Are whiplash claims still valid?
If you are thinking of making a claim for a whiplash injury in Dewsbury, you may be put off by some of the claims in the media that this is not a ‘genuine injury’. However, for those who have or are suffering from a whiplash injury in Dewsbury, they will tell you that it is a very real and painful injury indeed!
A genuine injury
There has been a huge amount of research into whiplash, how it is caused and the effects it can have on the human body.
These are just some of the findings that point to this being a very genuine injury:
- There are 7 bones in the neck, all connected to the spinal column and held in place by strong ligaments and muscles. When whiplash occurs, the bottom part of these 7 bones are held in place, with the impact ricocheting up the remaining bones, forcing the top end of this spinal column into an ‘s’ shape.
- The ligaments surrounding the bones stretch to keep the bones in place but they effectively over-stretch, and the surrounding muscles and soft tissues are damaged and bruised
- Whiplash rarely means fractured bones as the safety features of cars are now second-to-none but on an x-ray the curve of the spine in the neck may actually look straighter than it should be and this is also one way that many people who claim compensation for their whiplash injury in Dewsbury are in so much pain.
How to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Dewsbury with Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us in numerous ways:
- Call us on 0800 689 0500 (this is usually free from most landline providers)
- We have a low-rate number for mobiles too, call 0333 500 0993
You can also use the online contact form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.Open Claim Calculator
We offer you not only expert advice, but under no obligation too. We understand that in order to make a decision you need two things: information and time. Once you have the right advice from a reliable source, some people need to take time to think about whether this is the right step for them or not. After all, lodging a complaint for financial justice is a legal process, so you need to be sure you are making the right decision.