Many people do not understand fully what a whiplash injury in Brandesburton is, and how it can affect your life until you have recovered.
How does a whiplash injury in Brandesburton happen?
A whiplash injury will happen when any sudden jolt to the head is caused, this could be:
- In a road traffic accident
- By playing contact sports
- By falling over
- By falling off something, maybe a cycle or motorbike
- By something heavy or solid hitting your head
How does this create a whiplash injury in Brandesburton ?
This sudden jolting movement can tear or strain the tendons and ligaments in your neck, and this is why you have pain with a whiplash injury in Brandesburton. Anywhere else in the body we would refer to it as a sprain, and most of us will now how painful they can be.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
If you have a mild whiplash injury you will probably not experience much more than pain and stiffness in your neck. However, if you have chronic whiplash there area whole host of symptoms you could suffer from, although not every victim does. You could experience:
- Lower back pain
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in you arms and hands
- Numbness in your arms and hands
- Trouble sleeping
How is a whiplash injury treated?
The best way to treat whiplash is to be as active as possible, and not too worry if this causes you some pain, you cannot make the injury any worse. Painkillers and icepacks can ease the pain, and if you start to get depressed you should talk to you doctor regarding it.Open Claim Calculator
How long does a whiplash injury take to heal?
A mild case of whiplash can heal in just a few weeks, where as a chronic case can take many months to heal, if the victim ever recovers at all. A lot can depend on the victims attitude towards the injury, as some will think it is no more than a niggle, whereas to others it will be a disaster.
How to claim compensation for a whiplash injury
If someone else has caused your whiplash injury, some time in the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation from whoever was to blame. To achieve this, the best option is to contact Accident Advice Helpline, as we are a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims.
We will not ask for any money to start working for you as we use the ‘no win, no fee*’ agreement and that takes care of the financial side of your claim.
If you would like to know how much you could be awarded for your injury before you start you claim, complete the 30-second test on our website for an estimate of how much it could be.
Or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak with our friendly advisers for any answers you may need about making a personal injury compensation claim.