Anyone who suffers a whiplash injury in Barmouth can launch a personal injury claim for compensation as long as the blame for the accident that resulted in the injury is attributable to a third party, and that the injury victim has medical proof to substantiate the nature and severity of the injury.
Whiplash injury duration
A whiplash injury can be severely debilitating and may mean that you to have time off work. The average recovery time is between two and four weeks. However, in some instances, a chronic whiplash injury can take more than 12 months to recover from.
Whatever the duration of the recovery, medical advice is always the same in as much as you are advised to move your neck as much as possible in order to improve mobility, and speed up the recovery time.
A course of physiotherapy is usually prescribed
If the whiplash injury is only mild, no special treatment is required, other than using your neck as much as possible, if necessary, taking painkillers to ease the pain in the interim. For prolonged cases of whiplash a course of physiotherapy is usually recommended.
The physiotherapist will usually instruct you in a number of exercises that you can do at home to supplement any treatment they may give you.
Good posture is important to aid recovery
Your physiotherapist may also advise you about the benefits of good posture. Keeping your back straight, while sitting, standing, and walking always helps; and if you have to use a computer at work it’s also important to make sure that both your chair and computer screen are adjusting correctly at their best respective heights. In some instances, injury victims also find that a support pillow helps when sleeping.
You can trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim for a whiplash injury in Barmouth
If you need a good specialist injury claim solicitor to help you to launch a personal injury claim for your whiplash injury in Barmouth.
Accident Advice Helpline comes highly recommended by the well respected people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. Our business ethics of accountability, dependability, integrity, and reliability, help to ensure that we supply a transparent no-win, no-fee service.
Taking the 30-second test
To get a basic idea of how much compensation you could be awarded for your whiplash injury, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on our website’s homepage.
It will only take 30 seconds of your time, and as well as providing you with an estimate, it will also indicate whether or not your claim is likely to be a valid one.
Accident Advice Helpline also offers great customer support throughout the claim process. If you need to talk to one of our experienced advisers at any stage, you can do so by using our free helpline.
Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or: 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014