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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

    RTA injuries specialist


    You may be entitled to use an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline if you have had an accident in which you were a faultless victim, and as a result ended up with RTA injuries, which needed medical attention.

    If you are involved in a car crash then this is one of the most common ways to have RTA injuries occur, whiplash being the most common of them all.

    The sudden jolting of the neck, which damages the tendons and ligaments, causes whiplash and 78% of all motoring claims are for whiplash. If this happens to you, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

    We can help you claim with an RTA injuries specialist

    The most common cause of whiplash is one vehicle going into the back of another, creating a sudden impact which jolts the occupants of the front vehicle, but it is not the only cause by any means.  You could get whiplash from:

    • Anything that makes your head jerk suddenly distorting your neck
    • Playing contact sports such as boxing or rugby
    • Knocking you head in a slip, strip or fall
    • Falling from your horse or cycle
    • Having something heavy or solid hit your head

    You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using the services of an injury solicitor, if anything like this happens to you through no fault of your own.

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    Steps to take if you think you have a whiplash injury

    The symptoms of whiplash can be very different from person to person. The more severe, the more symptoms you will experience. The condition does not always manifest itself until a few days after the accident, but when the symptoms start to show you should seek medical attention, not just to aid your injury claim, but to help make your recovery as easy as possible and so that other problems can be investigated.

    Rest is usually the main element of whiplash treatment, although depending on the severity, your medical practitioner could suggest other ways to help, maybe a neck brace or physiotherapy.

    A mild case of whiplash may heal in just a few weeks, moderate whiplash a few months and chronic whiplash will take much longer.  In fact some victims never fully recover from chronic whiplash, and it can leave weaknesses in the back and neck.

    How to make your injury claim with an RTA injuries specialist

    The easiest way to make a whiplash injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline, just like claims for any other type of accident and injuries.

    We were established in the year 2000 to give access to justice for non-fault victims of accidents, under the No Win No Fee* agreement. Since then we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to.

    You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speaking to one of our friendly advisors who will help you all they can, and start your claim should you wish to proceed.

    Date Published: 19th 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.

    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.