The sudden jolting of the head in any direction causes damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck, and this is a whiplash injury. Anywhere else in the body we would call it a sprain, but this is a sprain with a differences because the consequences of a whiplash injury in Broadway can be severe. If someone else causes your whiplash injury, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using the services of Accident Advice Helpline.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Broadway
The signs vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but will leave you in no doubt you have been injured. Some of the symptoms you may experience are in the early days of the injury are:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Lower back pain
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and depression
Many of these symptoms will start to subside fairly quickly, but the pain and stiffness will last a few weeks if you have a mild whiplash injury in Broadway, and for many months if you have chronic whiplash.
Treating a whiplash injury in Broadway
Keeping active is the best treatment for whiplash, the damage seems to heal quicker this way. Although it might not be easy to move with the pain and stiffness, you will not make the injury any worse by keeping mobile. Some people find a firm supportive pillow helps but you should avoid using more than one pillow.
Making a compensation claim for a whiplash injury
If you have suffered a whiplash injury through the fault of someone else, and want to make a personal injury compensation claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance as we are a law firm that specialises in all types of personal injury claims.
We have been helping the blameless victims of accidents receive the compensation they are entitled to for over 14 years, and in that time we have ensured that many thousands of claimants have obtained the compensation to which they were entitled and deserved.
Most whiplash compensation claims will be settled by insurance companies, large organisations with teams whose job it is to keep payouts of any sort as low as possible. Accident Advice Helpline have in-house solicitors to fight to get you a fair amount of compensation for your injury and others losses or costs, and they will look at every facet of your compensation claim to ensure that this is achieved.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will give you an estimate of the amount you may receive.
Or you can telephone our friendly and professional advisers on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, they will help and assist you all they can if you decide to pursue the claim, but the will not put you under any pressure or obligation to do so.
Date Published: 19th July 2014