Innocent victims of accidents often sustain injuries that can affect their lives, some times just while they are recovering, but in other cases their lives, and the lives of those close to them, are changed forever.
This can be for a number of reasons; it could be that the injury sustained was:
- A brain injury that leaves the victim incapable of caring for themselves
- Damage to the legs that means the victim becomes confined to a wheelchair
- Facial injuries that change the victims looks and can cause a normally outgoing person turn into a recluse
- A whiplash injury can be whiplash at its worst and mean that the sufferer has to give up their job
- Post traumatic stress that causes panic attacks and other mental issues that some times the victim never recovers from
- Eye injuries where the sight is badly affected
These are a very few of the examples of how a victims life can be changed by an accident that was not their fault, and when making a compensation claim the affect on their lives has to be accounted for.
A whiplash injury in Brewood could be much milder
A whiplash injury in Brewood, in its mildest form should take no more than a few weeks to heal. In fact the NHS quote 32 days for the average mild whiplash injury to be recovered from. This does not sound long, not even 5 weeks, but if in that time you are unable to do much except rest and a little gentle exercise, it will seem a lot longer.
A moderate whiplash injury in Brewood will take longer to heal and will be more painful, but you will still expect to make a full recovery in time and get your life back to normal.
A severe whiplash injury however, can take a very long time to recover from, and some victims never do. As well as the pain and stiffness normally associated with the condition they may also experience migraines, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, pins and needles in their arms and legs and a whole other host of symptoms that can make life very uncomfortable for them.
Although whiplash is not a life threatening condition and is what is known as self-healing, it can cause secondary problems that remain after it has healed. Chronic pain syndromes are not unusual and they will leave the victim in pain for the rest of their life. There is no cure for this, and it is really a case of pain management rather than getting rid of the condition.
Any victim sustaining an injury through no fault of their own, providing it happened within the last three years and needed medical attention, is entitled to claim compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are specialists in this area of the law and have aided many thousands of faultless victims get the compensation they were entitled to. As we work on a no win no fee basis, victims do not have to worry about financing their claim either. We will not ask for any money to start the work, or if the claim is lost.
Why not give one of our friendly professional advisors a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and see how much your compensation claim could be worth.
Date Published: 4th May 2014