If you are in an accident that causes a sudden jolt to your neck, the ligaments and tendons could be torn or stretched, and you could have a whiplash injury. If this accident was the fault of someone else, claiming compensation is a legal right, and the simplest way to do this is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim in Rochdale.
The effects of a whiplash injury
Whiplash usually starts to show itself after about 6-12 hours after an accident, and then for the first few days gets worse before it starts to get better. For some of the worst affected victims in those first few days they may experience other symptoms as well, such as:
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands, which can turn to aches
- Lack of mobility
- Blurred vision
Although, these do tend to only last for a few days, and not all victims will suffer all of the symptoms, there is the pain on top of these, which is best relieved with painkillers and icepacks.
The accidents that can cause whiplash and an injury claim in Rochdale
Whiplash can happen in any accident, but most commonly occurs when:
- There is a rear end shunt between two road vehicles
- Someone falls off something such as a motorbike or cycle
- Something heavy hits someone’s head
- Heavy lifting without the proper training is carried out
- Fairground rides that have restraints can cause a whiplash injury
- If someone slip, trips or falls and lands awkwardly
All of these ways of causing whiplash are preventable, but they are why innocent victims sustain whiplash in an accident that was not their own fault, and why they have the right to make a personal injury claim in Rochdale for compensation.
Making your personal injury claim in Rochdale for compensation
If you are injured in any accident that was not your own fault, no matter what the injuries you suffer are, as long as they were severe enough to need medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago, you can make a claim for compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have solicitors and lawyers who are specialists in this field of the law, and they have the expertise to give you claim its best chance of success. You certainly want them on your side of the claim, because they are so knowledgeable they are able to settle most claims with the need for courts.
If you would like some idea of the compensation you could receive, complete the 30-seond test on our website. This will let you know if you qualify for compensation, and give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
But some people prefer to chat to someone about their situation, so you can always call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to our friendly advisers. This will put you under no obligation to proceed, and the legal advice they give you is free of charge.
Date Published: 28th October 2014