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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

    Causes and Symptoms of whiplash


    Had an accident?

    If you have had an accident in the last three years which was not your fault, then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could be entitled to make a claim?

    Can I make a claim?

    If you have been injured through the actions of someone else then there is a good chance that you will be able to make a claim for compensation.

    To find out for certain if you could make a claim you could take our 30 second test.  By answering a few short and simple questions about the types of accident and injuries you have been involved in we can not only tell you if you can make a claim, but give you a rough idea of how much that claim might actually be worth.

    Types of Accident

    Here at Accident Advice helpline we can assist with a wide variety of different types of accidents. These can include:

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    • Road traffic collisions
    • Accidents at work
    • Industrial disease
    • Accidents in public places
    • Food poisoning
    • Environmental poisoning cases

    Types of Injury

    Equally there are a wide variety of injuries that we can help you make a personal injury compensation claim for.  These can range from sprains and breaks, to muscle pulls and psychological problems caused as a result of an accident or incident you have been involved with.

    One of the most common injuries that we deal with on a daily basis, and one that many people initially think of when they think about compensation claims is the injury of whiplash.

    Causes of Whiplash

    The causes of whiplash are numerous.

    Generally speaking the main cause of whiplash is when the head and neck are jolted either forwards or backwards at speed.  This results in damage being caused to the neck muscles, which is where the pain originates.

    The most usual cause of whiplash in terms of an accident involves road traffic collisions.  If you are travelling in a vehicle, either as the driver or passenger, and you are involved in a collision with another road user, there is a good chance that you will experience the type of impact that could result in whiplash.

    Symptoms of whiplash

    The symptoms of whiplash can vary, and one of the difficulties with this kind of injury is that they do not usually present themselves immediately.  You may feel fine immediately following your accident, and the symptoms will present themselves after a few days.  Regardless it is important that you seek medical attention immediately to rule out any other conditions that you might not be immediately aware of (for example concussion).

    Symptoms can include:

    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Lethargy
    • Tingling in the hands, arms or fingers
    • Stiffness of the neck and surrounding area

    If you think you might have a claim, contact us today to speak about it in more detail.

    Date Published: 4th March 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

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