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Injury Prevention Day 2018: #headresttest

Did you know the position of your car headrest could help protect you against a whiplash injury?

It’s Injury Prevention Day 2018 and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is campaigning to avoid needless injuries. By ensuring vehicle head restraints are correctly adjusted, drivers can help ensure they are protected from whiplash and neck and head injuries.

Your headrest should ideally be level with the top of your head and should be positioned as close as possible to the back of your head (see the below infographic from APIL).

With tens of thousands of casualties and injuries on our roads each year[1], it’s more important than ever that we take measures to avoid needless harm.

[1] https://assets.publishing.serv...
APIL Headrest Test
Take the headrest test to help protect yourself against a whiplash injury.
Andrew Greenwood

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Andrew Greenwood

Director & Head of Personal Injury

Andrew is a Director and Head of Personal Injury with over 30 years’ experience and has expert knowledge in serious brain, spinal and fatal injury cases. Andrew is a Deputy District Judge in the High Court and County Court, founding member and trustee of national charity SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death and...

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