Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from road traffic accidents but it can also be a result of other accidents such as horse riding, sports activities, a trip or fall or cycling accidents. Whiplash is an injury to the neck; it could be the neck muscles, bones or nerves.
Some cases of whiplash are quite minor and people tend to recover quickly with light exercise and pain relief. In other cases it can be more serious lasting for much longer periods of time and needing treatment such as a neck brace and physiotherapy. There have been manyl personal injury claims in Motherwell over the past few years related to whiplash.
Whiplash occurs when the head is abruptly thrown back and then forwards again with a jolt or slight force. There are four phases to the whiplash injury.
- Initial position (before an accident or collision) when the neck is stable and there is no force.
- Retraction, this is when the actual whiplash occurs due to an unusual loading on the tissue.
- Extension, when the whole neck and head switch to extension and it is then stopped or limited by a head restraint.
- Rebound, transpires as a result of the above stages.
For someone who has never suffered from whiplash it can be hard for them to understand just how painful it can be and the sort of impact i can have on people’s lives. When you use a solicitor to make personal injury claims in Motherwell we will ensure that the other party are made aware of just how your life has been affected and the result it has had on your everyday life.
The most important thing to do if you have suffered a whiplash injury that was no fault of your own is to make sure you seek medical advice and get your injuries confirmed and diagnosed by a doctor; this way if anyone wants to make personal injury claims in Motherwell you will already have a good case. You should also keep any receipts of costs you may have uncured due to your accident.
How to make personal injury claims in Motherwell
The first step to making personal injury claims in Motherwell is to contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 180 4123. We have a team of specialist advisors waiting to take your details and tell you if you are eligible to make a claim.
Online you could alternatively take our 30 second test to see if you have a claim for personal injuries, here you can also use he simple calculator to get a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you may get.
Our service works solely on a no win no fee basis and the decision to proceed with a claim will be entirely yours our team will advise you without pressure or obligation.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown