One of the most common injuries sustained in road traffic accidents is whiplash. This is caused by the head suddenly jerking backwards, forwards or sideways. Although the number of road accidents has fallen in the last five years, the number of whiplash injuries has risen by 25 per cent over the same period.
Compensation for such an injury is paid for by the insurance company, but this costs other motorists money as the more claims there are, the higher premiums become. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act came into force on the 1st April 2013 and the British government is hoping to introduce reforms which will limit the number of whiplash compensation claims. The consultation period was up until the 8th March 2013 and we are now awaiting the report.
Whiplash injuries are not only sustained in road accidents. They can also be sustained in other situations.
- If you have a sudden blow to the head, as you might if you participate in a contact sport, such as rugby or boxing.
- You might slip or fall and your head could jerk violently.
- You might receive a blow to the head from a heavy object falling from above.
- pain in the neck and stiffness
- limited neck movements and pain
- the tendons and muscles in the neck could be painful
Chronic whiplash or late whiplash syndrome can last for up to six months, although in most cases it doesn’t last that long. Chronic whiplash can affect how you carry on your daily activities and may also lead to anxiety and depression.
Accident solicitor in Bordon
If you have been involved in any type of accident which was not your fault but caused by the negligence of another person, then you might have a case for making a personal injury compensation claim. The accident should have occurred within the last three years as there is a statute of limitations regarding personal injury compensation claims.
An accident solicitor in Bordon will usually be able to give you a free initial consultation in which you will be asked for details of your accident. They will then be able to advise you if you have sufficient grounds to make a claim. Basically, you and your solicitor will have to make a case to demonstrate that your accident or work-related illness was caused by the negligence of another person.
You may not be able to find an accident solicitor in Bordon in your local telephone directory and perhaps you won’t find one online either. If you cannot find an accident solicitor in Bordon or one in your locality, then perhaps you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims and we have more than ten years’ experience in this area. You can go online and visit our Accident Advice Helpline website to find out more about our services, and perhaps you will take the thirty second test on the landing page. This gives you an estimate of how much you may be awarded if your claim is successful. Then you can call us on: 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Call us now!