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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Whiplash injury in Newby Bridge

    The Lake District is a popular part of the country for people to visit on holiday. Furthermore, Cumbria in itself is very popular, with its fair share of seaside locations to visit as well as inland lakes and other attractions. Newby Bridge is a small hamlet located towards the southern end of Cumbria, and it has a very small population. The odds of anyone suffering a whiplash injury in Newby Bridge are rare indeed, but since crashes can happen on any road in any location, you never know if you might potentially be affected.

    The main symptoms of whiplash when it occurs are pain in the neck and some degree of stiffness. The severity will depend on how bad the accident was in the first place. What’s more, you might well believe you’ve escaped whiplash, only to get symptoms the day after the accident.

    Is it common to experience symptoms after a delay?

    Yes, it is. You could get pain in your neck at the point of the impact, but it may then subside and you might well think you’ve got away without being affected by this injury. However, there is a chance you may wake up the next day and feel some degree of pain and discomfort as you move your neck.

    Most diagnoses of whiplash are made without the need for any tests to be done at all. A GP would probably examine you and find out what happened, and they may prescribe some painkillers and provide some suggestions on what to do until your neck gets better. Stiff collars are no longer worn in cases of whiplash, as the injury tends to improve more quickly if you keep moving – at least to a degree, without overdoing it.

    Does whiplash warrant compensation?

    Many people who have suffered from whiplash after a car accident have gone on to win compensation. The amount received may differ depending on how bad the whiplash was, as well as any other injuries that might have been suffered at the same time. This is why all cases are different.

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    However, every successful case has been won because negligence was proven to have occurred on the part of someone else – often another driver. Accident Advice Helpline could help you discover if this was the case if you had a whiplash injury in Newby Bridge. Call 0800 689 0500 to find out.

    Date Published: 28th June 2014

    Author: David Brown

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