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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

    Lawyer in Sutton

    Finding personal injury lawyer Sutton following road traffic accidents

    If you are involved in a car accident and your head receives a sudden jolt backwards, forwards or sideways out of its normal movement area, if you have damaged the muscles, ligaments and tendons in your neck you will be in no doubt you have a whiplash injury, even if it is the next day before the pain starts.

    If this has happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury lawyer in Sutton.

    The causes of a whiplash injury

    Whiplash injuries can happen in many ways, for example:

    • Slipping or tripping over and banging your head as you go down;
    • Being injured in a contact sport such as boxing or rugby;
    • Being knocked on the head by a solid or heavy object;
    • A rear-end shunt in a car; or
    • Falling off a bicycle or horse.

    You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using an injury lawyer in Sutton if one of these, or any other accident, injures you and you were not to blame.

    How to know if you have whiplash

    The severity of whiplash can mean different symptoms, such as:

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    • Pain in the neck area;
    • Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck area;
    • Headaches;
    • Back pain;
    • Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs;
    • Muscle spasms;
    • Blurred vision;
    • Dizziness;
    • Nausea;
    • Lethargy; and
    • Depression.

    In the case of mild whiplash, the symptoms will start to ease fairly quickly with very little treatment, but severe whiplash can last a long time, sometimes years. Some people never totally recover from the effects of a whiplash injury.

    Treatment for whiplash injuries

    Generally, whiplash is treated with plenty of rest for the neck area, together with painkillers and ice packs. In worse cases, neck braces and physiotherapy may be used, but each victim should be guided by their doctor as everyone is different. Long-term use of a neck brace is not recommended, as it can affect the mobility of your neck.

    The advisors and lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline will help you through the time-consuming and complex process of making your personal injury claim. Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high-quality service that gives complete customer satisfaction.

    On our website there is a 30-second test, which will give you an estimate of the amount you might receive. Or, if you prefer to speak to a real person, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice.

    We have in-house lawyers who handle these types of cases every day. They have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure your claim reaches its full potential.

    Date Published: 10th March 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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