Making a whiplash personal injury claim
Thousands of people each year are left with whiplash injuries after accidents that should have been avoided. Contrary to popular belief however, whiplash isn’t just caused by being involved in a road traffic accident. It is an injury that can also be sustained through slips, trips or falls. If you have been injured and want to make a whiplash personal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today.
The victims of accidents who have sustained whiplash injuries can find that their injuries take weeks, months or longer to recover from. In some instances the effects of whiplash can be felt for years afterwards and some sufferers never truly make a full recovery. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today if you wish to make a whiplash personal injury claim.
What exactly is whiplash?
Whiplash is often associated with road traffic accidents but there is much more to it than that. You can suffer the effects of whiplash after being involved in a slip, trip or fall, or from receiving a blow to the head. Whiplash manifests itself between 6 to 12 hours after the accident and its effects can be felt for a long time after.
Whiplash is caused as a result of speed and gravity meeting. Whether in a collision, slip trip or fall, the injured party’s head and body are propelled forward only for the head to suddenly snap back when the jaw line is extended to its limit.
Common symptoms of whiplash are (but not limited to):
- Sore neck
- Pain in the upper shoulders
- Back pain
- Jaw pain (often this feels like toothache)
- Blurred vision
Can you make a claim for whiplash?
As the victim of an accident that has left you with whiplash, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with personal injury advice and secure compensation on your behalf. When you call one of our advisers will answer your questions and explain how making a claim works. Our initial assessment by telephone is used to confirm if you have a claim to make and if so, we will pass on your details to our no win no fee solicitors.
Annually we ensure the victims of accidents are awarded compensation they deserve. Last year we were instrumental in securing over £30 million in personal injury compensation. We did this under the patronage of Dame Esther Rantzen DBE who has been endorsing us since 2003.
In order to find out if you are eligible to receive compensation, why not give us a call today at Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 689 0500. You can also call from your mobile if you prefer, just dial 0333 500 0993. Lines are open now and our team of advisers is waiting to field your questions and provide you with personal injury advice.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown