A whiplash injury in Brockhampton is a very common injury to sustain in the UK, last year 78% of all motoring injury claims were for this type of injury. Most people associate whiplash with a car running into the back of another, but it can happen in any accident that causes your neck to be jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways, damaging the ligaments and tendons in your neck. Apart from rear end shunts it can also happen:
- When playing contact sports
- A slip, trip or fall where you fall awkwardly twisting your neck
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
- Falling off your cycle or motorbike
- On fairground rides
- Heavy lifting done incorrectly
However your whiplash injury happens, if it was through the fault of someone else and you had to seek medical attention, providing the accident happened in the last three years, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
The discomfort of a whiplash injury in Brockhampton
A whiplash injury in Brockhampton can be very painful and disabling, and the severity of it can vary greatly. Depending how bad it is the symptoms will differ from victim to victim but could include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety or depression
Mild whiplash will heal itself over a few weeks but chronic whiplash can take a very long time to recover from and some victims never do. Mild or severe, the victims should contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury compensation claim, if someone else was at fault.
Getting help from Accident Advice Helpline
If you sustain whiplash through someone elses fault, you should talk to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. For over 14 years, we have been helping innocent victims make their personal injury compensation claims, and many thousands of them have received the compensation they deserved and were legally entitled to.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently, while at the same time checking out every area of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your situation.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our friendly and professional advisers will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim.
The call to them is free and puts you under no obligation to pursue the claim, unless you want to.