Suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault?
For many people who have been injured in Oakdale road traffic accidents, the last thing on their minds may be to pursue personal injury compensation for their injuries. At the scene of a road traffic accident, the most important thing that crosses your mind is that everyone is alive and breathing. The reality of your situation may take many hours to sink in and weeks to come to terms with.
However, if you have found yourself injured as a result of your accident and it was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years’, then the law states that it is your legal right to pursue personal injury compensation if you wish to do so.
What types of injuries may be claimed for following Oakdale road traffic accidents?
Typical injuries may consist of:
- bleeding, lacerations and bruising
- soft tissue injury
- neck injury
- head injury
- facial injury
- back injury
- loss of limb
- internal injury
- brain injury
- fatal injury
Your neck injury
Any injury to the neck or head should always be examined and assessed by a trained medical professional following a road traffic accident; even if the symptoms arise the following day.
Neck injuries can be particularly dangerous, as the delicate neural pathways run through the spinal cord to the brain and they may become damaged by the impact of a road traffic accident.
A whiplash injury is one of the most common types of neck injuries which can be sustained in road traffic accident. It may affect not just the driver of the vehicle involved, but their passengers as well. Unfortunately, wearing a seat belt doesn’t prevent the neck from becoming injured by whiplash.
A whiplash injury?
Whiplash may be caused by many types of accidents, not just those on the roads. Whiplash is caused by the neck being violently and suddenly thrust forwards, backwards and sideways causing the ligaments and soft tissues to be overstretched and torn. Whiplash can also occur during a slip, trip or fall or when playing sports especially rugby or boxing.
Symptoms of a whiplash injuries may include:
- Stiffness across the neck, shoulders and upper back
- Inability to rotate the neck in all directions
- Severe pain and discomfort across the neck, shoulders and upper back
- Inability to sleep
- Inability to carry out everyday functions such as walking and driving
Claim for your whiplash injury
To find out if you are eligible to make a compensation claim for a road traffic accident, simply call our reputable team of advisors and injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline. They can provide no obligation advice over the phone, whenever you call our helpline.
If you prefer, why not take part in our unique 30-second online test for yourself and find out if you are eligible to make a no-win, no-fee claim? Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th August 2014