The complete guide to sustaining a whiplash injury in Embleton
There is nothing worse than suffering a whiplash injury in Embleton, no matter how minor or major your symptoms may be. Not only do you have to deal with the injury itself, but you also need to start thinking about making a personal injury claim, if indeed the incident was not your fault.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is caused when there is a sudden jerk movement of your neck. It quickly snaps backwards and forwards and this can consequently result in an array of different symptoms and knock-on injuries as a result.
What are some of the most common whiplash symptoms?
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Embleton you could experience any of the following symptoms…
- Pain in your neck, back and / or shoulders
- Pins and needles in your arms and hands
- Stiffness in your back or neck
- Restricted movement in your back or neck
What should I do if I have suffered a whiplash injury in Embleton?
Make sure you go and see a medical professional immediately. This is the case even for those who believe their injuries are minor. Not only is it imperative to ensure you get any medication you require, but you will also need to see a medical expert if you want to have any chance of making a winning compensation claim.
Can I receive compensation for whiplash?
You definitely can, so long as the injury was not your fault, it occurred in the last three years, and as mentioned, you have seen a doctor.
What will I be compensated for?
Compensation for all personal injuries is split into two sections. These are special damages and general damages. The latter relates to the severity of your injury, whilst the former concerns any out of pocket expenses you have encountered because of the injury you suffered.
How much compensation can I get?
Unfortunately, this is impossible to answer without knowing the specifics regarding your case. Nevertheless, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have a legal helpline available and will happily let you know how strong your case is and how much you are likely to receive.
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test.With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown