Whiplash may not be as serious as some injuries that you can think of, but its seriousness certainly shouldn’t be under-estimated!
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury in Sowerby Bridge?
The symptoms are usually pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck, and these appear several hours after the accident when the injury was sustained; in fact, they may appear a day or so later.
There are other symptoms, which some sufferers experience such as; nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
How is whiplash treated?
The first thing you should do if you suspect that you have sustained a whiplash injury in Sowerby Bridge is to get it checked out by your GP. It’s an easy condition to diagnose; the symptoms should be sufficient, and there should be no need for any referrals to a hospital for tests.
Treatment of a whiplash injury in Sowerby Bridge is straightforward. Do what your doctor tells you, their advice is very likely to be that you should rest and take painkillers as required.
One thing that puzzles a lot of people is that a neck brace isn’t necessary. In fact, doctors usually advise sufferers against wearing one. From now on, you can allow yourself a wry smile when you watch a TV drama and a whiplash injury victim wears a brace!
What else do I need to know about whiplash?
If you get a whiplash injury in Sowerby Bridge, you will probably find yourself in need of some help, and you might have to pay for it. This could be anything from taking public transport, because you are unable to drive, to hiring a home help or childminder for assistance with household chores and childcare duties.
This could cause you some financial trouble, and this may be compounded by needing to take time off work. Many people work for companies that don’t have a sick pay scheme that will give them the necessary income while they recover. Self-employed people may not be able to earn any money at all if they have to take time off work.
What should I do if this happens to me?
You should call Accident Advice Helpline, and start a claim! Your call will be answered by one of our team of advisors, who will take your details and talk you through the procedure.
If you qualify to claim, the advisor will pass your details to one of our team of no win, no fee* solicitors. They will deal with your claim on your behalf. You probably won’t have to go to court, but you will need to attend an additional medical assessment to help with your claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, send us a message. Text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be in touch with you.
We look forward to hearing all about your whiplash injury in Sowerby Bridge. And helping you to claim!