There are hundreds of ways you could suffer a whiplash injury in Ayr. Whiplash does not happen just in car accidents as a lot of people think, but also it can happen if:
- You land awkwardly after a slip, trip or fall accident
- You are playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing
- You are lifting something heavy in an incorrect way
- You fall from a cycle, or maybe a horse
- Something solid hitting your head
These are just a few examples as basically anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head can create a whiplash injury in Ayr, or wherever else you are located.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Ayr
Whiplash will heal itself given time and for most people they will experience neck pain and stiffness for just a few weeks. But for others it is more serious and especially in the first few days they may also suffer from:
- Lower back pain
- Pins and needles in the hands and arms that can turn to aches
For the most serious cases of a whiplash injury in Ayr, the victim could be suffering for a few months. There is not much in the way of treatment for whiplash, except painkillers and a little gentle exercise to try and keep the stiffness to a minimum.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Ayr, in an accident that was not your fault, as long as you sought medical attention, and leave it no more than three years to start a claim, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out for sure if you qualify for compensation, speak with the friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline today.
Starting your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
We have dealt with many thousand of claims for all types of accidents and injuries. With over 16 years of experience behind us, we have been able to hone the processes to make the personal injury claim experience as simple, efficient and stress free as possible.
To get your claim started you do not need to pay any money, and if your claim should prove unsuccessful, we will not ask you to pay any legal fees. We only work with the best lawyers in Scotland and they all work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which will finance your claim.
For as much information as you want without putting yourself under any obligation to make a claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 if you are using a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown