Perhaps surprisingly, many people are not aware of what happens when you get a whiplash injury in St Nicholas at Wade.
We say this because the term “whiplash” is so well known. How can it be so widely misunderstood?
Below, our claims experts at Accident Advice Helpline explain what whiplash is, and how you can make a claim if you are in an accident and you suffer a whiplash injury in St Nicholas at Wade.
The basic facts about whiplash
Whiplash may be caused by any situation in which there is sudden impact. Yes, of course, car accidents cause whiplash – but they’re not the only way you can get it. It’s also possible to sustain whiplash if you slip and fall, or if you fall off your bike. You can also get it through playing contact sports, or doing water sports.
As for the actual physical damage, whiplash is an injury to the ligaments and tendons in the neck. The symptoms are pain, stiffness and tenderness in the neck, as well as – for some people – headaches, dizziness and nausea.
Recovering from a whiplash injury in St Nicholas at Wade
Painful and inconvenient though it may be, there is one saving grace of a whiplash injury, and that is that recovery is usually swift. In just a few weeks, everything will be back to normal, provided you get adequate rest, take pain medication as appropriate, and don’t do anything too strenuous.
During this period, you might find that you need to hire a home help, a childminder, or a cleaner; because you can’t drive, you might also need taxis and buses so you can get out and about.
All this costs money, of course, and that’s something that may be in short supply, especially if you have to take time off work as a result of your whiplash injury in St Nicholas at Wade. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline comes in!
Make a claim and claw back your money
If you are eligible to claim compensation, and your case is successfully settled, you will receive a payout. This will consist of a sum for the injury itself, plus a sum for any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury.
To get started, just pick up the phone and dial our 24/7 hotline to speak to an advisor:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
There is a further option, and that is to text “claim365” to 88010. If you do this, someone will be in touch with you.
We hope that the information above has been of some use to you. If you want to read up a bit more, just go to our website, which has some client testimonials on it, as well as a video featuring our patron, Esther Rantzen. You can also take our 30 second test and find out whether you qualify to claim, and use the free compensation calculator for an estimate!
Date Published: 1st September 2014
Author: David Brown