Rear-end collisions and shunts are the most common way in which people sustain a whiplash injury, but this is not the only way. Edinburgh road traffic accidents are one of the ways you could get a whiplash injury, or you can simply get one from falling over or falling off a bike or horse.
Whiplash occurs when the head is thrown forwards, backwards, and sideways with a force, so in fact any accident that involves a sudden jolt to your head which damages the nerves and tendons can leave you with a whiplash injury. Whiplash can be a very painful injury: in mild cases people recover in a couple of weeks with rest and light exercise, but in more severe cases it can take much longer and you may need physiotherapy and pain relief. In some really bad cases, people never regain full strength in their neck and are left with permanent weakness.
Whiplash is one of the main injuries for which people make claims in personal injury cases. The amount of compensation awarded for a whiplash injury depends on the severity of the injury and just how much it has affected the victim’s life. Accident Advice Helpline can offer you an estimate when you make an enquiry about pursuing a personal injury claim, but it is only an estimate as there are a lot of things to consider when making a compensation claim.
The criteria you would need to fit to make a claim for Edinburgh road traffic accidents or any other accidents are:
- the accident must have been someone else’s fault,
- it must have happened in the past three years, and
- medical treatment must have been necessary for your injuries.
Use Accident Advice Helpline to claim for injuries from Edinburgh road traffic accidents
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that whiplash is not always an immediately apparent injury, and it can take several hours to occur. Our advisors are fully trained with the latest legislation, and can answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury claim.
They can give you free, no-obligation advice to help you can can explain how no-win, no-fee* claims work. This is because Accident Advice Helpline make all claims using this method. It means we don’t ask you for any upfront payments to start your claim.
To speak to an advisor just call 0800 689 0500, free from a landline, or if you’re calling from a mobile the number to use is 0333 500 0993. Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years of experience, so we will make sure you get the best compensation after Edinburgh road traffic accidents.
Date Published: 22nd August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews