Whiplash is a common injury found in victims of car crashes or traffic accidents and the Accident Advice Helpline hear about people with this injury on a regular basis. Have you recently suffered from whiplash through no fault of your own? We can give you some free, impartial advice on pursuing the individual or company for compensation. So what steps do you have to follow?
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury which occurs when the neck is extended forcefully and can cause severe pain and injury if untreated. Medical attention should be sought out immediately as the neck must be supported in order to prevent any further strain on the area. This injury is often found in victims of a car accident but the accident itself may not always be the fault of the injured party. The vehicle involved in causing the injury does not even have to be moving at great speed for whiplash to occur, nor does the traffic accident have to be severe. In fact, it can happen at any speed; anywhere and at any time therefore it is important to ensure that no negligence has occurred on the behalf of another driver.
When can I claim?
If you have suffered from whiplash through no fault of your own, it does not have to have been caused by a car accident to claim compensation. As long as the injury was sustained through the negligence of a third party then you may be able to receive monetary compensation. You should seek medical attention immediately after suffering this injury in order to prove that you have suffered because of someone else’s negligence. Thereafter, you can give us a call day or night on our Freephone number. Our trained advisors are available during working hours to discuss your case or you can leave a message in the evening and we will get back to you. Alternatively, to see how much compensation you could be entitled to, use our 30-second compensation calculator for free on our website.
Our highly trained team of lawyers is on hand to tell you what to do should you have suffered this injury through the fault of another individual or company. You may have to take time off work and attend hospital appointments which cost money. This is money that the individual at fault could be paying you.
Date Published: September 24, 2013
Author: David Brown