Most people are aware of whiplash, even if they’re not quite sure what it is! Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe it is important to give our clients the right information. So read on and find out more about what to do if you get a whiplash injury in Stowmarket.
Whiplash: the basics
Whiplash is a condition that affects the neck. In particular, it affects the ligaments and tendons within the neck, and is caused when sudden impact forces the head to jerk. The symptoms are tenderness, stiffness, difficulty in moving the neck, and, of course, pain.
Despite what you may think, whiplash isn’t usually apparent until a good few hours after the incident that caused it. Many people feel OK, only to wake up the next morning and find that they are in a great deal of pain and have a stiff neck.
A trip to the GP usually results in a fairly quick diagnosis, with no need for any extensive tests. Treatment is usually confined to rest and painkillers, and the condition should clear up within a few weeks. Sometimes, a whiplash injury in Stowmarket will drag on, and may lead to depression.
Problems associated with whiplash
Since you need to rest, you could find that the housework suffers, as does your social life. If you play sports, for example, you will probably have to steer clear of the football pitch or tennis court for a bit.
Resting, of course, also means that you may need to be off work, especially if your job involves a lot of physical activity. When this happens, you could be at risk of losing income – and if you have a home help or childminder to pay for, or perhaps public transport fares, this can be quite a worry.
Was your whiplash injury in Stowmarket someone else’s fault?
It is a sad state of affairs when you are experiencing all of these problems as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence. Perhaps you were in a car accident caused by the other driver, or you slipped on a wet floor because there was no warning sign.
If your whiplash was caused by someone else, you could claim compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Call our injury lawyers now
We have a team of no win no fee solicitors who can deal with cases of whiplash injury in Stowmarket, and secure the claimant a payout for the injury, which will also reimburse them for the expenses they have incurred.
Our phone lines are open 24/7, and are staffed by a team of professional, friendly advisors who will listen to you and treat you with empathy and sensitivity.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
There is normally a three-year deadline for making claims for whiplash injury in Stowmarket, so call us now!
Date Published: 24th July 2014
Author: David Brown