Broadford is the second largest settlement on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is set in a beautiful and tranquil area of the island, being the main centre on its southern part. The residents are very lucky to live somewhere as beautiful as this, but unfortunately its beauty does not make them immune to accidents that were not their fault. They are just a likely to sustain a whiplash injury in Broadford, as innocent victim are anywhere else in the UK.
Sustaining a Whiplash Injury in Broadford
There are numerous ways a whiplash injury in Broadford can happen, such as:
- Falling from a cycle or horse
- A rear end shunt between two vehicles
- Something heavy hitting your head
- Lifting heavy object in an incorrect manner
- Falling awkwardly
- Faulty restraints in fairgrounds
Anything that causes a sudden jolting movement to your head can create a whiplash injury in Broadford, as this damages the soft tissues in your neck.
There are muscles and tendons all over our body, and if they are damaged anywhere else we just refer to it as a sprain. This injury is basically a sprain in the neck, but it has earned itself the current nickname of whiplash because that is the sort of movement to the head that causes it.
Before cars came along it was known as railway spine because the most common way to sustain it was while riding a train, and no doubt it has had many other nicknames before that.
Deciding Who Was to Blame
If a car runs into the back of your car it is obvious who is to blame. The other driver either was not looking what he was doing, or going to fast to stop when you did. Either way they were clearly at fault.
But not all accidents are that clear cut, and you need to be able to prove you were not to blame if you want to claim compensation from whoever was at fault.
Gathering together as much as you can to prove your case if important, such things as the details of any witnesses, photos of the accident scene, police reports, HSE reports and anything else, no matter how trivial it may seem, that might strengthen your claim.
Claiming From the Guilty Party
UK law says that you are entitled to compensation if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, but making a personal injury claim is a legal process that requires a law firm to ensure that your claim reaches its full potential, and to give it is best chance of success.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have 14 years experience of making successful claims, and many thousands of previous claimants have benefitted from our expertise and received the compensation they deserved.
As we work on a no win no fee basis, you have no worries about financing your claim. We will not ask you for any money to start it, or if your claim is not won.
If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 14th July 2014