Been in an accident and suffered a whiplash injury?
Many of us take our safety whilst driving for granted. In fact, it may not be until someone we know becomes involved in an accident, that we actually take the time to appreciate how vulnerable we can be whilst driving a vehicle. It isn’t always our own actions that put us in danger, sometimes it may be other vehicles and road users on the road who can cause accidents, which unfortunately leave us with painful and distressing injuries.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a road traffic accident that was caused through no fault of your own within the last 3 years and sustained a whiplash injury in Cambridgeshire as a result, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
What is a whiplash injury in Cambridgeshire?
A whiplash injury is a trauma to the delicate tissues in the neck. Following an accident or incident, the neck may have been jolted violently forwards, backwards or sideways. This sudden jerking movement can tear the delicate tissues in the neck causing whiplash symptoms to develop.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash symptoms may include:
- severe pain and discomfort across the neck, shoulders and upper back
- stiffness across the neck and upper shoulders
In addition, symptoms may cause insomnia, a lack of function and mobility to develop. Generally these symptoms take 6-24 hours to develop following a trauma to the neck.
How is whiplash diagnosed?
A whiplash injury in Cambridgeshire should always be investigated by a medical practitioner who will perform a thorough physical examination to ascertain the degree of injury and rule out any further injuries.
It is important to follow any guidance given by a medical practitioner, to ensure that mobilty and function are restored as soon as possible, to prevent long term problems developing.
Can I claim for a whiplash injury in Cambridgeshire?
As long as the accident wasn’t caused by your own fault and occurred in the last 3 years, then the law states that you may be entitled to pursue a compensation claim for personal injury.
Call the leading experts at Accident Advice Helpline. Their dedicated helpline is there to take your call and answer any questions that you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Whenever you decide to call, you will be offered no obligation advice and then it is left up to you to decide if you wish to go ahead and proceed with their professional and highly experienced injury solicitors handling your claim on your behalf.
Their team of capable and successful injury solicitors will ensure that your claim is processed on a no win no fee basis throughout your claim journey. Why not give their helpline a call today and make your compensation claim work for you? Just dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014