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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What five motion-based activities could cause whiplash?


    Whiplash is a painful condition which occurs when somebody suffers a sudden jolt to their head or body. This can damage the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or any other soft tissue in the neck. Whiplash causes pain, stiffness and restriction of movement in the neck area and can also affect the shoulders and arms of the injured person. In more serious cases, whiplash can cause back pain, swelling, lethargy and nausea.

    What kind of motion-based activities might cause whiplash?

    Whiplash is usually associated with car accidents, but it can be caused by other activities. Some motion-based activities that can cause whiplash include:

    • Road accidents
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Sports injuries
    • Work accidents
    • Rollercoasters

    In fact, in any instance where a person’s head is thrown forcefully from one direction to another, and the neck over-extends itself, whiplash can occur.

    Are the effects of whiplash permanent?

    If you have suffered an accident on the road, or a severe blow to the head, you may develop whiplash. The NHS website advises that whiplash will usually get better on its own, but in some cases it can cause a number of severe symptoms that last for a long time, becoming chronic whiplash.

    Am I entitled to any compensation?

    If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, or any other type of accident, and have developed whiplash, you may be entitled to compensation

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 15 years’ experience in the personal injury compensation claim industry. We can offer expert knowledge and specialist advice to help you make a successful personal injury claim.

    Our telephone lines are open 24/7 and we have a great deal of helpful information on our website, including a quick and easy 30-second test compensation calculator. Our advisers can be spoken to in complete confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. Additionally, we work on a 100 per cent no win no fee* basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.

    If you have been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you can make a claim.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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