People automatically tend to link whiplash injury to a road traffic accident; but you can also get a whiplash injury in Bank, or any other underground station in London. If the tube train you’re travelling on is in some sort of incident that causes it to come to a sudden halt.
It’s not just RTAs that cause whiplash injury
Any sort of physical incident that causes your head to uncontrollably jerk backwards, forwards, or sideways, can result in whiplash injury. Colliding with a stationary object; being hit by a moving object; or being pushed violently from behind; all of these things can bring about a whiplash injury. It’s simply the fact that there are so many road traffic accidents (184,010 RTA injuries recorded last year alone), that they tend to get most of the bad press.
Sustaining a whiplash injury in Bank tube station
Thankfully, whiplash injury, whether it’s a whiplash injury in Bank tube station, or a whiplash injury sustained as a result of an RTA on one of the country’s roads, is a self-healing injury. It’s always wisest however to go and see your GP, or attend a hospital, to get a proper medical diagnosis. You will need this anyway if you are going to be instigating a claim for compensation.
The usual treatment is a short course of physiotherapy. You’ll also find that your physiotherapist will encourage you to move your neck as much as possible (even though it may be painful), because this will enhance your neck’s mobility, and speed the recovery process.
The AAH HOW MUCH calculator
If you are wondering whether or not it’s worth going to the trouble of raising a personal injury claim, having suffered whiplash injury, you’d be well advised to get online and visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website. On our homepage, you’ll find what we call our HOW MUCH calculator. It can be used to test out the likelihood of your claim being accepted, and will issue you with an estimate as to how much compensation you could be due.
The 30 second test
This little exercise will take no more than approximately 30 seconds, and in the meantime, you should bear in mind that this figure can vary anywhere from between £875 to £5000 depending on the severity of the injury, and how long it takes you to recover. It’s certainly a significant sum.
No win no fee explained
Accident Advice Helpline was one of the first specialist injury claim solicitors to introduce the no win no fee service. One of our top sponsors, Esther Rantzen, explains it nicely when she says, “If you call AAH, I promise you will receive free advice, that no money is required to make a claim, and that no win no fee means just that.”
Should you have any queries or require any help, you can make use of our free helpline and speak to one of our experienced advisers by calling 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014