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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 lawyer in Peeblesshire

    Whiplash injury? Ask the expert injury lawyer in Peeblesshire to make your claim!

    Whilst road accidents account for the majority of whiplash injuries, they are not the only cause of this type of injury to the neck.  Indeed, falls from a height, a violent assault on the head and any accident that involves a substantial impact to the head can cause whiplash injury.

    Whiplash injury – the facts

    Whiplash occurs when the head is violently and suddenly jolted forwards, backwards or sideways resulting in damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck.  This can result in:

    • Pain in the neck
    • Tenderness over the muscles of the neck
    • Stiffness in the neck
    • Limited range of movement in the neck
    • Headaches

    Any injury, however caused, should be examined and assessed by a medical practitioner as soon as possible to rule out other internal injury.  Whiplash is usually diagnosed once the cause of the accident has been explained.  Usually whiplash symptoms appear 6-12 hours after an injury, so if pain is felt before this, then it may not be whiplash and should be investigated.

    The usual treatment for whiplash involves rest and painkillers.  However, if the pain is particularly severe then a neck brace may be suggested to support the neck muscles and enable a limited range of movement.  It is important to note though that the use of a neck brace should not be relied upon for long periods of time as the muscles in the neck can become even stiffer and go into spasm; prolonging recovery times.  It is better to use the brace if travelling a distance and then removing it to allow the muscles to stretch safely.

    Making your claim for whiplash pain using an injury lawyer in Peebleshire!

    Once you have been examined by a doctor, it is important to ensure that you take the advice that you have been given to help sustain your recovery.  If the accident occurred within the last 3 years’ and it wasn’t your fault, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Peeblesshire. Accident Advice Helpline provides a professional and dedicated telephone helpline service to assist people like you, who have sustained a whiplash injury through no fault of their own.  Their friendly advisers can provide no obligation, free legal advice and assistance, ensuring that you are fully informed of your legal rights to claim the compensation you deserve. Their injury lawyer in Peebleshire will process your claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis reliably and accountably.

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    Date Published: 18th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

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