You could suffer a whiplash injury in Quorn, or anywhere else, in many different ways. There are not only the road traffic accidents that most people associate this kind of injury with. You could sustain a whiplash injury in Quorn by falling awkwardly, having something heavy hit your head, and maybe lift something heavy in the incorrect way.
Dancers, athletes and sports people are particularly prone to this soft tissue injury in the neck, as all it need is a jolt to your head that makes it move out of its normal movement zone.
There are many accidents that could result in a whiplash injury in Quorn, and if you have been involved in one that someone else caused, you may be entitled to compensation.
Recovering from your whiplash injury in Quorn
Most cases of whiplash last a few weeks, but just sometimes it can turn into chronic whiplash and last for many months. The pain in the neck is not the only symptom that is suffered, particularly in the first few days. Victims can also experience:
- Stiffness in the neck and shoulders
- Lower back pain
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands that can turn to aches
- Double vision
Not all victims of this injury will suffer all the symptoms, but it is really important to get checked out medically, in case the whiplash injury is masking something more sinister.
Claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Quorn
Whiplash is a painful injury that until it has healed can turn your life upside down. If you are employed you could need time of work to recover, and this could affect your income. Injuries usually bring extra expenses with them as well, so your whiplash injury could make you suffer financially.
No one should be worse off after an accident, so any costs and losses that are accident related can be recouped as part of a successful personal injury claim. Make sure you keep receipts or other proof of payment for anything you have had to spend because of the accident.
Getting you claim started
It does not matter whether you have suffered a whiplash injury or some other type of injury, as long as the accident was not your fault, and you leave it no more than three years to start your claim.
To find out all you need to know about making a claim, have a chat to our friendly advisors today. You can call us on a landline on 0800 689 0555, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 9th July 2014