Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we hope that no one suffers a whiplash injury through an accident that was not your own fault, because it is a very painful and disabling injury. In this situation you would not need to use the solicitors in Hathersage to make a personal injury compensation claim.
A whiplash injury and the solicitors in Hathersage
Anybody who has a whiplash injury can make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Hathersage, if the injury happened in an accident that was not their fault some time in the last three years.
One of the most common ways for whiplash to happen is through a car running into the back of another, but any accident that causes your neck to be suddenly jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways suddenly can cause whiplash. Such as:
- Contact sports such as boxing or rugby, where a blow to the head occurs
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
It does not matter how you suffer your whiplash injury, if the cause was not your fault, you may be eligible to use the solicitors in Hathersage to claim compensation.
How severe your whiplash injury could be
There are different types of whiplash, mild, moderate and severe, and they can vary greatly. It is because of the sudden movement, damaging the ligaments and tendons in your neck, that basically causes a sprain in your neck. In its mildest form it will create:
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
In severe whiplash cases you could also experience
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Anxiety or depression
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
The recovery time of whiplash injuries
The recovery time for a whiplash injury, depends on the severity. If your injury is mild, then this should clear itself over a few weeks. But severe whiplash can take a lot longer and may need specialist treatment. In chronic cases, the injuries can be permanent and life changing, and stop you carrying out everyday tasks for yourself. The injury is not always immediately apparent and can develop over time.
Making a whiplash injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with countless whiplash injury claims, after all they do account for over three quarters of all motoring claims submitted. We have the experience and expertise to give your claim the best chance of success and will do this while causing as little hassle as possible to you.
Our freephone number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, where you can speak to one of our friendly advisers, or you can complete our 30-second test online for guidance.
However you decide to contact us, you do not need to worry about paying us any money to start your claim, as we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. No money will be needed if you claims lost either, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us to start your personal injury claim.