Staying safe and well is something that many of us take for granted, even when we’re in situations that are potentially risky. Going horse-riding, having a go at water sports, or going mountain biking are activities that many people do every day without suffering any ill effects.
But sometimes, accidents happen, and there is a risk of sustaining a whiplash injury in Portrush – often, through no fault of your own. Would you know what to do if this happened to you? Read on to find out more.
A few facts about whiplash
Whiplash is one of those injuries that many people think they know about, but the reality is, there is a lot of misinformation out there.
Perhaps the commonest cause of whiplash injury in Portrush is a car accident, or road traffic accident of some description, but this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, the activities described in the first paragraph, above, can all lead to whiplash.
The root cause is sudden impact, which jerks the head and puts strain on the neck, damaging the tendons and ligaments within. Some time later, the symptoms appear: pain, stiffness, tenderness, difficulty in moving the neck; possibly even headaches, nausea and dizziness.
Fortunately, recovery is usually brief. Within a matter of weeks, the symptoms will have disappeared, and life will be back to some degree of normality. But one problem in particular could persist.
Financial problems following a whiplash injury in Portrush
During your recovery period, brief though it is, you could need to take time off work. To a lot of people, this means losing wages, and you only have to lose even a couple of days’ pay to notice that things get rather difficult.
Unfortunately, while you lose pay, you might find that you are saddled with more expenses than usual. In order to get the kids to school and take care of them afterwards, you have to hire a childminder. To stop the dishes from piling up and the carpet from getting too dusty, you have to hire a home help to take care of the household chores.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and make a claim
If your whiplash injury in Portrush has been caused by someone else and you’re finding it difficult to cope, don’t suffer in silence. Get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline, a firm with 15 years’ experience of getting accident victims the compensation they deserve!
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
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- Text “claim365” to 88010
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Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown