If you are involved in a road traffic accident, fall off your motorbike, fall awkwardly or maybe lift something heavy in the wrong way, you may need to make a whiplash injury in Brook Green compensation claim if someone else caused it to happen.
The sudden jolting of your head forwards, backwards or sideways causes a whiplash injury in Brook Green because it can damage the tendons and ligaments in your neck.
The usual causes of a whiplash injury in Brook Green
The most common cause of a whiplash injury in Brook Green is one vehicle going into the back of another, causing a sudden impact which jolts the occupants of the front vehicle, but this is not the only way to get this painful and disabling injury. You can get whiplash from:
- Playing contact sports
- Knocking you head in a slip, trip or fall
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
- Falling from a cycle, motorbike or maybe a horse
In fact, there are countless ways to sustain this injury; it just needs the jolting of your head to happen.
Signs of whiplash
The signs that you may have a whiplash injury do not normally start to show for a few hours after the accident, and often it is next day when people wake up that they realise they have a problem.
There are some symptoms, apart from the pain and stiffness in your neck that are often there in the first few days, but these do diminish fairly quickly. You could experience:
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
- Headaches and migraine
Not every victim will suffer from every symptom, and the milder the whiplash injury is the less likely you are to experience them.
The NHS cites the average recovery time of a mild whiplash injury as just 32 days, but if your have chronic whiplash it can last for months and affect your neck or back permanently.
The easiest way to make a whiplash injury is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline were established in June 2000 to give access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents, under the no win no fee agreement.
Over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of claimants with all types of injuries, from all sorts of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims and to get a fair amount for their circumstances.
Every aspect of your injuries and how they have affected your life will be looked at and any extra expenses the accident has caused will be reclaimed. If you would like to know how much your compensation could be complete the 30-second test on our website and it will give you an estimate of the amount.
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and speaking to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can and start your claim should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 31st July 2014