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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 lawyer in Broxburn

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Broxburn

    Injuries associated with whiplash have taken a bad rap over the years as a result of people making false claims for neck injuries which are in fact, just minor aches caused by small accidents. Whiplash is a serious ailment which can have a detrimental impact on the life for many years if trivialised and left untreated.

    Whiplash injury lawyer in Broxburn: Looking at the long term picture

    A defendant will likely retaliate by claiming that whiplash is a soft tissue injury and therefore something which will heal in a matter of weeks or months. However, such injuries if left untreated could cause serious physical health problems such as Degenerative Disc Disease. Hence, the reason why it is vital to seek medical help the moment a neck injury occurs.

    Whiplash injury lawyer in Broxburn: A fantastic service from start to finish

    The medical term “whiplash” does not refer to a specific injury. It is a word which is associated with a list of injuries that have occurred in the neck as a result of an accident. It is most commonly associated with rear end car collisions. The body is propelled forward at speed and the head remains stationery. The sharp thrust causes the tendons in the neck to flex abnormally and thus causes severe pain upon movement.

    Whiplash should be reported to a lawyer if it occurred as a result of the following:

    • A road traffic accident
    • A slip or fall (which was caused through no fault of your own)
    • An accident in an amusement park

    The symptoms can vary from person to person but normally tell-tale signs are experienced within 24 hours after the accident. This can include:

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    • Extreme stiffness and pain around the neck
    • A feeling of dizziness
    • A dull headache which is usually centered around the base of the skull
    • Fuzzy vision
    • Ringing tones in the ears

    A doctor should be contacted without hesitation if any of the above symptoms are accompanied by:

    • Pain which draws down the shoulders or through the arms
    • Pain when the head is moved
    • Numbness, pins and needles type pain or weakness in the arms

    People assume that whiplash can only occur from an accident with a speeding car. However, a whiplash injury lawyer in Broxburn will confirm that speed is not the contributing factor to such an injury.

    Symptoms develop according to the placement of two vehicles. The position of the driver’s head during the moment of impact also makes a big difference along with an individual’s height, weight, gender and the size of the two vehicles.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline to connect with an expert whiplash injury lawyer in Broxburn

    Medical attention should be number one priority after the neck has taken a jolt. The second important thing is to seek legal advice. Accident Advice Helpline can offer on the spot guidance. The number to call is: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

    Date Published: 25th January 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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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