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How to treat a whiplash injury

There are various situations, that can cause a road traffic accident which often leads to a whiplash injury. Our solicitors are here to help you with your claim. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.

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The effects of whiplash injuries on your personal life

If you have suffered a whiplash injury, our short guide should help you treating your injury. For further information, we recommend you visit the NHS page on Whiplash Injuries.

If the injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claim compensation for their injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045 or read more about a whiplash injury claim.

The effects of whiplash injuries on your personal life

If you have suffered a whiplash injury, our short guide should help you treating your injury. For further information, we recommend you visit the NHS page on Whiplash Injuries.

Whiplash injury explained

Whiplash injuries are caused when the tendons and ligaments of the neck have received a sudden jolt, and are being stretched too far. Read more on the symptoms of whiplash. The most common causes of whiplash injuries are car accidents, when another vehicle hits your car from behind. But there are also other accidents that can lead to a whiplash injury:.

  • Work accidents: when you have had a heavy fall or have been hit with a heavy object.
  • Slips and trips: where your body has come to a sudden stop when hitting the floor.

A whiplash injury usually gets better within a few weeks or months. However, for some people it takes longer and can put limitations on their daily activities. How it affects your daily life depends on the symptoms you’re experiencing and the duration of the injury.

Work life

Having a whiplash injury can affect your work life as you might not be able to work full-time. You may have to stand up and move around more often, to keep your neck from stiffening. This might not be possible in your job or you might need some adjustments to your workspace.

Personal life

Some tasks in your personal life may be more difficult with a whiplash injury. Especially when you are nurturing small children, for example, a whiplash injury can prevent you from carrying them around. You may need additional help to manage your personal life.

Pain and suffering

The ongoing pain and limitations in your daily life can get to you emotionally and psychologically. Try to stay positive and not let your injury or your suffering dominate your daily life.

If you are frustrated, because the injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim for compensation. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claim compensation for their injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045 or contact us online today.

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