How can you avoid a whiplash injury in Sedbergh? It can be difficult, because many such injuries are sustained in accidents that aren’t the victim’s fault. But there are some things you can do to ensure your safety.
Let us first dispel a myth about whiplash: despite what you may have heard, it doesn’t just happen because of car accidents! It can, in fact, happen in any situation in which there is sudden impact.
It is this sudden impact that causes the head to jerk, which puts strain on the neck. The tendons and ligaments are damaged, and it is this damage that causes the pain, stiffness and tenderness that you experience (perhaps not until a few hours later).
Safety first when travelling!
A sensible way to avoid a whiplash injury in Sedbergh is to make sure that there are measures in place to minimise the effects of sudden impact.
In cars, make sure that you have your seatbelt on (it’s required by law, anyway) and that you have your head restraint adjusted properly. The top of the restraint should be level with the top of your head. Note that the proper term for this part of the seat is head restraint and not head rest, too. Its primary function is to stop your head from snapping back upon impact!
If travelling on a train, make sure that you are in a comfortable position, sitting upright. The backs of the seats are, for most people, tall enough to function as a head restraint.
If you’re on a bike, it’s perhaps more difficult to avoid whiplash, because on a bike, the risk comes from falling off suddenly – if you go over a pothole, for example. Make sure you choose cycle paths and roads that are of good quality, if possible – and keep a look-out for potholes!
If you do get a whiplash injury in Sedbergh, make a claim
In cases where the whiplash injury in Sedbergh has been caused by someone else, you could be eligible to claim, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline?
It doesn’t necessarily have to have happened as a result of someone’s deliberate actions, either. Negligence can also cause whiplash. Consider, for example, a slip and fall on a polished floor, because someone failed to put up a warning sign.
You can check your eligibility by taking the Accident Advice Helpline 30 second test, which is simple and straightforward. Just visit our website to get started!
How to get in touch with us
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will be in touch with you.
When you call us, you will speak to an advisor, who will take your details in confidence and pass them to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors. They will work to secure you a payment of compensation for your whiplash injury in Sedbergh.
Call us now and find out more!