If you are in a road traffic accident and you suffer a whiplash injury in Ceredigion, and if you were the innocent victim of the accident, you might want to make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you with this.
You could be entitled to compensation if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Ceredigion, or any other type of injury from any sort of accident that was not your fault, they all come within the realms of personal injury claims.
How you could suffer a whiplash injury in Ceredigion
There are limitless ways to sustain a whiplash injury in Ceredigion as it is very easily caused. It could be:
- A road traffic accident involving another vehicle
- Accidents caused by potholes or bad roads
- Tripping over and banging your head as you fall
- Falling of a cycle, motorbike, or horse
- Something heavy hitting your head
- Faulty seat restraints, perhaps on a fairground ride
It is the sudden jolting of your head that damages the soft tissues in your neck that creates a whiplash injury.
In motor vehicles, seat belts actually make it more likely that you will get whiplash because they hold your body firmly in place and make the jolt of your head worse. However, a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident is nothing compared to the injuries you could get if you did not wear your sea -belt, and you should wear it at all times.
Of course, whiplash isn’t the only type of injury you could sustain as a result of a traffic accident. You could also suffer:
- Back and spine injuries
- Joint damage
- Eye injuries
- Fatal injuries
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
Could you make a claim?
To claim compensation there are certain rules that you must fit, for example:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else
- You must have sustained your injuries in the accident
- The injuries must have needed medical attention
- The accident must have happened within the last 3 years
These rules apply to all accident claims and they are what the law of the UK stipulates for any victim to be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, no matter what the accident or injuries are.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been assisting personal injury claimants for over 16 years. Our experience and expertise can only help our claimants, and give their claim the best chance of success.
If you’ve sufffered a whiplash injury in Ceredigion and you want to find out more about making a claim, contact us on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 18th June 2014