If you suffer a whiplash injury in Brixton, then this can be a very painful and disabling injury to have that if it happened anywhere else in your body, it would be called a sprain. Whiplash is when your head and neck is suddenly jolted out of its normal comfort zone, either forwards, backwards, or sideways, and this results in damage to your neck ligaments and tendons.
If this happens to you, through an accident that wasnt your fault, then call and speak to the lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline and they will assist you in making a personal injury compensation claim against the people responsible for your accident.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Brixton
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Brixton will depend on how severe your injury is. If it is mild then it should take no more than a few weeks to heal on its own as long as you rest and do gentle exercise every day to keep your neck mobile. If your injury is severe then this can take a lot longer to heal, even then it may still leave your neck and back weak, and sometimes the injury can cause permanent problems.
Just some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Backache, usually in the lower back
- Blurred vision
- Trouble sleeping equating to tiredness
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs, and sometimes numbness
- Pain in the arms and legs
- Pain in the neck area and a lack of mobility
Your doctor will base their diagnosis on their opinion, as there are no tests that can be taken in order to diagnose a whiplash injury in Brixton, so they will base it on your symptoms and that you have told them that you have recently been involved in an accident. They normally only send patients for further test if they think their might be another problem, such as broken bones.
Treating a whiplash injury in Brxiton
As with all injuries, the treat will depend on the injuries severity but the main two are rest and gentle exercise. You will probably also be given painkillers, and physiotherapy or massage are not unusual as they do give some relief.
Making your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
The easiest way to make a personal injury compensation claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We having been helping people for 14 years to get the compensation they were entitled to for their injuries, after they had been hurt in an accident that was not their own fault.
Contact our advisors on our freephone helpline number, 0800 180 4123. They are friendly and professional and will give you free legal advice. After discussing your accident and the resulting injuries with them, it is up to you to decide is you want to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. They will put you under no pressure to do so and there is no obligation to use our services, although Esther Rantzen recommends that you do..
Or try our 30-second test online. This will give you a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded for your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 8th May 2014