Oakham is a town in Rutland, in the East Midlands, England, with a population of 11,000 people. It is home to Rutland Water, a man-made reservoir for drinking water, and Rutland County museum. If you need advice or guidance about an accident which left you with a whiplash injury in Oakham, call our team to get your questions answered and find out more about making a claim for compensation.
How serious is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash may not seem like a serious injury, perhaps because it gets compared to other car accident injuries such as broken bones, dislocations or paralysis. Yet whiplash can cause the victim of an accident to experience months of pain, soreness and limited movement of their neck.
Whiplash occurs when a victim’s neck is thrown forwards, backwards or to the side, straining the ligaments in the neck. It can happen from a car crash or from a contact sport such as rugby or it could even happen from an impact caused by a falling item or a trip.
It can be a painful injury to live with. Victims report neck pain, stiffness, tenderness, headaches, dizziness and muscle spasms. Treatment for whiplash includes neck exercises and stretches and keeping the neck moving. Painkillers are often prescribed by doctors to help deal with the pain.
Should you claim?
Making a claim for compensation may not be something you immediately considered after suffering from a whiplash injury in Oakham. However, if your accident happened in the last three years, we may be able to help make a claim for compensation on your behalf with our team of professionals.
Compensation can help with the emotional distress you have suffered and also towards any medical costs. Did you have to take unpaid time off from work while you were recovering? Compensation may cover these costs too.
No win, no fee services
At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you to make a claim for compensation. Our no win, no fee service means you do not have to worry about expensive solicitors’ fees and we will help you every step of the way to get you the compensation you deserve.
If your whiplash injury in Oakham was not your fault and required medical attention we want to hear from you. Call our friendly team today for free on 0800 689 0500 and let us help put things right.
Date Published: 7th July 2014