If you have sustained a whiplash injury, you might need the services of injury solicitors in Hornsey
Of all injuries from road traffic accidents, whiplash is the most common. In 2013, 78% of motoring claims were for whiplash and this is because it so easily happens. It’s not just in road traffic accidents, either. Anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head and neck can damage the muscles and ligaments, which is what a whiplash injury is. If this happened anywhere else in your body it will be called a sprain, and as whiplash is not a medical term it is how many doctors refer to it – a sprain in the neck.
Whiplash is a very painful and disabling injury. A mild case will take just a few weeks of rest to heal, but chronic whiplash can take much longer, if it ever heals at all. Some sufferers have effects that never disappear, such as weaknesses in the neck and back.
It does not matter how mild or severe your whiplash injury is — if it was caused by someone else sometime in the last three years, you should be speaking to injury solicitors in Hornsey about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Other ways of sustaining whiplash and needing to speak with injury solicitors in Hornsey
There are numerous ways you can sustain a whiplash injury, just a few examples being:
- Slipping or tripping over and banging your head as you fall;
- Playing contact sports such as boxing, football or rugby;
- A heavy object banging into your head; and
- Having a rear-end shunt in a car.
If anything happens to you that causes a whiplash injury, or any other injury, you should contact injury solicitors in Hornsey to discuss making a personal injury claim.
The symptoms of whiplash can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but can include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck;
- Pins and needles or numbness in the limbs;
- Blurred vision;
- Back pain; and
- Muscle spasms.
Making a whiplash injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your personal injury claim for whiplash. Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service that gives complete customer satisfaction.
We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day. They have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure your claim reaches its full potential. On our website there is a 30-second test, which is there to give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
Alternatively, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice so that you can make an informed decision about making a personal injury claim. Speaking with them will put you under no obligation to continue. That choice will be yours.
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown