If you get a whiplash injury in Painswick, what should you do? Many people’s first thought would be to go to the doctor and get themselves checked over – and this is highly sensible behaviour!
If the doctor confirms that you do have whiplash, you will need to begin your recovery – and it is during this recovery period that you might find that you need the services of a personal injury law firm. Why? Read on to find out more.
But first, some basics
You may well be familiar with the term ‘whiplash’, but not know exactly what it means. It is in fact a condition affecting the tendons and ligaments in the neck, which are put under strain when the head jerks as a result of sudden impact – e.g. in a car accident, a game of contact sports, or a slip and fall accident.
The symptoms of a whiplash injury in Painswick are pain, stiffness and tenderness; you will find it difficult to move your neck, and you could even experience nausea, dizziness and headaches.
Fortunately, the majority of whiplash cases heal within a few weeks, and require little more than rest and painkillers taken as directed by your GP.
You may experience some financial problems
Brief though this period may be, your recovery from a whiplash injury in Painswick could cause you some financial difficulty.
You may need to take some time off work, which could mean loss of income. You may also need to obtain the services of a home help or a childminder, and take taxis to get out and about (because you cannot drive).
All of these expenses add up, and when you have less money than usual coming in, it can be difficult to make ends meet.
Making a claim for your whiplash injury in Painswick could get you back on track
If you make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline, you could receive a sum of money for the injury and for the reimbursement of these expenses.
We have 14 years’ experience in the field of personal injury claims, so we are ideally placed to take on your case. One of our no win no fee solicitors will process it, dealing with all the relevant agencies on your behalf, so that you avoid the need to go to court.
Most claims can be dealt with in this way; all you will need to do is attend one additional medical assessment. You probably qualify to claim if your accident has been caused by someone else, but you can check your eligibility quickly if you take our 30 second test, which is available on our website.
Why not call us now?
We have a 24/7 hotline, which is fully staffed by professional, friendly advisors who are waiting to take your call:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
We look forward to hearing from you!