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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

    Injury claim in Bournemouth

    Injury claim in Bournemouth

    Whiplash can be a very painful and disabling injury and it is understandable why so many victims of it make a personal injury claim in Bournemouth to get the compensation they deserve.

    Although it is most commonly associated with car accidents, it can happen in may ways, in fact anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head, or bumps into your head can tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons in your neck, creating a whiplash injury.

    The symptoms that may make you want to make a personal injury claim in Bournemouth

    Whiplash symptoms vary greatly and not all victims will suffer from all of them, but in the first few days victims can experience:

    • Neck pains
    • Backache
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Pins and needles in the arms and hands
    • Blurred vision
    • Lack of mobility in the neck area
    • Dizziness
    • Tiredness
    • Depression

    The pain of whiplash does not usually appear for 6-12 hours after the accident, and often it is the next day. If you are in immediate pain after an accident, it is unlikely to be whiplash, and could be something more serious for which you should seek immediate medical attention.

    Treating whiplash

    It used to be thought that the best way to treat any soft tissue injury was rest to allow it to heal. But the advice has changed, and now it is said that the more active you are the quicker the injury will heal. It might be uncomfortable to be moving about, but you cannot make the injury any worse.

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    If you have a mild case of whiplash, it should right itself in just a few weeks, but a severe case can last for many months and some sufferers are left with permanent weaknesses in the back and neck.

    At its very worst, the injury can heal, but leave the victim with a chronic pain disorder. This is incurable and means they will be in pain daily for the rest of their lives. Pain management is all that can be done to try and give them some relief, but they will not know from day to day how bad the suffering will be.

    Making a personal injury claim in Bournemouth

    If you have been caused a whiplash injury, or any other type of injury, because of the actions of someone else, you should be contacting Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury claim in Bournemouth.

    We operate nationwide, so it does not matter where you live, our large team of solicitors will be able to help you. They are experts in personal injury claims and will handle your claim quickly and efficiently, so that you have as little hassle as possible from making a claim.

    If you would like more information about our no win no fee services, visit our website or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our team of friendly advisors.

    Date Published: 20th October 2014

    Author: Emma Matthews

    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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