Whiplash Injuries and Claiming Compensation
Whiplash is a common result of a road traffic accident and it occurs when the head is moved back and forth very quickly during the collision. Whiplash may seem like a minor injury, but it can cause a great deal of distress and discomfort. If you have been in a road traffic accident and have suffered whiplash, you should always seek medical attention in the first instance. If the accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness and it has left you with whiplash, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Sidcup.
There are many symptoms which can occur due to the effects of whiplash. The most common are aches and pains but they can be more serious, such as dizziness and tinnitus. The symptoms may only last a few weeks but in some cases they can go on for months. It is important to discuss your symptoms with a doctor, as they may be able to prescribe medication to help ease your discomfort. You should always keep a copy of your medical records when you seek medical attention, as these can be used as evidence as part of your compensation claim in Sidcup.
Depending on the severity of your whiplash injury, there may or may not be lasting effects. In some cases, whiplash could prevent you from being able to undertake the duties of your job and this may cause a financial burden. These are all things to consider if you are making a compensation claim in Sidcup. The value of the compensation will not only comprise of money for the psychological and emotional effects of the injury, it will also take into account the out of pocket expenses which have resulted. It is essential to keep any receipts relating to the injury as this will all be taken into account at the time of your claim. You should also speak to witnesses and ask if they would be willing to provide evidence, as this can further help the likelihood of a positive outcome for your claim.
If you suffer whiplash and you are sure someone else is to blame, it is worthwhile starting the process for your compensation claim in Sidcup. It is vital that you have received medical attention for this, so you should make this your first port of call before making your claim. Accident Advice Helpline has advisers to deal with your claim and will provide information and support on how to progress with it. There is a ‘no win no fee*’ obligation, which gives you peace of mind that you won’t have to pay out if your claim is unsuccessful. The in-house solicitors have expertise in these types of claims, so will be on hand to support you throughout, even if you have never made a claim before. You can call today to find out more about how they can help you.
Date Published: 11th August 2013
Author: David Brown