In spite of everything you may read in the media about Britain having a compensation claim culture, year on year fewer people are making a personal injury claim in Croydon, or anywhere else in the UK.
This seems to be because many victims think their injuries are not bad enough to claim for, but even a relatively minor injury such as whiplash, can turn your life upside down until you have recovered, and cause many extra expenses as well.
Using whiplash as an example, the pain and discomfort this can cause can be very distressing for the victim, and not all cases clear in the few weeks like a mild case may do.
The seriousness of whiplash that might result in a personal injury claim in Croydon
A serious case of whiplash can take many months to heal, and some victims suffer life long conditions because of it. The whiplash itself can heal, but leave a chronic pain syndrome. This means the sufferer will have daily pain that cannot be cured, and at best, pain management might help. Also in the first few days, some whiplash victims experience:
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Blurred vision
- Lower back pain
- Lack of mobility
These symptoms do not usually last very long, but the pain and stiffness can take months to go away.
Treating a whiplash injury
This depends on the severity of the injury, but the usual advice these days is to be as active as possible. This helps the injury to heal, and although you might feel uncomfortable, you cannot make the injury any worse. In more severe cases, physiotherapy can help, but whiplash is a self-limiting injury that will eventually heal on its own.
Claiming for a whiplash injury
If your whiplash injury was caused in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim in Croydon for compensation.
Compensation is not meant to be free money, but is in recognition of the suffering you have caused, and of how the injury may have affected your life. On top of this, there can be lots of extra out of pocket expenses you have to pay, because of the accident.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have been dealing with personal injury claims for over 14 years, and in that time have helped many thousand of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to. Among them have been numerous claims for whiplash injuries.
This is because it is an injury that is so easily sustained, any sudden jolt or knock to your head can stretch or tear the ligaments and tendons, creating a whiplash injury.
If you would like to no more about how Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your personal injury claim in Croydon, or anywhere else in the UK, you should get in touch either via one of the online options on our website, or by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 28th October 2014