Road traffic accidents happen every day all over the country leaving people with minor to severe injuries. Merseyside road traffic accidents leave victims suffering from different injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a road traffic accidents and has been around for many years even before cars, although in the past it was called other names such as just a pain in the neck due to its main symptom being a pain in your neck.
Whiplash got its nickname when cars were invented as in car accidents when the injury is caused by a sudden jolt to the head, like a whip movement hence it was given the nickname whiplash.
Whiplash occurs when damage is done to the neck causing the muscle, tendons, ligaments and nerves in the neck to be torn or stretched. Despite popular belief, however, whiplash is not a medical term.
However, if you or someone you know have sustained a whiplash injury either in Merseyside road traffic accidents or road traffic accidents anywhere in the UK, you will need time off work to rest. The length of this will depend on how bad your injury is. This will mean that even though you are already suffering with the pain of the whiplash, your income could be cut as well at this time when you need it most with added expenses that the injury has caused.
Whether your injury is diagnosed as whiplash or given another name, and you sustained it in an accident that was not your fault, you could be able to make a no win no fee claim for compensation for your personal injuries. There is a strict criteria you will need to fit in order to make claims for Merseyside road traffic accidents injuries such as:
- The injuries you received must have had medical treatment
- It must have all happened in the last three years
- It must have been someone else’s fault
So if your whiplash injury meets all the above criteria then you should look into making a claim for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
To claim for Merseyside road traffic accidents personal injuries
You can count on Accident Advice Helpline to help you every step of the way. Our team of friendly and professional advisors and lawyers will take the stress out of your claim; making it as quick and hassle free as possible. We will aim to use the facts of your accident and the evidence of your injuries to get you the best possible amount of compensation.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 180 4123 and one of our experienced advisors will be on hand to help. Or you could try the 30 second test on our website to see if you meet the criteria mentioned above.
Date Published: 17th August 2014
Author: David Brown