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Whiplash Treatments

A Whiplash injury takes place when the soft tissues of the spine are strained and stretched when the body is suddenly thrown with a forceful jerk. Car crashes are the most common occurrences of whiplash injuries which involve sudden deceleration, other strenuous activities like diving can also strain the spine causing the injury. Most common complaints during whiplash injury include stiffed neck, headache and pain in the back of head. These whiplash symptoms are apparent within the 2 days of the accident, and usually may take some days and even weeks to recover. In some cases, the patient may also experience loss of memory or unconsciousness.

There are no single methods of whiplash treatments that are widely accepted by all the doctors and physicians. Within the first day of the injury, the injured person should apply an ice bag to the neck which will relieve the sense of inflammation to a great extent. Bags full of frozen peas also make good ice packs as they are able to mould to the body. Normal pain killers can also be used, but if all these activities remain ineffective, there is need to consult a general physician or a doctor. There are also some physical exercises that can be extremely effective in the treatment of whiplash injury. The most considerable thing is that a whiplash injury cannot be diagnosed in a CT scan, an X-ray or an MRI scan, but is done on the basis of the patient’s description of his or her problems and background of the injury. An X-ray can also be conducted if there is doubt of fracture or dislocation of the spine. Patients who have acute pain in their cervical region are suggested to start the neck exercises as early as possible, so that they can get out of their bed within 2-3 days.

However, there are very good chances of complete recovery, its aftermaths can last for even a couple of months, thus affecting the entire daily routine of the injured person. Some people may even develop a whiplash syndrome, which means that the injured person may suffer from continual pain and headache, reduced neck movement, tingling in arms, fatigue, disruptions in sleep, reduced libido and lumbar pains. The methods of whiplash treatments are difficult, as their aim is prevention of any further strains and encouragement of a quick recovery to the normal every day routine. Therefore, making a compensation claim is quite reasonable if the whiplash injury that you have suffered was caused due to someone else’s mistake and ignorance.

Testimonials
Public Liability
Pedestrian Fall from Bicycle
Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*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