Why claiming for compensation for your whiplash injury in Hammersmith could be the best move you make today…
Which of these 7 words do you think describes a whiplash injury?
Pins & Needles
You may have thought one or two, but the majority of people when asked would have left out ‘paralysis’. However, the truth is that ALL these words can apply to this type of injury.
In a small minority of cases, severe whiplash injury in Hammersmith could lead to paralysis; many people experience the ‘pins and needles’ in their hands as the ligaments, muscles and nerves mend themselves after being wrenched around so violently. Pain, stiffness and aching are the three things you would expect with a whiplash injury in Hammersmith, as well as inflammation but many people offer suffer from headaches too.
But what about nightmares?
A common consequence of any traumatic incident is how the brain begins the process the trauma into a memory. Some people find that they cannot recall many details of the accident or traumatic event – this is the brain protecting us by ‘wiping’ the memory so we cannot recall it!
However, our brain can also be ‘traumatised’ by an event and, as a result many people suffer nightmares or flashbacks, both of which are unpleasant.
Another common side-effect when someone suffers a whiplash injury in Hammersmith is the inability to sleep but, even when they do fall asleep, it is a restless one and not one from which people wake refreshed.
This is because the inflammation in the neck makes it very difficult to find a comfortable position; standing up is difficult, sitting down can aggravate the neck and shoulder pain and lying down can be excruciating.
How is a whiplash injury in Hammersmith treated?
At one time, people would be issued with collars that supported the neck. These are still used today but the medical profession now believes it is better to only wear this for a short time and the collar can, if worn too long, can serve to make the pain in the neck and shoulders worse.
Many people with this type of injury are prescribed strong painkillers and, for some who suffer from whiplash for a long time, can also be referred to a physiotherapists. Many clients also have their neck and shoulders x-rayed, to check for fractures and other damage to the spine etc.
Anti-inflammatory drugs can also be prescribed but, it goes without saying, if you think you have suffered this type of injury, you MUST seek professional, medical advice.
Do you have a claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Hammersmith? Find out how much you could claim with the help of AAH – call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown