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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

    Whiplash legal claim

    You may be able to make a whiplash legal claim, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, if you have suffered whiplash, needed medical attention and if the accident was not your fault.

    Proving you have whiplash and making a whiplash legal compensation claim

    Proving you have whiplash can be a very difficult thing indeed. This is because actually showing you have it, can be quite challenging, as you can not have any blood tests or other tests that will diagnose it. Because it is a soft tissue injury, it will not show up on any x rays either.

    There are no medical tests for whiplash, in fact it is not even a medical term but just a nickname given because of the whipping motion that causes it.

    The opinion of the medical professionals

    If you get a diagnosis for whiplash from either your doctor or the hospital, this is in their opinion and not an actual concrete diagnosis. For example, if you go to the doctors with a pain in your wrist, or maybe your leg, they might tell you that you have suffered a sprain, even though you have not had an x ray or blood tests. The same applies to whiplash injuries, which are basically a sprain in the neck.

    Usually the only time the medical practitioner would order X rays or scans is if they suspect the may be broken bones or some other damage as well.

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    Accident Advice Helpline and other law firms, realise that they will only have your doctors opinion, but it is the same for everyone, so there isnt any problems. In fact, 78% of road traffic accident claims are for whiplash injuries, so they are very experienced in dealing with this.

    The symptoms for a whiplash injury

    The symptoms for a whiplash injury can be very painful, so you will know about them as soon as they start to hurt you.

    It can depend on how bad your whiplash injuries are, to what sort of symptoms you may suffer, but they could include:

    • Headaches and migraines
    • Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs
    • Nausea
    • Tiredness through lack of sleep
    • Blurred vision and dizziness
    • Anxiety, stress or depression
    • Pain and stiffness in the neck area
    • Neck muscles having spasms
    • Back pain

    Call Accident Advice Helpline for help in making your whiplash legal compensation claim, as we have the expertise, experience and knowledge to ensure that your claim has the best chance of success. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to speak to an adviser and find out more.

    Date Published: 5th May 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    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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