Dozens of places in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland bear the name Newton. You might have arrived at this page from any one of them. Whichever Newton you come from, you could be suffering from whiplash accident in Newton, or you might be researching on behalf of family or friends.
What is a whiplash injury?
When the body sustains an unnatural jolt from a sudden stop at speed, the head can be thrown forward, because the momentum of the body travelling continues, after the vehicle comes to a halt. Subsequently, the head is thrown backwards when the body finally stops also. Tendons in the neck are strained or even sprained. Pain usually sets in a few hours later, and, as with any sprained soft tissue, is extremely tender and painful.
How do I treat and manage my whiplash injury?
Neck braces are not recommended. The best advice (although it doesn’t feel like it at the time) is to rest and take painkillers with plenty of water. The tendons will heal and go back into normal position after a few days. If there is any hint of complications or additional symptoms, you should consult your doctor immediately. These include pins and needles in the arms, painful shoulder, problems with sight or hearing, and headaches or migraine.
Whiplash accident in Newton
Whiplash injury can occur in any Newton, as it can in any part of the country. Most whiplash claims result from emergency stops in road vehicles, or from car accidents, but also from train journeys, or even falling from a bicycle or horse.
If you think your whiplash accident in Newton was the fault of a third party, for example, because you were a passenger in the vehicle that crashed, you may be able to claim compensation. Call our helpful telephone team at Accident Advice Helpline and find out what your claim could be worth. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 (from your landline) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. The lines are freephone and they are open 24/7 so you can call us at any time. Would you prefer an advisor to call you back? Text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are one of Britain’s largest and longest established accident injury claim specialists. Our legal experts can advise you on a whole range of compensation claims for injuries, not only for whiplash but injuries you’ve suffered from accidents at work, from slips, trips and falls, and from medical negligence.
Our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen
Dame Esther Rantzen OBE, CBE, endorses us. She is a journalist and television presenter famous for launching the helpline for youngsters, Childline. In 1991 she received the OBE for services to broadcasting and in 2006 the CBE for services to children. Recently she launched her new charity Silverline, which sets up telephone contact for elderly people isolated in their own homes.