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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

    Heated neck collars and their benefits

    Heated neck collars are used to ease neck pain and relieve muscle tension and stress in both the neck and the shoulders. Often used to bring relief from whiplash and similar neck injuries, their benefit is twofold. First of all, the presence of a collar restricts neck movement and allows the affected muscles to rest, thereby aiding their recovery. This effect is added to by the soothing effect of warmth.

    Road traffic accidents can cause the need for a heated neck collar

    Drivers and passengers often experience whiplash after being involved in traffic accidents. This is because the forces of impact can throw heads violently forward and backward, resulting in neck muscles and tendons being stretched beyond their normal limits.

    Symptoms of whiplash

    Often not noticed immediately after a road accident, whiplash symptoms usually develop within approximately 24 hours of the incident and may include:

    • Neck and shoulder pain
    • Stiffness and inability to move properly
    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Headache

    Victims of vehicle accidents may experience some or all of these symptoms.

    Car crash injuries and the need for a heated neck collar

    Whiplash can, if left untreated, become chronic, potentially leaving the sufferer debilitated. It is therefore important to seek medical attention as soon after a car accident as possible, even if there appears to be no injury to begin with.

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    Driver injury claims

    Drivers suffering from whiplash or other accidental neck injuries, due to no fault of their own, may be able to claim for driver injury compensation. In a similar fashion, passengers injured by vehicle accident may be entitled to passenger injury compensation. This applies to passengers in all types of transport, from private cars and taxis to buses, vans or lorries, trains, boats, and planes.

    Claiming for compensation

    In order to successfully make a claim for compensation, injured parties should:

    • Not be responsible for the accident
    • Have been injured within the last 36 months
    • Provide evidence of their injury

    Other evidence that needs to be provided includes:

    • Witness statements and contact details
    • Names and numbers of police officers attending the scene
    • If possible, photos of the road lay-out, vehicles involved, and damages to vehicles

    Accident Advice Helpline

    The legal team of Accident Advice Helpline will assist claimants in gathering all necessary evidence and conducting the claim process. Providing their services under conditional fee agreements, they are usually able to conduct most necessary processes over the telephone, and it is often possible to come to satisfactory claim settlements without court hearings. To initiate your compensation claim, call the 24/ 7 free phone number for Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.

    Date Published: January 28, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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