Have you suffered a whiplash injury? Whiplash is essentially the torn or damaged tendons and ligaments in your neck and shoulders after a road accident (generally, although whiplash can occasionally be caused by other types of accident). Whiplash is caused when your body is thrown violently forwards and backwards, or from side to side. This causes your neck to move in an uncomfortable and unusual way, which damages the tendons in your neck.
Although whiplash can be a very mild injury, it can also be more severe and may cause you to have to take time off work, as well as have a long and painful recovery period. If you have sustained any form of whiplash injury, you may want to make a claim with an injury lawyer in Sorn. What are the rules for making a whiplash injury claim?
Your whiplash must have been caused in an accident
As previously mentioned, from time to time people can sustain whiplash for reasons other than accidents. You may sustain whiplash from moving your head awkwardly or violently due to a number of other reasons, but in this case your injury is no one’s fault and you will not be able to claim because of it. You are most likely to be able to make a claim with an injury lawyer in Sorn if you have been in a road accident which caused your whiplash.
The accident must have been the fault of someone else
You cannot make an injury claim if the accident that caused your whiplash was your own fault, or because of something like a weather condition. In order to make a successful claim for compensation, you will not only have to prove the injury but also that someone is to blame, otherwise there is no one to try to claim compensation from. You may actually be able to make a compensation claim if your accident was caused by weather conditions, but only if these conditions were not appropriately prepared for or warned about.
You will need evidence of your injury
Head to a doctor as soon as possible after your accident to get an official assessment of your condition and a diagnosis of whiplash. You are unlikely to be able to make an injury claim with an injury lawyer in Sorn if you cannot prove that you have been injured.
Make a claim with us or with an injury lawyer in Sorn
If you think that you should be eligible for compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to someone who can help. The team of friendly, helpful advisers will talk you through your accident and let you know what sort of compensation you may expect. They can also point you in the direction of the 30-second test on our website so that you can find out for yourself what compensation you might receive. If you decide to proceed with your claim then we will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown