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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

    Solicitor in Alvechurch


    Been injured with Whiplash? Need to make a claim for compensation using a solicitor to help?

    Whiplash is a common injury that is usually sustained following an accident on the roads, as the driver, passenger or even pedestrian. This condition can cause severe pain and debilitating symptoms to develop which can mean lengthy periods of recuperation.

    Have you been injured and developed symptoms of whiplash? Was it the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault? If it happened within the last 3 years then you are legally entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. The best way to do this is with a solicitor in Alvechurch from Accident Advice Helpline.

    What is Whiplash?

    Whiplash is a painful condition which usually develops 6-12 hours after an accident occurs.  It is caused by a sudden and violent movement of the neck in a forwards, backwards or sideways movement which damages and tears the soft tissues in the neck.

    What are the symptoms of Whiplash?

    Whiplash doesn’t develop immediately after the accident, it may take some hours for symptoms to become apparent.  Symptoms can include:

    • Headaches.
    • Severe pain across the shoulders and upper arms.
    • Severe pain across the neck.
    • Nausea.
    • Dizziness.
    • Lack of movement of the neck.
    • Lethargy.
    • Insomnia.
    • Depression.

    It is important that any injury involving the neck is examined as soon as possible by a medical practitioner. This will ensure that whiplash is the correct diagnosis and you haven’t done any further damage. If pain is felt immediately following an accident, then it may not be whiplash and should be investigated immediately.

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    What causes Whiplash injuries?

    Accidents involving road traffic collisions are the most common cause of whiplash symptoms.  However, these are not the only type of accidents to cause this condition to develop.

    1. Riding accidents.
    2. Winter sports accidents.
    3. Water sports accidents.
    4. Heavy contact sports such as boxing and rugby.
    5. Slips, trips and falls.
    6. Pedestrian related accidents.
    7. Falls from height.

    What is the treatment for Whiplash?

    Whiplash is treated with rest and painkillers such as anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling and tenderness.

    If symptoms persist without improvement, then physiotherapy may be recommended to encourage flexibility and movement in the neck and shoulders.

    Making your Whiplash compensation claim using a solicitor in Alvechurch

    If you have been injured through no fault of your own within the last 3 years then you may be legally entitled to claim compensation for your personal injury.

    Accident Advice Helpline was established over 15 years ago, to provide no-obligation advice and assistance to the victims of non-fault accidents.

    If you wish to proceed with a compensation claim, then our solicitors will ensure that your claim is processed on a no-win, no-fee basis. You can reach our team by calling 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 20th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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