Whiplash injury in Charlwood or any other location here in the UK can be severely debilitating. It can result in taking time off work which may lead to loss of income. If you’re thinking about claiming compensation, to cover any costs or losses you’ve incurred, this article is for you.
The likeliest causes of whiplash injury
Whiplash injury is caused by the uncontrolled jerking of the head. It can be a backwards and forwards motion, or equally, it can be a side to side motion, or even a combination of both. The most common cause of whiplash injury is being in a car that is struck in the rear by another car, but other causes can include things like falling off a bike or a horse, collisions with other players in contact sports, and physical assaults.
The soft tissue of the neck
Whiplash injury damage is brought about by the overstretching of the tendons and ligaments in the neck. Your tendons are the tissues that attach your muscles to your bones. They are tough and fibrous. Your ligaments on the other hand are the tissues that connect bone to bone. They too are tough and fibrous, and along with your muscles, are known as the soft tissue in your neck, as opposed to the bone and/or cartilage.
Soft tissue damage caused during a whiplash incidents
The overstretching, or hyper-flexion that takes place during a whiplash injury, damages, or can even tear, this soft tissue. Depending on the severity of the damage, recovery can take anywhere from a matter of weeks to a matter of months, although the average recovery period, according to the NHS website, is 32 days.
With a whiplash injury in Charlwood or anywhere else in the UK, always get a medical diagnosis
The most important thing if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Charlwood, and you’re contemplating putting in a claim for compensation, is that you will need to see your doctor. Given all of the current controversy going around regarding the number of fraudulent whiplash injury claims that are being made, having genuine medical proof of your injury will be important.
Checking how much compensation you may be owed
You could be owed a substantial amount of money in compensation. By visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and making use of the HOW MUCH calculator you can get an estimate for how much money you may be owned. The exercise will only take 30 seconds of your time, so is well worth doing. It will also give you an indication if your claim is likely to be considered valid.
Working with a good specialist injury claim solicitor
As whiplash injury claims are set to become more difficult to process, it’s important to work with, an experienced injury claim specialists like us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our ‘no win, no fee*’ services (as unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen) are well respected within the industry. To find out more call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or, 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.