If you have been in a car crash that was not your own fault and sustained a neck injury, then this is usually called whiplash. If this is the case then you should contact a compensation solicitor in Atherton at Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden movement of your head in a backwards, sidewards or forward motion. This can then lead to damaging the ligaments or tendons in your neck creating what in any other part of your body would be called a sprain. So if you sustain it in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you might want to discuss it with a compensation solicitor in Atherton.
A compensation solicitor in Atherton explains how serious whiplash can be
If you have whiplash, then this is a very painful and disabling injury and at its worst some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Back pain
- Pain and numbness in your arms and legs
- Blurred vision
- Lack of mobility
- Anxiety and depression
Mild whiplash will heal in just a few weeks, but some of these symptoms can take months to heal, and for some people the damage is permanent and there is no cure.
If you have sustained whiplash as the blameless victim of an accident, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and you should contact a solicitor in Atherton at Accident Advice Helpline to help you with this.
The amount of compensation you may be awarded
This will depend on the severity of your injury and how long it lasts, and there are several other factors to take into account:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Travel costs if your vehicle is off the road
- Replacement of equipment and accessories
- Cost of adapting your home or moving to more suitable accommodation
- Any extra expenses incurred because of the accidents (keep receipts)
Accident Advice Helpline
Trying to make a personal injury compensation claim on your own is not something we would suggest you try. To the layperson, the process can be complicated and time-consuming, whereas at Accident Advice Helpline it is our job to deal with these claims. We have already helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to, and among those have been numerous claims for whiplash injuries.
You should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpline number is 0800 689 0500 from landlines and 0333 500 0993 from mobiles, and there you will find friendly, efficient advisers who will discuss your claim with you, and put the wheels in motion if you want. You will be under no obligation to proceed and we will not pressure you to do so.
Or you can complete the 30-second test online for some guidance to qualification of your claim and for an estimate of the amount due.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you will have no money to find to start your claim, and no money to find if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown