Probably one of the most common ways in which you could suffer a whiplash injury in Castle Bromwich is through a road traffic accident, often because one vehicle runs into the back of another.
However, this is not the only way in which you can suffer this condition: there are many other ways in which a whiplash injury in Castle Bromwich can be sustained.
Whiplash happens when your head is suddenly jolted out of its normal comfort zone, either forwards, backwards or sideways. This will cause damage to your ligaments and tendons in your neck, creating the whiplash injury.
This can occur in an accident at work, a slip trip or fall accident, or any other accident that causes this jerking head movement.
It does not matter how you sustained your whiplash injury in Castle Bromwich — as long as you were not at fault, then you are entitled to claim for compensation by using the lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline to help you in making an injury claim.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Castle Bromwich
The symptoms of whiplash depend on the severity of the injury, but at its worst it can include:
- A painful neck and back;
- Stiffness in the same areas;
- Headaches and migraines;
- Pins and needles or numbness in the limbs;
- Dizziness and blurred vision, sometimes vertigo;
- Tiredness; and
- Anxiety and depression.
Not everyone suffers all of the symptoms, but some suffer them all, usually in the case of chronic whiplash, which can take a very long time from which to recover.
Diagnosing and treating a whiplash injury in Castle Bromwich
A diagnosis of whiplash is arrived at by you describing your symptoms to the doctor, and the knowledge you have been in an accident – there are no medical tests for it. For it to heal, you need a mixture of rest and gentle exercise, and painkillers and icepacks can help to control the pain.
Sometimes physiotherapy can help, and occasionally neck braces are used, but these should not be worn for prolonged periods as they can affect the mobility of your neck.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
If you need to make a personal injury claim for any type of accident or injury, you could not do better than to use the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. With over 15 years of experience in making claims, we have been able to ensure that the processes are simple, quick and efficient, keeping it as stress-free for the victim as we can.
Contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to one of our advisors for friendly and confidential advice; alternatively, you can complete our online 30-second test for guidance and an estimate of how much your potential claim could be worth.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you need no money to find for your claim to be started, or if your claim is lost. This should take away the worry of financing your claim, and is the only way we can be sure that everyone entitled to compensation does not have to consider money before deciding to pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.
Date Published: 26th June 2014