Whiplash may not be the most serious injury you can sustain, but it is pretty painful and debilitating – and you might need to take at least a week or so off work until you recover. If you’ve planned a fun family day out at the funfair and come home with whiplash rather than candy floss, we feel your pain. Being injured at the fair is the last thing anyone expects; but there is some good news. Claiming funfair whiplash compensation is an option that’s open to you if your accident was somebody else’s fault. You could find out if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline’s team of expert advisors, for confidential, no-obligation advice.
How did your accident happen?
Whiplash occurs when the neck is jolted suddenly forwards, backwards or sideways and damage to the tendons and ligaments in the neck occurs. Although it’s a common injury found in car crash victims, it can equally affect anybody who has been involved in a similar type of accident – for example a collision on a roller coaster or whilst riding the dodgems.
If a faulty ride has caused your whiplash, you might also suffer other injuries such as cuts and bruises or even facial or head injuries which could be life-changing. Roller coaster collisions are usually the result of operator error or failure to carry out safety checks on the tracks, cabs and controls before the ride is opened to the public. If your car collides with another one on the tracks, or even as you’re coming to a standstill, your head could be jolted forwards and backwards, leading to whiplash injuries. Most people make a full recovery within a week or two, but during that time you’ll need to avoid playing sports and might be unable to work, which could affect you financially.
Your pain and suffering
It might be that you’re one of the few people who suffers ongoing pain from a whiplash injury, and you may need physiotherapy or treatment to help you make a full recovery. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people to claim funfair whiplash compensation since we opened in 2000 and you could be next in line for a personal injury settlement.
You could be compensated for loss of earnings and any financial losses – such as the cost of medical treatment or prescription medication – as well as for your pain and suffering, so it is well worth picking up the phone and calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: January 7, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton