If you’ve been in an accident that involved sudden impact, you might well have sustained a whiplash injury, and you could be wondering what to do next!
Causes of a whiplash injury in Pembroke Dock
Anything which causes sudden impact may cause whiplash. That’s perhaps why most of us associate the injury with car accidents, but these aren’t the only way it can happen.
People are often surprised to learn that a slip or fall can cause whiplash. It can also be a result of a blow to the head, which you might sustain in a game of contact sports.
What happens is this: the sudden impact causes the head to jerk, which in turn puts strain on the tendons and ligaments in the neck.
The pain, stiffness, tenderness, and inability to move the neck that you experience later on are the symptoms of whiplash. These may be accompanied by headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Recovery from whiplash
If all that sounds unpleasant, don’t worry too much, because there is some good news: the majority of whiplash injuries clear up within a matter of weeks.
All you need to do, usually, is get adequate rest and take pain medication as directed by your doctor. For most people, no complex treatments are required.
Making a compensation claim
Why, then, should you consider claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Pembroke Dock? Although whiplash isn’t usually a hugely serious injury, it can still disrupt your life, and it can have financial implications, too.
Firstly, a full recovery could be aided by a bit of time off work – and if you’re unable to work, you could lose earnings, especially if you’re self-employed.
Secondly, you might be running up expenses while you recover. You can’t let the house go to rack and ruin after all, but you can’t do all your usual chores, so you might need to hire a home help. In addition to this, you might need to use taxis to get out and about. All of these expenses soon add up.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
The best thing to do to combat these financial problems is call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible and speak to one of our team of professional, friendly advisors.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you qualify to claim for your whiplash injury in Pembroke Dock, your advisor will pass your details to one of our no-win, no-fee solicitors, who will work to secure you a payment of compensation. The payout you receive will include an element for the reimbursement of any expenses incurred as a result of your injury.
Don’t suffer in silence, when you can take steps to improve your recovery and get your life back on track again. Call Accident Advice Helpline now about your whiplash injury in Pembroke Dock.
Date Published: 18th July 2014
Author: David Brown