If you’re heading to Salford, you’re heading to a town in the middle of the City of Salford. That might sound a bit odd, but the town does lie right at the heart of the city. The town has a population of some 72,000 people, while the city’s population is much higher at 242,000. Areas where the population is quite high may potentially have a higher incidence of whiplash injuries purely because there could be more accidents stemming from greater traffic flows. However, a whiplash injury in Salford is still not very common at all.
Many people seek advice from a doctor following a car accident that could result in whiplash. It means their symptoms will be put on their medical records and these can help produce evidence of the injuries if that person makes a compensation claim.
Do symptoms get worse before they get better?
Yes, they can often take this path. For example, someone with whiplash may not even have a clue they have it to begin with. It tends to become known in the hours immediately following a road accident, rather than straight away. In some cases, people may go to bed on the day of the accident feeling relatively okay, and wake with pain and stiffness in the neck region the following day.
It’s quite common to feel dizzy, to get headaches and to have disturbed sleep as well when you are suffering from whiplash. The pain you feel in moving your neck should not be ignored, but you should still take steps to try and maintain your levels of movement where possible. This means you can make sure you have a chance to recover better, through gentle use of your neck.
Finding out more about claiming
Some people never want to make a claim under these circumstances. However, it is important to recognise that people are entitled to seek compensation under the law if they are injured and someone else was to blame. This applies just as readily to a whiplash injury in Salford as it would to whiplash injuries – or any other injuries – anywhere in the country.
The first step is to call 0800 689 0500, but you could alternatively take the free online test on the Accident Advice Helpline website. Choose one of those two paths today and make sure you have a chance to win compensation if it’s possible.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown