A trip to London is a favourite with tourists from all over the world, and no journey to the capital of the UK would be complete without a visit to the west of the central area of the capital!
Running from Hyde Park Corner to Marble Arch, Park Lane is perhaps one of the busiest roads that you might encounter in London – and where there is a lot of traffic, there is always the potential for accidents to happen.
Road traffic accidents: a major cause of whiplash
A vehicle collision is not the only cause of whiplash, but it is perhaps the commonest. If you get a whiplash injury in Park Lane, you might not be aware of it immediately after the accident that caused it, but you will probably become aware of it a few hours later, or perhaps the following day.
The symptoms of whiplash are pain, tenderness, and stiffness in the neck. Some people experience nausea, dizziness, and headaches, too.
The symptoms arise because the neck has suffered damage to it tendons and ligaments. The damage has occurred as a result of the head jerking upon the sudden impact experienced in the collision.
What to do if you get a whiplash injury in Park Lane
First and foremost, make sure you go to your GP (or to casualty, if required) and get yourself checked out. You could have other injuries besides whiplash.
Fortunately, you will probably need to do no more than rest and take painkillers as appropriate for a few weeks. It usually takes no longer than this to recover from a whiplash injury in Park Lane.
You should also consider contacting a personal injury law firm and making a claim for compensation.
Why you should make a claim
During your recovery, you could need to take time off work. This could leave you in the position of losing income, especially if you are self-employed or you work for a company that doesn’t have a particularly generous sick pay policy.
Not only might you suffer a loss of income, but you could also need to pay for extra things to help you through your recovery.
Some people find that they need to hire a home help in order to keep on top of the household chores. A childminder may be necessary for some people, because they are unable to take their children to school. Buses and taxis may also need to be paid for, in order to get out and about.
There’s no need to suffer in silence if this is happening to you. Call Accident Advice Helpline and begin claiming!
Speak to an advisor now
If your whiplash injury in Park Lane was caused by someone else, then you probably qualify to claim compensation, so get on the phone as soon as possible.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Call us now!
Date Published: 18th July 2014
Author: David Brown