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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

    What is a whiplash injury?


    Are you wondering what is a whiplash injury? – Whiplash is the generic term for a neck injury caused by the rapid movement of the head. It is commonly sustained as a result of road traffic accidents, falls from heights and contact sports such as martial arts, rugby and boxing.

    What is a whiplash injury grading?

    A doctor can classify a whiplash injury by the severity of the signs and symptoms it causes. A grade 1 whiplash injury is a minor injury involving no physical signs of neck damage, while a grade 4 whiplash injury is a severe injury involving a fracture or dislocation of the spinal cord.

    What is a whiplash injury treatment?

    The treatment for whiplash varies, depending on the severity of the injury. In the vast majority of cases, it simply involves using anti-inflammatory drugs to assist with reducing the swelling and inflammation and performing range of movement exercises to quicken your recovery. In severe cases, the treatment may involve spinal surgery.

    What is a whiplash injury compensation?

    Living with whiplash can be a challenge, as your damaged neck may limit your range of movement and cause you to suffer recurrent muscle spasms and headaches. If your whiplash is severe, the pain may even radiate across your shoulders, along your arms and down your back. By turning to Accident Advice Helpline after your accident, you will be able to work with a solicitor to obtain compensation for the distress caused by your injuries.

    How can Accident Advice Helpline help?

    The specialist solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline have comprehensive experience of dealing with whiplash claims resulting from a wide range of accidents. Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident or an accident on the rugby pitch, we can handle your case while you focus all your efforts on recovering from your injuries.

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    We will look into your claim, correspond with the person at fault for your injuries and ensure that you receive the compensation you need to take the crucial steps towards a full physical and emotional recovery.

    If you are currently dealing with whiplash injuries, please contact us today and find out whether you are eligible to make a claim. If we believe you have a claim, we will grant you the chance to hire one of our sympathetic lawyers on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. We will handle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, whilst providing you with the high quality advice and support that you would expect from a reputable law firm.

    For all the help you may need call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 11th July 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    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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