Did you know that you can sustain a whiplash injury in Sheen by doing almost any activity? All that is needed for it to happen is sudden impact. The impact doesn’t even have to be very forceful, either.
Whiplash from road traffic accidents
Yes, a car accident of some description is the most common cause of a whiplash injury in Sheen, but it doesn’t have to be a large collision. Even when there is no apparent damage to the vehicles involved, you could still suffer from whiplash.
In fact, someone could hit your car at just 5 mph and you could suffer an injury!
Whiplash in other situations
Above, we mentioned that whiplash can happen when you are doing almost anything, and sadly, this is the case. Of course, most of the time, we go about our everyday lives without having to worry about getting into an accident.
But whiplash can happen if you are walking along, minding your own business, and you suddenly slip and fall. It can also happen if you are on holiday, enjoying some water sports, and you have a mishap. Contact sports such as football or rugby also put you at risk.
How you can avoid getting a whiplash injury in Sheen?
Unfortunately, if someone else is going to cause an accident, there is little you can do about it. But you can at least take some precautions.
In your car, make sure that you have your head restraints properly adjusted. The top of the head restraint should be level with the top of your head. Also, make sure you are wearing your seatbelt. This goes for your passengers, too.
If you are on a bike, make sure you watch out for potholes. If you pick one of those, you could fall off your bike and get whiplash.
Playing sports, it is perhaps a little more difficult to avoid getting into a situation in which you might suffer a whiplash injury in Sheen. But in sports in which you wear protective clothing, make sure it fits properly, and that you keep alert at all times.
What happens if you get a whiplash injury
You are likely to notice, or perhaps a few hours later or even the next day, the following symptoms in your neck:
You will find it difficult to move your neck, and you may even have headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Go and see your GP at the earliest opportunity. You won’t need to go for any complex tests; your GP should be able to diagnose whiplash upon observing these symptoms.
Next, during your recovery period, call Accident Advice Helpline and talk to an advisor about making a claim through one of our no win no fee solicitors.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 – someone will call you back.