Unfortunately if you are involved in a road accident in Perth and Kinross, or in any other part of the UK, then this will be very distressing for you. If this accident was not your own fault and you sustained whiplash as a result then this will also be very painful and disabling.
If this is the case the you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make a road accident in Perth and Kinross injury claim.
Whiplash injuries can happen in a number of circumstances. When you experience any sudden jolting to your neck, either forwards, backwards, or sideways, then you are in danger of damaging your ligament and tendons in your neck, which is what a whiplash injury is.
Some incidents can be mild and will clear in a few weeks of their own accord. But if you have chronic whiplash, it can take a very long time to recover from, if at all. If someone else causes your whiplash injury, from a road accident in Perth and Kinross, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and should contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you qualify.
How whiplash injuries happen
The majority of people associate whiplash injuries with car and road accidents in Perth and Kinross. Most of the time it does happen in this way and in fact 78% of all motor related injury claims are for whiplash injuries. But it is not a new injury that appeared with the invention of the car.
Prior to the car it was known as railway spine because the most common way to get it was in a railway crash, and before that is was called a sprain in the neck, which is basically what it is.
How an injury lawyer can help with your injury claim after a road accident in Perth and Kinross
The symptoms of whiplash can be very different and also do not always manifest themselves until a few days after the accident. You should seek medical treatment, not just to aid your personal injury claim, but to help make your recovery as short as possible. Your personal injury lawyer will need a medical report on your injuries.
There will be no doubt in your mind that you have whiplash because the symptoms can be so severe. At its worst a victim could suffer:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
The easiest way to make your claim
The easiest way to make an injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We were established over 13 years ago to give access to justice for blameless victims of accidents, under the no win no fee* agreement.
Over that time we have helped many thousands of claimants with all types of injuries, from all sorts of accidents, make personal injury compensation claims and to get a fair amount of compensation.
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and speaking to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown