What do you know about whiplash? Many people think they know about it, but as with any kind of personal injury, there is a lot of misinformation out there.
Accident Advice Helpline presents to you, below, some of the things that people say about whiplash – and sets the record straight.
“You get whiplash in car accidents”
This is true…up to a point. Whiplash is commonly caused by car accidents – but they are not the only cause! You can also get it from slipping and falling, or if you get a blow to the head when you’re playing sports. All that is needed is for sudden impact to jerk the head and put strain on the neck’s tendons and ligaments.
“You know about it straight away if you get whiplash”
Not necessarily! Often, it takes several hours for the symptoms (pain, tenderness, stiffness and sometimes other symptoms) to become apparent; many people experience it the following morning when they wake up.
Nevertheless, even if you are not showing symptoms, it is a good idea to go and get yourself checked over by the doctor after an accident.
“You’ve got to wear a neck brace”
This looks good in films and television programmes, but the reality is that your doctor is likely to advise against immobilising your neck if you get a whiplash or a neck injury in Milford on Sea.
Recovery from whiplash requires rest and painkillers, and is usually complete within a few weeks. Some cases drag on for a longer period, but most people are back to normal sooner.
“You can claim compensation for a whiplash or neck injury in Milford on Sea if it was caused by someone else”
Now, this one is true – and with Accident Advice Helpline, you are guaranteed only the best client care from our team of professional, friendly advisors and no win no fee solicitors!
To check your eligibility to claim, you can take our 30-second test, which is available on our website; all you need to do is input the information it asks for, and you will receive your answer.
“There’s a time limit to make a claim”
This is also true, and the time limit is three years from the date of the incident that caused the whiplash or neck injury in Milford on Sea. The limit is extended in cases where the claimant was a minor at the time of the injury, but you really do need to make sure you get on the phone as soon as possible!
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
We have a 24/7 hotline that is fully staffed by a team of friendly, professional advisors, so you can call whenever you like. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile; if you prefer, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will contact you.
Why not call us now and get started?
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown