There is some of the most beautiful countryside in and around Brighton & Hove, which makes it very attractive to hikers and cyclists. Both of these hobbies have large numbers of people in the UK, cycling being the third most popular of outdoor activities. Unfortunately, people taking part in them are very vulnerable to accidents caused by someone else, and it is not unusual for them to sustain a whiplash injury in this way. When someone else has caused them to be injured, they may want to chat to our accident lawyer in Brighton & Hove, about the compensation they are entitled to.
How hikers and cyclists could get whiplash injuries
Whiplash is a very painful and disabling injury that can happen in hundreds of different ways. For the hiker and cyclist taking part in their hobby, it could be caused by:
- Falling from the bicycle, perhaps because of a pothole or bad road surface
- Being knocked off the cycle by another vehicle
- Something falling and hitting them on the head
- Tripping over an obstacle and landing awkwardly
- Falling awkwardly because of a pothole that was not visible, perhaps because it was covered by leaves or rubbish
- Hikers and cyclists often stop for lunch in a local café or pub, and could slip on a spillage that had not been cleaned up
Of course it is not just hikers and cyclists that talk to our accident lawyer in Brighton & Hove about whiplash claims, this injury happens to lots of innocent victims every day.
Whiplash claims for accidents at work
Accidents at work are another very common way for whiplash injuries to occur. Slips, trips an falls are a common cause of work place accidents, as is heavy lifting without the proper training. Your employer has a legal duty to reduce the risks of accidents at work, and if they are negligent in these matters, whiplash claims in Yorkshire could be made against them.
Whiplash claims for road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents are what most people associate with whiplash injuries, usually when one car runs into the back of another. This is the way the injury occurs most commonly, and is why most whiplash claims are made.Open Claim Calculator
Getting the best legal representation with an accident lawyer in Brighton & Hove at Accident Advice Helpline
Before April 2000, getting the best legal representation available was not an option many innocent victims could afford. Now it is available to everyone, because of the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. At Accident Advice Helpline, we finance all our claims this way, so we can be certain that every innocent victim of accidents has the same access to justice.
To find out if you qualify for compensation, complete our 30-second test or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you are using a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile. Or you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and someone will call you. Whichever way you opt for, we know you will be glad you contacted Accident Advice Helpline.