Aberdeenshire is one of several local authority areas in Scotland. It is home to many towns and villages, and one such village is Newmachar. This is home to approximately 2,500 people, so while it is not the smallest village you’ll ever have come across, it isn’t the largest either. Few people driving through the area ever end up with a whiplash injury in Newmachar, because the roads here are very safe and accidents don’t happen very often.
While many car accident-related injuries are felt immediately and start to get better in a reasonable period of time, whiplash can actually get worse before it improves. Some people find it takes several hours to experience any real symptoms at all. For many, it’s only the following day that they start to realise they have whiplash at all.
Can you still move your neck when you have whiplash?
You should continue to move it as this could help you recover faster. It may sound odd, because it could be the last thing you may want to do. However, you should try to retain some mobility in this area. If you remember a time when stiff neck collars were given to people with whiplash, you will know the rules and recommendations have changed in this area. But today, movement is said to be the best thing for this injury.
Be careful though, because you may not have the full range of movement you normally would. Think about turning your head to the right or left to see whether you can pull out of a driveway or road if you’re driving, for example. You may not be able to do this, which means you cannot drive safely.
What about compensation for a whiplash injury in Newmachar?
This won’t be the first thing on your mind following a car accident – far from it. However, you do have a three-year period in which you can make a claim after an accident, so if you want to do so it’s best to contact the experts as soon as you can. Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims relating to a whiplash injury in Newmachar and many other locations before, and we may be able to help you as well.
To find out for certain, just call our enquiry helpline to talk about your whiplash injury in Newmachar here and now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our professional injury compensation advisors are standing by to see if they are able to help you.