More than three quarters of all motor claims submitted to insurance companies last year were for whiplash injuries, many of them caused by the rear end shunt of two road vehicles. But this is not the only way a whiplash injury in Brondesbury can be sustained, it is such an easy injury to get it happens in a multitude of different ways.
The other ways to get a whiplash injury in Brondesbury
The sudden jolting of your head out of it’s normal comfort zone can damage the tendons and ligaments in the your neck. Any action that result in the jolt can cause a whiplash injury in Brondesbury. It could be:
- Tripping over and banging your head
- A heavy object knocking your head
- Your body being restrained, such as with a seatbelt or fairground restraint, but your head being left with free movement
- Falling of a cycle or motorbike
- Playing contact sports
- Heavy lifting done incorrectly
Seat belts and fairground restraints do an excellent job of protecting your body, but they contribute towards the possibility of a whiplash injury in Brondesbury. However, the injuries you could sustain if you did not wear them could be far more serious, which is why it is illegal not to use them.
The signs of whiplash injuries that may mean you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline
The symptoms you suffer will depend on the severity of the damage caused and whiplash is a self limiting injury that should clear on its own over a few weeks. However, if you have suffered a chronic whiplash injury it can take much longer to recover, and some victims never do. At its worst some of the signs you may experience are:
- Pains in the neck
- Stiffness in the neck
- Pins and needles or numbness in your limbs
- Blurred vision
These symptoms do not normally start till a few hours after the accident and most of them start to diminish after a few days. If you are in immediate pain after an accident that was not your fault, there could be other problems such as a broken bone, and you should be seeking immediate medical attention to get your injuries checked out.
Making a claim for your whiplash injury with Accident Advice Helpline
If your whiplash injury was someone elses fault, you should contact the experts at Accident Advice Helpline for help to claim your compensation. We have over 14 years experience of making claims for all types of injuries from all types of accidents, have successfully assisted many thousands of innocent victims with their personal injury claims.
Our solicitors are experts in this field and will ensure that every aspect of your accident and injuries are examined to maximise the amount of compensation you receive. Our 30-second test can give you an estimate of how much this might be.
Our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 is where you will find our friendly advisors who will give you no obligation, free legal advice about making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 30th July 2014