There a lot of different injuries that one can sustain, due to a car accident in Blackwood, it isn’t always whiplash! Most of our joints are constructed of tough bones and tendons which are built to be resistant to injury, but sometimes it can be as simple as missing a step and twisting your leg, or putting your weight down incorrectly to twist your ankle.
These types of injury can occur in road accidents too, and are sometimes more damaging than other muscle strains such as whiplash:
- Sprains. These injuries are more common than you may think, but thankfully are rarely serious. A sprain is when a ligament is torn or stretched beyond its usual boundaries. This kind of injury will usually be accompanied by a popping sound, and a lot of pain.
- Muscle strain. A muscle strain is about as serious as a ligament sprain and takes roughly just as long to recover from. A strain happens when the muscle or tendon is stretched beyond its normal capacity or is torn altogether.
- Tendonitis. This is a swelling of the tendons in your joint and is a common injury in those who do a lot of exercise.
- Bone Fracture. This is a broken bone, and a broken joint will usually take quite a long while to heal and recover from, and is likely to be very painful. Luckily a broken joint is quite a rare fracture and is treatable, so that you should be able to regain full mobility in that limb after a while. A hospital visit will be required though.
Claiming compensation following a car accident in Blackwood
If you have sustained any of the above injuries, or any other, following a car accident in Blackwood that was not your fault then you may want to make a claim for compensation. A compensation award can help to pay for medical treatments and also subsidise your income f you are unable to work because of your injuries. In order to make a compensation claim following a car accident in Blackwood, you need to find a good personal injury lawyer that specialises in road traffic accidents (RTAs), who can then put together the strongest possible case for compensation on your behalf.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on the free to call number 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and get help in determining whether or not you have a strong case for a successful compensation claim.
After receiving your free legal advice, you are under no obligation to proceed, but if you do decide to go ahead with a claim you will be teamed with injury lawyers who work according to the conditional fee agreement (no win, no fee*) – so call us free today.
Date Published: 28th June 2014
Author: David Brown