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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 neck injuries claim

    Making a whiplash neck injuries claim can be because of any accident at all, because there are not many accidents in which you could not sustain a whiplash injury. Anything that makes your head suddenly jolt can cause it, as this movement damages the tendons and muscles in your neck and creates a whiplash injury.

    Is a whiplash neck injuries claim the same as other claims?

    All types of claims have differences that apply just to them, but the basics of being able to make a personal injury claim are the same for them all:

    • Someone else must have been to blame for the accident
    • You must have sustained injuries that needed medical attention
    • The accident should have happened within the last three years

    Is making a whiplash neck injuries claim difficult?

    For the inexperienced victim making a claim would not be easy. It is after all a legal process, and you should use a law firm to help you, just as you would for any other legal process.

    To a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline they are an every day occurrence, and our solicitors are very adept at dealing with them, and making sure that they cause you as little hassle as possible.

    Do you need much money to start a whiplash neck injuries claim?

    Not if you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline, as we use the no win no fee* agreement. We do this because it is the only way we can be certain that everyone entitled to make a claim can, and that victims do not have to choose if they can afford to make a claim or not.

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    We ask for no money upfront, no money throughout your claim and no money if the claim is lost.

    Will making a claim take long?

    How long it will take is like asking how long is a piece of string, you don’t know until you get to the end. No one can guarantee how long a claim will take, all we can say is that we will handle it as quickly and efficiently as we can. The stories you read in the media about claims that have taken years are not typical of personal injury claims, and we have had some claims settled in just a few weeks.

    How much will the compensation be?

    This depends very much on your circumstances, how severe your injury is, how it has affected your life and what costs and losses the accident has produced. As these things will differ greatly from victim to victim, it is nigh on impossible to give anyone an accurate figure at the start of the claim. All we can do is give you an estimate of the amount you could receive for your injury, and you can get this by completing the 30-second test on our website.

    Is there someone a claim can be discussed with in more detail?

    If you call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, you will find friendly and helpful advisors, who will be able to answer any questions you may have about making a claim with relevant and up to date information.

    Date Published: 20th May 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    Category: Whiplash claims

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