Are you suffering from whiplash?
When people are involved in road traffic accidents, they can get hurt in many different ways and sustain a variety of injuries. However, some injuries are more common than others and whiplash often occurs due to this type of incident.
When an impact, such as a collision on the road, occurs, the people inside the vehicles can be shaken around. Although your seatbelt should prevent you from suffering very serious injuries, the sudden impact and pressure may cause your neck to move abnormally and this can result in whiplash.
Although whiplash isn’t considered to be a particularly serious injury, it can be painful and sufferers may experience on-going discomfort for quite some time. Whilst you may not think you need medical help, you should always seek treatment after this type of incident.
In addition to protecting your own health, you will need to have received some type of medical help if you plan on making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in Test Valley.
When did you receive medical treatment?
When people are seriously hurt, the emergency services are often on the scene within minutes. However, if you’ve experienced whiplash, the symptoms may not appear immediately. If you didn’t seek medical help until a few hours or days after the incident, you should still be able to make a claim.
Although doctors may only prescribe painkillers and give you advice about how to manage your injury, this could still enable you to make a compensation claim.
How much compensation could you obtain for this type of injury?
Although the severity of your injury will affect the amount of compensation you will be able to obtain, you may be surprised at how much compensation people can be awarded for relatively minor injuries, such as whiplash.
When assessing your potential compensation award, the affect that your injuries have had on your everyday life will be taken into account. If you’ve had to take time off work and suffered a financial loss, your compensation could be increased. Similarly, if you’ve been unable to take part in your usual activities or hobbies, you may receive additional compensation.
To find out how much compensation your claim could be worth, just visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our simple 30 second test today.
Make your claim for road traffic accident compensation in Test Valley now
If you think you might be eligible to make a compensation claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline and find out more about the claims process today. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to assist you with your claim.
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Date Published: 29th June 2015
Author: David Brown