Oxford is one of the UK’s most famous cities. Renowned for its elite university, the city attracts British and international students; it also receives countless tourists, who come from all over the world to enjoy the cultural attractions such as the Ashmolean Museum, and go for a punt on the Cherwell.
With all the students, tourists and residents of this fine city milling around, accidents will happen – and if you get a whiplash injury in Oxford, you need to know what to do about it, because it can cause some disruption to your life.
What happens when you get a whiplash injury in Oxford?
The first signs you might have whiplash will probably be experienced a few hours after the accident that caused it. Maybe you will experience these symptoms the following morning, when you wake up. These are to do with the neck and are usually:
- Lack of mobility
Some people may also experience dizziness, headaches and nausea.
Unpleasant, but easily managed
A whiplash injury in Oxford, as can be seen from the list of symptoms, is certainly not pleasant – but you will be relieved to know that it is a relatively minor injury.
Recovery is usually complete within a matter of weeks, and no complex treatments are required; rest and painkillers taken, as directed by your doctor, will suffice. Some patients suffer complications, such as sight and hearing impairment, in which case you should see your doctor again.
But even over the course of a few weeks, your family and social life may be disrupted, and you could need to take time off work. All of this could cause stress, worry, and financial problems.
But you can do something to address this: call Accident Advice Helpline!
How to claim compensation for your injury
If your whiplash injury in Oxford has been caused by someone else, whether through their deliberate actions or negligence, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
You can check your eligibility using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test – a simple tool available on our website, or you can just pick up the phone and get in touch with us straight away. It doesn’t matter when you call, because our lines are open 24/7!
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can speak to an adviser. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and an adviser will call you. All our advisers are professionally trained to guide you through the process of claiming, and they will treat you with empathy and sensitivity.
The next step is the legal process, during which your case will be dealt with by one of our team of no win no fee* solicitors. They will deal with your claim for whiplash injury in Oxford on your behalf; you probably won’t have to attend court.
Why not call us now and begin your claim?