At Accident Advice Helpline, we receive constant enquiries from people who have suffered injuries in accidents that were not their fault, and want to make a claim – and, as one of the largest law firms in the UK, we expect this.
One common injury we deal with is that of whiplash. Sometimes, the people calling us express surprise that they even have a whiplash injury in Portreath. Why?
It didn’t happen in a car accident
Put simply, they are surprised because they got it by way of an accident that didn’t involve a motor vehicle!
Of course, car accidents are probably the commonest way to get a whiplash injury in Portreath, but they’re not the only way it can happen. Below are some other possibilities.
Getting whiplash on a bike
Sometimes, cycle paths have potholes in them, and you don’t see them. Before you know it, your front wheel sinks down into it, causing your head to jerk as you fall off your bike.
Whiplash injury in Portreath from a slip and fall
You could be walking along a polished, tiled corridor. The trouble is, you don’t realise it has been polished, and you slip on the surface. This takes you by surprise – you have had no time to prepare yourself for falling, and your head jerks awkwardly as you fall to the ground.
Horse riding leading to whiplash
Perhaps you’re riding a horse and, having not received sufficient training from the riding school in whose grounds you are riding, you cannot handle it properly. You fall off the horse, and escape with no broken bones – but you do get whiplash because of the sudden impact.
Whiplash affects the neck’s tendons and ligaments
As you can see from these three examples, all you need for a whiplash injury to happen is sudden impact. This causes the head to jerk, and it is this movement that damages the tendons and ligaments within the neck.
A few hours later, maybe the next morning, you find that your neck is painful and tender. The stiffness means that you have difficulty moving it. You may also feel dizzy and sick, and have a headache.
This is whiplash.
What you can do about it
The first thing to do is to seek medical attention for your whiplash injury in Portreath. Your doctor can diagnose whiplash without needing any complex tests, and you will very likely recover from the injury within a few weeks.
The next thing to do is: get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline! We have a 24/7 hotline that is staffed by professional, friendly advisors. They will take your details and, if you qualify to claim, they will pass your case to one of our team of no win no fee* solicitors.
You can call us whenever you like, so why wait? Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile; alternatively, why not text “claim365” to 88010, and have one of our advisors contact you instead?
We look forward to hearing from you!