Whiplash is a painful injury to the neck, which is caused when the head is jolted back and forth during an accident. This can result from a vehicle traffic accident, a fall or when something heavy falls onto your head.
Treatment for neck injuries such as whiplash
There are steps that should be taken for treatment for neck injuries such as whiplash, to ensure there are no lasting side effects from the injury. The first step is to visit the nearest hospital to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident.
The medical team will take x-rays and examine the neck for serious complications. They may then provide you with a soft brace, which holds your neck in place as you go about your daily business. The team will probably also recommend you visit a chiropractor to manipulate your spine and a physiotherapist who will give you exercises to relieve pain and repair any damage to the neck.
For the first few days you may be advised to use an ice pack as part of the treatment for neck injuries, to reduce swelling, you can then switch to heat, which will help with flexibility. Ensure you limit all work and social activities for a few days, giving your body time to recuperate.
Do you have a right to claim?
Whiplash is one of the most common claims that are filed on an annual basis. Patients treat whiplash and then seek legal assistance. This is possible when the accident was not your fault and happened within the last three years.
If you are unsure on whether you have a right to claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline using our helpline number to speak to an advisor who will be able to tell you within minutes if you have the right to a claim. You can also use the quick 30-second test to see how much compensation you can hope to win and leave your contact information for an adviser to call you back.
Why Accident Advice Helpline?
If you’ve been in an accident and you’ve had to treatment for neck injuries, then you may be wondering why you should choose Accident Advice Helpline. We are a nationwide law firm with years of experience in personal injury compensation claims. Our lawyers and solicitors all work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis and all enquires are treated in the strictest confidence, without obligation to proceed.
Call the team today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to see how much compensation you can win for your whiplash case.
Date Published: 8th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell