London Bridge is, even by London’s standards, a highly busy place. The nearby Borough high street is often packed with shoppers, the bridge itself carries a lot of traffic, and the station – right next to The Shard, Europe’s tallest building – is jam packed with commuters!
Unsurprisingly, in such circumstances, there is plenty of scope for a whiplash injury in London Bridge to happen. Whether it be from a traffic accident, a slip and fall, or a knock to the head by some other means, a whiplash injury can affect your life in many ways.
Was the whiplash injury someone else’s fault?
If your whiplash injury in London Bridge was sustained as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence, you could be eligible to claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline.
An example would be if you were waiting in traffic, and someone set off behind you before you had the chance to pull off, resulting in your car being crashed into at the rear. The sudden impact might cause your head to jerk, which puts strain on the neck’s tendons and ligaments.
It may take a few hours
Of course, in a situation such as the one above, you might not realise immediately that you have sustained whiplash. Indeed, it often takes several hours; some people are unaware until the next morning, when they wake up and find that they cannot move their neck properly. It is stiff, tender, and painful.
Diagnosis of whiplash injury in London Bridge
Whiplash is usually diagnosed quickly, based on the presenting symptoms described above. Your doctor will probably prescribe rest and painkillers. Complex treatments, tests, and any other things of that nature are usually unnecessary.
You may need to take time off work
In order to rest properly and completely, you might need to take some time off work. Whilst recovering, you may also find that you need to get help to keep on top of things in the household. Even things such as doing the laundry, cooking and cleaning can be very difficult when you have a whiplash injury.
For this reason, some people hire a home help, or maybe a childminder if they have children who need taking to school. They may also have to use public transport, since they are unable to drive for a while.
All these expenses, plus the loss of money that many people may experience from being off work, mean that getting whiplash can cause some financial difficulties.
Claiming through Accident Advice Helpline
If you start a claim, and it is successfully settled, you will receive compensation, which will include an element for reimbursement for the expenses described above. All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, for extra peace of mind to our clients.
You can contact us anytime – our lines are open 24/7 – and speak to one of our professional, friendly advisers. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You may also text “claim365” to 88010.
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Date Published: 21st June 2014
Author: David Brown