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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 Advice


    You may want to speak to our solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, for some whiplash advice, if you have been in an accident that was not your fault and suffered whiplash as a result. We will guide you through making an injury compensation claim against the people who are responsible for your accident.

    Suffering whiplash from an accident is quite a common thing to happen, in fact over three quarters of all claims submitted to motor insurance companies are whiplash claims. It normally happens when a car goes into the back of the car you are in, with some force, but usually at quite low speeds.

    The sudden force as a driver slams his brakes on or a car bumps into another is all it takes. It does not have to be a serious accident to get whiplash.

    As a consequence of this your neck and head moves out of their normal comfort zones, either forwards, sideways or backwards. This then causes damage to your ligaments, mucsles and tendons in your neck, creating a whiplash injury.

    The symptoms that cause innocent people to seek out whiplash advice

    If you suffer from a mild case of whiplash, then it will normally be quite painful, and sometimes even gets worse before it gets better, although within a few weeks it should be starting to heal. You should contact the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline for some advice on how to claim compensation if someone else was to blame for your injury.

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    Severe whiplash can cause you to have many more symptoms which can include:

    • Headaches & migraines
    • Stiffness in the neck area
    • Nausea
    • Dizziness and blurred vision
    • Vertigo
    • Depression & anxiety
    • Pins and needles and numbness in your limbs
    • Aches and pains in your back and limbs

    Some of these symptoms you would not normally associate with a neck problem, but whiplash can cause any of them, although not all sufferers experience them all.

    Getting the right whiplash advice

    If someone else is the cause of your whiplash injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation and need to get whiplash advice. It is not just the pain and suffering you are able to claim for, but also for any extra costs and losses you have incurred because of the accident.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will make your claim as simple, quick and efficient as possible, keeping any hassle away from you. Your funds could be stretched if you have had to lose time from work to recover as well, and all these extra costs could just make your financial situation worse. As we operate on a no win no fee* basis though, you will not need any money to start your claim, or if your claim is lost.

    Try our “30-second test” to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be, or call our expert claims advisers on: 0800 689 0500.

    Without any pressure or obligation, they will give you the answers to any queries you may have about making and claim, and start the process if you decide to carry on with your personal injury compensation claim.

    Date Published: 3rd 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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.