At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Neck Sprains & Whiplash can cause prolonged disability

Thompsons Solicitors Scotland
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In a road traffic accident, acute sprains of the cervical spine may occur because a sudden motion bends the spine. The severity of these injuries depends on the relative movements of the head and the neck, as well as the body and the forces of acceleration caused by the car crashing.  

Rear end, front end, or side impacts may all result in these sudden movements, and may all produce these "whiplash" type injuries.  

Around fifteen to thirty percent of car accident victims, examined soon after the accident, are found to have experienced neck sprain of some sort. About 60% of them are found to be suffering from a neck sprain in the longer term. 

If the neck sprain is severe, it may even cause permanent disability.  Symptoms such as headaches, interscapular pain, abnormal neurological signs and osteoarthritic changes of the cervical spine for more than two months, can be indicators of a prolonged disability. 

Pain, suffering, and disability after acute neck sprains can be reduced if doctors recognise that these injuries, especially those that occur after rear end impacts, may cause long term disability. 

Proper care, physiotherapy and exercise can aid recovery, and minimise the negative consequences of the accident. 

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and need the specialist advice and assistance of our No Win No Fee lawyers, call 0800 0891331 and we will help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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