If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in Kippford following an accident that was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Using a claims provider such as Accident Advice Helpline can significantly increase your chances of getting a better outcome.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury where the neck is stretched and damaged, usually on impact. Research has shown that even minor bumps can cause whiplash especially, for instance in a car when the seatbelt engages, the movement of the neck jolts both forwards and backwards.
It can cause a number of recognisable symptoms, including tenderness, difficulty in moving the neck or head, headaches, muscle spasms and pain in the shoulders and sometimes the arms. It can also result in other, less common symptoms, including pins and needles, dizziness, memory loss and poor concentration.
It can take a few hours for symptoms to develop following a whiplash injury in Kippford and while it usually subsides after a day or two, sometimes recovery can take months or even up to a year or more.
Whiplash injury in Kippford
A whiplash injury in Kippford can be sustained in many kinds of accidents, not only road traffic accidents. It can also result from being struck on the head, perhaps during sports, or during a slip or fall. The best treatment is to stay mobile, with painkillers sometimes being advised and physiotherapy only being used in rare circumstances.
If you sustained a whiplash injury in Kippford, you might have found yourself out of pocket. Time off work to recover can result in a loss of earnings, especially if your contract means that you were on a reduced salary or statutory sick pay. On top of that, you might have faced other costs such as medical bills, prescription charges and travel costs.
Government legislation entitles you to make a claim for compensation, which could compensate you for any physical or emotional suffering you experienced, as well as help you to recover some or all of the losses you incurred.
Get the help you need to make a claim
Accident Advice Helpline can give you a better chance of winning your compensation claim. We work in partnership with a network of experienced lawyers across the country who all work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs to make a claim.
You’ll also get free, no-obligation advice and we’ll be with you throughout your claim. All you need to do to get started is call free from a landline on 0800 689 0500. If you’re calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). Get the help you need following your whiplash injury in Kippford by calling Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown