People do not always realise that whiplash has been around forever, they seem to think it appeared with the invention of cars. But this is not the case, for as long as we have had a neck, whiplash injuries have occurred, and we feel sure even cavemen would have made a personal injury claim in Dorset, if Accident Advice Helpline had been around to help them.
We have much experience with making a personal injury claim in Dorset, but not quite that much
Accident Advice Helpline were established in June 2000 specifically to help innocent victims of accidents get the justice they deserve, so although we have been around making successful claims for over 14 years, we do not go back as far as the cavemen.
The easy ways whiplash can be caused
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that claims are made for, because it is so easily sustained in hundreds of different ways. Anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head can tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons creating a sprain, which is basically what whiplash is – a sprain in your neck.
One of the reasons it is common in road traffic accidents is because of our seatbelts. They do an excellent job of holding our body firmly in place in the event of an accident, but in doing so, allow the jolting of the head that causes the injury.
Many of the headrests in new cars are designed to help combat this, but it appears that drivers and passengers do not use headrests properly, and so whiplash will continue to happen in this type of accident.
Whiplash also happens when victims fall over, or fall off something such as a cycle or horse. It can happen in accidents in the work place as well, heavy lifting being a common cause.
There is no end to the way whiplash injuries can happen, and as long as the accident that caused it was not your own fault, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim in Dorset.
Making your personal injury claim in Dorset
If you sustain whiplash through no fault of your own and want to make a compensation claim against the guilty party, Accident Advice Helpline are the best people to help you.
We will not ask you for any money to start your claim and we will not ask you for any money if your claim is lost. We use the no win no fee agreement, and that takes care of financing your claim.
If you would like to know more about making a personal injury claim anywhere in the UK, complete one of our online options, or give our friendly advisors a call on our freephone helpline number – 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 22nd October 2014