Have you sustained a whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you do that.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a very common neck injury usually sustained in car accidents. It is caused by the head and neck being thrown quickly forward and back, usually in a collision of some kind, and can be caused by even minor bumps, especially when the movement is restricted by modern seatbelts.
It usually appears over the course of a few hours following the accident, and caused a number of symptoms, including the following:
- Difficulty moving the head
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the shoulders or arms
- Pins and needles
- Memory loss
- Poor concentration
Whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet
Whiplash usually subsides within a day or two, but in some cases, symptoms persist for week or months. In very severe cases, symptoms can last for up to a year. If you were involved in a whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet, it’s important you see a medical professional as soon as possible – they will advise on what you can do to limit the effects and speed up recovery.
Some people who have sustained a whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet find that they have to take time off work to recover, which can lead to a loss of earnings, especially if you are on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay. With over costs adding up such as medical bills, prescription charges and travel costs to and from GP and hospital appointments, some find themselves in financial difficulty following an accident.
If you’ve experienced a whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet and have suffered as a result, government legislation entitles to you make a claim for personal injury compensation. This can compensate you for any physical or psychological pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as help you to recover some or all of the associated costs.
What can Accident Advice Helpline do to help?
We are one of the largest law firms in the UK and for 16 years we’ve been helping people to make successful personal injury claims. We work in partnership with a network of specialist lawyers who work on a completely no-win, no-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim, and we offer free, no-obligation advice.
If you had a whiplash injury in Gatehouse of Fleet and would like to find out more about how we can help, call free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: David Brown