A whiplash injury in Castleford is a very painful neck injury that anywhere else in the body we would call a sprain. It happens when there is a sudden jolt to the head forcing it further than it would normally move, causing damage to the neck ligaments and tendons. If this happens to you, and it is not your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
How does a whiplash injury in Castleford happen?
There are many ways to get a whiplash injury in Castleford, the most common of which is a rear end shunt in a car. However, there are many other ways including:
- Playing contact sport
- Falling over and banging your head as you go down
- Fairground ride restraints that are faulty
- Falling of your cycle or maybe your motorbike
- Your head being hit by a solid or heavy object
Any of these could cause a whiplash injury in Castleford.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
The symptoms vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury but with chronic whiplash the symptoms can be:
- Pain in the neck area
- Lack of mobility and stiffness of the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
If you are suffering any of this after a jolt to your head that someone else caused, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
How is whiplash diagnosed?
There are no tests that will show you have whiplash, the doctor has to rely on your details of your symptoms and the fact that you have recently been in an accident. When he confirms the diagnosis, it may be time to make your personal injury claim.
How long does whiplash last?
Most whiplash cases will clear up themselves over a few weeks but, if it really severe, it can last much longer and some people never recover from it totally.
What is the treatment for Whiplash?
Rest used to be the main component of whiplash treatment, but now you are encouraged to be as active as possible because this seems to heal the injury quicker. Although this may be uncomfortable, you will not make the injury any worse.
Making your whiplash injury claim
The easiest and least stressful way for you to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants since we were established over 14 years ago. Among those there have been numerous claims for whiplash and we have ensured the victim has received the compensation to which they were entitled.
On our website, there is a 30-second test which will help you decide if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do what sort of figure you can expect to be awarded.
Or there is always our freephone helpline if you would rather speak to someone. The number is 0800 180 4123, and here you will find our friendly advisors, ready to help you all they can.