Home > Road traffic accident > Most Common injuries resulting from a car accident
road surface with newly painted white lines

Common types of car injury

There are various types of car injuries: airbag, seat belt, child restraint injury, whiplashes. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claiming compensation for their injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045

Request a callback

Provide your details and a legal expert will be in touch shortly.

Request a callback

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Most Common injuries resulting from a car accident

Employers have to fulfil certain workplace requirements to prevent accidents from happening. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claiming compensation for their injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045.

Airbag injury

The airbag is an important safety mechanism which saves many lives because it only inflates once and then automatically deflates, the deployment of the airbag has to be timed perfectly to provide maximum protection. Usually, a faulty airbag is due to a malfunction of the crash sensor. This can lead to the following:

  • Early or late deployment of airbag
  • None deployment of airbag
  • Deployment of airbag without being involved in a severe accident

The correct deployment of an airbag protects you from serious head injury and death. It’s common that you will have bruises or abrasions from the deployment of the airbag. However, the incorrect deployment can leave you with severe injuries such as whiplash, neck or spinal injuries and back injuries.

To claim compensation for an airbag injury which resulted in the malfunction of the airbag, speak to a professional claims solicitor.

Seat belt injury

With few exceptions, drivers and passengers above the age of 12 are required to wear a seatbelt when driving a car. Similar to the airbag, the seat belt protects you from many injuries. However, it can also cause injuries such as a bruised or broken collarbone, a back injury or whiplash. A seat belt injury usually only occurs as a result of an accident and is more likely to happen if the seatbelt is not worn correctly.

To claim compensation for a seat belt injury which is the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important that you speak to a professional claims solicitor.

Child restraint injury

Children under the age of 12 or smaller than 135 cm are required by law to use an appropriate child restraint and child seat when travelling in a car. Like the seat belt, a child restraint is a vital safety system which minimises the impact and risk of injury to a child in an accident or sudden stop.

If your child is protected with the wrong child restraint, it can lead to all kinds of injuries in the event of an accident. Depending on their age and size, different methods of child restraints should be used.

We recommend the comprehensive guide, created by Brake, UK’s road safety charity, to choose a suitable child restraint for your child.

If you have been involved in an accident and your child has suffered an injury despite or because of using a child restraint, you might be able to claim compensation. Contact us today for free legal advice.

Whiplash injury

Whiplash injuries are caused when your neck is suddenly snapped forwards or backwards and the tendons and ligaments have been stretched too far. The most common causes of whiplash injuries are car accidents, when another vehicle hits your car from behind.

If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury due to someone else’s negligence contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors or find out more about whiplash injury claims here. To find out how much your whiplash injury might be worth try our online whiplash injury calculator now.

No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee, if you receive compensation

98% of our road traffic accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.

Read more