Did you know that you can reduce the likelihood or severity of suffering a whiplash injury in Barton-upon-Humber, or indeed in any other town or city here in the UK? Well you can.
Headrests are designed to reduce the risk of whiplash injury
Most people either don’t tend to use them, and keep them adjusted down as low as possible. Whiplash injury is the name given to the injury caused by a sudden impact, whereby the head is thrown violently forward after which it is then recoils backwards. The motion can also be a sideways one too. The effect of the violent jerking motion is to cause damage to the soft tissues of the neck; the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Most drivers do not set their headrests correctly
A correctly adjusted headrest, which is one that is positioned to support the top of the back of your head, will prevent the full recoil motion, thus helping to minimise or prevent incurring whiplash tissue damage. Unfortunately, the majority of motorists do not find that the headrest when adjusted correctly in this way provides the most comfortable driving position.
Seatbelts can exacerbate whiplash injury
The other safety feature that all cars have to have fitted by law is of course the seatbelt, and strangely enough, the wearing of the seatbelt does nothing to help to prevent whiplash injury.
In actual fact, if it does anything at all, it makes the chances of whiplash injury slightly greater due to the fact that the body is restrained, whilst the head is not. However, in the overall interests of safety, and to prevent a much more serious injury taking place, seatbelts must of course be worn at all times when driving or as a passenger in a motor vehicle.
The no-win, no-fee service as recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen for whiplash injury in Barton-upon-Humber
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in Barton-upon-Humber through no fault of your own, and you wish to claim compensation, you can commission us here at Accident Advice Helpline to work with you and help you to launch your claim. Our no-win, no-fee services as endorsed by the well known people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen are in great demand. In fact, we process over 25,000 new enquiries each and every month.
Estimating your claim
To find out how much compensation you could claim for your whiplash injury in Barton-upon-Humber, you can visit our website and use the compensation calculator there to give you an estimate. It takes no longer than 30 seconds on average. If you have any questions you can’t find answered on our website, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014