Some 19 miles north of London lies the city of St Albans, in Hertfordshire. Being a Roman settlement, it attracts many visitors; it is also a popular place with residents, who enjoy living in a nice town that is within easy commuting distance of London.
But all of this activity means that it’s not unusual for people to suffer a whiplash injury in St Albans. Has this happened to you? If so, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
How whiplash can happen
Most cases of whiplash injury in St Albans happen because of transport, and the majority of these are car accidents of some kind. Even a low-impact collision can cause whiplash.
That’s because the cause of whiplash is sudden impact. It is this sudden impact which jolts the head, pulling on the neck’s tendons and ligaments, which become damaged. The result? Pain, stiffness, and tenderness; maybe even headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Of course, such sudden impact can happen if a train brakes suddenly or shunts into the back of another one. It can also happen if you fall off your bike, for example, as a result of hitting a pothole.
It’s not just transport that causes it
We should point out that a whiplash injury in St Albans can be sustained in other ways, such as through slipping and falling. If there’s sudden impact involved, there is a risk of whiplash!
What to do if you get a whiplash injury in St Albans
If any of the above accidents happen, it is most important that you get your injury checked out at a doctor’s as soon as possible. You may not think that a whiplash injury sustained in St Albans is particularly serious, and yes, there are worse things that could happen to you.
But you want to make sure that you recover properly, within a few weeks, and the pain and inconvenience goes away. Seeking medical advice sooner rather than later will help your recovery immensely.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and make a claim
You may find, during your recovery period, that you suffer financial hardship as a result of taking a few days off work and losing pay; as well as because you might need to hire a home help, and take buses and taxis to get out and about.
If you claim, and your claim is settled successfully, then you will be awarded a payout. This will enable you to claw back those losses, and get yourself back on track once again without financial worries.
To begin your claim, speak to an advisor, by calling Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. There is also the option to text “claim365” to 88010. If you do this, an advisor will call you.
What are you waiting for? Don’t suffer in silence, contact us now!