Many injuries can arise after a car accident, with whiplash being chief among them.
Whiplash is a common injury that affects the muscles and tendons in the neck, and occurs when the head is thrown about violently during an impact such as a collision. Although the injury primarily affects the neck, it is not uncommon for victims to experience pain in the upper and lower back, as well as other side effects such as tingling in the arms, headaches and more.
If you have suffered whiplash in a Hackney car accident, you could potentially be entitled to claim compensation depending on who was at fault for the accident. If you were in no way to blame and can prove that the negligence of another driver lead to your road traffic accident (RTA), you could be within your legal rights to make a claim.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
If you’ve suffered whiplash as a result of a Hackney car accident, after receiving the appropriate medical care it’s important to follow through on your rights to make a claim.
Many people are made to feel guilty over seeking compensation for whiplash, or fail to do so within the allotted three year time period. This can mean missing out on what could have been thousands of pounds in compensation, which could have helped cover the many medical costs associated with treating whiplash.
This neck injury causes stiffness and swelling in the short term, but once this has dissipated, treatment from a chiropractors, physiotherapist and even massage therapist can also be required to combat the onset of chronic pain. You shouldn’t have to pay for these costs out of pocket if you weren’t to blame for your accident, which is exactly what you risk doing if you don’t make a claim.
It is also important to work with an experienced lawyer that specialises in personal injury claims when considering compensation for whiplash. Because it is such a common injury, it can often be dismissed as not being a major issue, which of course we know not to be true.
Many whiplash sufferers complain of pain for months after the accident, with one in five people still reporting symptoms after a year. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that whiplash is serious, and will fight hard to make sure you are paid the highest possible sum in compensation from whoever caused it.
Contact us about your Hackney car accident claim
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t settle for living with the consequences.
With our no win, no fee* payment policy, it’s easier than ever to afford the help of a personal injury lawyer. To find out more about starting a whiplash claim, contact us today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown