If you are unfortunate enough to have a car accident that was not your own fault and as a result you end up with a neck injury and need medical attention, then you may be able to make a compensation claim using a personal injury solicitor in Auchterarder at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
Having whiplash is very common injury in the UK these days. Last year 78% of all motoring injury claims were for whiplash. Most people associate this type of injury with a car running into the back of another, but it can happen in any accident that causes your neck to be jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways suddenly making your head move from its normal movement zone. Apart from rear end shunts it can also happen in the following circumstances:
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head as you go down
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
- Falling off your cycle, or maybe your horse
- In contact sports, such as martial arts or rugby, or any sport where a blow to the head occurs
It does not matter how your whiplash injury happens, if it was through the fault of someone else and you had to seek medical attention, providing the accident happened in the last three years, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and you should contact a solicitor in Auchterarder at Accident Advice Helpline.
A personal injury solicitor in Auchterarder knows how much pain you will be in
Having whiplash can be very painful and disabling, the severity of it can vary greatly. The sudden movement causes damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck. Depending how bad it is the symptoms will vary but could include:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety or depression
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
If you have mild whiplash then this will heal itself over a few weeks, but severe whiplash can take a very long time to recover from and some victims never do. Mild or severe, the victims should contact a solicitor in Auchterarder to make a personal injury compensation claim.
A personal injury solicitor in Auchterarder at Accident Advice Helpline
If you sustain whiplash through someone elses fault, you should talk to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. For over 14 years we have been helping people make their personal injury compensation claims, many thousands of them. Among those claimants, there have been numerous with whiplash claims.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our friendly and professional advisers will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim. The call to them is free and puts you under no obligation to pursue the claim, unless you want to.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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