Lyndhurst is a village, albeit a large one, in Hampshire. While not in a seaside location, it is located towards the south-western part of the county. Its population was close to 3,000 back in 2001 and has likely climbed above that since then. Many people visit the village while exploring this part of the county, and since many of them travel by car, it is perhaps not surprising to learn the occasional isolated whiplash injury in Lyndhurst may occur.
Most people have some idea of what whiplash is. Some people have already been through the experience of sustaining whiplash, which does most often occur in a car accident or one involving other vehicles. The combined speed of those vehicles coming to a sudden halt is more than the muscles and tendons in the neck can stand, and they are stretched beyond their normal range of motion. The same applies to the ligaments in the neck.
Are stiff collars still worn to treat whiplash?
No – that form of treatment is no longer given. It is now believed keeping the neck free and mobile is a better way to recover from an injury like this. However, if you are suffering some serious and severe pain in your neck and you have been in a car accident, it may well be wise to seek advice from your GP. They can confirm the whiplash diagnosis and ensure you get the appropriate treatment.
This also has another benefit, namely that you will have the professional diagnosis noted on your medical records. If you decide to make a claim in search of compensation for your injuries, this will help enormously.
Could you claim?
The answer depends on whether there is proof that another person caused the accident in which you suffered whiplash. If this is the case, you may well have a good chance to claim. But even if you are totally unsure, a call to Accident Advice Helpline won’t cost a penny and it will give you the answers you’re looking for.
Our number is free on 0800 689 0500 and you have a chance to seek no-obligation advice as well. Could one of our lawyers claim on your behalf for a whiplash injury in Lyndhurst or elsewhere? Call today and you will be able to find out why we are the leading personal injury company here in the UK today.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown