If you have had a whiplash injury in Powmill, it could have happened in a variety of ways, but perhaps the commonest way of sustaining such an injury is in a road accident.
At the scene of a road accident, it is important to take care of a few things, because it could prove useful later on – not just for your insurance claim, but because you might need to claim compensation for your whiplash injury!
What happens in a road accident
Road accidents happen very quickly, and things can sometimes spiral out of control. Let us deal with a hypothetical accident involving your car, and one other car, and in which there are no serious injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
What needs to happen in such a scenario is that you exchange your name, address and insurance details with the other driver. You should also gather names and phone numbers of witnesses to the accident.
Whilst at the scene, you should take photographs of the damage to your vehicle, and to any property or street furniture; these photographs should also capture the road conditions.
Some hours later
It may not be until much later on, or even the next day, that you realise that your neck is stiff, tender and difficult to move. You are in some pain, and you go to your doctor. A diagnosis of whiplash is made.
Recovering from a whiplash injury in Powmill
Fortunately, it usually doesn’t take very long to recover from a whiplash injury in Powmill, or anywhere; most cases are over within a matter of weeks, and require little more than some rest and pain medication.
But you might need to take time off work, and this leaves you at risk of losing income; you could also need to pay for a home help or a childminder, as well as taxi fares and prescription charges. All of these expenses mount up.
Claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline
If this scenario is one that you are currently experiencing, why not call Accident Advice Helpline and make a compensation claim?
Our lines are open 24/7, so you can call whenever you like, and speak to one of our advisors. They will take your details and, if you qualify to claim, pass them to one of our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors.
Your solicitor will work to secure you a payout. If you don’t win your case, you won’t need to worry about paying fees; if you do win, then you will receive a payment consisting of an element for the injury and an element for the reimbursement of expenses related to your claim.
How to get in touch with us
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing what we can do to help you about your whiplash injury in Powmill!
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown