Injury lawyers in Petworth
Petworth is a small town in the Chichester District of West Sussex. Petworth fell victim to bombing in World War II on 29 September 1942, when a lone German Heinkel 111, approaching from the south over Hoes Farm, aimed three bombs at Petworth House, which missed the house, but one of which bounced off a tree and landed on the Petworth Boys’ School in North Street. 28 boys lost their lives along with the headmaster Charles Stevenson and assistant teacher Charlotte Marshall.
Road traffic accidents happen all over the UK, including in Petworth. Many of these are minor shunts, which quite often cause a whiplash injury. If this happens to you, in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using the services of injury lawyers in Petworth.
Whiplash and injury lawyers in Petworth
Whiplash is a very painful neck injury, often sneered at by people who have never suffered it. It happens when there is a sudden jolt to the head forcing it backwards, forwards or sideways causing damage to the neck muscles and tendons. If this happens to you, and it is not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Petworth.
The ways whiplash can happen
There are many ways whiplash can happen, the most common of which is a rear end shunt in a car. However, there are many other ways including:
- Playing contact sport such as boxing or rugby
- Falling over and banging your head
- Falling of your cycle or maybe your horse
- Your head being hit by a solid or heavy object
Before the invention of cars, the most common way to sustain whiplash was on a train journey, the suddenness of stopping causing it. Then it was known as railway neck.
Whichever way you get your whiplash injury, if it was in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the guilty party, using injury lawyers in Petworth.
The symptoms of whiplash
The symptoms vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury but can include at its worst:
- Pain in the neck area
- Lack of mobility and stiffness of the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Back pain
- Blurred vision
If you are suffering any of this after a jolt to your head, you should seek medical attention as you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
The treatments vary according to how minor or severe the injury is, but generally the treatments would include plenty of rest for the neck to heal, and in the worst case scenario, perhaps a neck brace and physiotherapy.
Making an injury claim for whiplash
The easiest and least stressful way for you to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many thousands of claimants since we were established over 13 years ago. Among those there have been numerous claims for whiplash that we have ensured has received the compensation to which they were entitled.
There is always our freephone helpline, the number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and it is open all day every day for you to call whenever you want.
Date Published: 28th October 2013
Author: David Brown