Whiplash is generally associated with road traffic accidents, but it is not unusual for it to be the cause of a Bexley accident at work claim, because it is so easily sustained in hundreds of different ways, work related accidents being quite a common cause.
Because it just needs a sudden jolt to your head to cause a whiplash injury, a slip, trip or fall accident can cause it as can something heavy hitting your head or heavy lifting carried out incorrectly. Your employer should be endeavoring to protect all their employees from any type of injury at work, and it they don’t, you may be able to make a Bexley accident at work claim for compensation.
Why you would make a Bexley accident at work claim for a whiplash injury
People tend to think of whiplash as a few aches in the neck and back, and for a mild case that is just hoe it can be. In this form it will heal in just a few weeks, leaving the victim with no ill effects at all.
But a case of chronic whiplash can have far more effects, although not all victims will get all the symptoms, a chronic whiplash sufferer could experience:
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Numbness in the arms and hands
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
These side effects to start to clear with a few days, but whiplash is an injury that generally gets worse before it gets better, so for a while the victim can feel quite ill, as well as being in pain.
Some victims never fully recover from the worst forms of whiplash, and they can be left with permanent weaknesses in the neck and back. This needs accounting for when they make their Bexley accident at work claim.
Claiming for the sprain in your neck
Whiplash is basically a sprain in your neck, and can be very painful and disabling. While you are at home recovering, have a look at the Accident Advice Helpline website which is a mine of information about personal injury claims. It also has an online claim form, and our 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify for compensation, and will give you an estimate of how much it could be.
Start your no-win, no-fee claim today
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile, where you will find our friendly advisors. They will discuss your accident and injuries with you, give you free legal advice, and start the claim if you wish to proceed but you will be under no obligation to do so.
Our solicitors are experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims, they will deal with your claim quickly and efficiently to get you the compensation you deserve, while making it as stress free as possible for you.
Date Published: 3rd September 2014