Many people are aware of whiplash, perhaps through knowing someone who has had it, or because it is often mentioned in everyday life and in the media.
But do you know exactly what it is? Do you know how it is treated? Do you also know that if you get a whiplash injury in Middleton St George, you could claim compensation if the injury has been caused by someone else?
The basic facts about whiplash
Whiplash is an injury to the neck’s tendons and ligaments. It is a painful condition, and features tenderness and stiffness as its symptoms. People who suffer whiplash injury in Middleton St George may find it difficult to move their neck.
It happens when sudden impact to the head causes it to jerk, putting strain on the neck. The cause of this may be a car crash (this is very common), a slip and fall, or a blow to the head. It is easily diagnosed, and the treatment programme involves little more than rest and pain medication. Sometimes, cases of whiplash may last months, but most whiplash injuries clear up within a few weeks.
Financial problems associated with whiplash injury in Middleton St George
During your recovery from whiplash, you could need some time off work. It is particularly difficult for people who have physically demanding jobs to go to work after a whiplash injury.
Of course, being off work could cause your income to suffer. Not only that, but you could also need to buy in help for things you can usually cope with perfectly well, but are now difficult to do.
Cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry and picking up the children from school may be normal everyday tasks that are almost impossible to perform with whiplash, so you could need a home help. It is easy to see how a whiplash injury in Middleton St George could have a bad effect on your bank balance.
Making a claim through Accident Advice Helpline
Fortunately, there is a way to recoup your financial losses, and that is by making a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can take on your case, if you qualify to claim. If you win, you will receive a sum of money that will take care of your expenses and help you get your life back to normal again.
Eligibility to claim
If your injury was caused by someone else, then you could be eligible to claim. If you’re not sure, why not take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test? This is available on our website. All you need to do is input a few details, and you will get an answer.
Our team of advisors are available 24/7 via our hotline, and are professional and friendly. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 88010, and an advisor will be in touch with you.
If you qualify, one of our solicitors will take on your case and fight on your behalf to win you a payout. Call us now and find out more!
Date Published: 28th June 2014
Author: David Brown