If you get a whiplash injury in Sparkford, it might not necessarily be from a car accident. Whilst this is the most usual way to sustain such an injury, there are in fact, several ways of getting injured. Some of these are described below.
Falling off your bike
Going over a pothole is bad enough in a car, but at least you remain in the vehicle, unaffected. Cyclists, on the other hand, can come off their bikes if they hit potholes. The sudden impact can cause a whiplash injury in Sparkford, too.
Slipping and falling
We’ve all seen paths that haven’t been gritted in winter; some of us have walked on such paths, and there is a sub-group within those who have slipped and fallen. Of course, the same thing can happen indoors, on a floor that is wet or polished, and where there is no sign to warn us. The result? Quite possibly, a whiplash injury in Sparkford.
Perhaps not quite the right area for this, but many people who visit Somerset might venture north or south, to either coast, to enjoy a spot of surfing. Waves are powerful, and you can fall off your board if you catch one. You can get whiplash this way, too!
What to do if you get a whiplash injury in Sparkford
No matter how it happens, you should definitely get to your GP as soon as you possibly can, just so you can get yourself checked out. Whiplash may not be apparent until several hours or days after the initial impact, but your doctor will be able to diagnose it without complex investigations.
The symptoms to look for are pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck; some people also get a headache or experience nausea and/or dizziness.
What else you should do
While you recover, you should consider claiming compensation. You might need some money, because getting a whiplash injury in Sparkford can cause you some problems.
You could be off work for a bit, and lose some money as a result; you might also find that you need to pay for the services of a home help, a childminder, or cleaner. Oh, and what about those taxis you need to take, to get to the shops? Yes, the expenses mount up!
Fortunately, Accident Advice Helpline’s team of friendly advisors and no win, no fee solicitors can help you to claw back your losses. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and let us deal with your claim. You can text “claim365” to 88010, if you prefer, and someone will get in touch with you.
We have 14 years’ experience in the field of claims management, and stick to a strict code of conduct. Give us a call now and find out more. Our lines are open 24/7!
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown