Whiplash injury is linked to a painful neck injury that usually happens after a car accident. Typically in claims we deal with, it is a term connected to a soft tissue injury that is caused by an abrupt movement to the neck, head and shoulders, such as seen in a car accident.
Victims of a whiplash injury can find that the symptoms can last for a few days, several weeks or sometimes months. The main symptom is the mobility problems with stiffness in the affected area but some whiplash injuries can affect the victim in other ways. Symptoms can vary in the severity of pain, where one victim may suffer a dull ache in the neck and the shoulder areas, and another may claim to experience a sharper pain when moving the affected area over a longer range. Other factors for more serious whiplash injuries include headaches, insomnia, depression and emotional imbalance.
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Whiplash symptoms are not always immediately felt after the accident, and victims can often develop a whiplash symptom within a few days of the accident. However, if you have suffered from a whiplash injury then you will need to recuperate with effective physiotherapy and medical treatment to enable a complete recovery. Whiplash injury can become a long term issue, particularly when left too long before treatment. Therefore, it is really in the best interest of the victim to contact 101% Compensation for medical assessment to be arranged immediately to access treatment which the victim needs for a whiplash injury.
A minor whiplash injury will usually heal by itself, although the time it takes will vary from individual to individual. When you seek medical attention for this type of soft tissue injury, there are several ways to treat it and is dependent on the severity of the damage. See the following list of how to treat a whiplash injury:
Placing an ice pack to the injury can help with pain and reduce swelling. This should be done as soon as possible. It is recommended that you apply every 3-4 hours for 15 minutes intervals. Never place the ice pack directly to the skin as it can cause more problems. Instead, wrap it in a cloth or a towel.
A doctor may advise that you wear a neck brace or collar to allow recovery and to support your neck. This is a short term solution until your neck muscles are strong enough to hold the head up.
Your doctor may prescribe painkillers to help reduce pain. The common types are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which can also reduce swelling. You may know them as Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Your GP will know which type is suitable for you based on your medical background and if necessary, the medical professional may provide stronger painkillers or drugs that can relax your muscles.
This is only suitable if the initial swelling has subsided. The doctor may recommend that you use a heat pack or to keep the area warm.
For more extreme cases, ultrasound is an option which reduces swelling and pain by increasing blood circulation through sound waves.
This whiplash treatment is aimed to target muscle tension. Direct pressure and friction is applied by a qualified therapist to try to release the tension in your soft tissues. It is often branded as a popular home method to speed up healing.
A whiplash injury is liable for a compensation claim due to a third party’s negligence which you can claim for easily through 101% Compensation. You will get a full written medical assessment from an appointed medical professional to use in your whiplash injury claim. This will be organised for you in a short period of time as 101% Compensation has a network of approved medical practitioners working hard to serve you, the victim of a whiplash injury.
An average whiplash injury claim is usually awarded compensation of between £4,000 and 12,000 but in a serious whiplash injury a lot more can be claimed. This depends on the extent of the injury and in your claim it will determine the value of whiplash injury compensation awarded to you. If you have sustained a whiplash injury, whether recently or, in the last three years you can claim compensation with 101% Compensation for more than the maximum compensation amount.
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