If you had a whiplash injury in Bromborough in any other part of your body, it would be called a sprain, as that’s basically what it is. If your head gets a sudden jolt, backwards, forwards, or sideways and the ligaments and tendons in the neck are damaged a whiplash injury in Bromborough will be caused.
Most of us know how painful a sprain can be, and whiplash is just the same, except to start with you can suffer other symptoms as well, such as
- Pain in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck
- Headaches and migraines
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs, or numbness
- Pain in the arms and legs
These other symptoms do tend to diminish over a few days, but the pain will last for a few weeks if you have a mild whiplash injury in Bromborough. For a chronic whiplash injury, it can take many months to heal.
There are no medical tests for whiplash and the doctor will base his diagnosis on the symptoms and the knowledge of your recent accident. Once he has diagnosed the condition, you will be able to make your personal injury compensation claim.
The treatment of a whiplash injury
Treating whiplash depends on the severity but most people will be:
- Given painkillers
- Told to put ice packs around the neck area to reduce any swelling
- May be given a neck brace
- Severe cases often have physiotherapy
The best thing for a whiplash injury is to keep active has this helps it to heal faster. It may be uncomfortable moving about, but you will not make the injury any worse by doing so.
Making your claim for your whiplash injury in Bromborough
The easiest way to make a personal injury compensation claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We having been helping people for over 14 years get the compensation they were entitled after they were injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced in the field and will ensure that your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently while maximising the amount you are awarded for your situation.
Contact our advisers on our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. 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 you will be under no obligation to use our services.
Or try our 30-second test online. This will let you know if you have a valid claim, and give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 29th July 2014