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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 claims process

    One of the most common forms of injury in car accidents is whiplash. It can be inflicted even at low speeds in road collisions, but so too on the sports field, with contact games like rugby, soccer and hockey being prime examples.

    The injury claims process through Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier. By calling our helpline number, a potential claimant will speak to one of our friendly expert advisers. After a short test lasting 30 seconds, we can advise new claimants in a fast and friendly manner if they have an eligible whiplash injury compensation claim.

    How much you could get

    How much compensation you could get at the end of the injury claims process is something we can estimate. You may not even have to go to court. Throughout, your claim will be handled by one of our highly-qualified solicitors. They all work a no-win, no-fee basis.

    At the outset, we need to know that the accident took place within the last three years, you were in no way to blame for what happened and that medical treatment was provided for your injuries.

    Whiplash injury

    Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor is aware that personal and unforeseen costs related to your whiplash injury can escalate, often without you realising it. Whiplash can leave you with aches and pains in your neck and shoulders, back, painful headaches and dizziness. You may even need to seek specialist treatment such as physiotherapy or the services of a chiropractor. All of these are factored in to the injury claims process to build a solid case.

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    We’ve been a major provider of compensation claims in the UK for over 15 years and on average, we deal with 25,000 new enquiries every month. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Accident Advice Helpline can help to ensure fast payouts to clients. Each year, over £30 million is awarded to successful claimants in a triumphant end to the injury claims process.

    Recurrent problems

    Whiplash injuries may have recurrent problems over time, which is why our solicitors have to be careful in assessments during the injury claims process. Months after the accident, clients may start to suffer neck, shoulder or back problems.

    The most common symptoms of a whiplash injury include:

    •           Neck pain and stiffness

    •           Headache

    •           Shoulder pain or stiffness in that area

    •           Dizziness

    •           Fatigue

    •           Jaw pain

    •           Pain in the arm or arm weakness

    •           Eyesight problems or ringing in the ears

    •           Back pain

    In more acute whiplash injury cases, victims can display psychological problems. These include depression, feelings of anger or frustration, anxiety, stress, drug dependency, evidence of post-traumatic stress syndrome, sleep disturbance or insomnia, and feeling socially isolated.

    Pre-empting ongoing problems during the injury claims process

    Our solicitors, with vast experience in such cases under their belt, can pre-empt these ongoing problems, backed up with independent medical authority. Compensation awards following the claims process are based not only on current problems nor the immediate future, but long-term effects on the daily life and well-being of the victim. The amount awarded therefore reflects the longevity of the injury.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone today.

    Date Published: 2nd March 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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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