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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

    Are men and women as likely to suffer whiplash?

    Have you ever had the misfortune of suffering from whiplash? This can be a painful injury, often caused in car accidents where the car comes to a sudden stop and the head, unsupported in the same way as the body, continues forward, jerking the neck and straining the muscles and tendons there as a result. If you suffer whiplash, you will suffer from a variety of symptoms that can cause considerable discomfort for a period of time.

    Who is more likely to suffer whiplash?

    Accident Advice Helpline conducted a survey recently that asked people whether or not they agreed with certain statements relating to whiplash. For example, one of these statements said that “men and women are just as likely to get whiplash in an accident.” A very high number of people, 87% of respondents taking part in the survey, thought men and women were equally as likely to get whiplash.

    However, it might surprise you to know those people were actually incorrect. Evidence suggests that women are far more likely to experience whiplash than men. This is due to the musculature in the neck being less pronounced for women. The neck circumference is also less, which again increases the chance of suffering whiplash if you are female.

    Has this happened to you in the recent past?

    Regardless of whether you are male or female, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to start a no win, no fee* claim for you if you have suffered whiplash in an accident that was caused by someone else. This has to have occurred within the last three years for us to begin a claim on your behalf.

    To find out more, and to see whether you might be able to claim, call us on 0800 689 0500 now. You could also try the free 30-second test available on our website for a fast answer. If someone else did cause your accident to happen, you do have a right to seek compensation for any and all injuries you might have sustained during the accident. If we can help, we can provide our initial advice on a no-obligation basis. You won’t pay any solicitors’ fees unless you win either, so you are not at any great financial risk. Get in touch today and speak to an advisor, so you can see whether you could actually make a claim.

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    Whiplash True or False

    Date Published: May 3, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Research

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