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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 Paignton


    An injury Claim in Paignton is what you may need if you have whiplash

    Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car crashes, although this is not the only way this injury occurs. You can get whiplash from playing contact sports or by falling over and knocking your head and many other way.  If you are in an accident that was not your fault and you are suffering pain in the neck area, firstly you should see your doctor and secondly you should make an injury claim in Paignton.

    How you will know if you have whiplash

    Whiplash happens because of a sudden jolt to the head damaging the tendons and ligaments in the neck area.  There are no medical tests for the condition, your doctor will make the diagnosis from yours symptoms and the knowledge of your accident.  The symptoms you may be relating to him could include:

    • Pain in the neck area
    • Stiffness to the neck
    • Nausea
    • Headaches
    • Backache
    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Pins and needles in the arms and legs

    If you have any of these symptoms and you doctor diagnoses whiplash, you may be able to make an injury claim in Paignton.

    How your whiplash will be treated

    Most cases of whiplash, with rest and gentle exercise, will heal themselves over a few weeks.  However, more severe cases can take many months to improve and some people never recover totally.  The things that could be done to help are:

    • Ice packs to reduce the swelling.  Never put ice directly on to the skin, always wrap it in something first such as a tea towel.
    • Painkillers
    • Neck braces
    • Physiotherapy

    The neck needs time to heal itself and in the meantime you may want to make an injury claim in Paignton.

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    How you will know if you can make a personal injury compensation claim

    If the injury was caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, if it happened within the last three years and you needed medical attention then you should be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. To be certain, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.  On our website there is a short test.  If you complete this it will let you know in less that 30 seconds if you qualify to make a claim.  It will also give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with personal injury compensation claims since 2000.  We have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and among those there have been numerous cases of whiplash.

    We have the knowledge and expertise to handle your claim quickly and efficiently, and we will ensure every aspect of the effects of the injury is looked into, making sure you get the maximum compensation for your type of injury,

    Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisers.  They will discuss your accident and resulting injuries with you and take you through the processes required.

    Date Published: 3rd September 2013

    Author: matthew

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