Most people have heard of whiplash, and people tend to assume that the only way that you can suffer this injury is from a car accident. This is not the case as there are many ways you can sustain a whiplash injury, because it so easily happens. If you have suffered a whiplash injury and someone else was to blame, then you should be able to make a personal injury claim by using the car accident lawyers in South Oxfordshire from Accident Advice Helpline.
Whiplash happens when your head gets knocked out its normal comfort zone. This then causes damage to your neck ligaments and tendons, which is basically a sprain in your neck. It earned the nickname because of the whipping motion that causes it, but has had several other nicknames in the past.
Contact the South Oxfordshire car accident solicitors for more information on how to make a personal injury claim to get compensation, if someone else has caused you to have a whiplash injury, some time in the last three years.
Using the car accident lawyers in South Oxfordshire to find the cause of whiplash
Below are some of the more common causes of whiplash that the car accident lawyers in South Oxfordshire are asked to deal with quite often, including:
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or martial arts
- Tripping over and banging your head as you go down
- Falling off your bicycle, or horse
- Having some object that is heavy or solid hit your head
The symptoms of a whiplash injury
In the worst case, the symptoms you could suffer because of a whipalsh injury, that happened because of someone else are:
- Pain in the neck
- Stiff neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Blurred vision
A mild case of whiplash should clear itself up within a few weeks, if you have plenty of rest and gently exercise your neck. Painkillers may be necessary to ease your discomfort.
A serious case of whiplash can take months and months to heal, and that is if it ever does clear up. You could have a permanent weakness in your neck afterwards.
Accident Advice Helpline and whiplash injury claims
To make your whiplash injury claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping claimants for over 14 years and have aided many thousands of them to get the compensation to which they were entitled. We have done this through the no win no fee agreement, making claims available to everyone as no money is needed to start the claim.
Our user friendly website has an online claim form and a 30-second test. If you complete either of these, an advisor will contact you with an assessment of your claim, and an estimate of how much you might receive. Or you can call our freephone helpline, on 0800 180 4123. You will find the advisors to be friendly, helpful and they will give you free legal advice regarding your whiplash injury claim. After talking you through the processes, they will let you decide if you want to continue, but will not put you under any pressure one way or the other, the decision will be entirely yours.