Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries you can sustain, other than head injuries. You will often sustain spinal injuries in the same way that you would sustain a whiplash injury in Angus, through a road accident, a fall, or playing sports.
How to prevent a spinal cord or whiplash injury in Angus
In order to prevent a spinal cord injury or a whiplash injury in Angus, you do not need to stop doing any activities or limit yourself in any way, just be more careful about what you are doing so that you keep yourself as safe as you can.
If you do sustain a spinal cord or whiplash injury in Angus due to an accident which was not your fault, you can claim compensation back from the negligent party for this. The best (and least stressful) way of doing this is to go through experienced injury lawyers who can handle the case for you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to be teamed with a solicitor, as well as get advice and support throughout your claim.
Driving accidents are one of the main causes of spinal and whiplash injuries, and the best way to ensure you do not have one of these injuries is to avoid having an accident in the first place. Of course, no one is deliberately trying to get into an accident when they are on the road, but if you do not practice safe driving habits then you may as well be.
- Wear a seatbelt at all times to stop yourself from being badly injured if you do crash
- Never drink and drive, or drive when under the influence of drugs
- Put children in the back seat to avoid airbag injuries
- Do not drive if you are on medication which could cause you to become drowsy. Ask your doctor if you are unsure.
- Follow all traffic signs and know the rules of the road
A fall is another common reason for a spinal or whiplash injury in Angus. You can avoid a fall by being extra careful when doing exercise, and ensuring that you always have your eyes open and your wits about you as you move about.
- Make sure you have a secured banister or handrail on any staircases and use them
- Place non-slip strips or rubber matting on wooden or metal staircases
- Always follow paths rather than going ‘off road’ as these are designed for your safety
- Wear well-fitting, rubber soled shoes that provide adequate grip
- Don’t drink too much
- Have non-slip mats in your bathrooms
- Wear appropriate clothing and safety gear for any type of sport
- Exercise often to build up strength and muscle tone, improving your posture and balance
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown