Whiplash injuries can happen in a variety of ways. Yes, most of the time, such things are the result of a car accident. But this isn’t always the case.
What whiplash actually is
A whiplash injury in Stourbridge is what happens when the head jerks and causes strain to the neck’s tendons and ligaments. The cause is sudden impact, and this is why many people may be under the impression that car accidents alone cause whiplash.
In fact, whiplash may also happen when someone slips and falls, or if they are playing sport and receive a blow to the head.
Diagnosis and treatment of whiplash
Of course, very wisely, many people will go to see their doctor if they have been in an accident that may have caused whiplash. They might not realise they have whiplash until the following day, when they feel the pain (which may worsen for a few days) and experience stiffness and tenderness.
The doctor will usually diagnose whiplash based on the presenting symptoms, with no need for any tests or further investigations. The treatment prescribed is usually rest and painkillers, and, despite what is often portrayed on the television, it is actually better not to use a neck brace.
Recovering from a whiplash injury in Stourbridge
Recovery is usually complete within a few weeks, although some cases may linger for a few months, causing the sufferer to experience depression and anxiety.
Whether your recovery is speedy or slow, you may not be able to get on with your daily activities, such as going to work, taking the children to school, doing the household chores, and a wide range of other things you normally take for granted.
Yes, a whiplash injury in Stourbridge can cause great inconvenience and distress – as well as financial trouble.
What you might need after a whiplash injury
To cope, you may require the services of a home help, or possibly a childminder. You could also be using public transport, since you can’t drive; you may also have prescriptions for medication. All of these things cost money.
If you’re off work, you could be losing even more money in the form of your wages, too!
Claiming compensation through Accident Advice Helpline
A successful settlement to a compensation claim could mean an end to your financial worries, with all these expenses reimbursed. It’s easy to get started, too, with Accident Advice Helpline.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You may also text “claim365” to 88010 and one of our advisors will be in touch with you.
All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, for extra peace of mind – and our experienced law firm is one of the largest in the UK. We carry the endorsement of Esther Rantzen, too!
Why not call us now if you have had a whiplash injury in Stourbridge?
Date Published: 24th July 2014
Author: Emma Matthews