Most people assume that the only way to get a whiplash injury in Bedfordshire, or anywhere else, is in a road traffic accident. This is because it is the most common way for this type of injury to happen, but you can suffer a whiplash injury in Bedfordshire in a multitude of different ways.
It is usually caused by a quick and sudden movement that stretches or tears the ligaments and muscles in the neck. This could result from a fall if you land awkwardly, from falling down stairs, from heavy lifting not done correctly, or perhaps from something heavy hitting your head. Dancers, athletes and sports people are particularly prone to this type of injury, and generally they suffer it while taking part in whatever it is they do.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Bedfordshire
If you suffer a whiplash injury, you will soon realise how painful and disabling it can be. Although a mild injury can heal in just a few weeks, for that time you may not be able to work, or do many other day to day things we all take for granted.
As well as the physical pain you will suffer, you may well suffer financial hardship as well, as accidents usually create extra expenses. We can help you claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Bedfordshire, as long as you fit the legal criteria for making a claim:
- You must have been in an accident that was not your fault
- You must have been injured in the accident
- Your injuries must have been bad enough to warrant medical attention
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
Compensation will not take away the pain, but it can help you to cope with your injuries a little easier, and mean that you have the finances to to pay for the additional costs. In fact, you should keep receipts for anything you have to pay out that was caused by your accident, as we may be able to recoup the money as part of a successful claim.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
With over 15 years of experience in making successful claims, we have been able to hone the processes to make them simple and efficient, and stress free for you. If this is the first time you have made a claim, you probably have lots of questions. You can get all the answers and free claims advice you want by having a chat to our friendly advisors.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown