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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

    Cervical spine whiplash


    Claiming compensation after cervical spine whiplash

    One of the most common injuries resulting from road traffic accidents is cervical spine whiplash. It’s caused by a sudden jolt to the body or head, which results in damage to the tendons, ligaments, muscles or soft tissues to the neck area. This often happens when the vehicle you are travelling in, whether as a passenger or a driver, is struck from behind by another vehicle. It’s common not to feel the effects immediately after the accident. Sometimes, it can take a few days for the full extent of the injury to become apparent.

    If you think you have suffered cervical spine whiplash, the important thing is to get a medical opinion as soon as possible. The proper treatment can improve your chances of a full recovery. You will also need details of the medical treatment you have received if you intend to make a claim for compensation for your injuries.

    Making a claim for compensation after suffering cervical spine whiplash

    If we can clearly demonstrate that someone else was responsible for causing the accident in which you suffered the cervical spine whiplash injury, because they were acting carelessly or negligently, then you may be able to claim compensation from them. They may have been speeding at the time. They may have been driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Or they may simply have not been paying attention or driving aggressively.

    Contact us for a free, expert legal opinion as to whether you have a right to claim. All we need are a few details about your accident. We’ll even be able to estimate the amount of compensation you could receive. There’s no obligation and you can call us any time – our helpline is open 24/7.

    • Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
    • You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or try the 30 second test on our website

    If we think you have a good case and you wish to go ahead, we could set your claim in motion today. Don’t worry about money – we do not charge you a penny to get your case started. What’s more, all our solicitors work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so you will not pay a hefty bill for legal services even if you ultimately lose your case.

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    More often than not, though, we are able to settle claims – and without the need for you to attend court. So you have very little to lose, and possibly a lot to gain, by finding out whether you could claim for your injuries.

    If you’ve suffered cervical spine whiplash in an accident caused by someone else acting irresponsibly, remember that you don’t have to suffer alone. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make the best of a bad situation by making the best possible case for compensation for your injuries from the party who caused them. Call us today free for our free, expert legal advice. 

    Date Published: 11th September 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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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