People who are involved in road traffic accidents often suffer whiplash injuries. On many occasions they happen when you are hit by a vehicle from the rear. The rear driver is to blame for the accident and you as the front driver may be entitled to make personal injury claim after receiving advice on personal injury claims in Cheshire East.
What is whiplash?
It is a neck injury where the head is suddenly moved forwards, backwards or sideways often occurring after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. Ligaments and tendons in the neck are stretched or damaged as the head moves violently and vigorously.
The most common cause of whiplash injuries is road traffic accidents, though there are other causes which may include:
- A sudden blow to the head- in contact sports(e.g. rugby, boxing, mixed martial arts)
- A slip, trip and fall where the head is suddenly and violently pushed backwards
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or sold object (blunt force trauma)
Making a whiplash claim
If you were injured because of someone else’s actions or inactions, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline’s expert legal advisors will first give you advice on personal injury claims in Cheshire East, assess your case and then tell you within no time whether you have a valid claim.
For you to be eligible to make a claim, you should have seen a qualified physician about your injury and if you think you are suffering from whiplash seek immediate medical attention. You may also be able to make a compensation claim, if you were in a vehicle as a passenger and you suffered a whiplash injury.
Compensation amount in whiplash claims
With any whiplash injury, compensation amount depends on the severity of your injury and losses you incurred as a result of your injury (loss of present and future income, treatment, medication). Our personal injury solicitors who have over 16 years’ experience dealing with personal injury compensation claims will carefully assess all the details of your claims case and give you an honest estimate of how much your claim may be worth or you can also take the 30 second test on our website to find out.
No obligation advice on personal injury claims
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis and give free legal advice to anyone wishing to pursue a personal injury claim. We work very sincerely and adding to the experience and expertise that we have, you are in good hands.
Ready to make a whiplash claim or need advice on how to make a personal injury claim? Contact our friendly legal advisors on a landline for free 0800 689 0500 or on mobile 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open daily and our team of advisers can make sure you have all the information you need.
Date Published: 12th September 2015
Author: David Brown