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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 lawyers Portaferry


    Have you looked for injury lawyers Portaferry online after suffering whiplash?

    Whiplash is an injury that is often joked about. In reality, it is a very painful and disabling condition. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault and suffered whiplash, you will realise just how bad it is. You may even want to make a personal injury claim. You may also want to use injury lawyers Portaferry to help you. However, there are more suitable alternatives that you need to be aware of. Finding the right legal representation requires more than just going online and typing injury lawyers Portaferry into your preferred search engine.

    The causes of whiplash

    There are many ways that whiplash can happen, just some of them are:

    • Another vehicle hitting the back of your car with enough force to cause your head to jolt suddenly, out of its normal movement zone
    • Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing
    • Slipping, tripping or falling and banging your head as you go down
    • Some heavy or solid object hitting your head

    Any of these accidents, if they were not your fault but you sustained whiplash, could result in a personal injury claim. Remember, you can claim very successfully without using injury lawyers Portaferry.

    Whiplash effects

    The symptoms of whiplash often do not start for a little while after the accident, quite often the next day.  When your head is suddenly jolted it can damage the nerves and tendons in the neck. This is what causes whiplash and the symptoms can include:

    • Pain in the neck area
    • Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck
    • Pins and needles in the arms and legs
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Tiredness
    • Backache
    • Muscle spasms
    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Depression

    The symptoms can make you feel very unwell. So much so that you may want to make a personal injury claim.

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    The treatment for whiplash

    With plenty of rest and gentle exercise, most cases of whiplash will need no further treatment and you will recover in a few weeks.  Painkillers and ice packs can help reduce the pain and swelling, but always remember never to put the ice directly onto your skin.  It should be wrapped in a towel or something similar first.

    The more severe cases of whiplash can take a long time to get better. Some people never totally recover from whiplash.  In these cases, neck braces and physiotherapy may be used to help relieve the symptoms.

    How to make your personal injury compensation claim

    Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is the most straightforward way to have a successful personal injury compensation claim.  For more than fifteen years we have dealt with all types of injuries from all types of accidents. We have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled.  As whiplash is very common, experts from our law firm have managed many claims for this type of injury.

    Our in-house solicitors are experienced and knowledgeable. They will make sure your claim is dealt with efficiently. They will do all they can to maximise the amount of compensation you may be awarded.

    We operate a no-win, no-fee* agreement. You will have no money to find to start your claim.

    Contact one of our friendly advisors on our freephone number 0800 689 0500  You can also reach us on 0333 500 0993 via your mobile. You will find our advisors to be understanding and professional. They will want to talk to you about your accident and injuries. If you decide you want to proceed with the claim, they will start the processes for you.

    Date Published: 29th October 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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.