If you suffer a whiplash injury in Ash, then this can be very painful and distressing. If this happened in an accident that wasnt your fault, then you may be able to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline for their expertise.
What is a whiplash injury in Ash?
A whiplash injury in Ash happens when your head is forced out of its normal comfort zone, thrown in any direction. This then causes damage to your muscles and ligaments in your neck. One of the most common ways for a whiplash injury to happen is a car going into the back of yours with force, although this does not have to be at high speed. Whiplash injuries happen at speeds as low as 5mph.
How you will know you have a whiplash injury in Ash
If you suffer a whiplash injury you will be in no doubt that you have it. The symptoms can vary greatly depending on how severe your case is, but the pain and discomfort is quite bad. The injury may not even materialise until a few hours after your accident occurred and sometimes it can be the next day. Here are some of the symptoms that you may have:
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs that can turn to numbness
- Lack of mobility
- Blurred vision
- Trouble sleeping
- Anxiety and stress
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
If you suffer any of these symptoms, then you should seek out medical attention immediately, so they can help you the pain relief and check there are no other problems such as a broken bone.
Medical and legal help for your whiplash injury in Ash
Just as whiplash is not a medical term, there are no medical tests for it either. Medical professionals base their diagnosis on your symptoms and the fact you have been in an accident.
If the accident, in which you sustained your injury, was the fault of someone else, you may be able make an injury claim for compensation and should contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out for sure.
You can do this either by completing our 30-second test, which not only lets you know if you have a valid claim, but also gives you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded, or you can phone our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. Our friendly advisors will give you as much free legal advice about making a claim as you want, and then with no obligation at all, will let you decide if you want to proceed with your personal injury compensation claim.
Since we were established in 2000, we have helped tens of thousands of claimants get the compensation they deserved and numerous of those claims were for whiplash injuries. We have the expertise you need to make the whole process as simple and efficient as possible.