Causes of whiplash
Although most people think of whiplash as an injury which is caused by a road accident, this is not always the case, and you may be suffering from a whiplash injury even if you have not been involved in an accident.
- Road accident. The most common way of sustaining a whiplash injury in Christow is through a road accident. This is because during an impact your head will be forced backwards and forwards or from side to side by the impact of the car. This wrenches your neck into a position it is not used to, causing a neck strain.
- Falls. Falls are another common cause of whiplash even though they may not seem as obvious. A fall means that your neck is forced back fast as you start to fall, particularly if you have fallen a long way. You may not notice your whiplash injury over any other injuries at first after a fall.
- Dance or exercise. Any type of dance or exercise which causes you to move your body in a fast and aggressive manner can easily cause whiplash. In these cases the whiplash is usually going to be a very mild case, and something which should go away quite quickly on its own. However, if you are in pain it is always worth going to see a doctor if you can.
- Sports. Playing sports is a major cause of injury, especially if you are quite new to the sport. See a doctor if you are constantly sustaining painful injuries as a result of your sport.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Christow in an accident which was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation back for your injuries. The best way to make a claim for a whiplash injury in Christow is to work with an experienced injury lawyer, who knows the law and will be able to work on your behalf so you don’t have to go to court.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your whiplash injury and the accident which caused it. The team will help you to decide whether or not you want to move forward with a claim, and then pass you over to a personal injury lawyer if you do want to go ahead.