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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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    Serious injury lawyers in Redruth


    If you live in the area of Redruth in Cornwall, and you are injured in an accident that was not your fault and sustained injuries that needed medical attention, you should be using serious injury lawyers in Redruth to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    Making a whiplash injury claim

    Whiplash can be a very pain and disabling injury which can stop people going to work and make them very miserable. It is caused through a sudden jolt to the head that throws it backwards, forwards or sideways out of its normal movement zone. This damages the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck area, which creates pain and other symptoms, and the reason for making a personal injury claim using serious injury lawyers in Redruth.

    The ways in which whiplash happens

    The most common cause of whiplash is a rear-end shunt in a car. You could also sustain the injury by:

    • Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing;
    • Being hit on the head by a heavy object; or
    • Falling over and banging your head.

    Whatever way you sustain your whiplash injury, if it was through no fault of your own then you may be able to make a personal injury claim.

    The ways in which whiplash affects you

    Whiplash in any other part of the body would be called a sprain, but because of where it is it is more of a problem. The symptoms you may experience include:

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

    Mild whiplash will start to heal after a few days and should be totally better after a few weeks. Severe whiplash can last a very long time and some victims never totally recover from it. Although whiplash itself is not life-threatening, it can lead to other conditions developing. For example, it can be the start of chronic complex pain syndrome, and anyone to whom this happens will have daily pain for the rest of their life, as there is no cure.

    Accident Advice Helpline will help you

    Since we were established in 2000, our serious injury lawyers in Redruth have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation which they deserved, and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high-quality service that gives complete customer satisfaction. We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day; they have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure your claim reaches its full potential.

    On our website there is a 30-second test, which is there to give you guidance about the amount of compensation you may be awarded with the help of serious injury lawyers in Redruth. If you prefer to speak to a real person, you can call our  helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). The line is open seven days a week and our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice.

    Date Published: 3rd November 2013

    Author: David Brown

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