Why is there so much fuss about whiplash injury? It’s controversial, because the symptoms are not visible and the condition is hard to prove. Unfortunately, it is one of the most frequent types of accident for which victims claim. What is the reason for this? Certainly, road accidents are the biggest cause of whiplash injury, but in fact, any blow to the body resulting from a sudden impact, which brings it to a halt, could potentially cause whiplash. Whiplash injury is the term given to damage to the neck tendons when they have been overstretched. And just as with a sprained ankle or strained limb, overstretching can result in acute pain and tenderness, especially in the early days. Whiplash injury in Ramsgate, the same as anywhere else, doesn’t always show up immediately. It’s usually after 24 hours that the pain and stiffness well up, and whiplash can be extremely painful.
How do I cope with my whiplash injury sustained in Ramsgate?
Recommended treatment is rest and painkillers. These may seem ineffectual, but there is actually little else to do except wait for the body to repair itself. Any neck braces or restriction could actually hinder healing. Usually the sufferer cannot go to work, or carry out normal daily duties such as childcare, cooking and domestic routines. Driving is out of the question, since the victim cannot turn his or her head.
Is there any compensation if it was someone else’s fault?
There could be. If you have been a victim of an accident causing you whiplash injury in Ramsgate, contact us to see if you may be able to claim. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s foremost specialists in personal injury claims, and our friendly advisors can tell you firstly, if you have a valid claim, and secondly, how much you might get paid if you win your case. Call our friendly advisors now. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. The lines are Freephone and they are open 24/7 so you can call at any time. If you would like an advisor to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Why should I call Accident Advice Helpline?
As we said, we are one of the nation’s best-known names in personal injury law. You can check out the testimonials from clients we have helped, who have been in a similar situation to you. Also, watch Esther Rantzen‘s video. Let her tell you why you should claim, and why you deserve to win. Esther has long been a leading campaigner for consumer rights in the UK, and she knows what she’s talking about. And of course, you can ask our advisors about anything that bothers you. Don’t hold back; that’s what they’re here for – here for you.
Date Published: 3rd September 2014