Risk factors for a whiplash injury or spinal cord injury
There are certain types of people who are far more at risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury or whiplash injury in Cinderford, and these types of people should be aware of the possibility of them suffering this type of injury, and do what they can to avoid it.
A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious types of injury you can sustain, and complications include being paralysed and even death.
Spinal cord injuries can cause you to lose control over your body and may affect you for the rest of your life. Similarly, a more serious whiplash injury in Cinderford can cause complications which make it more difficult for you to move about and can cause you a lot of pain for some time to come.
Remember that if you do sustain a spinal cord or whiplash injury that you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was through no fault of your own.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500, or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the claims process and have the team tell you whether or not your whiplash injury in Cinderford should entitle you to a successful compensation claim.
If you decide to move forward with your claim you will be passed over to our professional personal injury lawyers who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Here are some risk factors for sustaining a whiplash injury in Cinderford or spinal cord injury.
- Gender differences. Men are more likely than women to sustain a whiplash or spinal cord injury purely because of their gender. Although it is not exactly clear why it is that such a disproportionate number of men suffer spinal cord injuries over women, statistics show that females account for just 20% of the spinal cord injuries sustained in the US. If you are a male then you should be more careful about what you are doing and always be aware of whether or not you are likely to be injured.
- Being young. Young males are also more likely to sustain a spinal cord injury than those over the age of 30. Car crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, and these seem to happen more to men between the ages of 16 and 30 than to anyone else.
- Dangerous behaviour. This could mean drinking and driving, taking part on dangerous sports or activities, or just simply messing around without thinking of the consequences. Try to always be aware of the positives and negatives of anything you are planning to do, and always take the proper precautions to protect yourself.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: David Brown