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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

    Common car injury claims

    Car injury claims are the most common personal injury claim made in the UK. Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year, and many of these choose to call the law firm Accident Advice Helpline to help them make a claim for compensation. There are some injuries that the lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline deal with more often than others.

    When you ring Accident Advice Helpline, our friendly and professional advisers will help you to use a unique 30-second test to assess whether your claim is likely to be successful or not. Then, you can make the final decision about whether to go ahead with the claim.

    Here are the most common car injury claims that Accident Advice Helpline handle.


    Whiplash is an extremely common injury following a car accident. When a moving car comes to a sudden halt because it has hit something, the energy is transferred to the passengers, so even though the car has stopped, the passengers keep moving forward. Eventually, they are stopped as well. They may be stopped by:

    • Seatbelts (if they are wearing any);
    • Airbags (if they inflate);
    • The windscreen;
    • The steering wheel; or
    • A surface outside the car if they are thrown out of the vehicle.

    When a seatbelt stops the body from travelling forward, the head continues to move and the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck are stretched beyond their normal range. This causes them to become inflamed and painful, and the condition of whiplash is caused. Whiplash symptoms include pain in the neck area, difficulty moving the neck, pins and needles in the arms, and sometimes headaches.

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    Lower back injuries

    Where a car has been involved in a collision, there can also be trauma to the lower back, and this features in common car injury claims. This can involve the soft tissues in this area, although occasionally the vertebrae and discs are also affected. The result is pain in the lower back which can affect a person’s normal daily life. They may not be able to work or may not be able to work for as many hours as they used to. They may find it hard to look after their young children and may struggle with household tasks.

    As a result, some people have to bring in extra help, and this of course costs money. You can claim that money back as part of your compensation. It is a good idea to keep all the necessary receipts to prove that you have had to pay this money out. You may also have had to pay travel costs to hospital appointments and outpatient visits.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.

    Date Published: 7th May 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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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