Salisbury is known as a cathedral city, thanks to the presence of the famous Salisbury Cathedral. It lies in the southern part of Wiltshire, and has had city status since 1227, so you can imagine the long history it had before then as well. Today, its population is around 40,000 strong. Many people travel to the city for a weekend away, and thankfully it would be a rare thing indeed for one of them to suffer a whiplash injury in Salisbury while they were there.
While most drivers enjoy injury-free driving for long periods of time, any driver – or indeed, any passenger – can incur a whiplash injury if they are involved in a collision. This could easily be caused by someone else, so even if the driver is not to blame for the accident they could still be injured as a result.
Will this injury require physiotherapy?
It is usually the case that whiplash injuries resolve themselves in a short period of time. That period of recovery may well be uncomfortable and incur some pain and swelling in the neck. The period of time needed to recover properly will probably depend on how bad the injury was in the first place.
Some people may be fine within a few days if their injuries are minor. However, others may take a few weeks to recover properly. A few unlucky people may still suffer from problems long after that. Chronic whiplash is usually diagnosed if a person is still in pain and suffering from issues with their neck six months after the accident. In cases where whiplash is still present after a period of time, physiotherapy may help the person move towards recovery.
How is whiplash compensation calculated?
Many factors are taken into consideration in cases where a third party is found to have caused the road accident that caused someone else to be afflicted with whiplash. For example, how severe was the whiplash? Is it fully resolved or is the person still suffering?
A personal injury lawyer will be able to calculate the likely amount an individual might potentially receive following a whiplash injury in Salisbury, for example. You can phone Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have a chance to make such a claim following a road accident in which you were left with painful whiplash injuries. We’re here to help.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown