Whiplash is a common injury sustained in an accident at work. Whiplash is not a medical term but is a commonly known nickname for a neck injury. Whiplash can be caused by damage to the neck bones, the surrounding tissue or the neck muscles or tendons.
Whiplash can be very minor and its victims recover quickly with no long lasting effects, however it can also be very serious and can have a very long recovery period with a severe amount of pain. Its victims can need lengthy treatments and in some of the worst cases people suffer from long term effects, sometimes permanently.
Whiplash is usually caused by an accident which causes its victims head to be thrown forwards, backwards and sideways with force. It can be very painful. You may need to take time off work, have to take regular pain relief, possibly wear a neck brace and have to undergo regular physiotherapy sessions to regain full movement.
If you suffer from a trip or fall at work then you are quite likely to suffer from a whiplash injury and if the accident was not your fault you may be able to make a Shotton accident at work claim for compensation for your personal injury.
Employers have a duty of care to keep all their employees safe while they are at work and do everything within their power to prevent accidents and injuries. However, realistically we all know that we cannot prevent accidents from happening which is why employers will have taken out an insurance policy to pay out compensation to employees who are injured on their premises while at work.
So if you have be injured at work and are suffering from whiplash or any other injuries you should make a Shotton accident at work claim and not suffer in silence without the compensation you are entitled to.
How to make a Shotton accident at work claim for compensation
One of the quickest and simplest ways to make an accident at work claim for personal injuries is to contact the Accident Advice Helpline on their free phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The lines are manned by efficient, trained and compassionate advisers. By making a no-obligation enquiry, you can talk through the circumstances of your accident and the injuries you sustained, then the advisers will be able to explain the claims process and tell you if you meet the criteria.
If you are eligible to make a personal injury claim our advisers will be able to offer you an estimated claim figure and then you can decide whether or not you wish to go ahead with your claim. The service works on the ‘no win, no fee*’ basis so you do not need any money to get your claim started or if we do not win your case.