If you sustain a whiplash injury in Ashburton, or anywhere else in the UK, you could be entitled to compensation if it was caused by someone else. Although most people associate whiplash with a road traffic accident, there are hundreds of other ways someone could cause you to have a whiplash injury in Ashburton, such as:
- Heavy lifting not done correctly
- Something solid knocking your head
- Falling from something such as a cycle or motorbike
- Tripping over and landing awkwardly
- Faulty restraints on fairground rides
In fact, anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head or an excessive twist to your neck can cause whiplash.
The symptoms some sufferers experience when they have a whiplash injury in Ashburton
A mild whiplash injury will heal itself in just a few weeks, the NHS cite 32 days as the average healing time for a mild case. Severe whiplash can take much longer to heal though, and it can leave some sufferers with permanent affects, such as a weakness in their neck or back.
Sufferers of a mild whiplash injury in Ashburton will probably suffer not much more than pain and stiffness in the neck area, but for those with the more severe form of whiplash, for the first few days there are many other symptoms they can suffer, such as:
- Blurred vision and dizziness
- Trouble sleeping
- Depression and anxiety
- Pain in the lower back
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands which can turn to aches
- Nausea and sickness
Not all victims will suffer all of the symptoms, and usually they do start to subside fairly quickly.
The healing process of a whiplash injury in Ashburton
Whiplash is a self healing injury, and the best way to help the healing process is to keep as active as possible. This might be uncomfortable, but you will not make the injury any worse in this way, and you are more likely to become stiff without any exercise.
Making a claim for your whiplash injury
If you need to make a personal injury claim for whiplash or any other type of injury that you sustained in an accident that was not your own fault, the best option is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are a specialist law firm that has been dealing in successful personal injury claims for over 15 years, and we have helped many thousands of whiplash sufferers get the access to justice they were entitled to, and the compensation they deserved.
We will not ask you for money to start your claim as we use the ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement. This takes care of the financing of your claim, so that you do not need to be worried about a bill for legal fees if your claim is lost. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 3rd December 2014