Whiplash injury refers to the “whipping” backwards and forwards of a victim’s head as a result of an impact at speed. Most commonly, whiplash injuries are caused in car accidents, but they are also sustained by horse riders and cyclists. Impact in contact sports can also cause a whiplash injury. In fact, any person thrown off-course when travelling fast can suffer from whiplash.
Symptoms of whiplash
Symptoms include acute pain in the neck tendons, whether the person moves the head or tries to remain still, for the first week or so after the accident. Whiplash is an acutely painful condition. Stiffness and soreness of the neck and shoulders can persist for weeks. Other symptoms include pins and needles in the arms, as well as headaches. The majority of victims recover quickly, but for an unfortunate few other consequences can occur, such as problems with vision, hearing, or balance.
Why would I sustain a whiplash injury in Newton Mearns?
We’d hope you wouldn’t. In this peaceful Scottish conurbation, there’s no reason why you should suffer a mishap of this kind more than in anywhere else in the British Isles. The chances are, though, if you are reading this page, you might be searching for information about how to deal with a whiplash injury you sustained in Newton Mearns.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in injury compensation claims, for non-fault accidents. If your whiplash injury was caused by a third party, and you required medical treatment as a result, you may be seeking advice about how to claim compensation.
How to make a claim
Take the 30-second test here to find out if you qualify to make a claim. Your whiplash injury in Newton Mearns might entitle you to receive some money. If so, you can use the compensation calculator to determine how much cash you might be paid if your claim is successful. Remember, whiplash injury and the severity of it is hard to prove, so any circumstantial evidence you have will be helpful to your legal representative. For example, witness statements, medical reports, records of prescriptions and treatments you have needed, and how long you have been off work. Also, keep the receipts for extra expenses you have incurred, such as taxis, domestic help, and so on.
Contact one of our friendly telephone team now. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or if calling from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. The lines are free to call, and they are open 24/7 so you can call at any time. Text “claim365” to 88010 if you prefer, and we’ll call you back.