Whiplash is a painful condition. Sufferers experience stiffness and tenderness in the neck; they may even suffer from headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Fortunately, the recovery period is usually short. Healing is usually complete within a matter of weeks, and there are no complex procedures necessary. Adequate rest, and painkillers taken as directed by your GP, are usually sufficient.
But if you get a whiplash injury in Pannal, you could find that you experience some stress and worry from looking at your bank statements. Why? Read on to find out – and get some advice on what to do if you suffer a whiplash injury.
Your income may drop – but your expenses may rise
When you are recovering from a whiplash injury in Pannal, it is important to get some rest. Many people have to take time off work in order to ensure that they do not put themselves under any more strain than is necessary. People who have jobs that involve a lot of physical activity, in particular, may need to take time off.
Of course, being absent from work could mean that your income suffers. Some employers have a generous sick pay policy, but even if this is the case, you could still lose money after just a few weeks.
On top of this loss, you could need extra help for just to keep things ticking over as usual. You don’t want the dishes to pile up, or the carpets to get grimy, so you might hire a home help. If you have children, they will need to get to and from school, and you might not be able to take them – it’s difficult to drive if you’re suffering from whiplash, after all!
When you consider all of these factors, it’s easy to see how getting a whiplash injury in Pannal could cause you some financial difficulty.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Fortunately, there is a way to do something about it: claim compensation. You make a claim, and it is settled successfully, then you will receive a payout to compensate you for the injury you have suffered and to reimburse you for your losses and expenses related to the accident.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can speak to an advisor. You can do this anytime – our lines are open 24/7! Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and an advisor will be in touch.
What you need to know about claiming for a whiplash injury in Pannal
You probably won’t have to go to court. Our solicitors can usually deal with claims entirely on your behalf.
You will need had to attend one additional medical assessment. We realise that this may be stressful, but it is an essential part of the process.
It is not guaranteed that you will win your case. However, all our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which should give you peace of mind in the unfortunate event that your claim is unsuccessful.
For more information, call Accident Advice Helpline now!
Date Published: 12th July 2014
Author: David Brown