One of the most common causes of a compensation claim is an injury to the neck following a car accident. The neck is far more important than we think, as it is the connection from the brain to the rest of the body. The more serious types of neck injury can have a severe impact on nerve signals from the brain to other parts of the body. It is this damage that has the potential to cause numbness or even paralysis. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim for a whiplash injury in Docklands.
These are the most common types of injury suffered by victims of motoring accidents. Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue in the neck, most commonly found in victims of road traffic accidents, particularly car accidents. It can affect both drivers and passengers.
Whiplash occurs where the neck is jerked forwards or backwards in sudden movements. Sometimes the pain from a whiplash type neck injury can take some time to develop, and it is not uncommon for discomfort to be experienced months and years after the event.
Fractures of the Vertebrae
Other, more serious neck injuries that would cause concern to any injury lawyer can also show no immediate symptoms following the accident. Because of this, it is important to get medical attention straight away if you have been in a car accident and fear you may have a neck injury.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Docklands
If you have suffered a neck injury in a car accident, or any other type of accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for neck injury compensation. The right compensation for a neck injury claim reflects the extent of the neck injury, as well as the speed and prospects of recovery.
If you are making a neck injury compensation claim, gaining independent specialist advice is important because without that it might be tempting to accept an early offer from insurers, which is far less than the neck injury claim is properly worth.
Get advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you are contemplating making a claim for a whiplash injury in Docklands, you need to get some advice. Accident Advice Helpline offer no-obligation advice to our callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our freephone helpline. During the call you will be offered a simple 30-second test that will confirm your eligibility to make a claim. You may even be given a figure to demonstrate what you may be entitled to should you proceed with their claim. This is of course only a guideline and should never be taken as a guarantee.
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping accident victims for more than 15 years and have gained the services of hundreds of legal partners, all of whom offer a no win no fee* agreement to our clients. If you have any questions about claiming or what steps you should take following your accident, simply call us today on 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown