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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

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    The symptoms of whiplash


    One of the most common types of accident in the United Kingdom is a road traffic accident. Road traffic accidents can occur for a whole host of reasons but if you have been the victim of such an accident you might well have been left in a considerable amount of pain. While you will have been fortunate to walk away from the accident in question, your injuries may be such that you will experience long-term pain and discomfort that can often be the symptoms of whiplash.

    How did you get whiplash?

    Whiplash is a condition that can affect many individuals hurt in road traffic accidents as well as slips, trips and falls. You might be surprised to learn that slipping on a wet floor, or tripping over a cracked pavement can produce the same kind of injuries experienced in a car accident.

    The symptoms of whiplash most commonly experienced are:

    • Neck injuries
    • Headaches
    • Shoulder pain
    • Upper back pain
    • Jaw pain

    The symptoms of whiplash above are of course the most common and may vary between victims. In most cases the condition will resolve itself but in those cases where it does not, referred to as chronic whiplash, the accident victim can experience long-term pain lasting six months or even longer.

    Sadly for some individuals the after effects of whiplash can last a lifetime and leave them experiencing chronic neck and back pain that will never be cured. This makes the lives of those sufferers difficult and can even affect the way in which they are able to work and behave with their families.

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    You’ve been left with chronic whiplash

    Chronic whiplash is something that can last six months or much longer. For those who have found themselves struck down with whiplash they may have to readjust to life without being able to participate in certain activities. Not only is this physically debilitating but it can also be emotionally difficult to deal with as well.

    If you have been the victim of an accident, car accident or otherwise, that wasn’t your fault and it has resulted in you being left with whiplash injuries then you could be entitled to compensation. Our team of advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline can talk you through the initial assessment process to determine if you have a claim to make and can help get the ball rolling if you do.

    Will Accident Advice Helpline help you make a claim?

    We have been doing just for the victims of accidents since the year 2000 and have a success rate that is second to none. As the victim of an accident your life will have undergone significant changes in a way that it would be hard for others to contemplate.

    Our advisers are just a telephone call away and can answer your queries and provide you with advice on how to best go about making a personal injury claim. If you have a claim to make and wish to have us represent you, our adviser will pass all of your details to our no win, no fee* solicitors.

    To learn more or to start a compensation claim, call our freephone landline number 0800 689 0500 any day of the week, or ring from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our team of experienced personal injury advisers is on hand now to offer advice.

    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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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