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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 Injury in Ashburton

    If you sustain a whiplash injury in Ashburton, or anywhere else in the UK, you could be entitled to compensation if it was caused by someone else. Although most people associate whiplash with a road traffic accident, there are hundreds of other ways someone could cause you to have a whiplash injury in Ashburton, such as:

    • Heavy lifting not done correctly
    • Something solid knocking your head
    • Falling from something such as a cycle or motorbike
    • Tripping over and landing awkwardly
    • Faulty restraints on fairground rides

    In fact, anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head or an excessive twist to your neck can cause whiplash.

    The symptoms some sufferers experience when they have a whiplash injury in Ashburton

    A mild whiplash injury will heal itself in just a few weeks, the NHS cite 32 days as the average healing time for a mild case. Severe whiplash can take much longer to heal though, and it can leave some sufferers with permanent affects, such as a weakness in their neck or back.

    Sufferers of a mild whiplash injury in Ashburton will probably suffer not much more than pain and stiffness in the neck area, but for those with the more severe form of whiplash, for the first few days there are many other symptoms they can suffer, such as:

    • Blurred vision and dizziness
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Pain in the lower back
    • Pins and needles in the arms and hands which can turn to aches
    • Nausea and sickness
    • Headaches
    • Vertigo

    Not all victims will suffer all of the symptoms, and usually they do start to subside fairly quickly.

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    The healing process of a whiplash injury in Ashburton

    Whiplash is a self healing injury, and the best way to help the healing process is to keep as active as possible. This might be uncomfortable, but you will not make the injury any worse in this way, and you are more likely to become stiff without any exercise.

    Making a claim for your whiplash injury

    If you need to make a personal injury claim for whiplash or any other type of injury that you sustained in an accident that was not your own fault, the best option is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are a specialist law firm that has been dealing in successful personal injury claims for over 15 years, and we have helped many thousands of whiplash sufferers get the access to justice they were entitled to, and the compensation they deserved.

    We will not ask you for money to start your claim as we use the no-win, no-fee’ agreement. This takes care of the financing of your claim, so that you do not need to be worried about a bill for legal fees if your claim is lost. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 3rd December 2014

    Author: matthew

    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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