All sorts of injuries can result from a road accident in Bassetlaw, some of them being much worse than others.
Fractures from a road accident in Bassetlaw
Damage to bones is a very common result of a road accident in Bassetlaw, and as we have 206 bones in our body that should be no surprise. A broken arm or leg can make life very difficult when suddenly you cannot do everyday things for yourself, but broken chest or backbones can be much worse, the effects being far more serious.
Whiplash from a road accident in Bassetlaw
Whiplash is the most common of all injuries in road traffic accidents, because it is so easily sustained. When your head is suddenly jolted, the soft tissues in your neck become damaged, painful and disabling. Ranging from a mild case, that will heal in just a few weeks, to a chronic case, from which some victims never fully recover, whiplash can be sustained in many other ways, not just in road traffic accidents.
Brain injuries from a road accident in Bassetlaw
Brain injuries affect the life of the victim forever, as well as the lives of those close to them. Often sustained in accidents that involve bicycles or motorbikes, brain injuries can change the person so much it can be like living with a different person. These injuries can leave the victim unable to care for themselves, and many eventually need 24-hour care and spend the rest of their lives in care homes.
Facial injuries from a road accident in Bassetlaw
Facial injuries that cause scarring or disfigurement can change even the most extroverted person into a recluse, because they appear to be embarrassed by the change in their looks. The courts recognise this problem, and usually award women more than men, because our society considers that women’s looks are more important. Men who depend on their face for their living, such as male models and actors, are generally awarded a similar amount as women.
Post-traumatic stress disorder from a road accident in Bassetlaw
Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen after any accident, or if someone witnesses are accident. It does not always appear for a while after the event that has caused it, but it is as much an injury as a physical one, and for the purposes of personal injury claims will be treated in the same way.
Claiming for injuries from a road accident in Bassetlaw
It does not matter what your injuries are – if the accident in which you sustained them was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation, and should speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out for sure.
We can help you with that quest. As a specialist law firm, it is all we have done for the last 15 years, so we have the experience and expertise necessary to give your claim its best chance of success.
To discuss your accident in more detail with one of our expert advisers dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.