Making a whiplash injuries compensation claim could be because of many different types of incidents, although they are most commonly associated with road traffic accidents. It could also be because of:
- A faulty seat belt on a fairground ride. On something like a rollercoaster this could mean you are thrown from pillar to post, you head being constantly jolted.
- Tripping over a broken paving slab. Most times the victim would hope no one has seem them trip and just walk away. But if that trip sends you to the ground, you could knock your head on a wall, or some other object, and cause it to jolt out of its normal movement zone.
- Being thrown from your cycle, or horse. Potholes are a sure fire way for this to happen. Hitting one could throw the cyclist, and the horse could lose balance if they trip down one. Both actions that cause that all-important jolt to your head.
- Being hit on the head with some force. If you were walking through the park while there is a rugby match being played, and were unlucky enough to be in the wrong place when a ball is thrown and leaves the pitch, the force with which it would hit your head would cause the jolting movement.
These are just a few examples of how you can sustain a whiplash injury, other than in a car accident. Whiplash is caused by a sudden jolt to your head, which causes the tendons and ligaments to tear, creating a neck sprain that is whiplash.
Making your whiplash injuries compensation claim
These types of personal injury claims are very common and here at Accident Advice Helpline we have dealt with many thousands of them since being established 14 years ago. The experience we have in handling them cannot be replaced and can only be of benefit to our claimants.
To start your claim with us is easy – complete our 30-second test or call our helpline, 0800 180 4123. Either way, from the first second you are in touch, you will receive the highest quality service and will be glad you contacted Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 17th April 2014
Author: Louise Thacker