One of the most common injuries dealt with by personal injury solicitors is whiplash. If you have suffered such an injury and want to make a compensation claim Sherborne will have a couple of legal firms that will be able to handle the case. Or you can call a national organisation: your compensation claim in Sherborne does not have to be dealt with locally. It can be dealt with by a company such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Compensation claim in Sherborne – What is whiplash.
If you have suffered a motoring accident you may well have suffered from an injury called whiplash. Whiplash refers to strain on the neck and lumbar region caused by a sudden forward movement more often than not from behind. The modern seatbelt holds us in place so should someone hit our car from behind gravity wants to throw us forward while we are being held still. The result? Our head and neck, the only part that is not restrained snaps forward and damages the ligaments in our upper spine.
How does it feel?
Anyone who has suffered a whiplash injury will tell you that it can be extremely painful. Pain can also travel; as far down the spine as the mid lumbar region and sufferers will find that they have minimal movement in their neck and upper back. Extreme cases can cause giddiness and lack of balance and many people find it impossible to do anything other than rest. Whiplash heals with time and treatment to ease inflammation; there is no magic cure and damage may be long term.
What can I do if I suffer from a whiplash injury?
Whiplash injuries are one of the most common complaints that companies such as Accident Advice Helpline have to deal with. Claiming whiplash has almost become a trend and anyone thinking of claiming for such an injury has to remember they will need a medical assessment to prove their injury exists. Because of the diverse nature of a whiplash injury many accident claim firms have created a thing called a whiplash calculator. Using this tool you can calculate how much you are entitles to if you make a claim; always bearing in mind that your medical evidence has to support the extent of the injury you are claiming for. One of the benefits of using a whiplash compensation calculator is that you will have an idea of the amount you are likely to receive.
How do I claim?
If you have suffered a whiplash injury following a motoring accident and would like to use a whiplash compensation calculator to discover how much you may be entitled to you will find that Accident Advice Helpline has such a tool on their website, visit them and try the thirty second test they offer and see what you may get if you are successful. Further information on whiplash claims can be obtained from Accident Advice Helpline via 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th August 2013
Author: David Brown