If you suffer a whiplash injury in Barcombe as the result of a road traffic accident, you could be off work for anywhere between two to three weeks or even more depending on the severity of the injury.
When do whiplash injury symptoms present themselves?
The symptoms of whiplash injury often don’t manifest themselves immediately. This happens because you’re not dealing with broken or fractured bones; you’re dealing with muscles, tendons and ligaments, which have been damaged and torn. In many instances the resultant pain is not experienced immediately after the accident. It takes on average approximately between 6 and 12 hours to manifest itself; however, in many instances it can be several days after the accident before the symptoms present themselves.
Symptoms associated with whiplash injury in Barcombe
The most common symptoms that present themselves with most whiplash injuries include:
- Pain when the neck is moved
- Constant pain (even when the neck is immobile – this may necessitate x-rays and/or scans)
- Neck muscles feel tender
- Reduced mobility of the neck (due to pain)
- Headaches (which can be frequent or constant)
You may experience one or more of the above symptoms depending on the severity of the injury.
There are other symptoms associated with whiplash, which, while not as common, are nonetheless experienced by some people. They include:
- Pain in the lower spine
- Pain in the arms
- Numbness or pins-and-needles in both arms and hands
- Neck muscle spasms
- Bouts of dizziness and possibly vertigo
- Temporary blurring of vision
- Memory loss
- Inability to be able to concentrate
- Feelings of anxiety
- Bouts of depression
Helpful tips if you sustain a whiplash injury
You should report any road traffic accident to the police. You should also make a note of the driver’s insurance details, whether it’s the driver of a vehicle you may have been a passenger in, or the driver of any other vehicle involved in the incident.
It’s also a good idea to obtain the contact details of anybody who witnessed the accident. When the police attend the scene, they will normally allocate a specific incident reference to the accident. You should also make a note of this as it will be useful information to include in your claim.
It’s also recommended you either go to hospital for a check-up, or go to see your GP. If you’re considering raising a claim for compensation, then you will need medical proof regarding the nature of the injury you sustained.
Experienced whiplash injury claim solicitor
Accident Advice Helpline has extensive experience dealing with claims for whiplash injury in Barcombe. You’ll find our no-win, no-fee injury claim service simple and user-friendly. It comes highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. To pre-validate your claim and get an estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator on our website. It takes only 30 seconds.
Should you need any help or advice, contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile