Maesteg road traffic accidents and accidents all over the country are leaving people with injuries on a regular basis. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from road traffic accidents. The whiplash injury occurs when the head is thrown forwards and backwards or from side to side with a jolt.
The damage can be to the neck, the neck muscles, the bones or the nerves. Generally cases of whiplash are quite minor and people tend to recover quickly by doing light exercise. In the more severe cases it can last for much longer need specialist treatment such as a neck brace and a period of physiotherapy. There have been several personal injury claims from Maesteg road traffic accidents over the past few years related to whiplash injuries.
Whiplash occurs in four stages. To start with the head and neck are in the initial position before an accident or collision when the neck is stable and there is no force applied. Then there’s the retraction stage when the actual whiplash occurs due to an unusual loading on the tissue. Thirdly the whole neck and head switch to extension and it is then stopped or limited by a head restraint such as the head rest on a car seat. Finally you get the rebound stage which transpires as a result of the previous stages.
Whiplash can be extremely painful and have a lasting effect on the victims and their family’s lives. People who have not had a whiplash injury can find it difficult to understand how someone with whiplash injuries feels.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury that was no fault of your own make sure you seek medical advice and get your injuries diagnosed by a doctor, this way you will have the evidence needed to make a personal injury claim.You should also keep any receipts of costs you may have uncured from your accident due to your injuries.
How to make a claim for Maesteg road traffic accidents
Take the first step and contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 180 4123. Our team of specialist advisors and lawyers are waiting to help. Firstly by taking your details and telling you if you are eligible to make a claim.
An alternative if you do not wish to talk to an advisor in the first instance is to take our 30 second online test to see if you have a claim for personal injuries, here you can use our calculator to get a rough estimate of the amount of money you may be able get.
Our service works on a no win no fee* basis and the decision to proceed with a claim will be entirely yours our advisors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve not pressurize you into doing something you do not wish to do. By calling us you will be under no obligation to proceed.