If you live in Sourton Cross in Devon, you might be reading this because you are thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Sourton Cross. You may have sustained your injury in a car accident, or perhaps you fell from a height, or banged your head when you tripped up a kerb and hit a lamppost. You can get whiplash in any type of accident when you head jerks violently in one direction and then in the opposite one.
Symptoms of whiplash
If you have suffered a minor case of whiplash, you will have a stiff neck and be unable to move your head as you normally would without feeling pain. The tendons and ligaments in your neck have been strained, and mostly the only form of treatment is to take.painkillers. Whiplash symptoms can take up to twelve hours after the accident, so your GP may not have noticed it if you were treated for other injuries and shock. However, after an accident you should get yourself checked by a medical professional.
Sometimes whiplash is more serious and you may experience other symptoms. These might be:
- Lower back pain
- Headaches and dizziness
- Pins and needles in the arms, or numbness
- Pain in the shoulders or between the shoulder blades
- Muscle spasms
In the case of chronic or acute whiplash, when the symptoms don’t go away in a few months, you might lose concentration and be unable to do your normal routine tasks. This might make you depressed and anxious. Sometimes people who suffer chronic whiplash are unable to continue working and so find themselves in financial difficulties.
If you have a whiplash injury in Sourton Cross that is serious, you should consider making a claim for you injury. Compensation is awarded to people who have suffered after an accident that was not their fault. You will probably need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you prove that your accident was the fault of another person. If so, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will put you in contact with a suitably experienced one. All the lawyers who work with us do so on a no win, no fee basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
To find out more about making a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Sourton Cross, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone lines are always open, but if no one is available to take your call, leave a message so that we can phone you back.
From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. If you would prefer, simply send us the text message ‘claim 365‘ to 88010 and we will call you to discuss the possibility of your making a claim. For expert legal advice about your potential claim, contact us now.