Has your accident become more than just a pain in the neck? It doesn’t have to be with advice from the leading experts!
Whiplash is a common injury that can be caused by accidents and incidents in the working environment. These types of trauma to the neck can result in long term and painful symptoms which can take extensive time to recuperate from.
If you, or someone who you work alongside, have been injured through a work related accident within the last 3 years’, then you may be able to pursue a Torfaen industrial accident claim using the UK’s leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, to assist you.
A whiplash injury may be defined as any trauma to the neck caused by a sudden, awkward or violent movement of the neck in any direction. This can mean that delicate, soft tissues of the neck are overstretched and become torn and damaged. The symptoms of a whiplash injury may not be apparent at the time of the incident and the victim may not be immediately aware of their condition. However, within 6-24 hours following a work related accident, the symptoms of whiplash may become apparent and medical advice may be sought.
Diagnosing a whiplash injury
It is important that any trauma to the head or neck are investigated fully at the time of the work related accident to assess and examine the neck for signs and symptoms of injury. If an injury is evident or suspected, then the casualty may be taken to an Accident and Emergency department for a full physical examination and diagnostic investigations.
Treating whiplash injury
Whiplash injury may be treated with:
- Ice to reduce swelling and tenderness
- Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling
- A neck brace to support the delicate tissues of the neck whilst they recover
- A course of physiotherapy to restore function and strength of the damaged tissues
Can you make a Torfaen industrial accident claim?
To establish if you are eligible to make a Torfaen industrial accident claim, just call the established team of advisers and injury solicitors at the leading law firm, Accident Advice Helpline. They will answer any queries that you may have about making an accident at work claim, whilst providing you with reliable information about your eligibility to make a claim.
Alternatively, if you wish to find out for yourself if you are entitled to make an accident at work claim online, why not participate in their unique 30 second online test? This is a user-friendly, accessible and rapid tool that can be accessed wherever and whenever you go online.
Making your Torfaen industrial accident claim with expert assistance
Once you are in a position to proceed with your accident at work claim, their professional injury solicitors will be delighted to handle all aspects of your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis on your behalf. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 5th October 2014