The village of Failand in North Somerset may be rural yet it’s close to Clifton Village and Bristol. As public transport in the area is limited, those commuting to work in Bristol usually rely on driving. Busy roads could increase the risk of being injured in an accident, and if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Failand, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in road traffic accidents, and if you have suffered this type of injury, you’ll probably need to take at least a few days or weeks off work. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault.
The pain of whiplash
Whilst not usually serious, a whiplash injury in Failand is likely to be incredibly painful. Whiplash usually occurs as the result of a car accident and it happens when your head and neck are jolted forwards and then backwards. This causes damage to the muscles of the neck, and it can be painful to move your head or neck with headaches, neck pain, back and shoulder pain all common too. Your GP may recommend a course of physiotherapy or exercises to do at home whilst you are recovering after your accident, as it’s important to keep your neck mobile. You’ll probably need to take time off work, and you could be compensated for your loss of earnings if you make a successful personal injury claim.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury
Anybody who has suffered a whiplash injury in Failand could be entitled to compensation if somebody else is responsible for their accident. For example, maybe you were driving to work in Bristol when a speeding driver hit your vehicle. Or perhaps you have been involved in a rear-end collision at traffic lights in Failand, after another driver failed to stop. Whatever has happened, you shouldn’t have to suffer if somebody else is to blame for your accident. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Our expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice so you can call us at any time to find out more about making a 100% no win, no fee claim. Or you can head for our website right now to take the 30-second test and see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: David Brown