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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

    Personal injury lawyer in Kinross


    A personal injury lawyer in Kinross at Accident Advice Helpline will take your whiplash claim seriously

    A personal injury lawyer in Kinross at Accident Advice Helpline will take you seriously if you have a car accident which gives you a whiplash injury, and the accident was not your fault.

    Whiplash is inflicted when a sudden jolt to your head causes your head to move unnaturally either forwards, backwards or sideways, which then damages the tendons and ligaments in your neck. The result will be a neck sprain known as whiplash.  

    If this is the case, you should think about making an injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Kinross to help you to claim the compensation that you are due.

    Diagnosis of whiplash

    The diagnosis for whiplash is based on the symptoms you have. There is no medical test to diagnose it. If you have ever suffered from whiplash yourself, you will know how painful it is even though some people laugh at the injury and do not believe that it is real.

    Causes of a whiplash injury

    A car accident in which another vehicle hits you in the back is the most common cause of whiplash, but there are other ways in which you could sustain it too, such as:

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    • Being knocked on the head by a solid or heavy object;
    • Being injured in a contact sport such as boxing or rugby; or
    • Slipping or tripping over and banging your head.

    Whiplash effects

    The effects of a whiplash injury are not always immediately apparent and can develop a few days after the accident that caused them, depending on the amount of force that caused the injury. At its worst, they can include:

    • Nausea;
    • Lethargy;
    • Depression;
    • 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; and
    • Dizziness.

    In mild whiplash, the symptoms will start to ease fairly quickly with very little treatment, but severe whiplash can last a long time — sometimes years.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline will help you through the time-consuming and often complex process of making your personal injury compensation claim.

    Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation to which they were entitled, and have built an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service that provides complete customer satisfaction.

    On our website there is a 30-second test which can be used to give you guidance about the amount of compensation that you may be awarded if you make a successful claim.

    If you would prefer to speak to a real person, then you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly advisors will give you free, confidential advice.

    Date Published: 19th February 2014

    Author: matthew

    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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