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    How do you get whiplash in Chelmsford?

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    How do you get whiplash in Chelmsford? This is a question that a lot of people ask Accident Advice Helpline and one that we, in our capacity as experienced personal injury lawyers, are only too happy to answer. In fact, this question is so common that we have put together this article to tell you all you need to know about whiplash and its causes.

    What is whiplash?

    Whiplash is a term used to describe injuries sustained primarily to the tendons, muscles and soft tissue of the neck area, although symptoms can present themselves in the head and shoulder areas too.

    How do you get whiplash in Chelmsford?

    By far the most common cause of whiplash is the road traffic accident. However, whiplash can be caused in falling accidents and in accidents where objects fall onto a person’s head.

    The reason why road traffic accidents cause so many cases of whiplash is because whiplash is caused when the head is forcefully whipped forwards, backwards or sideways. This is something that can quite often happen when one car hits another at high speed.

    What are the symptoms of whiplash?

    You should be aware that the symptoms of whiplash can take 12 hours or more to present themselves, so even if you do not feel immediately unwell following an impact, you should remain vigilant for a day or two after the accident.

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    The most common symptoms of whiplash include:

    • Neck pain
    • Neck stiffness
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Migraine

    Sometimes, more serious symptoms can present themselves, including:

    • Insomnia
    • Fatigue
    • Depression
    • Chronic pain

    No matter what symptoms of whiplash present themselves, you should always visit the doctor to get an official diagnosis and treatment. Not only will this help to prevent a more serious injury further down the line, but it will also ensure that you have a paper trail to back you up if you decide to claim personal injury compensation.

    Claiming personal injury compensation for a whiplash accident

    You can typically claim personal injury compensation for a whiplash accident only if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else. You must also have had an official diagnosis of the injury by a qualified medical professional, and you can only make a claim within 3 years of sustaining a whiplash injury. Other than that, there are very few barriers to making a claim, especially if you enlist the help of Accident Advice Helpline.

    How do you get whiplash in Chelmsford? To find out in more detail, call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 today. You can also reach us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, but calls from mobiles may be charged.

    Date Published: 14th November 2015

    Author: Emma Matthews

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