Possible complications of a whiplash injury in Bletchley
In many cases a whiplash injury in Bletchley will not be too serious, and you should recover fully and be back to normal in a short space of time. However, whiplash injuries vary in severity depending on the severity of the accident, and what led up to your whiplash.
For example, if you were not wearing your seatbelt when you had the accident, you may suffer a more serious case of whiplash than if you were properly strapped in. Here are some of the complications a whiplash injury in Bletchley can carry, and what you can do if you feel that your whiplash injury is not recovering the way that it should.
Can you claim compensation?
You can only claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Bletchley if the accident that caused your injury was caused by the other driver in the accident. You should be able to prove this with evidence, such as a police report from the scene, or photographs which prove where you were hit and the damage to your car. Experienced injury lawyers can work better towards making a successful claim, so it may be helpful to call Accident Advice Helpline talk to the team about your accident and let them discuss with you whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
Anxiety and depression
One of the complications of whiplash that may seem unusual is anxiety and depression, which can also simply be the result of any injury sustained in a road accident. If you have whiplash which lasts for a few months, the depression can result from the pain that you are constantly in, and the fear of being injured again. Dealing with compensation claims and insurance can add stress to the situation, which is more than you may feel able to handle whilst you are still in pain from your whiplash injury.
Severe neck damage
In some cases, whiplash injuries may last for months or even years, if the tendons and ligaments in your neck are severely damaged. You may never regain full mobility in your neck if this is the case, and will have to go through various treatments in order to keep the pain at a manageable level and go on with your day to day life as easily as possible. This type of pain can be chronic and unrelenting, which can make it difficult to go on.
In some cases, spinal injuries may accompany a whiplash injury in Bletchley, and this can affect your ability to walk around unaided, and may stop you from performing simple tasks for some time. You should see your doctor if you feel that your injuries have affected your spine, to see if there are other treatment options you can take.
Make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering by contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown