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Impact Injuries

Impact injuries generally occur on the cervical vertebrae or the neck. When these impact injuries take place, the ligaments, the muscles and the tendons of the areas in the body which have really soft tissues, get stretched far beyond their normal elasticity capacity and natural range of torn and the motion. It is basically because of this intense stretching in most of the cases that these injuries occur.

The ligaments and the muscles of the cervical vertebrae and the neck actually contract for preventing the increased and extra motion in order to protect and safeguard the victim from undergoing any possible harm further. If it does not happen, then the victim may suffer from serious injuries of the spinal cord or the neck fractures. At times, these impact injuries can be the whiplash injuries as well that do not appear to be the case at the very point of accident. If the case is of whiplash injury, then the symptoms of the injury surface themselves in a couple of days. The inflammation and the pain of the injury usually develop in several days after the injury along with the bruising of the neck tissues area.

Recovering from the impact injuries can be accelerated by proper and apt medication by an experienced and reputed physician. It can also be immensely aided by the techniques of cold compress and various mobility exercises that the doctor advises the victim to do on a regular basis. Generally, the whiplash injuries are not quite severe and thus can be dealt with easily if optimum and proper medication is taken and the mobility exercises are performed religiously. In fact, taking the treatment of cold compress well in time before the injury aggravates can be a major reliever in the case of these injuries. Although these injuries are not severe, but they do cause pain and a lot of discomfort to the patient till they are properly treated and healed. The injuries that occur on the cervical disks and the facet joints are quite serious and hence need immediate and intense attention.

Very commonly, these impact injuries are caused by the intense impulsive movement of the victim’s neck and head. The immediate and impulsive movement of the neck and the head, results in the rebounding or a very forceful jerk to the victim. This happens mostly whenever there are head on collisions on the roads between two cars or vehicles. These road accidents can be of great harm ad they can cause many psychological and physical aberrations in the victims temporarily or permanently.

Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent

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*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case