Sustaining a whiplash injury in Haltwhistle may be more common than you think, and is one of the more common reasons for making a compensation claim. Whiplash injuries are often considered not very serious injuries, and ones which you can get over in your own time, which is something that puts sufferers of whiplash off from making a compensation claim.
However, whiplash can very easily take a long time to get over, and can be somewhat painful during this time, meaning that a claim for compensation is by no means out of the question. Here are some of the ways in which you can sustain whiplash, and how to make a compensation claim.
A car crash
This is probably the most typical way that people sustain whiplash, and what you would think of when you do think of whiplash injuries. The motion of a car crashing into another car or obstacle forces the passenger to snap their neck back and forth in an uncomfortable and unusual way, which causes the hyperextension of the neck that causes the pain of whiplash.
Slips, trips and falls
This is another very common way to sustain whiplash, and isn’t always something that people think to claim for after a fall. Hitting the ground awkwardly can just as easily cause your head and neck to move awkwardly as a road accident, so make sure that you are checked over by a doctor.
Being knocked off a bike
Whether you are on a bicycle or motorcycle, both of these types of accidents can cause whiplash if they don’t cause much more serious injuries. Even if you are badly injured in this type of accident, get checked for whiplash as well so that you can add it to your claim.
Claiming for your whiplash injury in Haltwhistle
If you believe that your whiplash injury in Haltwhistle was caused by the negligence of another person, you should be able to make a compensation claim them, as the money can help with medical bills and time off work. The money from a compensation claim can also be used to pay for other expenses such as prescriptions and childcare, making it more than worthwhile if you think that you are entitled to it.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on our freephone number 0800 689 0500, on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and the team will be able to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to an injury lawyer who can make your claim for you, on your behalf.