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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 in the UK

    If you have had an accident which was not your fault, then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    If you would like to find out about making a claim for compensation you can speak to a member of our team today who will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the process, and how Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that since it was established in 2000 has helped thousands of people make, and win, compensation claims against the people who are responsible for causing their accidents.

    Our team of in house solicitors are on hand to help with a wide variety of cases from road traffic accidents, to industrial disease claims and clinical negligence.

    If you would like to find out if we can help you with your claim simple:

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    • Give us a call on our free phone helpline number which is available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
    • Complete our online enquiry form and request that a member of our team gives you a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
    • Take our 30 second test which will not only tell you immediately if you have the basis for making a claim, but  how much that claim might actually be worth to you in terms of compensation.

    No matter how you decide to get in touch you can be confident that we will treat your information with the utmost confidentiality, and you will be under no obligation to proceed with a claim just for speaking to us about it.

    Causes of whiplash in the UK

    One of the most common accidents we deal with here at the Accident Advice Helpline is road traffic collisions, which is one of the biggest causes of whiplash in the UK.

    However, road traffic accidents are not the only cause of whiplash in the UK. This is because whiplash itself is caused by a sudden jolt occurring the head or neck – usually caused as a result of the impact from a road traffic collision.

    You may not know that another cause of whiplash in the UK is slipping or falling. If you slip and fall in such a position that you land awkwardly, there is a good chance that you will sustain a whiplash injury on impact.

    Another cause of whiplash in the UK are sports injuries and accidents which have occurred within the workplace.

    How much compensation?

    The amount of compensation awarded for injuries such as whiplash will vary depending on the severity and how much of an impact the injury itself has had on your life. For example, if you have had to take time off from work as a result of your injuries then you will be awarded more compensation as you will also be compensated for loss of earnings.

    Date Published: 5th March 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    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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