If you have had a car accident, it’s possible that you could have whiplash. You may not realise this until the day after, because the onset can take several hours.
If you do have it, you will know, because you will have a stiff and tender neck, reduced mobility in the neck and, of course, pain.
How does whiplash occur?
A whiplash injury in Stockwell occurs when there is a sudden movement causing the head to jerk. This, in turn, causes damage to the neck’s tendons and ligaments.
Unsurprisingly, sudden impact experienced in a car accident features this kind of movement, so it is correct that people should associate whiplash with motoring accidents.
However, it is important to realise that road accidents are not the sole cause of whiplash! It can happen in a slip and fall accident, or when there is a sudden blow to the head. Don’t let the fact that you sustained a whiplash injury in Stockwell as a result of something other than a car accident dissuade you from putting in a claim.
Why claim for a whiplash injury in Stockwell?
Yes, whiplash usually clears up in a few weeks. Yes, it seldom needs any surgery – or indeed, anything more than rest and painkillers to manage it. And yes, it is better to move the neck around instead of keeping it in place with a neck brace!
But even with whiplash, you might need to take time off work, which could mean losing wages. You may also be unable to perform many of your usual tasks, which could force you to look for a home help – or perhaps a childminder.
A possible consequence of this is financial hardship. At Accident Advice Helpline, we think it is not right or fair that victims of accidents caused by someone else should have to cope with an increased financial burden and extra stress, we want to help you!
Call Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if you’re a mobile user, you can either call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 88010.
It doesn’t matter when you call, either – our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by professional, friendly advisors.
They are fully trained to guide you through the process of claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Stockwell, and will treat you with empathy and sensitivity as you go through what happened with them.
If you qualify to claim, your details will be passed to one of our team of no win no fee lawyers, who will set to work on your claim. They will aim to secure you a payment of compensation, which will help you to address those expenses mentioned earlier – and get your life back on track.
To find out more about compensation for a whiplash injury in Stockwell, why not call us now?