If you are involved in a car accident, suffer from whiplash as a result and the accident was not your own fault, then you should call a personal injury lawyer in Queensferry at Accident Advice Helpline in order to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Personal injury lawyer in Queensferry
A lot of people have heard of whiplash, either from personal experience or from someone else who has suffered from it. 78% of all motor claims processed are for whiplash, although the rear-end shunting of cars is not the only way in which to sustain this injury.
Whiplash is caused by the head having a sudden jolt that moves it too far forwards, backwards or sideways, and sprains the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck. Anything that causes this sudden jolt will cause the condition, such as:
- Tripping over and banging your head as you go down;
- Falling off your bicycle or a horse;
- Having some object that is heavy or solid hit your head; or
- Playing contact sports such as boxing or martial arts.
Symptoms of whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash depend on the severity of the injury, and if any other injuries have been caused around it. At its worst, whiplash can include:
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Pain in the neck;
- Stiff neck;
- Blurred vision;
- Headaches; and
A mild case of whiplash will clear over a few weeks without too much treatment, just plenty of rest to let the neck heal, and ice packs and painkillers in the first few days to reduce any swelling and pain.
However, if it is a severe case of whiplash then it can take many months to heal, if it ever does. Some victims are left with permanent weaknesses and never fully recover. Although it is not life threatening itself, it can cause other conditions that can be much more serious.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may want to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Queensferry.
Accident Advice Helpline and claims for whiplash with a personal injury lawyer in Queensferry
To make your whiplash injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Queensferry at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping claimants for over 16 years, and have aided many thousands of them to get the compensation to which they were entitled. We have done this through the no win no fee* agreement, making the claims process available to everyone as no money is needed to start a claim.
Our user-friendly website has an online claim form and a 30-second test. If you complete either of these, an advisor will contact you with an assessment of your claim, and an estimate of how much you might receive. Or, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can also call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply). You will find our advisers to be friendly and helpful, and they will give you free legal advice regarding your whiplash injury claim.
After talking you through the processes, they will let you decide if you want to continue with the claim. We will not put you under any pressure one way or the other — the decision will be entirely yours.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown