A whiplash injury in Castleside is caused by the sudden jolting of your head in any direction further than it would normally move. This is damaging to the ligaments and tendons in your neck. If you sustain a whiplash injury in Castleside in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, which you might want to discuss with Accident Advice Helpline.
The effects of a whiplash injury in Castleside
Whiplash in Castleside can lead to very painful and disabling injuries. In the first couple of weeks, as well as the pain and stiffness in your neck, you could experience:
- Pain in your arms and legs;
- Back pain;
- Blurred vision;
- Numbness in your limbs;
- Pins and needles in your arms and legs;
- Lack of mobility;
- Inability to do simple things for yourself like getting dressed and undressed; and
- Anxiety and depression.
Mild whiplash will heal in just a few weeks, but some of these symptoms can take months to heal. For some people the damage is permanent, and they have to live with it for the rest of their life. If you have sustained a whiplash injury as the blameless victim of an accident, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. If so, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
The amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injury and how long it lasts. There are several other factors to take into account:
- Pain and suffering;
- Impact on your life;
- Stress and anxiety;
- Loss of earnings;
- Travel costs if your vehicle is off the road;
- Medical expenses;
- Cost of adapting your home or moving to more suitable accommodation; and
- Any extra expenses incurred because of the accidents (keep receipts).
Making a whiplash injury claim for compensation
Trying to make a personal injury compensation claim on your own is not something we would suggest you try. To the inexperienced victim, the process can be complicated and time-consuming, whereas at Accident Advice Helpline it is our job to deal with these claims. We have already helped many thousands of victims claim the compensation to which they were entitled, among whom have been numerous victims of whiplash injuries.
Our helpline number is 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). There you will find friendly, efficient advisors who will discuss your claim with you and put the wheels in motion if you want. You will be under no obligation to proceed with your claim for a whiplash injury in Castleside, and we will not pressure you to do so.
Or, you can complete the 30-second test online for some guidance to qualification of your claim, and for an estimate of the potential amount due.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you will need no money to start your claim and will not be charged if your claim is unsuccessful. This means that making a compensation claim is an option for every victim injured in an accident that was not their fault, no matter how rich or poor they may be.
Date Published: 27th July 2014