UK Wide Whiplash Injury Claim Coverage
We have specialist Whiplash Injury Claim Solicitors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to help you now.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash is the common name given to an injury caused by a sudden jolt or movement to the body or head, causing damage to the ligaments, tendons and muscles in the neck. It causes pain, stiffness and loss of movement initially, but can lead to other symptoms as the swelling increases.
Common Causes Of Whiplash
Whiplash can be triggered by virtually anything that causes the neck to move violently in one direction or the other. The following are some of the most common causes of whiplash injuries:
1. Car Accidents
Car accidents are by far the most common cause of whiplash - particularly rear-end collisions. This is because the neck is thrown forwards and then back due to the sudden acceleration of the vehicle as it is struck from behind. Passengers and the driver can all suffer from whiplash, and are all entitled to make a claim if the accident was caused by another party.
2. Trip Or Falls
A trip or a fall in a public place may result in whiplash if the individual strikes his or her head on the floor, a wall or another object.
3. Fairground Rides
Most theme parks and fairgrounds take very specific safety precautions to avoid visitors suffering from whiplash and other injuries on their rides. However, on some occasions, usually at smaller travelling fairs, proper safety guidelines may not be followed and whiplash injuries can occur.
Those taking part in contact sports such as rugby, football or boxing may sustain whiplash injuries as a result of a collision or impact with another player or competitor.
5. At Work
This may occur as a result of inadequate health and safety precautions while carrying out an everyday routine task, or it could be due to an unfortunate accident that is caused by the actions or negligence of a colleague or superior.
If you suffer from whiplash due to any of these reasons, it can have a highly negative effect upon your life, causing pain, discomfort, and even preventing you from working. You may also require specialist physiotherapy to treat the injury. By making a claim for whiplash you can receive compensation for any hardship and financial losses suffered as a result of your injury.
Find out more about whiplash injuries.
What Do I Do If I Am Suffering From Whiplash?
In the event of any whiplash situation, medical attention should be sought as soon as possible. The best treatment for whiplash, as recommended by the British Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, is chiropractic; sufferers have been found to benefit from periods of physiotherapy, massage and specially designed exercises. In addition, seeking medical attention quickly adds validity to any insurance claim. Because of its subjective nature, whiplash is one of the most commonly faked or exaggerated injuries in the insurance industry.
Whatever the location of the impact, sufferers are advised to gather as much information as possible, such as photographs and the names and addresses of witnesses, to ensure that their claim runs as smoothly as possible.
Contact 1st Claims
1st Claims can help you make a claim against the individual who caused your whiplash. Get in touch with us to receive an initial consultation completely free of charge on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or fill in a Free Claim Enquiry to find out whether you have the grounds to make a viable whiplash claim.
Remember, it costs absolutely nothing to ask and you are under no obligation to make a claim, we just want to help you.
We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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