Can I make an injury claim in Stepps for a road traffic accident?
Stepps is a small town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland on the North-Eastern outskirts of Glasgow. The town consists of Stepps Village, Cardowan, Stepps Hill and Millerston. It had a population of 4,802 according to the 2001 census. If you are involved in a road traffic accident within the roads of Scotland, you may need to make an injury claim in Stepps.
The most common injury resulting from a car crash is whiplash. It is caused by the sudden jolting of the neck, which damages the tendons and ligaments. If this happens to you, and the accident was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Stepps.
A rear end shunt is the most usual cause of whiplash and an injury claim in Stepps
The most common cause of whiplash is one vehicle going into the back of another, causing a sudden impact which jolts the occupants of the front vehicle, but it is not the only cause by any means. You could get whiplash from:
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or ruby
- Knocking your head in a slip, strip or fall
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
- Anything that makes your head jerk suddenly
What symptoms may cause you to make an injury claim in Stepps?
The symptoms of whiplash vary greatly, the more severe, the more of the symptoms you will experience. The condition does not always manifest itself until a few days after the accident, but when the symptoms start to show you should seek medical treatment, not jut to aid your injury claim in Stepps, but to help make your recovery as easy as possible.
Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Pain in the neck area which can also be stiff
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
How will the injury claim in Stepps be calculated?
The main part of your injury claim in Stepps will be because of your injury. In the case of whiplash, a mild case can last just a few weeks, whereas chronic whiplash can be permanent and life changing. Apart from your injuries, you can claim for any others costs or losses that are a result of the accident, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Care and assistance expenses
How to make an injury claim in Stepps
The easiest way to make an injury claim in Stepps is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
We were established in the year 2000 to give access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents, under the No Win, No Fee agreement. Since being established, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to.
Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations usually involved at the other end of your claim. They will make sure the claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speaking to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed.