If you are unlucky enough to have had a car accident and if the accident was not your fault but, as a result, you suffered injuries, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using a solicitor in Bedworth at Accident Advice Helpline to help you, providing the accident happened no more than three years ago.
If your injury happens to be whiplash, it will be more painful and disabling than is generally thought and depending on it’s severity, will cause you much pain and discomfort.
The effects whiplash can have
If you have mild whiplash, it will cause you neck pain and stiffness, but will heal over a few weeks. But if you have a more severe whiplash, it can have numerous effects that can make life difficult for you. Some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Painful arms and legs
- Pins and needles or tingling sensations in the arms and legs
- Sleepless nights
- Stiffness and lack of mobility in neck and back areas
- Pain in the neck area
The main thing you need to do for whiplash is rest. The neck needs time to heal, but can become very stiff if there is not some gentle exercise to keep it mobile. It often gets worse before it improves; so don’t be surprised if after a few days you are in more pain than you were to start with. The complete rest will probably mean you losing time from work and then loss of earnings will be considered as part of your personal injury claim.
The time scale of whiplash
This depends on whether it is a mild case or a severe one. If its severe whiplash, some unlucky people are left with stiffness in their necks and have less mobility than they used to. Sometimes, the whiplash clears but leaves some sort of chronic pain syndrome and then the sufferer is in daily pain for the rest of their lives.
Your compensation claim will be affected by how long the whiplash lasts and if an independent medical report shows that there are likely to be long-term consequences, the compensation amount would be increased accordingly.
Making a whiplash injury compensation claim with a solicitor in Bedworth at Accident Advice Helpline
To make a personal injury compensation claim for any type of injury, including whiplash, contact a solicitor in Bedworth at Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number, 0800 689 0500. You will be able to speak to someone who will understand your problems, an advisor you will find to be friendly and professional. Or you could complete our 30-second test online to see if you are eligible to claim and get a rough estimate of how much you can expect to receive.
With over 15 years experience of making personal injury compensation claims, we have gained an enormous amount of experience in making claims for whiplash injuries. We know how you will be suffering with the condition and a solicitor in Bedworth does not want you to be concerned about how to handle you claim, or the costs involved in making the claim.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis and will ensure that along the way we take care of all the problems associated with making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 12th March 2014
Author: David Brown