If there’s an injury that’s well-known by name but often very misunderstood, it’s whiplash. Almost everyone has heard of it, and many people know someone (or know of someone) who has suffered it. But how much do they actually know about the condition?
It’s a neck injury…
…and that’s the sum total of many people’s understanding of whiplash. It’s the correct part of the body, at least, but if you get a whiplash injury in St Mabyn, you will realise that there’s a bit more to it. It could have quite an effect on your life, too.
Whiplash is in fact an injury to the neck’s tendons and ligaments. It occurs when sudden impact causes the head to jerk. This movement causes the neck to be put under strain, and that is why, hours or even days later, the sufferer experiences pain, stiffness and tenderness in their neck. There may also be nausea, headaches, and dizziness.
Sounds pretty grim, doesn’t it?
There is some good news…
Yes, it’s an unpleasant situation to be in, but you can take comfort from the fact that most cases of whiplash injury in St Mabyn clear up within a few weeks.
Whiplash can be diagnosed easily, with no need for referral to a hospital for tests; it is also treated easily, with little more than rest and pain medication, taken as appropriate.
But there may be some financial problems that become apparent during your recovery.
Money worries because of whiplash injury in St Mabyn
Some people find that they need to take time off work when they get a whiplash injury. If you have sick pay, this might not matter, but a lot of people do not get company sick pay, or they are self-employed, which means that they lose the ability to earn anything.
Also, whether you are losing income or not, your expenditure may go up. Home helps, cleaners and childminders all cost money, and might be hired during your recovery when you are unable to perform your usual duties. Taxis and buses also cost money, as do prescriptions.
Claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline
If this happens to you, then why not claim compensation? If you win your case, you will receive a payout. That means you can claw back your money, and stop worrying!
To do this, all you need to do is make a phone call to Accident Advice Helpline. We are a personal injury law firm with 14 years’ experience in the field, and we have gained the endorsement of Esther Rantzen, who is famous for her consumer rights campaigning.
Call our 24/7 hotline now
For no win no fee* legal advice, call 0800 689 0500 now and speak to one of our advisors! That’s our landline number; if you’re using a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
We look forward to hearing from you about your whiplash injury in St Mabyn!