If you hurt your neck in a whiplash injury in Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire, you’ll be one of a very small minority, and that’s because the village is only very small with no more than approximately 250 inhabitants.
So the roads here are not exactly busy, but of course, it only takes one split second of carelessness or negligence to cause an RTA that may result in whiplash injury, and like any other sort of accident, they can and do happen.
Whiplash injury is normally a self healing injury
Whiplash injuries are not normally very serious, although they can be extremely painful and quite debilitating. Whiplash injury is a self healing injury whereby it’s quite usual for an injury victim to recover within 2 to 4 weeks, although on occasion, a case of chronic whiplash can take more like 12 months or more to fully recover from.
Treatment is usually by way of painkillers where necessary, and a course of physiotherapy to help to keep the neck mobile and accelerate healing.
How whiplash pain develops
The pain and discomfort of a whiplash injury is not normally immediate. It tends to manifest itself some 6 to 12 hours after the accident, but in some in may take several days to present itself.
Everyone’s reaction to this sort of injury is different, some preferring to self heal, and some preferring to visit their GP for treatment.
However, if you are thinking about attempting to claim compensation for your injury, then you’ll need medical proof, as whiplash is one of those injuries that attract many fraudsters to make bogus claims in the hopes of obtaining unjustified compensation.
Insurance company’s suspicions aroused
Unfortunately, these claim are costing the average motorist an additional £90 on their insurance premiums. These bogus claims have made the insurance industry very suspicious of whiplash claims, which is why they are so insistent on being supplied with an official medical diagnosis with every whiplash claim.
They have also advocated that general practitioners should be made more aware of the specific symptoms of whiplash in order to identify potentially fraudulent claims.
How much is your whiplash injury in Barnby Moor claim worth?
If you have suffered a genuine whiplash injury in Barnby Moor, or indeed anywhere else, the first thing you may wish to do is to establish how much compensation you might be due.
You can do this by using the free HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find via Accident Advice Helpline, here on the website.
Not only will it give you an estimate, but it will also pre-validate your claim in principle. The whole exercise takes less than 30 seconds.
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