Entitled to make an injury claim in Purley?
Purley Cross gyratory system connects routes leading north to Croydon and Central London (A23 and A2022), south east to East Grinstead and Eastbourne (A22), and west to Epsom and Kingston (A2022). Within a stone’s throw is the Purley Way trading estate. Ikea and Gatwick Airport lie within easy reach. With so many main artery roads leading through this suburban area, it’s high density of vehicles makes it a prime location for road traffic accidents, leading many people to make an injury claim in Purley.
Victim of a road traffic accident?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the past three years and sustained injuries through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to receive compensation. A common injury suffered within a road traffic accident is whiplash. Whiplash is caused when a person sustains a sudden jolt to their head or body which in turn causes damage to the ligaments, muscles or soft tendons and tissues in their neck.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash causes pain, stiffness, tenderness and inhibit movement in the neck area. It can also cause headaches, nausea and muscle spasms, and pain within the shoulders and arms of the victim. In more serious cases, whiplash can cause inflammation or swelling and back pain, or the sensation of pins and needles in limbs.
In most cases, the causes of whiplash are not felt immediately and symptoms may develop after a few days. Often, they become worse before they get better. Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol may be used to ease symptoms, but if you have had an accident it is worth visiting your GP soon after the incident so that you have some documentation to support your early symptoms.
The severity of the injury can vary greatly from person to person, and in some cases a person can recover within a few days or weeks. However, for some unfortunate people the symptoms of whiplash can remain with them for months or years and severely impact on their quality of life.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury, it may be worth your while contacting us for advice on how to make a compensation claim. You could be entitled to recoup your out-of-pocket expenses such as hospital parking tickets, prescription charges, physiotherapy fees or larger amounts such as loss of earnings for yourself and/or a partner. The money won’t eradicate your pain, but it will certainly help you on your road to full recovery. You should seriously consider making an injury claim in Purley.
What to do now
Take our 30-second test now, or call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, where our team of advisors will be happy to evaluate your injury claim in Purley.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown