiplash is usually treated with:
- anti inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and tenderness
- neck brace to support the neck and allow limited movements
- physiotherapy may be prescribed to restore function and full range of movements
Make your compensation claim with our solicitors in Lairg today
If you have suffered from Whiplash related symptoms through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you may be entitled to pursue a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim with the highly reputable team at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline was established over 14 years ago in order to help people who had suffered injuries through no fault of their own, to claim their legal right to compensation. The team of friendly advisers can offer no obligation advice about your circumstances and making a successful compensation claim.
If you decide to go ahead with your claim, then it will be passed to one of their highly experienced injury solicitors in Lairg. These professional injury solicitors in Lairg will ensure that all aspects of your claim are handled on your behalf of a no win no fee basis.
Talk to an adviser by dialing 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: David Brown