Did you know that a whiplash injury in Polmont can happen as a result of slipping and falling? Well, it certainly can – and if it happens to you, you need to know what to do about it, because it could cause you some inconvenience and possibly some financial problems.
How Can you Get Whiplash in a Slip and Fall?
Many of us are familiar with whiplash injury in Polmont being caused by a car accident. After all, road accidents are the most common cause of whiplash.
But all that is needed for whiplash to happen is sudden impact. This sudden impact causes the head to move sharply, and put strain on the neck. Specifically, it is the tendons and ligaments of the neck that are affected.
The symptoms of whiplash may not be experienced until a few hours after the slip and fall; it may be the case that you don’t experience them until the following morning.
What are the Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury in Polmont?
The symptoms of whiplash are usually pain, stiffness, tenderness, and difficulty in moving the neck as you usually would. Some people also experience nausea and dizziness.
The best thing to do is get down to your GP’s surgery as soon as possible. Your GP will be able to diagnose your injury quickly, without the need to send you to hospital for any further tests. The symptoms of whiplash are usually enough for a doctor to be able to confirm that it is, indeed, whiplash.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Whiplash?
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Polmont are usually absent after a few weeks. During this period, you should rest and take painkillers as instructed by your GP; little else is needed in order to effect recovery.
Many people think that a neck brace is needed, but this is usually not the case. In fact, it’s better to let the neck move around naturally. Provided you don’t put too much strain on your neck, you should recover normally.
How Do I Make a Claim?
You are probably eligible to claim if your slip and fall was caused by someone else. It may be the council’s fault for not gritting a path in icy conditions, or not closing off the path, or putting warning signs up.
You can check your eligibility using our 30 second test, which is available on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
Alternatively, you can just call straight away. We have a 24/7 hotline, which is fully staffed by professional, friendly advisors. When you call, they will take your details. If you qualify to claim, they will pass your details to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and talk to an advisor now. If you would prefer that an advisor contact you instead, then text “claim365” to 88010.
We look forward to hearing from you about your whiplash injury in Polmont!
Date Published: 25th July 2014
Author: David Brown