Sore neck? Dizziness and nausea? You could be suffering from whiplash following an accident! Make your claim today!
Although whiplash is a relatively common condition, it is usually diagnosed by a medical practitioner as symptoms may take up to 6-24 hours to develop following an accident or incident involving trauma to the neck.
If you have been involved in an accident or incident that has resulted in neck pain, then it is important that you consult a medical practitioner, as soon as possible, following the accident in order to rule out serious injury and neural damage.
What exactly is a whiplash injury?
A whiplash injury develops over a short period of time following an accident or incident, in which the neck and head are violently and suddenly thrust forwards, backwards and sideways. This type of accident can cause the soft tissues of the neck to become damaged by tearing, overstretching and becoming swollen and inflamed.
Whiplash injury may cause the following symptoms to develop:
- pain across the neck area, the upper shoulders and upper back
- stiffness across the neck and an inability to rotate and nod the head
Diagnosing a whiplash injury
If symptoms begin to develop at the scene of an accident, then it is unlikely to be caused by a whiplash injury in Canvey Island. The soft tissue damage of a whiplash injury may take many hours to develop and rarely appears at the scene. Any neck and head pain should always be investigated soon after an accident, incident or whiplash injury in Canvey Island by a medical practitioner.
If an Accident and Emergency department is attended, then it is likely that the casualty will have a physical examination of the neck to ensure that the diagnosis is correct. If joint or neural damage is suspected, then the casualty may require MRI or CT scans to pinpoint the exact location of any serious injury.
Making a whiplash injury in Canvey Island compensation claim
To find out more about making a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Canvey Island, call the leading professional law firm: Accident Advice Helpline.
They consist of a highly experienced team of advisers and injury solicitors who are always on hand to assist you with making a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Canvey Island.
Just call their telephone helpline and speak to one of their capable and friendly advisers. They can notify you of your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim over the phone.
Or, if you prefer, have a go at their unique “30 second online test” and find out quickly if you are able to qualify for a personal injury compensation claim, using their no win no fee injury solicitors to act on your behalf.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 (from a landline) or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 12th May 2014