Sale can be found in Trafford, in the Greater Manchester area of England. Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, the town is populated by more than 130,000 people. As you can imagine, traffic in the town – in common with most other large towns in England – can be heavy at times. However, as most of us are aware, accidents can occur on quiet roads as well as busy ones. As such, a whiplash injury in Sale is equally likely to happen here as it could be in every other region of the UK.
Mild whiplash tends to resolve itself within days or weeks. However, this period of time can be filled with pain and some discomfort, as the injured person tries to stay comfortable and keep moving their neck to avoid stiffness. While your first instinct might be to keep it still to avoid further pain, this can actually make things worse in the long term.
Why is it important to visit your doctor if you think you have whiplash?
While self-care is often the best way to treat and recover from whiplash, any accident could mean you have other injuries too. Therefore, it is usually best to seek medical help just to be sure nothing else is wrong. Additionally, your GP can make a formal diagnosis of whiplash and give you expert advice on how to take care of yourself while you recover.
They will probably encourage you to move your neck and to take painkillers on a regular basis. Standard painkillers including paracetamol and ibuprofen might be recommended, although it will depend on each individual case. However, your visit to your GP will be recorded in your medical notes, and these will be needed if you did decide to try and get some compensation.
Contact us now
Accident Advice Helpline has been able to win compensation for whiplash victims up and down the country regularly since 2000. If you call us now on 0800 689 0500, there is a chance you could win compensation as well. It gives you an opportunity to speak with a skilled and friendly advisor who can help you understand the process of claiming.
A whiplash injury in Sale could well be the next claim we deal with if you’re the unlucky one to have such symptoms. Make sure you have the best team behind you all the way now.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown