Is your whiplash injury in Hamble serious?
Many people associate whiplash with being a minor injury but, very few of us are aware of the staggering fact that 2% of those who suffer this injury can be paralysed.
Many other people report that they never really recover from this type of injury, finding turning their head and neck, difficult and stiff. Many are left with residual pain and discomfort that plagues them for months, if not years. Others report that they have tingling sensations in their fingers and hands, whereas other people find they need specialist help such as physiotherapy to really get on top of their whiplash type injury.
Another fact that few very people are aware of, is that a whiplash injury in Hamble need not happen as a result of speed. Don’t assume that because the bump you had in your car was at low speed, that you yourself have not been damaged. Your car may be fine, escaping with only a scratch but you may be about to meet the pain that is whiplash.
What is whiplash?
The top of the spine sits within the neck and is not straight, but gently curved. Unfortunately, an impact can cause the head to snap forward and back quickly and aggressively and pushes this part of the spine into an unnatural ‘s’ shaped position. What can happen is not necessarily a fracture but something far more painful.
The ligaments and muscles that surround the spine in the neck are incredibly strong and, to a certain extent inflexible as the job they do is fairly limited – they keep the neck upright and allow it to move from side to side, limited to 180°.
In a whiplash injury in Hamble, these ligaments will attempt to hold the neck in its correct position but, they cannot withstand the force of the impact, meaning the neck moves and the ligaments strain.
And if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Hamble, you will be left with the misery of pain, including a dull ache, head ache and unpleasant feelings in the neck, shoulder, arms and sometimes the hands too.
Can you claim compensation for you whiplash injury in Hamble?
It may be possible if you were not responsible for the accident in which you sustained the injury. The type of accident is no important – some people sustain this nature of injury from falling – as long as you were in no way responsible for it.