England is home to all manner of villages, some of which are prettier than others. However, they all have their own special charm, and you could definitely say this about Lympsham to name just a few. Home to less than 1,000 residents, Lympsham is in Somerset, not far from Axbridge. Many villages are said to be sleepy, and this one would be among them. You’d definitely be very surprised and shocked to suffer any sort of whiplash injury in Lympsham.
The most likely and common cause of whiplash is a car accident. Indeed, if an accident occurs at a reasonable speed, the occupants of the car may suffer whiplash as a consequence of the collision. This is because there is nothing to support the head, while the body is kept in place as the seatbelt locks.
How to treat whiplash
Years ago, the preferred method of treatment used to be to wear a soft collar to immobilise the neck while it healed. Today, though, things are different. Now it is believed the neck muscles, ligaments and so on will heal better and more quickly by keeping them mobile. Of course, you still have to be careful not to overdo it.
If you suspect you have whiplash after being in a car accident, you should seek confirmation from your GP, or at your local A&E department. It is generally better to be properly checked out after being in a car crash, because you may not be aware of how serious your injuries could potentially be, or whether you need treatment or not.
Does a diagnosis of whiplash mean you will get compensation?
It may do, potentially, but the crucial fact to remember is that someone else must be found negligent in having caused the crash. In some cases, this can be easy to work out because of the evidence that mounts up. However, if you are in any doubt at all, or even if you think there is no chance of claiming compensation, we’d still encourage you to call us.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline can be relied upon to assess the chances of claiming after suffering a whiplash injury in Lympsham. Just give our free enquiry line a ring on 0800 689 0500. This will give you access to the expert team who can consider whether you might win a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: 21st June 2014
Author: David Brown