Can injury solicitors help me with my whiplash claim?
Although whiplash can be extremely painful and uncomfortable, it is, unfortunately, relatively common. Often, this type of injury can occur as a result of an impact, so people who have been involved in road traffic accidents or collisions often suffer with whiplash as a result.
If, for example, your vehicle is stationary and you are waiting at traffic lights, and the vehicle behind you doesn’t realise that you have stopped moving, they could drive straight into the back of your car or van. This sudden jolt could be enough to cause serious injuries, including whiplash.
If you are involved in this type of incident, it’s likely that you will need to obtain medical help. Even if your injuries aren’t too severe, the shock may mean that you need medical assistance. Whilst you may be able to get to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital alone, in many cases an ambulance will be called to administer emergency care. If necessary, they will be able to transport you to hospital so you can obtain the treatment that you require.
Although medical professionals may be able to provide painkillers for an injury such as whiplash, often the injury simply needs time to heal. Unfortunately, this could mean that you need to take a significant time off work in order to recover.
As the injury can restrict your movement, you may find it hard to carry out day to day activities for some time and some sufferers even need to wear a neck collar which can mean that their movement is restricted significantly. Whilst this may be inconvenient in the short term, this could help to speed up your recovery and prevent you from suffering with on-going pain and discomfort in the future.
Whiplash compensation claim in Ulverston
If you find that you’re suffering from whiplash and it wasn’t your fault, you may want to contact our injury solicitors to discuss whiplash compensation claim in Ulverston to find out if they can help you to make a compensation claim. In many instances, if you have a right to make a whiplash compensation claim in Ulverston, we will be able to assist you provided you can show that the injuries you sustained were caused by someone or something else.
If there were any witnesses at the scene of the incident, you may want to ask for their details if you feel well enough to do so. Often, we will be able to use eye witness accounts to help prove who caused your injuries so they could be very useful when it comes to making your claim.
Of course, there’s no need to worry if you weren’t able to collect evidence at the scene of the incident as it’s likely that we can help with your whiplash compensation claim in Ulverston anyway. To find out more about making a claim with injury solicitors in Ulverston now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014