Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents, and is often the reason innocent victims make Epsom and Elwell car accident claims. Whiplash claims have been slated in the press over the last couple of years, because of the amount of attempted fraudulent claims, but if you have suffered genuinely from this condition, you will know how very painful and disabling it can be.
The causes of whiplash injuries and Epsom and Elwell car accident claims
Most people associate whiplash with car accidents, and that is often how victims get it, but there are hundreds of ways you can get a whiplash injury, such as:
- Falling from something such as gym equipment, or a cycle maybe
- Tripping over and landing awkwardly
- Something heavy knocking into your head
- Playing contact sports
- Slipping on a wet floor, or ice, and banging your head as you fall
- Fairground restraints that are faulty
In fact, anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head making it move more that its normal movement zone, can cause a whiplash injury.
Why a whiplash injury is so painful
The pain of a whiplash injury is because of tears in the ligaments and tendons in the neck, caused by the sudden jolting movement. These soft tissues will heal themselves given time, and in a mild whiplash injury that can be just a few weeks. For more severe whiplash injuries it can take many months to recover fully, and some victims never do.
That is not because the tissues do not heal, they do, but they can leave other problems behind such as weaknesses in the back and neck areas, and some sufferers experience chronic pain syndrome for the rest of their life.
There is no cure for this, and all that can be done for the victim is to try and help manage the pain. But this can mess up their life totally. If you do not know how much pain you are going to be in from day to day, it can be difficult to hold down a job, or even to look after your own home.
When Epsom and Elwell car accident claims are being made, this all needs accounting for, because you have been put in this position through an accident that someone else was to blame for.
Making Epsom and Elwell car accident claims
If you want help to make a personal injury claim for any type of accident or injuries, get in tough with Accident Advice Helpline. As a specialist law firm, we have helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to after they had been injured in an accident that was not their own fault.
Our friendly advisors, who you can speak to on our freephone helpline, will answer any queries you have about claiming your compensation, and the information they provide will be up to date and relevant to your circumstances. There is no charge for this service, and you are under no obligation to proceed, we just want you to make the call to find out for yourself if you want to make a personal injury claim.