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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 Spalding


    How is whiplash caused? That’s a question that a lot of people can answer quite easily.

    “In a car accident, of course!”

    Are they right?

    Well, yes and no. OK, they’re partly right, in that a car accident is the most common way for a whiplash injury in Spalding to happen, so yes, car accidents can, and do, cause whiplash.

    But they’re not the only cause. What happens in a car accident, even a low speed one, is that sudden impact is experienced. It is this sudden impact that is the cause of whiplash. The accident snaps the head back, which then pulls on the neck’s tendons and ligaments, damaging them.

    Sudden impact, of course, can happen in many different situations. It can happen during windsurfing. It can occur when you fall off your bike. It can also cause a whiplash injury in Spalding; when you have a slip/ fall accident.

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    What to do if it happens

    Of course, it’s a good idea to know about the root cause of whiplash, but you’re probably more interested in what you can do about it.

    By now, as you read this, you will probably have been to the doctor’s to have the whiplash diagnosed and treated. Treatment, by the way, usually consists of no more than rest and painkillers. But if you haven’t had yourself checked out by your GP, go and visit them ASAP!

    Claiming for a whiplash injury in Spalding

    Getting medical advice isn’t purely for the good of your health, either: if you want to make a claim for compensation, you will need to show that you actually have an injury, so you will need medical records.

    The claim you make will be for the injury itself, hence the need for medical proof, but it will also be for the reimbursement of expenses related to your injury. For this reason, make sure that you keep receipts for services such as childcare, cleaning, taxis, and so on. If in any doubt, file it away.

    How to make your claim

    It’s very simple and straightforward to begin the claims process, because Accident Advice Helpline offers a comprehensive service through its teams of professional advisors and no win, no fee solicitors.

    Our hotline is open 24/7, so you can call anytime. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Text “claim365” to 88010, if you prefer, and someone will contact you instead.

    If your claim is successful, you will receive a payout. If it’s not successful, then at least you won’t have to worry about fees.

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    We began practising personal injury law in 2000, and have since grown to become one of the biggest law firms in the UK. We also pride ourselves on our commitment to client care, and you will see evidence of this on our website, from our client testimonials. We’re also endorsed by Esther Rantzen, who definitely knows about good customer service!

     

    Date Published: 26th August 2014

    Author: David Brown

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