As personal injury solicitors potential claimants who are concerned that they might have the condition often ask us how do you get whiplash in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
They often come to us before their doctors to find out how much a claim might be worth; especially if the doctor then suggests that they need time off work or specialist treatment.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in the United Kingdom, mostly because it can be sustained in such a wide variety of ways. In terms of defining the problem, it’s a muscular issue in the neck that can also affect the tendons and ligaments that join the neck to the shoulders and back.
It is given its name because of the motion in which it is usually sustained, resembling a whip being used, going forwards, backwards and sideways without being able to control the motion.
How do you get whiplash in Nuneaton and Bedworth?
To answer the question of how do you get whiplash in Nuneaton and Bedworth, we often use examples from past cases. Accident Advice Helpline have worked in personal injury since way back in 2000, and in our time our lawyers have handled hundreds – even thousands – of whiplash claims.
Among the most common occurrences of whiplash are road traffic accidents. With the driver of one vehicle hit from behind by another, they are unable to brace themselves and, as such, their heads are thrown forwards under the impact of the collision.
It’s this forced movement that causes the whiplash injury, along with a great deal of pain and discomfort. In some cases, the actual symptoms can take several hours to present themselves which is often once the person has been laid on a hospital bed or at home resting after the incident.
It’s not uncommon for people to get whiplash in sporting accidents either, as rugby players often sustain the injury under the force of a tackle.
Making a claim for whiplash
If you want to find out if you might be entitled to make a claim for a whiplash injury then you can do so quickly and easily with our online test. It takes just 30-seconds to complete and all you need to do is answer a few simple questions about the accident.
If you are entitled to make a claim then it’s up to you if you wish to go ahead with a case. We work on a 100% no-win no-fee basis and you are under no obligation to go ahead with a claim if you choose not to.
Should you choose to go ahead then we’ll assign a dedicated personal injury solicitor to your claim, and they’ll be able to use their experience to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
They will analyse various criteria and factors relating to your accident specifically when valuing the claim, and the minimum and maximum potential payout will be worked out according to things like the injury, the financial implications and the prognosis.
Should you wish to speak to us then you can do so for free by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd October 2015
Author: David Brown