Perhaps the most common cause of a whiplash injury in Peeblesshire is a road accident of some description, and these can happen all too easily.
Suppose you are sitting at some traffic lights, waiting patiently to proceed, when they turn to green. The driver behind you can’t wait, sets off before you do, and smashes into the back of your vehicle.
You get out of the car, run through the exchange of insurance details, and make sure everyone is okay. If there is any injury, or property damage, you call the police.
Everything does seem to be alright and you go home, but the next morning you wake up and find that you can’t move your neck. It is stiff and tender, and you also have a headache. You get up, only to find that you feel a bit dizzy, and you’re worried you might be sick.
Whiplash is not always noticeable straight away
The symptoms above are what you can expect if you have suffered a whiplash injury. Most people, if they experience these, get themselves down to their GP’s surgery.
You will be pleased to know that your GP can diagnose whiplash on these symptoms, with no need for any complex tests. Similarly, recovery is also a simple process, with little more than adequate rest and painkillers needed – it usually takes just a few weeks.
What other problems might a whiplash injury in Peeblesshire cause?
People who are suffering from whiplash may find that they are unable to do the things they usually take for granted. Driving to the shops, taking the kids to school, and dealing with the household chores may be completely out of the question, as could going to work.
Yes, many people find that they need to take time off work to recover properly from their injuries, especially if they have a physically demanding job. This leaves them at risk of losing income, and their finances may take another hit from additional expenditure because of the need to pay for people to do their household chores, take care of their children, and so on.
What to do if this happens to you
If you’re in this situation, it’s important not to suffer financial problems on top of everything else, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline and make a compensation claim?
You can trust us to handle your claim for a whiplash injury in Peeblesshire. We have been in business for over 14 years, and from the very beginning have adhered to four key principles: integrity, dependability, reliability, and accountability.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 and get in touch with one of our friendly, professional advisors. They will talk you through the process of claiming, and if you are eligible for compensation they will pass your details to one of our no win no fee solicitors.
Call our 24/7 hotline now – our advisors want to hear from you!
Date Published: 18th July 2014
Author: David Brown