Do you live in or near Slingsby in North Yorkshire? Have you had an accident which has resulted in a very stiff neck? You may be suffering from a whiplash injury in Slingsby. You may not have realised that you had this injury immediately after your accident, as sometimes the symptoms take twenty-four hours (and sometimes more) to manifest themselves.
After any accident that befalls you, it is wise to seek medical treatment. Sometimes an injury might seem minor, but if treatment is delayed, it might be exacerbated and become a real problem.
Whiplash injury in a road traffic accident
If you (or anyone else) are injured in a road traffic accident, you should call the police as they have to investigate the causes of accidents which involve motorised vehicles. They will appeal for witnesses and on completion of their investigation, they will compile an accident report which you will need if you are to make a future personal injury compensation claim for that whiplash injury in Slingsby.
Other types of accident and whiplash
Although we often equate a whiplash injury with a road traffic accident, you can get a whiplash injury in Slingsby in other types of accident too. If you play a contact sport such as rugby, you might get whiplash if you are tackled and fall heavily and awkwardly. Boxers also get whiplash from blows to the head. This type of injury happens when your neck is jerked violently first in one direction and then in the opposite one.
If you were injured in a tackle which was illegal during a rugby match, you might be eligible to claim compensation for your injury.
You might have been walking past a construction site when something fell from the scaffolding and hit you on the head. As this accident was not your fault, you could be eligible to claim for your whiplash injury in Slingsby against the owners of the construction firm.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
To be eligible to make a claim for personal injury, you and your accident lawyer must be able to prove two things:
- You were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured; and
- The accident was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness.
Your medical report will be required so that if compensation is due to you, the amount in respect of your pain, distress and suffering can be calculated.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at any time on one of our freephone numbers as the lines are permanently open, although if there is no one available to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as fast as we can. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, either ring 0333 500 0993, or text ‘claim 365‘ to 88010 and we will call you. Why not call us now for expert legal advice and help with your potential claim?