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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 Saltdean

    Could you claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Saltdean

    Saltdean is a coastal village in East Sussex. As we are never sure how long summer might last in Britain, we tend to rush into the great outdoors whenever we get a moment, dressed in as little as possible and often with nothing on our feet. We drink in the heat and almost moan in ecstasy as we smell the roses and see the dancing butterflies glide across our little patches of greenness. It is usually then that it happens, we go from the garden of delight to the Garden of Eden in one fail swoop. It not usually a serpent which cause s the chaos but it might well as be when one of those pesky bugs rages war against you. You’ve been bitten or stung.

    What to do

    • Bites or stings can occur from any number of insects and some are much more painful than others. In any situation where a bite or sting affects the mouth or even the throat and there are signs of an allergic reaction and difficulty breathing, you should get medical help immediately.
    • Some stings, for instance from bees, result in the sting being left behind in the skin. First of all, you should carefully remove the sting by flicking the sting out with a sharp knife being careful not to cut the patient. Tweezers can be used but sometimes these can result in squeezing the poison sac of the sting and this sends more toxins into the puncture hole.
    • A drop of Lavender or Tea Tree oils may be applied to the area ideally with some iced water. This should be repeated every ten minutes until the irritation and pain levels have gone down.
    • If possible, apply ice to the area as soon as possible to reduce inflammation and swelling. If the sting is from a bee you could use bicarbonate of soda to clean the area. However, if the sting is from a wasp, it is better to use diluted lemon juice or vinegar. Bites should be thoroughly cleaned before anything is applied to them.

    If you’re off out to stock up on any remedies for stings or bites just in case you get bitten, let’s hope that you don’t get in the way of something which is far worse than any bug and that is a reckless driver who is laughing and talking on their telephone when they are meant to be concentrating on the road ahead. If you do suffer from this person’s action when they crash their car into yours and you get left with whiplash, you may be able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Saltdean. You should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.

    No obligation

    Calling Accident Advice Helpline to find out about claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Saltdean does not place you under any obligation. Furthermore, most claims can be processed by telephone and most claimants do not need to attend court.

    If an accident solicitor represents you in a compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Saltdean, it will be on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. Call Accident Advice Helpline now to find out more. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 27th July 2014

    Author: David Brown

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