Whiplash has always been around — it did not just appear with the invention of cars and rear-end shunts. It has been called many different names over the centuries, but it is an injury so easily sustained in many different ways.
It is caused by anything that moves your head out of its normal movement zone, creating damage to the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck. It is basically a sprain in the neck, which is the medical term used — whiplash is just a nickname.
The symptoms of whiplash can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but at its worst can include:
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Anxiety and depression;
- Neck pain and stiffness;
- Tenderness in the neck muscles;
- Lower back pain; and
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands.
The signs tend not to appear until quite a few hours after the accident, and if you are in pain immediately there could be others problems such as broken bones. A doctor will assess the injury and carry out tests if they think it is more than whiplash, although there are no tests for whiplash itself.
If you have sustained a neck injury or any other injury in an accident that was not your fault, no win no fee* Carleen lawyers would like to speak to you as you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Whiplash needs plenty of rest to allow the soft tissues to heal. A mild case should take just a few weeks, a moderate case a few months and chronic whiplash can take a very long time. Some victims never fully recover and are left with weaknesses in the back and neck.
Using on win no fee Carleen lawyers to make your personal injury claim
If you have sustained a whiplash injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault and want to use no win no fee* Carleen lawyers, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
We have been helping the blameless victims of accidents get access to justice and receive the compensation to which they are entitled for over 15 years, in which time we have handled countless cases of whiplash.
On our website there is a compensation calculator, which we call the 30-second test, because once you have filled in a few details that is all the time it will take to give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive as a result of successful claim.
Alternatively, you can telephone our friendly and professional advisors on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123. They will help and assist you all they can, and answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim. Any contact with us is free of any obligation on your part, and we will not put any pressure on you to use our services — that choice has to be yours.