Whiplash is more painful than many people who have never suffered from it realise. It is caused by a sudden jolt to the head that tears or stretches the muscles and ligaments in the neck. It is a self healing injury, but as with any sprain it needs time to get better. Often, the symptoms do not appear till 12 hours or more after an accident, and victims think they have not been injured – till the pain starts. If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Saltcoats, or anywhere else in the UK, you could be entitled to compensation if someone else was to blame.
Suffering a whiplash injury in Saltcoats
Most people associate whiplash with car accidents, but there are hundreds of different way a whiplash injury in Saltcoats could happen, just a few of them being:
- Landing awkwardly if you slip, trip or fall
- Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing
- Falling from a cycle, or something else
- Something heavy knocking your head
- Lifting a heavy item in the wrong way
Most people will recover from a whiplash injury in just a few weeks, but for some it lasts a very long time and there are a few who will never fully recover from it. If you think you may have a whiplash injury in Saltcoats, the first thing to do is seek medical treatment. This is important so that your injury is checked to make sure there are no other problems apart from the whiplash injury.
Claiming for your whiplash injury in Saltcoats
If you did not cause the accident in which you suffered a whiplash injury, or any other type of injury, and someone else was to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. You need to have sought medical attention and the accident should have happened within the last three years. If this is your situation, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
You will not need any money to start your claim as we work on a no-win, no-fee basis. You can get all the free claims advice you need, without any obligation or pressure, by chatting to our friendly advisors. They are here to help you, to answer all your questions and to get your claim started if you decide to go ahead.
You can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. If you would like us to call you just text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will be in touch. Remember the times limits though, so call us today.