Situated in North West England, Cumbria has a good tourism industry and plenty of areas of interest. With a population of almost 500,000, Cumbria is a busy town and with this, there are a lot of vehicles and the danger of road traffic accidents occurring.
When in a busy area like this, it is important to take due care and attention at all times, as this will minimise the risk of accidents occurring. One of the most common injuries sustained during a road traffic accident is whiplash. If you have suffered from whiplash and it was the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Cumbria.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the head is jolted backwards and forwards during an accident. The symptoms of whiplash may take a while to surface but it is worthwhile visiting a doctor if you feel pain in this area, as they may be able to recommend painkillers or even a physiotherapy to help provide some relief.
There are a wide range of symptoms associated with whiplash. You may suffer from pain in the upper region of the body, including the head and shoulders. There could also be lower back pain, dizziness and the inability to sleep properly.
There are various ways to relieve whiplash, including taking painkillers, having a massage or using heat, such as a wet flannel or a soak in the bath. The length of time the treatment takes to have an effect will depend on the severity of the symptoms. Quite often the symptoms of whiplash only last for a few weeks, but in some cases they can continue for months.
However, you shouldn’t attempt to diagnose yourself. By seeing your doctor, they can provide an appropriate range of treatments which should help to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may be in.
Can you make a claim for whiplash?
If someone else was at fault for causing your injury, then you should be able to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Cumbria. Many people make successful claims for compensation for these types of accidents, so it is well worth taking action.
What should you do?
You will need some evidence to back up your claim, such as police reports, medical records and witnesses at the scene. The more evidence you have, the better your chance of success with your claim.
However, if you have yet to obtain any evidence relating to the incident, it doesn’t meant that you won’t be able to move forward. To find out more about obtaining evidence, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Cumbria
The process for making your claim could not be simpler. All you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or you can call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and we’ll do our very best to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 1st June 2015
Author: David Brown