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Whiplash injury in Inverkeilor
Whiplash is a type of injury that most of us have heard about, but which is often misunderstood. It has become synonymous with reports of “ambulance-chasing” and false personal injury claims in the tabloid press, but it is nonetheless a real injury that many people sustain every year.
Medical specialists are not only starting to understand the nature of the injury through research but also why it is so common.
A whiplash injury in Inverkeilor is caused in the simplest terms by the head being thrown backwards or forwards. It affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck and shoulders, and can even cause symptoms in the arm.
While it is an injury that usually subsides within a couple of days, some people find that symptoms last for weeks or even months, and can occasionally result in chronic, intermittent pain.
How is it caused?
Here’s an example: imagine you are the passenger in the back seat of a car. You are rear-ended by another driver and as a result, you’re thrown forwards violently. You’re wearing your seatbelt as required by law, but the force of the seatbelt mechanism locking words against the motion of the impact.
That means that in a matter of seconds your head is thrown not only forwards but backwards. Research has shown that the impact of that violent, short movement pulls on the muscles and ligaments in the neck, overstretching them. The shock can travel through the muscle and into the nerves, and this is what causes the pain.
The interesting thing about whiplash is that researchers have shown that the actual impact that causes the crash doesn’t have to be violent. Even a minor impact can throw the neck forward in such a way as to cause damage.
What to do if you have a whiplash injury
Now that you understand more about the nature of whiplash, you can probably see why it’s so common. Hopefully, that will put your mind at rest – many people with a whiplash injury in Inverkeilor that’s caused by someone else don’t make a claim because they’re worried that people will think they are faking it, but more and more doctors and medical professionals are recognising why it’s so common. That should reassure you that you are indeed entitled to make a claim.
If you want to find out more about making a personal injury claim following a whiplash injury in Inverkeilor, or to get reassurance that you are entitled to make a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We offer free, no-obligation advice from a team of friendly, professional advisors, and can connect you with an experienced personal injury solicitor who will work on a 100% no-win, no-basis. That means there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
Call us now free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help.