When you have an RTA that results in a whiplash injury in Barston in the West Midlands, you might find yourself unable to attend work. It’s not just the pain of the injury that can cause problems, but some of the other side effects that are commonly experienced too.
The common symptoms of whiplash injury
Whiplash pain can be handled to a certain extent by painkillers, but you may find yourself unable to hold your concentration for any length of time, and this can make working extremely difficult. The full range of common symptoms that whiplash injury can cause includes:
- Neck pain
- Difficulty with moving your neck
- Difficulty with concentration
- Pain in the shoulders and upper arms
- Blurred vision
Appearance and duration of symptoms
It is quite common that these symptoms do not appear immediately after the accident.
It can take some time before the inflammation caused by the violent whiplash movement takes effect, often anywhere between 6 and 12 hours and sometimes several days after the event.
Symptoms can last as little as 2 weeks, on average anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks but in some cases can last for more than 12 months.
Standard treatment for a whiplash injury
The minimum treatment for a typical whiplash injury in Barston is a course of painkillers or anti-inflammatories to manage the inflammation. In some cases it is also necessary to prescribe a course of physiotherapy. In all instances both doctors and physiotherapists always recommend that you should try and move your neck as often as you can. This will help to prevent it from stiffening up, and will also help to speed up the recovery process.
Compensation for whiplash injury in Boston
The amount of compensation that is normally offered for a whiplash injury in Barston, or whiplash injury in any other town or city here in the UK, starts at around £875. However, for more painful and debilitating injuries, the amount can reach £5000, or even more in cases of chronic whiplash that takes months to recover from, and that necessitates on-going physiotherapy, and incurs any loss of earnings.
Whether or not you use our services here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you with launching your personal injury claim, you can still use our compensation calculator free of charge to predetermine that your claim is likely to be valid, and to gain an estimate for its worth. It only takes a matter of 30 seconds on average.
Our no win no fee* service
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Barston and you’d like to find out more about our no-win, no-fee* service just call. You can reach us either by visiting our website, text “claim 365” to 88010, or make use of our helpline to chat to one of our advisors.
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Date Published: 3rd May 2014