Injury lawyers in Sittingbourne will deal with your whiplash injury claim
Most people have heard of whiplash, or known someone who has suffered it. 78% of all road traffic accident claims processed are for whiplash, although the rear-end shunts of cars is not the only way in which to sustain this injury.
Whiplash is caused by the head having a sudden jolt that moves it too far forwards, backwards or sideways, spraining the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck. Anything that causes this sudden jolt will cause the condition, such as:
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or martial arts;
- Tripping over and banging your head as you go down;
- Falling off your bicycle or horse; and
- Having some object that is heavy or solid hit your head.
Whiplash symptoms that will make you want to use injury lawyers in Sittingbourne
The symptoms of whiplash depend on the severity of the injury and if any other injuries have been caused around it. At its worst, it can include:
- Pain in the neck;
- Stiff neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Blurred vision;
- Headaches; and
A mild case of whiplash will clear over a few weeks without too much treatment, just plenty of rest to let the neck heal and ice packs and painkillers in the first few days to reduce any swelling and pain.
However, a severe case of whiplash can take many months to heal, if it ever does. Some victims are left with permanent weaknesses and never fully recover. Although it is not life threatening itself, it can cause other conditions that can be much more serious. If a victim develops complex chronic pain syndrome, for which there is no cure, they will be in daily pain for the rest of their lives.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Sittingbourne.
Making a whiplash injury claim
To make your whiplash injury claim, you should contact injury lawyers in Sittingbourne at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping claimants for over 15 years and have aided many thousands of them to get the compensation to which they were entitled. We have done this through the no win no fee agreement, making the claims process available to everyone as no money is needed to start the claim.
Our user-friendly website has an online claim form and a 30-second test. If you complete either of these, an advisor will contact you with an assessment of your claim and an estimate of how much you might receive. Alternatively, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123.
You will find our advisors to be friendly, helpful and they will give you free legal advice regarding your whiplash injury claim. After talking you through the processes, they will let you decide if you want to continue with the claim. We will not put you under any pressure one way or the other — the decision will be entirely yours.
Date Published: 5th November 2013
Author: David Brown