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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 claim for negligence

    One of the most frequent enquiries we receive at Accident Advice Helpline is regarding whiplash. Whiplash and negligence go hand in hand.

    Over 1,500 whiplash claims are processed throughout the UK each day, making it one of the most common personal injury claims. If you’ve suffered whiplash within the past three years in an accident that was not your fault, you too should consider making a whiplash claim for negligence in the UK.

    The law states that if you’ve been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you have a right to make a claim. That right is there to protect innocent road users who often find themselves nursing painful, long-lasting injuries, even when they’ve done nothing wrong. If you’ve been sat at traffic lights, or have been stationery in traffic or were even moving when you were hit from behind, it’s normal for your neck and head to be injured upon impact.

    When the head is “whipped” back and forth, or hyperextended (thrown back) or hyperflexed (thrown forward), the muscles and tendons in the neck can be damaged. In severe cases, the vertebrae in the spine may too be damaged, leading to potentially lifelong complications. If this has happened to you and your accident took place within the past three years, don’t just settle for living with these consequences. When in need of expert personal injury lawyers to make a whiplash claim for negligence in the UK, residents should turn to Accident Advice Helpline.

    For over fourteen years, we’ve been one of the most sought-after personal injury law firms throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We understand that it can be hard to separate the fact from the fiction when researching your rights to compensation, which is why we have a helpline manned by friendly claims experts available to help provide you with honest answers and insight.

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    We can help you understand if you’re eligible to make a claim, and provide you with a rough estimate of how much you could receive right over the phone. Alternatively, there’s an online claims calculator available that makes it easy to see how much you could be owed from the comfort of home.

    Affordable legal help for a whiplash claim for negligence in the UK

    We know that after an accident, many unexpected costs can crop up.

    From physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments to paying for the damage to your car, juggling household finances while you take time off to recuperate, it can be difficult to make ends meet without throwing legal fees into the mix. That’s why we undertake 100% of cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. There’s no need to part with any money upfront to start your claim, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to afford to make a claim.

    To get a quote, have a consultation and to learn more about getting your claim underway, contact Accident Advice Helpline, the whiplash claim UK experts, on 0800 689 0500 today.

    Date Published: 18th April 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.

    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.