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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

    How do I know if I have whiplash?


    If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a motor accident that wasn’t your fault, you may well be suffering from whiplash. It is a condition that can take aver 6 hours to appear and sometimes even later.

    The symptoms are fairly varied and can sometimes lead to very serious illnesses. Accident Advice Helpline are experts in the field of claiming financial injury compensation and are happy to help you whenever you need some advice regarding these issues.

    What is whiplash?

    You can suffer from whiplash from a variety of accidents, but motor-related incidents are by far the most common cause of this injury. When you are in a stationary or moving vehicle and experience a collision from another vehicle, the sudden jolt can cause whiplash. Essentially, your head may move forwards and backwards violently; this results in your neck’s tendons and ligaments becoming damaged.

    You may feel okay immediately after the event itself, but the whiplash can take 6 hours or even longer to rear its painful and ugly head. Accident Advice Helpline always advises any motor accident victim to visit a hospital as soon as possible after the collision.

    Symptoms of whiplash

    There are many symptoms that are a result of whiplash, and some of them are more obvious than others:

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    • Neck Pain and stiffness
    • Headaches
    • Poor movement in the neck area
    • Blurred Vision
    • Tinnitus

    Once you visit your local hospital, you will be tested for a number of symptoms and they may advise you to wear a neck brace to avoid any further injuries. If you leave any of these symptoms untreated, you may experience a far more serious injury as a result.

    How to claim

    Claiming for financial injury compensation as a result of whiplash is the smart way to progress this scenario. You may lose earnings and become unavailable for work because of this condition.

    Just remember that this was not your fault and you should not be made to suffer further. Please call us at Accident Advice Helpline for immediate assistance. We have been dealing with whiplash related financial compensation claims since 2000 and are happy to help.

    We will ask you a few questions regarding the accident and will soon be able to put your mind at rest. Our 30-second claim compensation calculator is in place to set the ball rolling with your case. We work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and you will usually not be required to attend court. Call us now and we will do our best to help you claim financial compensation.

    Date Published: October 18, 2013

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.