How can you get a whiplash injury? Many people don’t realise just how much potential to get injured exists in our everyday lives, so at Accident Advice Helpline, we have prepared some information for you about perhaps one of the commonest injuries out there, and to assist you with information about whiplash claims in St. Leonards-on-Sea.
First of all, how can it happen?
It’s true that the majority of cases of whiplash injury happen in a car accident or road traffic accident of some description. But there are other ways in which you might sustain whiplash, and here are some:
- Slipping and falling, for example, on a polished floor
- Falling off your bike, for example, when you hit a pothole
- Falling off a horse, for example, if riding on an uneven surface
So what is the root cause of a whiplash injury?
If you study the three examples above – four if you count the car accident – you will probably realise before too long that all the situations involve some degree of sudden impact. It is this factor which causes whiplash.
The process is as follows:
- The sudden impact causes the head to jerk
- The head pulls on the neck
- The tendons and ligaments within the neck are damaged
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
The symptoms are pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck – but sometimes, there are additional symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness and headaches.Open Claim Calculator
Symptoms don’t normally show up until a few hours after the accident that caused the injury – maybe even a few days after. Whatever the case may be, it’s important that you get down to your doctor’s surgery and have your injury checked out!
What about making a whiplash claims in St. Leonards-on-Sea?
While you recover from your whiplash injury, you can think about making a whiplash claims in St. Leonards-on-Sea.
You’re probably eligible to claim if the accident that caused your injury was someone else’s fault. If you’re not sure about this, you can check your eligibility by taking the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test, which is available on our website.
If you do this and find out that you do qualify to claim, why not try our free compensation calculator, too? This will give you an estimate of what you might be awarded, should your whiplash claims in St. Leonards-on-Sea be successfully settled.
Get on the phone to us now
Our helpline is staffed by professional advisers, here to help you no matter what type of injury you have suffered, or where you are located in the UK..
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
If you choose to text, one of our advisers will call you as soon as possible.
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, for extra peace of mind to you – so why not call us when you’ve finished reading this? We look forward to helping you!