Oxfordshire is a busy place, and when a place is busy, there is always a risk of accidents happening.
In this county, there is the famous city of Oxford, which is hugely popular with tourists (especially international visitors) and, of course, students; outside the city, there is plenty of countryside and, of course, other towns such as Henley-on-Thames, famous for its regatta.
Whether you live and work in the county, or you are visiting, you might find yourself getting into an accident that’s caused by someone else’s actions or negligence – and if this happens, you might sustain a whiplash injury in Oxfordshire.
Symptoms of whiplash
You will know about the injury fairly soon – perhaps not straight away, but within a few hours or on the following day.
It is painful. The pain you experience occurs as a result of damage to the neck’s tendons and ligaments, which are put under strain as a result of sudden impact causing the head to jerk. Whiplash injury in Oxfordshire also causes stiffness and tenderness in the neck, and it may also cause dizziness, nausea and headaches.
Fortunately, recovery is usually fairly swift. Within a matter of weeks, you will have got over the injury, having done little more than rest and take appropriate pain medication.
But there’s something else that could take you a while longer to recover from: your financial problems.
How a whiplash injury in Oxfordshire can cause financial hardship
Even though your convalescence may last only a few weeks, you could need to take some or all of this time off work to give you the best chance of recovery – especially if your job is physically demanding.
This could potentially cause you to lose money (especially if you are self-employed) and, if you are also paying for a home help, a childminder, taxi fares, and prescriptions, your expenses can mount up, too.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
If this is something that you are currently experiencing, or you have dealt with during the past three years, then you could claim compensation if your whiplash injury in Oxfordshire was caused by someone else.
You can do this by calling Accident Advice Helpline and speaking to an advisor. Our advisors are professional and friendly, and are available 24/7 via our hotline.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to begin the process. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will be in touch with you.
If you qualify to claim for your whiplash injury in Oxfordshire, one of our solicitors will take on your case and deal with all the relevant agencies. Their aim is to secure you a payout, which will enable you to claw back your losses.
You probably won’t have to go to court, and if you don’t win your case, you won’t have to worry about fees, because all our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
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