Working with an injury compensation lawyer in Poynton
If you are involved in a road traffic accident, and sustain a whiplash injury you may need to make a whiplash compensation claim. If the accident was not your fault, you should discuss the matter with an injury compensation lawyer in Poynton.
Your whiplash injury
The sudden jolting of your head out of its normal movement zone, forwards, backwards or sideways causes a whiplash motion, which then causes damage to the tendons and muscles in the neck creating a whiplash injury. You may need an injury compensation lawyer in Poynton.
How whiplash happens
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 vehicles, but it is not the only cause by any means. You could get whiplash from:
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or ruby
- Knocking you head in a slip, strip or fall
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
- Anything that makes your head jerk suddenly
The symptoms of a whiplash injury
The symptoms vary greatly and do not always manifest themselves immediately. Whenever the symptoms start to show you should seek medical treatment, not just to aid your compensation claim, but to help make your recovery as short as possible.
Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
The main part of your compensation claim will depend on the severity of your injury. Mild whiplash can last just a few weeks, whereas chronic whiplash can be permanent and life changing. Apart from your injuries, you can claim for any other costs or losses that are a result of the accident, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Care and assistance expenses
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident that caused you whiplash
Accident Advice Helpline
The easiest way to make a compensation claim 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.
Over the last 15+ years we have helped many thousands of claimants with all types of injuries, from all sorts of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims and to get a fair amount of compensation.
Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations usually involved at the other end of your claim.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if you are ringing from a mobile, please call us on 0333 500 0993. We can help when you need an injury compensation lawyer in Poynton.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown