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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."

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    Soft neck collars vs Hard neck collars: What should I choose?


    Accidents at work and road traffic accidents can leave you feeling particularly uncomfortable, both in pain and inconvenience.

    Many people do search online to find remedies for the injuries they have incurred, however, there is only one way of ensuring you appropriate treatment and that you are assessed fully. Victims of personal injury must visit their GP.

    Soft neck collars vs hard neck collars

    To begin, it is somewhat wrong to assume that hard neck collars and soft neck collars are simply two recovery aids that victims of personal injury can choose from.

    Each collar has its own individual purpose, designed to meet the needs of certain medical criteria. To wear the wrong collar could actually cause your health to deteriorate rather than improve, and as such it is essential that you visit a medical professional.

    Soft neck collars

    Soft cervical collars are usually worn short term following a minor road traffic accident, for example, to due injury such as whiplash or work-related RSI in the back.

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    Hard neck collars

    Hard neck collars are designed to be worn for a significant period of time. Unlike its soft cousin, the hard neck collar is made of two stiff panels, which sit at the front and the back of the neck.

    This type collar is given to personal injury victims who suffer from severe spinal injuries, as opposed to the short term injury of the soft neck collar.

    Injured and it’s not your fault?

    When you incur a back injury, it can feel completely disabling. Due to the amount of nerves in the area, it is also likely to cause a significant amount of pain. So, if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want justice, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    The first steps to pursuing a personal injury claim is to establish if you have a valid case. Accident Advice Helpline offers a particularly useful tool via their website – the compensation calculator. Simply fill in the basics of your claim and a member of their expert team will be in touch to advise if your claim is worth pursuing, with no pressure to proceed.

    From there Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee* basis to process your claim, assuring you that you don’t have to pay a penny unless your claim is successful.

    Date Published: February 5, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.