Anyone, it does not matter who you are, could sustain a whiplash injury if they fell off their horse or maybe tripped downstairs. It is more common to get it in a rear end shunt between two cars or while playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing, but there are many different ways you can sustain a whiplash injury.
If you sustain a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to use a solicitor in Appleby-in-Westmorland at Accident Advice Helpline, to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
A solicitor in Appleby-in-Westmorland and the discomfort of whiplash
What causes whiplash is the sudden jolting of the head out of its normal movement area. This damages the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck and can be extremely painful. As well as the pain, the other symptoms that can be experienced are:
- Blurred vision.
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs.
- Stiffness in the back and neck.
Any of these symptoms might not show till the day after an accident, but if they do you should seek medical attention to ensure there are no other injuries, such as cracked or broken bones.
The other things that you can claim for
Apart from pain, suffering and the trauma you have suffered there are material things that can be part of your claim, for example:
- Travel costs.
- Care costs.
- Extra medical expenses.
- Loss of earnings.
Any cost or loss you have had to bear because of the accident can be reclaimed providing you have proof of them. Every accident, every injury and every victim is different and each claim is looked at on an individual basis, including the impact on your life that the injury has had.
At Accident Advice Helpline you will get a professional, friendly service second to none. All facets of your claim will be included and dealt with to get the best possible amount of compensation awarded to you, with as little trouble to yourself as possible.
This is not just us saying this; we provide a high quality service and have a reputation for giving complete customer satisfaction. Dame Esther Rantzen recommends us as well as being our patron. The fact a UK consumer champion such as Esther gives us her support speaks for itself and we are very proud of our association with her.
Accident Advice Helpline has a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where you will find the advisers are friendly and experienced in dealing with every type of personal injury compensation claim. You can also contact us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
On our website there is an online claim form, or you could try the 30-second test, which will give you some guidance about your compensation claim.
We operate a no-win, no-fee agreement, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us. The initial contact, either by telephone or website is free and no money is needed to start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 13th March 2014
Author: David Brown