Do you know what a whiplash injury in Lockerbie is? You may have heard of it, but a lot of people aren’t entirely sure about what the condition actually is, or what it means for you when you get it.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the largest law firms in the UK, and we like to make sure that our clients – and potential clients – have the right information in order to make an informed decision about claiming for a whiplash injury in Lockerbie.
Read on for some facts about whiplash, and what to do if it happens to you!
Whiplash: The basics
Whiplash injury means that the neck’s tendons and ligaments have been damaged as a result of the head jerking. What causes this jerking is sudden impact, which is why whiplash often happens in car accidents.
However, road traffic accidents are not the only cause of whiplash. It may be sustained as a result of slipping and falling, for example. It could also happen if you receive a blow to the head, such as getting hit on the head during a sports game.
Easily diagnosed, and with a treatment programme that involves little more than rest and painkillers, whiplash is perhaps not one of the more debilitating injuries that we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline. But this doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Lockerbie
If your injury was caused by someone else doing something deliberate to bring it about, or negligent – not doing something to prevent you from getting injured – then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are best placed to help you because we have over 16 years of specialist personal injury experience. We also work on a no-win, no-fee basis which means we won’t ask you for upfront fees.
To be able to make a claim you must be able to show who was at fault, and you will need medical evidence, which means having your injuries treated by a doctor.
You also need to be aware that there is a deadline for making a claim for a whiplash injury in Lockerbie. Your claim must be started within 3 years.
Starting a claim for a whiplash injury in Lockerbie
It’s easy to get started with your claim, because Accident Advice Helpline has a hotline that is accessible 24/7. If there is no one available when you call, you can leave a message and someone will call you back. Just call free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
We can help you with a stress-free claim so call us today to find out about the claims process.
Date Published: 21st June 2014
Author: David Brown