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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common rallying accident injuries


    Most common rallying accident injuries

    Like all car accidents, rally accidents can result in an array of more or less serious injuries to drivers and co-drivers alike.

    Rally accident injuries

    It appears that the most common injuries by rallying accident involve sprains to the neck, followed by upper limb injuries including cuts, bruises, sprains and fractures. Head and face injuries commonly reported after rally driving accidents include abrasions, cuts and concussions.

    Other injuries by rallying accident

    In some cases, broken limbs, shoulder and/or back pain have been reported. Dehydration caused by prolonged driving in hot cars is also fairly common. Thankfully, more serious injuries to the back, abdomen and head are comparatively rare, although sadly, occasionally such injuries can be fatal.

    Long-term effects of rallying

    Many rally drivers or co-drivers also experience musculoskeletal injuries resulting from exposure to consistently high levels of vibration and frequent mechanical shocks to their bodies. Among these injuries, those most commonly experienced affect drivers’ shoulders and their lumbar, cervical and thoracic spines. Hand or wrist sprains and lower back discomfort are also common.

    Road traffic accidents

    The severity of injuries depends partially on the speed at which vehicles were travelling at the time of the accident. This is obviously also the case in ‘normal’ accidents on the road. Accidental collisions at low speed may, for example, result in minor bruises, cuts or whiplash injuries, while the same accident at higher speeds may result in fractures, serious head, back or abdominal injuries and even death.

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    Car accident compensation

    If you were injured in a rally-related accident or an accident on the road, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation if the accident was caused by another rally driver or road user. Compensation claims must be made within three years of the injury being sustained.

    How to claim for compensation

    Passenger and driver injury claims can be initiated by contacting Accident Advice Helpline either online or by calling the freephone helpline. Available 24/7, this helpline is manned by friendly advisors with years of experience who will first of all determine the caller’s claim eligibility. Any personal details given to these advisors during the call are kept confidential, and callers are under no obligation to claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    This company is a law firm with years of experience in assisting injured people in claiming for compensation. Specialised injury lawyers employed by the firm are assigned to cases on a no win no fee** basis.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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