Suffering from a whiplash accident in Bristol is quite common, as there are so many ways this soft tissue injury can be caused. It can happen to anyone at any time or place and if you have been involved in an accident where you were not at fault, then you could be entitled to compensation by making a personal injury claim.
Although most people associate a whiplash accident in Bristol with road traffic accidents, these are just a drop in the ocean of the ways it happens, it is just that it is the most publicised way of the injury occurring.
How a whiplash accident in Bristol happens
Any situation that causes a sudden jolt to your head can cause a whiplash accident in Bristol. The effects of this jolting movement is to damage the muscles and tendons in your neck, creating a sprain which is very painful and can lay you low for quite some time.
It can make victims very miserable when they realise the simple things in life become difficult because of the lack of mobility that whiplash causes. When they find that they cannot get dressed or take a shower without help, it often leads to depression which is a very common side-effect of whiplash.
The other side-effects you may experience from a whiplash injury
Whiplash is a self-limiting condition which means it will get better in its own given time. But while it is healing it can cause all sorts of other symptoms, just some of them being:
- Dizziness, blurred vision or vertigo
- Tiredness because of trouble sleeping
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain in other parts of the body, particularly the back and limbs
- Pins and needles, tingling sensations and numbness in the arms and legs
- Stiffness in the neck and back
Recovery from a mild case of whiplash should take no more than a few weeks, but with chronic whiplash it takes much longer and some victims never fully recover. It does happen that the whiplash heals but leaves other problems such as a weak area in the neck and back and some victims develop chronic pain syndromes.
These can mean that for the rest of their lives the victims are in pain daily, never knowing how bad each day will be. There is no cure for this and the best that can be done is to try and manage the pain for them.
Claiming your entitlement
Accident Advice Helpline have been making successful claims for over 15 years, and we have the knowledge and experience to keep the process as simple, fast, efficient and as stress-free as possible for you, while making sure you get the full entitlement of compensation for your situation.
Either complete the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of how much your compensation might be, or call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our expert advisers. They will be able to provide you will all the information you need to make a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash accident in Bristol.