When it’s time for a holiday, for the perfect mix of feeling as though you’ve gone abroad and the ability to enjoy the English seaside, there’s no place quite like the Isle of Wight. Beautiful weather, glorious beaches and plenty of recreational opportunities make it an ideal holiday destination!
But if you’re going there, you need to be aware that there’s always the possibility of getting into an accident that someone else causes. If this happens to you, and you get a whiplash injury in Shanklin, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
How a whiplash injury in Shanklin might occur
Contrary to popular belief, whiplash can happen in more than just car accidents! That’s not to say, of course, that it doesn’t happen on the road – in fact, that is the commonest way.
But it can happen in any situation in which there is sudden impact. A whiplash injury in Shanklin might happen whilst sailing, for example, or playing water sports on the beach.
It might also happen on the train into or out of the railway station in the town, for example, if the train you are travelling on comes to a sudden halt.
Perhaps you are thinking of paying a visit to America Wood, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that has paths and bridleways. Be careful where you step, because it has very different terrain from the town and the beach!
What to do if you get whiplash
The first thing you should do is get a medical appointment as soon as possible. Your doctor should be able to diagnose your whiplash with no trouble – the symptoms alone are enough.
The symptoms include pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck; you may also experience headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Fortunately, with rest and painkillers, the symptoms clear up within a few weeks. Few cases of whiplash last any longer than that – and you don’t even need to wear a neck brace, no matter how many times you have seen one of them being used in cases of whiplash in TV dramas!
Call Accident Advice Helpline and claim compensation
Of course, to rest, you might need time off work, which could leave you with less money in your wage packet. This is enough of a problem in itself, but more so if you also have to pay for prescriptions, a home help, taxi journeys, and…well, a range of other things.
Claiming compensation means that, if your case is settled successfully, you will be awarded a payout for your whiplash injury in Shanklin. This money will consist of an element for the injury and an element for any expenses, such as those mentioned in the previous paragraph.
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