Preventing a whiplash injury

Preventing whiplash injury – most commonly seen as the result of a car accident – is extremely difficult. It is, by its very nature, an injury caused by a sudden and unexpected event so can be hard to avoid.

Is your head-rest correctly positioned?
One way to help prevent whiplash injury is to make sure that the head-rest on your car seat is properly positioned. As many as three-quarters of all car head-rests are incorrectly positioned in this country, which probably goes someway towards accounting for the huge number of whiplash injury cases that hospitals see.

Putting up with a little discomfort to prevent whiplash injury
Unfortunately, many people find that a head-rest positioned to prevent whiplash injury is uncomfortable, particularly on long journeys as it does not allow the head to rest backwards. However, it’s fairly safe to assume that anyone who has suffered the pain of a whiplash injury would prefer some discomfort on a car journey to the far more uncomfortable results of a neck injury.

Accident compensation
Given that a whiplash injury is most commonly caused by a rear-impact car collision, it’s likely that the sufferer has been involved in a car accident that was not their fault. If this is the case, then it may be possible to make a claim for accident compensation.

Compensation for a whiplash injury
In cases such as these any award will not only compensate for the whiplash injury itself, but also for any related expenditure that wouldn’t otherwise be necessary – such as rehabilitation and treatment costs, prescription charges, loss of earnings and travel to hospitals or clinics.

Call us today if you’ve received a whiplash injury
If you’ve received a whiplash injury in an accident that you weren’t to blame for then we can help you make a compensation claim. We’re here 24 hours a day to provide free legal advice on your rights and what action you could take. This is entirely without obligation, and costs nothing whether you subsequently ask us to act on your behalf or not.

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Simply call us free on 0800 78 38 846 or click here to contact us online and we’ll call you at a time convenient to you.

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