You could be reading this because you have suffered a whiplash injury in Sanderstead. You may have been in a road traffic accident, or perhaps you had a bang on the head. Whiplash injuries can be caused whenever your head jerks violently in opposite directions. It isn’t just an injury that happens in a car crash; boxers and rugby players may sustain whiplash injuries, for example.
Symptoms and treatment of whiplash injuries
Whiplash injuries are caused when the muscles and tendons in the neck are bruised and torn. The pain can last for days, but some people who suffer chronic whiplash may never fully recover. The pain can lead to anxiety and depression in some individuals.
Apart from the pain you get when you move your neck, you may also get headaches. The pain may get worse for several days after the accident in which you sustained your injury, then it will slowly recede. Most people recover from a whiplash injury within six weeks.
In the past, doctors gave patients braces to keep their necks in position, but today thinking has changed and doctors believe that it is better to allow the neck to move freely.
How much compensation might I get for my whiplash injury in Sanderstead?
When compensation for a whiplash injury is assessed, it is calculated based on how long it lasted. For example, if you recover from the injury fully within a year, you may receive between £1,705 and £3,520. If the injury takes up to two years to heal, you could expect to get between £3,520 and £6,380. If the injury were more severe, then you could be awarded more compensation.
These amounts are not the total amount of compensation you might receive if you have a successful personal injury compensation claim, though. You can also receive special damages, which are awarded so that you are not worse off than before your accident. Such damages cover any expenses you incur that are related directly to your injury.
If you need more information about the claims process, contact us now.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can call us at any time for information about your potential claim, as well as help and legal advice.
From landlines, you can call us on the freephone number 0800 689 0500. If you call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. Although the lines are always open, there may not be anyone to take your call when you ring; if that happens when you ring us, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.
If you would rather, simply send us the text message “claim 365” to 88010 and we will call you back to find out how we can help you.
Send us a text or call now for expert legal advice and help with your potential claim.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown