Hyperextension injuries and ‘no win, no fee’ claims
Have you been involved in a car accident in the last three years where the car you were travelling in came to a stop and was hit by someone from behind? If so and you have suffered pain as a result then you may well be suffering from hyperextension injuries. Many people refer to this as whiplash but the reality is that hyperextension is not quite the same. Hyperextension injuries are sustained when your body has been thrown forward suddenly as a result of a collision, leaving the head to effectively play catch-up. In doing so this puts exertion on the neck which then has no choice but to pull forward in order to keep up with the momentum of the head. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee in Marsh Benham solicitors have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to this kind of injury. It does not matter what seat you were in when the accident happened – the end result will have been the same and as a result you may have found yourself experiencing some of the following:
- Recurring neck pain
- Stiffness of the neck and upper back
- Recurring headaches that appear to be migraines
- Difficulty concentrating in bright light
- Eye pain
If you are experiencing these symptoms then you may well have sustained hyperextension injuries and as such you might be eligible to claim no win no fee in Marsh Benham compensation for your injuries if they are the result of an accident not of your making. Accident Advice Helpline and our ‘no win, no fee’ in Marsh Benham solicitors have dealt with many cases regarding this kind of injury.
I’m experiencing pain after a collision – can I make a ‘no win, no fee’ in Marsh Benham claim?
If you have suffered hyperextension injuries you may well find that you are still experiencing pain some time after the accident occurred. As the neck and spine are connected, undue pressure can be put on the two which results in the pain and discomfort occurring. This can also lead to an inability to concentrate as a persistent pain may be experienced. If you have suffered an accident of this nature in the last three years you may be entitled to compensation.
What can I do?
Accident Advice Helpline is on hand twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week if you need help and advice regarding your eligibility to make a claim for compensation. You can contact us on our landline number 0800 689 0500 or our mobile number 0333 500 0993 and a member of our team will take you through an initial assessment. If you are eligible to make a claim we will pass your details to our solicitors. You can also contact us by sending us a text with the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and a member of our team will return your call at a time that is convenient to you.
Date Published: 25th September 2014
Author: David Brown