If you suspect that you have suffered a whiplash injury in Blisland as a result of a road traffic accident, you should go to the hospital or see your doctor as soon as you can to provide yourself with a diagnosis, which will help you to recover from any injuries and also help you to file a compensation claim if the accident was not your fault.
You need a medical assessment and diagnosis in order to file a compensation claim, as this provides evidence that you were injured in the accident. Accident Advice Helpline can help you through the rest of your claim, providing you with an experienced injury lawyer who can work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find out more about the compensation process and whether or not your whiplash injury in Blisland means that you are entitled to claim compensation from the other driver.
Symptoms of a whiplash injury in Blisland
If you think that you may have sustained a whiplash injury in Blisland as a result of your accident, the symptoms for which you should be looking out include:
- Neck pain. This is the most common symptom of whiplash. Even if you have neck pain which only lasts for a very short time, this may still be a mild case of whiplash.
- Neck stiffness. This will usually be accompanied by neck pain, and will prevent you from easily moving your neck around.
- Headaches. These are directly affected by the amount of pain in your neck, and it can be difficult to separate the two.
- Reduced mobility of the neck. You may find it difficult to move your neck forwards and backwards, or left and right.
- Back pain. Lower back pain is more common than upper back pain in cases of whiplash, but if you experience any back pain after a road accident you must see your doctor, as it could be a sign of spinal damage.
- Pins and needles. Pain or numbness in your arms and hands can be associated with whiplash. However, it can also be associated with a spinal injury, particularly if it continues into your legs, so you should see a doctor.
- Dizziness and vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation of the room spinning around you when you move your head, and milder dizziness may also be experienced as the result of whiplash.
- Blurred vision and tiredness. A tired feeling to your eyes, which may or may not be accompanied by blurred vision, is a less common symptom of whiplash, but still one for which you should be looking out.
- Memory loss and poor concentration. Again, these symptoms are very rare, but you should see a doctor about them if they continue for too long as they may be related to another injury.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown