Do you know how to stay safe from injuries whilst walking, cycling, or driving? How about if you’re taking part in sports, such as contact sports or water sports? What about horse riding? You see, all of the above activities may be things that a lot of us do without a second thought – and that’s because they are easy, everyday occurrences. But what a lot of us don’t realise is that any of the above activities could lead to a whiplash injury in Porthtowan.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury. Specifically, it affects the tendons and ligaments within the neck. What is needed for whiplash to occur is sudden impact, and it is such sudden impact that occurs in accidents that happen when taking part in the activities mentioned above.
The symptoms are pain, stiffness, and tenderness. Some people also experience nausea and dizziness. There are other symptoms, too – but the first one that people will notice is the pain that they feel when they try to move their neck.
Making a claim for a whiplash injury in Porthtowan
If the accident that caused your whiplash injury was someone else’s fault, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
You should consider claiming compensation, because having a whiplash injury can cause you some financial problems. First of all, you could need to take time off work, and this could mean that you lose wages. Secondly, you may need to pay for the services of a home help or a childminder; you could also have to pay prescription charges, or taxi fares.
It is easy to see how your money becomes stretched when you are recovering from a whiplash injury in Porthtowan.
Put a stop to your problems now: call Accident Advice Helpline
You can get in touch with a fully trained, professional adviser now, by calling our 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500. That’s the number to ring if you are calling from a landline; mobile users can dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010. If you text, an adviser will get in touch with you instead.
The first stage in the claiming process is where adviser takes down all the details of your case. They will be able to guide you through the process of claiming for a whiplash injury in Porthtowan, and answer any questions that you may have.
The second stage is for one of our no-win, no-fee* solicitors to take on your case and fight on your behalf for the payout. If you qualify to claim, your advisor will pass your details on to one of our team of solicitors.
You can check whether you qualify to claim by going on our website and taking our 30-second test, which will give you your answer when you put in a few details. Whilst you are on our site, why not check out the video with Dame Esther Rantzen, our patron? Have a look at the other videos, too – you may find them useful!
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown