Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from road traffic accidents but it can also be a result of workplace accident such a trip or fall. Whiplash is the term referring to an injury to the neck; it could be the neck muscles, bones or nerves. Some cases of whiplash are quite minor and people tend to recover quickly with light exercise and pain relief.
However in some cases it can be more serious lasting for much longer periods of time and needing treatment such as a neck brace and physiotherapy. Whiplash is not an actual medical term but more of a nickname that has been given to this type of injury over the years. These whiplash injuries can lead to people making a South Oxfordshire accident at work compensation claim. There have been thousands of these types of claims over the past few years related to whiplash.
Whiplash is usually caused when the head is abruptly thrown back and then forwards again with a jolt or force. There are four phases to the whiplash injury; Initial, Retraction, Extension and Rebound.
If you have never suffered from whiplash it can be hard to understand just how painful it can be and the sort of impact it can have on lives. People who are suffering from a whiplash injury may be entitled to make a South Oxfordshire accident at work compensation claim.
The most important thing to do if you have suffered a whiplash injury that was no fault of your own is to make sure you seek medical advice and get your injuries confirmed and recorded by a doctor. You must ensure that the accident has been recorded in the workplace accident book, and you should try to keep any receipts of costs you may have uncured due to your accident.
How to make South Oxfordshire accident at work compensation claim
To take the first step to making a personal injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline on our free phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Here, you will find an amazing a team of specialist advisors waiting to take your details, talk through the circumstances of your accident and the injuries you incurred then they will be able to tell you if you are eligible to make a claim.
The team will also be able to give you a rough estimated figure of the sort of compensation figure you could be looking at. This is only an estimate as all cases are different and we cannot give an accurate figure in these early stages.
Accident Advice Helpline also has a website where you can take a 30 second test to see if you meet the claims criteria and get an estimated compensation figure.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown