If your fall over and land awkwardly, you may twist your neck, damage the tendon and ligaments in your neck, and this could mean you have a whiplash injury in Brockenhurst. If something falls from height and lands on your shoulders, knocking you head suddenly forward, you could sustain a whiplash injury in Brockenhurst. If you are in the front car when a rear end shunt happens, the seat belt will hold your body firmly in place, but your head can be jolted out of its normal movement area and you could end up with a whiplash injury in Brockenhurst.
Your rights if someone else causes you a whiplash injury in Brockenhurst
If you suffer this type of soft tissue injury because of the actions of someone else, you could be entitled to claim compensation from whoever was responsible, and when you have this painful and disabling injury, you will understand why that is the law in the UK. Just some of the symptoms you could experience are:
- Neck Pain
- Stiffness in the neck area
- Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs
- Blurred Vision
Most of these symptoms start to subside after a few days, but the pain and stiffness could last for a few weeks in the case of a mild whiplash injury, and for many months is you have chronic whiplash. You can claim compensation if you find yourself in this situation, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to exercise that legal right.
Claiming for other things
As well as claiming for your pain and suffering, and the impact the injury has had on your life, you can also claim for any extra expenses that have arisen because of the accident. Such things as:
- Loss of earnings
- Travel costs
- Medical expenses
- Care costs
- Cost of doing jobs around the house that you can no longer do
These are known as special compensation and as long as you have kept receipts to prove payment, they can be recouped as part of your claim.Open Claim Calculator
Making your whiplash injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping blameless victims of accidents get the compensation they deserved for over 14 years, we have successfully dealt with many thousands of claims, and numerous of them have been for whiplash.
Our solicitors are experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to negotiating settlements, so much so that very few of our claimants have to go to court, most of them are settled before the claim reaches that stage. Quite often all its needs is a few phones between us and you to have the whole matter sorted. It couldn’t be easier, and that’s what we aim for, no stress for you.
You can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to a claims adviser who will answer all your questions about making a personal injury claim, or complete the 30 second test on our website to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.