You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim if you have sustained whiplash in a car accident and you were the non-fault party. Mrs M was awarded £2573.00 in personal injury comepnsation0- another pleasing result for the personal injury solicitors at Oakwood.

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If you have been injured in a car accident whether you were stationary or travelling at high speeds you may have sustained a whiplash injury. The whiplash injury is the type of injury that is most commonly associated with car accidents. Although whiplash is not a medical term it is used commonly to describe a range of soft tissue injuries that can occur during a road traffic collision.

You may be suffering from whiplash if you have noticed any of the following symptoms:

? You may be experience pain and swelling in your neck which causes it to ache constantly.

? You may notice that it is difficult to twist your neck and move your head from side to side.

? There may be pain and aching in your shoulders and at the top of your arms.

? Lower or upper back pain could start to occur if you have been in a particularly serious accident.

? Headaches frequently appear in whiplash sufferers.

? Sometimes people may experience pain in their jaw and difficulty in opening their mouth or swallowing food.

If you want to make a personal injury claim for your whiplash injury you should seek legal advice as soon as possible following the accident; delaying could mean you miss out.

If you have noticed any of the symptoms above you should seek medical advice immediately do you do not make your injury worse. A whiplash neck sprain will more often than not go of its own accord in most mild and moderate cases.

If you do suffer from whiplash and the pain is unbearable you are able to take over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen to help ease the painfo the injury. If you are still suffering beyond bearability your doctor may prescribe you something stronger like codeine. In some circumstances if a victim’swhiplash is particularly bad a doctor may provide a muscle relaxant like diazepam.

Before pumping yourself with painkillers though it may be an idea to check your posture as this can have a major effect on the speed your whiplash injury disappears. A physiotherapist will be able to offer you expert advice about your posture and help you recover from your injuries quicker.

To start your personal injury claim call the whiplash experts at Oakwood Solicitors on: 0844 844 8180.

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