If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury on the Isle of Bute within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you should consider making a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you to make your claim.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a commonly heard term in regards to personal injuries. There has been a lot in the press about it over the last decade, and many assumptions have been made. However, research has revealed more about the injury and the impact it has on people’s lives. If you’ve experienced a whiplash injury on the Isle of Bute, you’ll have first-hand experience of how painful it can be.
One reason whiplash is talked about so often is that it is a common injury, which has meant a lot of personal injury claims have been made related to it. Many people feel that this is as a result of fraudulent claims, but researchers have recently shown that a combination of factors could be the cause.
Whiplash injury on the Isle of Bute
A whiplash injury on the Isle of Bute is a neck injury caused when the ligaments in the neck are stretched and damaged, usually on impact. This can occur in even minor, low-impact accidents, and can be exacerbated by later safety designs in cars, including headrests and seatbelts that apply force in the opposite direction as a means of keeping the person in their seat during a crash.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the shoulders and arms
- Pins and needles
- Loss of concentration
It can take several hours to develop and while it usually eases within a couple of days, symptoms can last for weeks, months or even up to a year or more.
What to do if you’ve been injured
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury on the Isle of Bute, you are entitled under government legislation to make a claim for personal injury compensation if:
- The accident happened within the last three years
- It was caused by some else’s negligence, recklessness or criminal activity
- You’ve seen a medical professional for your injury
If successful, you could be compensated for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as recover some or all of the costs you’ve incurred as a direct result of your accident.
To make a claim, call our free landline number on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). Our friendly, professional advisors will help you to start your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown