A whiplash injury in Brockworth is painful and stressful, and you may want to claim compensation if someone else caused it. If you want to make a personal injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline for the expertise you need for a successful compensation award.
How a whiplash injury in Brockworth can happen
A whiplash injury in Brockworth can happen in many ways, the most common are:
- A rear end shunt where the other car hits with such force that your head is jolted forwards, backwards or sideways.
- Falling over an hitting your head
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head
- Sporting injuries that involve a sudden twisting to the neck
These are just a few ways a whiplash injury in Brockworth can happen through the fault of someone else, but basically anything that causes a sudden jolt to you head, making it move further than it normally would, can create this soft tissue injury.
Most people know that whiplash causes pain and discomfort in the neck area, but many do not realise that for the first couple of weeks you can also experience:
- Stiffness to the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Blurred vision
There are no medical tests for whiplash. The medical practitioner that gives your diagnosis will depend on your symptoms and the knowledge of recent trauma to the neck to make their decision.
The recovery from a whiplash injury
The recovery times depends on the severity of the injury and the victim doing exactly as they should. A mild case of whiplash will mend on its own over a few weeks, but serious cases can take much longer and some people never recover fully.
The treatment for whiplash can include:
- Ice packs – you should never put ice directly onto your skin, always wrap it in something first such as a tea towel.
- Pain killers – over the counter painkillers should be strong enough, but if not speak to your doctor
- Exercise – this will keep you mobile and help to heal the injury
- Neck braces – these are used normally only in serious cases
- Physiotherapy – this can be useful to strengthen the neck after a whiplash injury
Making a personal injury compensation claim
If you have whiplash, from an accident that was not your fault, you should make a personal injury compensation claim. If you contact Accident Advice Helpline, they will do this for you. They will ensure that every aspect of your claim is examined to maximise the amount of compensation you receive.
You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will discuss your accident and injuries with you, give you free legal advice, and start the claim if you wish to proceed. You will be under no obligation to do so.
Date Published: 29th July 2014