If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Cheadle and you’re experiencing severe pain, go and see your GP for a check up.
Whereas most incidences of whiplash injury are painful and somewhat debilitating, in certain circumstances, other complications can develop which can not only worsen symptoms, but alter the prognosis and the recovery time too.
Whiplash is a self limiting injury
Most whiplash injuries are self limiting injuries. This means that given some basic treatment they then heal themselves given time.
However, in certain circumstances, complications develop which can prolong the recovery period, bringing about depression and anxiety.
Adversely affecting your normal routines
People who experience severe, and or prolonged bouts of pain associated with whiplash injury often find it difficult to carry out normal daily activities.
It can also adversely affect their leisure time too , and in these instances you are advised to go and see your doctor.
If you begin to feel depressed chat to your doctor
It is important to try and maintain a positive frame of mind, but if symptoms continue over a long period of time, and if you begin to feel depressed, you need to chat to your GP and make them aware of the situation so that they can prescribe appropriate treatment and or counselling.
The recovery period varies from case to case
The time it takes individuals to recover varies from person to person and is dependent on the severity of the whiplash injury itself. One study carried out by the NHS found that the average recovery period was 32 days, but it also found that of the 2,627 participants who took part in the research, 12% had not recovered within six months, and had therefore been diagnosed with what is known as chronic whiplash.
Using our compensation calculator
Being the victim of whiplash injury in Cheadle, or anywhere else here in the UK, before deciding whether or not to pursue a claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline have a useful tool on their website which will allow you to get an estimate on how much compensation you could be due.
You’ll find our compensation calculator on our website’s homepage, and all you have to do is to answer 4 questions, using the drop-down boxes provided, and the calculator will look to see if your claim has the necessary elements to be accepted, and if so, will tell you how much your claim could be worth.
The whole process takes no more than approximately 30 seconds, from start to finish
Using our no win no fee service to process your claim for a whiplash injury in Cheadle.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to obtain compensation for injuries they’ve incurred through no fault of their own for nearly 14 years. Our no win no fee service is an industry leader and is unreservedly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who says:
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Date Published: 8th May 2014