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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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    Causes of whiplash in Merton

    What are the causes of whiplash in Merton?’ This is a question we are often asked here at Accident Advice Helpline. Well, whiplash is a term that describes an injury to the delicate muscles, tendons and ligaments (otherwise known as the connective tissues) in the neck that usually occurs as a result of a motor vehicle or car accident.

    The most common road traffic accident is where a car gets hit from behind (or ‘rear-ended’) which puts the driver and passengers of the car at risk of a whiplash injury. However, a road traffic accident is not the only way someone can be given whiplash. Accidents involving fairground or amusement rides, slips and trips, and blows to the head are also causes of whiplash in Merton.

    If you have suffered this debilitating injury in the past three years through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

    What to look out for after an accident

    If you begin to experience any of the following symptoms in the hours or days following an accident of any description, then it is imperative that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. The signs of whiplash may not be apparent immediately, which leads to many people missing out on compensation as they do not realise it was caused by the accident.

    • A loss or reduction of movement in the neck
    • Neck pain or stiffness
    • Headaches
    • Pain in the lower back
    • Numbness or tingling in the arms
    • Muscle spasms
    • Fatigue
    • Dizziness
    • Visual disturbances
    • Ringing in the ears

    Treatment for whiplash injuries

    As well as wondering about how do you get whiplash in Merton, you may also be asking questions about the treatment of this painful injury. Every case of whiplash is different, and requires different treatment depending on the severity. For some, rest and taking regular pain relief may be all they need, others may need physiotherapy, or muscle relaxants and injections to help ease the muscle spasms. This is why it is absolutely vital that you see a doctor. They will also note it on your records, which will be valuable evidence when making a claim.

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    Phone us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (calls from a mobile will be charged). You can then speak to a member of a team, who have more than fifteen years of experience in dealing with claims like this. They will help you get your claim started with one of our no win, no fee solicitors.

    You can also find out how much you may be entitled to by taking the 30-second test on our website. It really is that simple. Start getting your life back on track today.

    Date Published: 10th October 2015

    Author: David Brown

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