One of the most common injuries suffered by road traffic accident victims is whiplash. If you live in the Churston Ferrers area, and have been involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, then you may be in a position to make a compensation claim through expert injury lawyers in Churston Ferrers.
How do you know when you can make a whiplash injury claim?
In essence, the term ‘whiplash’ refers to damage caused to tendons, muscles and soft tissue areas of the neck caused by the head unexpectedly and unnaturally jolting in any direction – damaging tissue in the neck.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, following your accident then you may have cause to make a whiplash accident claim:
- Constant discomfort or pain in the neck area (pain severity can differ per case)
- Painful twitches or twinges in the shoulders
- Difficulty moving the neck due to pain or stiff muscles
- Light-headedness, uneasy balance and/or slight tinnitus
It can take up to 24 hours for symptoms to kick in following an accident. Usually, these will only cause discomfort and pain temporarily; but some injuries can last for months on end without respite and sometimes can cause problems years after the event.
Victims of whiplash will often struggle to drive, exercise or carry out any manual labour – meaning you could be required to stay off work until symptoms subside.
Expert injury lawyers in Churston Ferrers.
Compensation for whiplash is critical when it comes to getting you back on your feet. The financial support provided by just one successful claim can help pay for your rehabilitation – while covering temporary loss of income if necessary. Many people will find it almost impossible to carry out their normal jobs while suffering whiplash and it is because of the potential loss of income that securing the services of expert injury lawyers in Churston Ferrers is essential.
Accident Advice Helpline.
If you are stuck at home while recovering from your accident the last thing you will feel like doing is looking for an injury solicitor. You can, in fact, begin your compensation claim while sitting at home by calling a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. The firm have been helping accident victims make successful claims for over 15 years and work alongside over two hundred legal partners all of whom offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service to their clients.
They have the support of Dame Esther Rantzen who has campaigned for consumer rights in the United Kingdom for many years. Their helpline is open for no obligation advice twenty four hours a day seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 from a landline of 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown