If you suffer a whiplash injury in Bassenthwaite Lake it probably came as something of a startling shock. If you were not to blame, you could be entitled to compensation.
Typical causes of whiplash injury
A whiplash injury is caused by the violent jerking of the head, either backwards and forwards, or sometimes from side to side, following a sharp, sudden impact. By far the vast majority of whiplash injuries are caused by road traffic accidents. They can also be caused by incidents that take place in contact sports, simply falling over, especially falling from height, or criminal assault.
Whiplash injuries symptoms are often delayed
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Bassenthwaite Lake, or any other area here in UK, will usually present themselves several hours after the incident; somewhere between 6 and 12 hours.
They often materialise the following day, because the neck has a chance to stiffen up while you sleep. On rare occasions they can take several days before they fully materialise. Areas like Bassenthwaite Lake are somewhat remote, you may not feel inclined to involve the police. However, you should. It’s always wise to substantiate the details of any road traffic accident, and indeed you should, by law, report it.
It’s always a good idea too, to take photographs of the scene with your mobile.
Also, if there are witnesses about, and they can substantiate what happened, you should also make a note of their contact details so that your chosen injury claim solicitor can get in touch with them if necessary when you later register your claim, if indeed that is your intention.
Obtaining medical proof
The other key factor is to see your doctor, not only for treatment, but to obtain medical proof of the injury. It’s something that we here at Accident Advice Helpline recommend to anyone who is contemplating making out a personal injury claim for whiplash.
It’s simply that there are a lot of bogus claims being made, and this proof will help to establish the genuine nature of your injury.
Unsure about claiming for a whiplash injury at Bassenthwaite Lake?
If you’re not sure whether or not to proceed with a claim, you might first like to take a look around this website, and also, use the compensation calculator that you’ll find on the homepage to establish how much you could be due. It may be a considerable sum and could secure your decision to proceed; what’s more it takes only 30 seconds. Accident Advice Helpline offers a no-win, no-fee* service, and are unreservedly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
To find out more call our free helpline from any landline on: 0800 180 4123, or: 0333 500 0992 from your mobile.