The Highlands of Scotland are packed with dramatic scenery that fairly takes your breath away. Over on the western side of the Highland region, you’ll find the Ardnamurchan peninsula. This looks out over Salen Bay, and one of the villages in the region is known as Salen. As a village, it does have a small population, and a whiplash injury in Salen is a rare occurrence.
Of course, any accident might result in one or more injuries being sustained by anyone in one or other of the vehicles involved. Since whiplash is a common injury for anyone to suffer in a situation like this, it makes sense that personal injury lawyers take on many cases related to this injury over the course of the average year. Any car accident could leave someone with whiplash even if they suffer no other injuries.
Whiplash doesn’t just affect the neck
When you hear someone has had whiplash, you probably imagine they have a stiff and painful neck injury. You’d be right, too, but did you know other symptoms can also arise that would affect other nearby parts of the body?
For example, if you have whiplash you may well suffer from headaches. These may range from minor headaches to ones that are a lot more severe. You might also get some pain across your shoulders and in your upper back. Some people even suffer lower back pain too, although this will vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and how bad the whiplash is.
Are you really entitled to claim?
Compensation is regularly awarded to people who are hurt in car accidents that were not their fault. Negligence is the reason behind many accidents on the roads, even though it can stem from a momentary lapse in concentration or a myriad of other things. In every case, though, there is a chance someone might be able to claim a sum in compensation if they are hurt and someone else caused that to happen.
A quick call to the Accident Advice Helpline enquiry line – totally free – can help you find out whether your whiplash injury in Salen could result in a payment to you. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and you can find out more about this. One of our lawyers could be just the person to take on your case on a no win, no fee* basis.