A whiplash injury in Brodick is one of the most common injuries sustained in car crashes, although this is not the only way this injury occurs by any means. You can get whiplash by falling over and knocking your head, by falling from a cycle, by something heavy hitting your head and many other ways. If you are in an accident that was not your fault and you are suffering pain in the neck area, firstly you should see your doctor and secondly you should make a personal injury claim
The signs of a whiplash injury in Brodick
A whiplash injury in Brodick happens because of a sudden jolt to the head, moving it out of its normal comfort zone and damaging the tendons and ligaments in the neck area. There are no medical tests for the condition; your doctor will make the diagnosis from yours symptoms and the knowledge of your accident. The symptoms you may be relating to him could include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
Some of these disappear after a few days, but the pain and stiffness last longer.
Treating your whiplash injury
It used to be said that rest was the best treatment for whiplash, but no the medical profession say the more active you are, the quicker it will heal. Mild whiplash should heal itself in just a few weeks, but in more severe cases can take many months to improve and some people never recover totally. The things that could be done to help are:
- Ice packs to reduce the swelling
Neck braces are no longer recommended for whiplash, as they can affect your mobility.
Finding out if you can make a compensation claim
If the injury was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, if it happened within the last three years and you needed medical attention then you should be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. To be certain, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
On our website there is a short test. If you complete this it will let you know in less that 30 seconds if you qualify to make a claim. It will also give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims since June 2000. We have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and among those there have been numerous cases of whiplash.
We have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, and we will ensure every aspect of the effects of the injury is looked into, making sure you get the maximum compensation for your type of injury and circumstances.
Call our helpline free 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 resulting injuries with you and take you through the processes required, if you decide you want to carry on with a claim.
Date Published: 29th July 2014