Whiplash lawyers in Soho available now
If you are in an accident where you head receives a sudden jolt backwards, forwards or sideways out of its normal movement area, if you have damaged the muscles, ligaments and tendons in your neck you will be in no doubt that you have a whiplash injury – even if it is the next day before the pain starts.
If this has happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using whiplash lawyers in Soho.
The causes of whiplash
Whiplash injuries can happen in many ways, just some of them being:
- A rear-end shunt in a car;
- Falling off a bicycle or horse;
- Slipping or tripping over and banging your head as you go down;
- Being injured in a contact sport such as boxing or rugby; and
- Being knocked on the head by a solid or heavy object.
If one of these or any other accident injures you, and you were not to blame, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Soho.
How you will know you have whiplash
The severity of whiplash can mean different symptoms, which can include:
- Back pain;
- Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs;
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Pain in the neck area; and
- Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck area.
In the case of mild whiplash, the symptoms will start to ease fairly quickly with very little treatment, but severe whiplash can last a long time — sometimes years. Some people never totally recover from its effects, and they are probably entitled to make a personal injury claim if they were not at fault.
How whiplash is treated
Generally, whiplash is treated with plenty of rest for the neck area, together with painkillers and icepacks. In worse cases, neck braces and physiotherapy may be used, but each victim should be guided by their doctor as each victim is different.
The making of a personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline will help you through the time-consuming and complex process of making your personal injury claim. Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service that gives complete customer satisfaction.
On our website there is a 30-second test, which will give you an estimate of the amount you might receive. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to a real person, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice.
We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day — they have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure your claim reaches its full potential.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown