It does not matter who you are or how important you are, an accident in which you suffer whiplash, could still happen to you at any place or at any time. If this has happened to you and it was through no fault of your own, then you may wish to use the solicitors in Kelso to make an injury claim.
Having a road traffic accident is not the only way to get whiplash, or why you would use the solicitors in Kelso
One of the most common ways to suffer a whiplash injury is through a car accident, where another car goes into the back of your car. But that is not the only way to suffer whiplash, for instance:
- Knocking you head in a slip, strip or fall
- Falling off a bicycle
- Playing contact sports such football or hockey
- Having something heavy or solid hit your head
You may want to consider using the solicitors in Kelso, if this, or any other type of injury occurred in an accident that was not your fault, some time in the last three years.
The symptoms of whiplash may not always be apparent straight away, they could develop some time after the accident, and they can vary greatly. You should try to rest your neck as soon as the symptoms do start to appear and should see a doctor. They will be able to advise you the best way to treat your injury and this will help your solicitors in Kelso when they are assisting you with your compensation claim.
The usual symptoms are:
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
There are other things that you can claim for, although the bulk of your claim will be from how bad your injury is and how long it will take for you to recover. If your whiplash is mild then this should clear itself up within a few weeks, however if it is severe whiplash then this can be permanent and life changing.
The other expenses you could claim for are:
- Travel expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Care and assistance expenses
Any cost or loss that you have had to bear because of the accident can be reclaimed as part of your claim.
Using the best to make your claim
Accident Advice Helpline are a specialist law firm who have been helping victims for the last 14 years to get the compensation they deserved after being inured in an accident that was not their fault.
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speaking to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed. Or you can complete the 30-second test on our website, which will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you some indication of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: David Brown