Whiplash injuries occur in sports where there is a physical contact. Forceful impact from behind is commonly the cause of this injury. It can happen when the athlete’s head is snapped forward and back in an abrupt motion. It is more commonly seen in car crash accidents, but in some sports like football, boxing and martial arts you are prone to receiving this injury. If you sustain this injury you could be enitled to make a whiplash injury claim in Abington and receive compensation.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Abington
Whiplash is also called cervical-hyperextension, it refers to an injury to the soft tissues including the ligaments, tendons and muscles. It is very similar to a strained neck but it can also affect the cervical disks. The symptoms of whiplash are sometimes not prevalent until 24 hours after an impact.
Symptoms of whiplash includes
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulders
- Lower back pain
- Blurred vision or ringing in the ears
- Sleep disturbances and fatigue
Initial treatment for this painful injury is what is known as R.I.C.E therapy (rest, ice, compression and elevation). Although medical advice is to try to return to activity as soon as possible as inactivity is no good for this type of injury. They recommend possibly a physiotherapist or a trained masseuse.
Getting started with a whiplash injury claim in Abington
Making a whiplash injury claim in Abington could not be easier with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm specialising in personal injury claims and have over 15 years’ experience, with thousands of satisfied clients to boot.
Contact us via our website; here you can be assessed to see if you qualify for compensation, by way of a 30-second test which can also give you a rough estimate of how much money you may receive.
Or you can call us on our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, here one our dedicated professional advisers will help you every step of the way.
They will process your claim for you, tell if you qualify then put you in touch with the best injury claim lawyer available. Our lawyers operate on a ‘no-win, no-fee*’ system. You do not have to fork out any money to get your compensation bid started and you do not have to find any money if your claim is lost.
We put you under no obligation whatsoever and there is no pressure for you to proceed if you do not want to. It is entirely your decision if you want to proceed with your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown