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    Whiplash injury in Lytchett Minster


    Lytchett Minster can be found in Dorset, in the south-west of England. It’s a village quite near the coast, and it’s only a few short miles from Poole, a better-known part of the county. It may not be the most famous area of Dorset, but this village may be discovered by people who are holidaying in this part of the country, especially since it is near the coast. Regardless of whether we’re talking about locals or visitors, though, the instance of a whiplash injury in Lytchett Minster is very uncommon.

    Whiplash is a word we all know, even though few of us will ever experience it, thankfully. It can happen in several ways, but the most familiar and common way for it to occur is through a road accident. When a person is wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle they are in crashes, it may come to a sudden halt. The belt locks, as it is designed to do, keeping the person in the vehicle. However, the head cannot stop its forward motion and the ligaments and tendons in the neck can be damaged in the process. This is whiplash.

    Is this a painful neck injury?

    It depends on the severity of the injury. Some people may get away with very mild whiplash, which probably won’t be any more serious than a minor ache for a couple of days. However, if the accident is more severe and the neck injury is more pronounced, it could cause problems for weeks to come.

    You’d be surprised how painful it can be to move your neck in this instance, too. If whiplash has been diagnosed it is usually best to try and move it a little though, even as you take it easy doing so. This will help get it back to normal quickly.

    Assessing the chances of a claim

    Wherever your road accident happens, you may suffer whiplash if your neck is overstretched at the point of the collision. You might end up suffering some pain and discomfort, and you may have trouble sleeping as well.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has helped many drivers and passengers win compensation for their neck injuries. So if you’ve had a whiplash injury in Lytchett Minster, or somewhere else within England or the UK, call 0800 689 0500 to see if we’re in a position to help you make a claim as well.

    Date Published: 28th June 2014

    Author: David Brown

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