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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

    Compensation for whiplash in the UK


    Whiplash can be very painful. Even though a lot of people think that it’s a minor injury after an accident, a lot of people seek compensation for whiplash in the UK after an accident. But there are things that you can do if you have whiplash to help you feel better. Below are some tips that you can use to help lessen the pain that you are feeling from your whiplash injury.

    Keep moving your neck when seeking compensation for whiplash in the UK

    Since you are in a lot of pain from your whiplash injury, you might think that it’s best if you keep your neck still. But the truth is just the opposite. If you keep your neck still, you may find that you have your symptoms a lot longer than if you had not kept it still. Ask your doctor if he can suggest any good exercises to do that will help you with your pain but won’t damage your neck anymore. Listen to their advice and find out what can be done to help your injuries. Doing stretches and exercises that are suitable can really make a difference.

    Use a good pillow

    Since it’s your neck, spine, and head area which was damaged in the accident, it’s a good idea to take care of these areas properly. This is going to help you with speeding up your recovery and making you feel a lot better faster. One of the best things that you can do is get a good pillow that’s nice and firm so that you are getting the correct amount of support while you’re sleeping. This is going to ensure that you are helping your injuries and that you are doing what you can to help yourself feel better.

    Maintain good posture

    After you have had whiplash, one of the best things that you can do for yourself is to keep good posture while your’re healing. This is going to help with preventing the symptoms that you are having from getting worse. Be sure that when you are standing, sitting, walking your back is in a straight, upright position. Doing this is going to help with lessening the pain and will help you with recovering from the accident that you had which caused your whiplash symptoms.

    A final thing that you should do is to make sure that you get a solicitor to help you with your claim. This person is going to give you advice and tell you what you should do to help your claim. If you would like some help with choosing one, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have supported many people with finding a solicitor to help with their claim and we can do the same for you. One phone call to our service can make a big difference. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 to discuss things in more detail.

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    Date Published: 28th August 2013

    Author: sharon.hendricks

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