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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."

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    Injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island


    Developed whiplash and unsure if you can make a claim? Call injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island

    Whiplash is a common condition which generally develops following a road traffic collision involving a rear-end shunt. Whiplash is the name given to a condition in which the neck and head are suddenly and violently jerked forwards, backwards or sideways. This unpredictable and jolting movement causes the delicate ligaments and tendons of the neck to become stretched and torn, resulting in whiplash.

    Whiplash usually develops about 6 to 12 hours following an accident and any passenger in the vehicle may be affected, not only the driver. Obviously the wearing of seatbelts prevent the body from being propelled forwards through the windscreen, but they cannot prevent the neck from becoming damaged. The use of correctly adjusted headrests in vehicles may protect the head and neck from serious impact, but again they don’t protect against the effects of whiplash.

    Symptoms of whiplash

    Whiplash takes time to develop and symptoms may not be apparent until the day following the accident. Common symptoms of whiplash include:

    • Pain and severe discomfort across the neck;
    • Stiffness of the neck and head;
    • Headaches;
    • Nausea;
    • Dizziness; and
    • Lack of movement and function of the neck.

    Seeking treatment

    Any injury to the head or neck should be checked by a medical practitioner in order to rule out further more serious internal injuries. Whiplash is often diagnosed by a GP through a detailed history and examination of the neck and head. Rest and painkillers may be prescribed to settle the pain and discomfort, and a neck brace may be offered to support the head whilst moving and reduce the discomfort.

    Physiotherapy may be recommended if the symptoms don’t subside over a few weeks. Simple repetitive exercises may relieve the symptoms and enable normal movement and function to resume. If pain persists, you may be referred for an X-ray or CT scan.

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    Making your claim for whiplash with injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island

    If you, or a fellow passenger or driver, have sustained whiplash through no fault of your own in an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island.

    Our telephone helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and answer any queries that you may have the claims process. Our helpful advisers can offer no-obligation advice and guidance, leaving it up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with making a claim using our injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island.

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    Go online and take our unique 30-second test to see if you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using our injury solicitors on Gt Cumbrae Island.

    If you’d rather talk to an adviser just dial 0800 689 0500 now to find out more.

    Date Published: 4th January 2014

    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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