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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

    No win no fee* in Berkeley


    Whiplash is a painful and distressing condition which often develops hours after suffering an accident. Many people who are involved in accidents wake the following morning, to find that their neck and head are extremely painful and stiff to move, which can be a frightening experience.

    Whiplash is commonly associated with violent and often sudden jerking movements of the neck and head in a forwards, backwards or sideways motion. Typically, Whiplash victims are vehicle drivers or their passengers who are involved in multiple vehicle collisions or rear end shunts, but this is not always the case.

    Accidents which can cause Whiplash related injuries

    1. Riding related accidents
    2. Cycling related accidents
    3. Work related accidents
    4. Industrial related accidents
    5. Motorcycle related accidents
    6. Pedestrian related accidents
    7. Water sports accidents
    8. Winter sports related accidents
    9. Sporting accidents such as boxing and rugby
    10. Falls from height

    What is Whiplash?

    Whiplash is defined as an injury to the soft tissues in the neck which can be stretched and torn, in the event of a sudden violent and jolting motion in the event of a heavy impact. These delicate soft tissues are made up of muscle groups, fibrous tendons and ligaments which support the head and neck and allow for a full range of movement of the neck and head.

    Whiplash symptoms

    Whiplash takes time to develop and is rarely apparent at the time of the accident. Generally, Whiplash symptoms take about 12-36 hours to develop and typically appear the following day after the accident or incident occurs.

    Whiplash symptoms may include:

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    • Severe pain across the neck
    • Stiffness across the neck
    • Inability to move the neck and head
    • Pain across the shoulders and tops of the arms
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Listlessness
    • Insomnia
    • Depression

    Getting a medical opinion

    Any injury to the head or neck should always be investigated by a medical practitioner, as soon as possible following the accident or incident. Many injuries are not always easily diagnosed by examination alone and you may require x rays or MRI scans to determine the extent of the internal injuries.

    A GP may be able to diagnose Whiplash from a detailed examination of the head and neck and assess your range of movement.

    Making your no win no fee* in Berkeley personal injury compensation claim

    If you, or someone close to you, has developed the symptoms of whiplash and has sought medical advice for your injuries, which were caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then you are legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.

    Call the leading experts, Accident Advice Helpline for detailed no obligation advice about pursuing a no win, no fee* in Berkeley personal injury claim. Their injury solicitors can handle all aspects of your claim from your initial enquiry through to the successful outcome of your no win, no fee* in Berkeley compensation claim.

    Date Published: 18th January 2014

    Author: David Brown

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