Whiplash is often seen as a minor injury, possibly due to it being a fairly common result of a car accident.
But anyone who has suffered from a whiplash injury from a car crash in Stafford will tell you that the painful and debilitating nature of a whiplash injury is anything but minor.
Whiplash is not a single injury, contrary to popular opinion. Whiplash is in fact a medical umbrella term relation to a variety of injuries to the neck caused in a similar way.
How is whiplash caused?
Whiplash occurs when a rapid acceleration-deceleration force cause the head to be thrown backwards and forwards or from left to right in swift succession.
This quick movement causes extra strain to be put on the neck, a force that the neck cannot normally handle.
This strain causes damage to ligaments and tendons and it is this kind of injury that is referred to as whiplash.
Do I have a whiplash injury from a car crash in Stafford?
Whiplash can have various symptoms, some of which are fairly logical, but others are a little more unexpected. It is worth knowing all of these symptoms in case you suffer a neck injury, especially from a car crash:
- Restricted movement caused by stiffness in the neck and back
- Pain in the neck, back and head
- Loss of one or more senses, either completely or partially
- Memory loss
- Pain in one or both arms
- Problems with speech
- Sporadic unconsciousness
It is possible that some or all of these symptoms will not be instantly apparent. Whiplash symptoms sometimes take some time to show and this can be extended if you are suffering stress and trauma from the car accident you were involved in.
Due to this it is important that you seek immediate medical attention after a car accident to ensure you do not worsen your injury inadvertently.
You deserve compensation
If you have suffered a whiplash injury from a car crash in Stafford that was not your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation for the pain that has been caused to you.
Accident Advice Helpline believe it is unfair that you could sustain such a painful injury as a result of the actions of somebody else.
We will handle your claim on a no win no fee basis and work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, giving you both closure and financial stability during this difficult time.
Contact us today
Call Accident Advice helpline now from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a no win no fee claim.
Date Published: 30th September 2015
Author: David Brown