Whiplash is a very common injury in the UK; last year 78% of all motoring injury claims were for whiplash. Most people associate this type of injury with a car running into the back of another, but it can happen in any accident that causes your neck to be jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways suddenly making your head move from its normal movement zone. Apart from rear end shunts it can also happen:
- In contact sports such as martial arts or rugby, or any sport where a blow to the head occurs
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head as you go down
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
- Falling off your cycle, or maybe your horse
However your whiplash injury happens, if it was through the fault of someone else and you had to seek medical attention, providing the accident happened in the last three years, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should contact our best lawyers in Treharris at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our best lawyers in Treharris know how much pain you will have
Whiplash is very painful and disabling, and the severity of it can vary greatly. The sudden movement causes damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck. Depending how bad it is the symptoms will vary but could include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Vertigo – the sensation that you are spinning or moving while standing still
- Anxiety or depression
Mild whiplash will heal itself over a few weeks but severe whiplash can take a very long time to recover from and some victims never do. Mild or severe, the victims should contact our best lawyers in Treharris to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Making the claim
If you sustain whiplash through someone else’s fault, you should talk to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. For over 16 years, we have been helping people make their personal injury compensation claims; many thousands of them. Among those claimants, there have been numerous with whiplash claims.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently, while at the same time checking out every area of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum amount applicable to it.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the best lawyers in Treharris. Our friendly and professional advisors will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim.The call to them is free and puts you under no obligation to pursue the claim, unless you want to.
Date Published: 6th December 2013
Author: David Brown