Have you had a whiplash injury in Piercebridge-on-Tees? If so, you could claim compensation. But first, we would like to tell you a bit about whiplash injuries and how they might happen.
How to get a whiplash injury in Piercebridge-on-Tees?
Whiplash doesn’t necessarily have to be caused by a car accident, although, since road accidents are such a common cause of whiplash, many people immediately associate whiplash with them.
You can also get whiplash in a range of other ways. Anything that involves sudden impact can cause it; all that is needed is for the head to be jerked upon impact, thus putting strain on the neck’s tendons and ligaments.
Injured in a bike accident
Suppose you are riding along a designated cycle path and, all of a sudden, you hit a pothole that you cannot see until it’s too late. Your wheel sinks into the pothole and your head jerks as you fall over your handlebars.
Nursing a few cuts and bruises, you continue on your way when you have checked your bike – but the following morning, you have a stiff neck, which is painful and tender. You cannot move it properly.
You go to your GP, who diagnoses whiplash and tells you to rest and take painkillers when you need to; you also feel reassured when they tell you that you will most likely be fully recovered in a few weeks.
But in the meantime, you have to take a bit of time off work, which causes you to lose wages. You also have to hire a home help to take care of your chores. With less money coming in and more going out, you are a bit worried.
Why not claim compensation?
If, as in the case above, the accident that led to your whiplash injury in Piercebridge-on-Tees was caused by someone else, you could be eligible to claim compensation. The bike accident above is someone else’s fault, because the cycle path should have been adequately maintained by the local authority responsible for such paths.
If you claim compensation and you are successful, you could receive a payout comprising some money for the injury and some money to reimburse you for the expenses you have incurred (such as home help fees).
How to claim compensation
You can get started with your claim for whiplash injury in Piercebridge-on-Tees straight away by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. There is also the option to text “claim365” to 88010 if you would prefer someone to contact you instead.
When you call, you will speak to an advisor, who will treat you with empathy and sensitivity as they guide you through the process of making a claim. If you qualify to claim, they will pass your details on, in confidence, to one of our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors.
So why not call us now?