If you suffer whiplash in Bristol, through no fault of your own, then you may want to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help you get your entitlement from the guilty party.
Proving you have whiplash in Bristol
Proving you have whiplash in Bristol is not easy as there are no medical tests that diagnose the condition. A doctor bases the diagnosis on your symptoms and the fact you have recently been in an accident, but really it is no more than their opinion. This is much the same as when they diagnose a sprain anywhere else in your body.
Normally, a doctor would only ask for X rays or MRI scans if they are concerned there may be more than a whiplash injury, maybe a broken bone.
Your doctor’s opinion is important when you come to make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline will need a medical report showing this to be able to continue with a compensation claim.
Whiplash is more than a pain in the neck
Whiplash symptoms do not normally start to show until a few hours after the accident, and often it is after a nights sleep that victims first feel them. But in some cases, sufferers experience more than just a pain in the neck, there are other symptoms that can be experienced, such as:
- Back pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain and stiffness in the neck area
- Neck muscles having spasms
- Pins and needles or numbness in the limbs
- Trouble sleeping
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Anxiety, stress or depression
Any accident where your head is forced out of its normal movement areas, either forwards, backwards or sideways, can cause whiplash and if you are experiencing these symptoms there stands a good chance you have sustained the condition.
If the accident you were in was caused by someone else, contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, so they can help you to make a personal injury compensation claim against the people responsible for your situation.
Why Accident Advice Helpline are the best option
We are a full service law firm who specialise in personal injury compensation claims of all types. It is all we have done since we were established in June 2000, and the experience we have gained has allowed us to hone the processes of a claim to make them simple, fast and efficient meaning a lot less stress for our claimants.
Victims have had enough trauma just from being in an accident and the last thing they need is more from making a personal injury claim. So as well as keeping everything as hassle free as possible, we also operate on a no win no fee* basis so that they do not even have to consider their finances when claiming what is due to them after being injured in an accident that was not their fault.