Facts about your whiplash injury
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Clacton-on-Sea in an accident then you should go to a doctor as soon as you possibly can in order to speak to them about what has happened and find out which treatment options are available to you. In many cases, your whiplash injury in Clacton-on-Sea will recover on its own, but there are treatment options which can make the recovery process easier on you, and help you to come to terms with what has happened and how this will affect your life going forward.
On top of this, you may be able to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Clacton-on-Sea, as long as the accident which caused it was the fault of someone else and no fault of your own.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and they will talk you through the claims process and let you know whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to our experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, so that you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Here are some little known facts which can help you through your whiplash injury.
You can get a whiplash injury in Clacton-on-Sea even at a low speed
Whiplash is usually associated with a serious impact from a car going at a fast speed. However, whiplash can occur even if your car was going as slow as 5mph at the time of the impact. The injury is caused by the hyperextension of your neck as your car makes the impact, rather than because of the speed, which is why some people have sustained whiplash injuries from simply falling over, or playing sport.
You probably won’t have a fracture
Because your neck seems like such a fragile part of your body, and the pain that you may be feeling after a whiplash injury, you may expect there to be a serious fracture in your neck or spine. However, most xrays will come back negative for fractures after a whiplash injury. Instead, what causes the pain is damage to the muscles and tendons in your neck, and the muscle spasms which follow make it difficult to move your head and neck easily.
You may have symptoms other than pain
Pain is the most common symptom associated with whiplash, and the one which makes most people sure that they have sustained this type of injury. However you may not feel pain, or your pain may be accompanied by other symptoms which can confirm that you are suffering from whiplash. These symptoms include:
- neck swelling
- cramps and spasms in the neck
- numbness or tingling in the arms
- blurred vision