Queensferry could be in Flintshire, on the North Eastern border of Wales with England, where it is situated on the River Dee, or it could be in Rural West Edinburgh in Scotland. There’s also a North Queensferry. The name refers to (no prizes for guessing) the business of transporting female royal personages by ferry across the relevant stretch of water for the Queensferry of your choice. If you suffer a whiplash injury in Queensferry, you may find the following information about hiring a solicitor useful.
Whiplash injury in Queensferry
Ferry journeys are a pretty safe way to travel, although when they go wrong, the consequences can be devastating. Fortunately, ferry transport in the UK is covered by transport regulations and limits are placed on the ferry load, according to the capacity of the vessel. Did you sustain a whiplash injury in any of the Queensferry locations? Any sudden jolt – coming to a halt from speed, or falling awkwardly if the vessel lurched – can on occasion cause a whiplash injury.
What is a whiplash injury?
It is an injury to the neck caused by stretching the tendons too far, if a person’s head is thrown at an angle, or forwards in a car, train or ferry accident. The “whiplash” element refers to the head jolting backwards after a person has come to a sudden stop. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to cause it: a fall from a bike, or off a horse, or an emergency stop on the roads, even from a relatively low speed.
- Painful and tender neck ligaments
- Restricted movement and discomfort in whatever position – lying, sitting or standing
- Pins and needles in the arms
- Headaches or migraine
- Problems with sight and hearing
If you have suffered from whiplash injury and you don’t recover fully within a couple of weeks, you should rest up and take painkillers. Don’t try to force your recovery. Particularly if you experience problems with vision and hearing, you should take advice from your doctor. These may be symptoms of other underlying problems caused by the same accident but not initially diagnosed. A whiplash injury can be bad for your financial health too. Loss of income because you can’t work can lead to serious consequences if the bills mount up. If the whiplash accident in Queensferry was caused by a third party, you may be able to claim compensation to help you through until you are on your feet again.
Accident Advice Helpline – claim for your whiplash injury in Queensferry today
We can advise you on your whiplash injury in Queensferry and help you claim for compensation. Not sure if your accident qualifies? Check it out using our 30-second calculator. After that, talk to our expert advisers on our helplines. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. The lines are open 24/7 and they’re Freephone, so you can call at any time. If you want us to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 9th July 2014