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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 Otley

    Getting a whiplash injury in Otley could mean big trouble – or, if you act quickly, a speedy recovery with stress kept to a minimum.

    It’s obvious which outcome is better, but how would you go about ensuring your peace of mind, and your restoration of full health with no financial worries?

    First, some information about whiplash

    When we use the term “big trouble”, we are referring to the potential financial consequences of a whiplash injury in Otley.  Medically, whiplash isn’t all that serious.  Yes, you get stiffness and tenderness in your neck, which is difficult to move; you also experience some degree of pain.

    But, unless there are complications, recovering from whiplash is usually simple and straightforward.  The condition can be recovered from in a matter of weeks, and the remedy consists of no more than rest and painkillers.

    When it comes to your finances, however, the story could be different.

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    Recovering from a whiplash injury in Otley could mean time off work

    Following the accident that causes your whiplash injury, you may need to take some time off work.  Even if you have a job that doesn’t involve a lot of physical work, it can still be difficult to function properly when you have whiplash.

    Being absent from work, of course, could mean that you lose income.  This makes it even more difficult to cope with the additional expenses that you might be experiencing.

    Such expenses may be in the form of the fees for a home help or childminder, taxi or bus fares, and prescription charges.  It’s amazing how everything mounts up during the recovery period, short though it may be.

    Claim compensation and claw back your money

    If you make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline, you could be awarded a sum of money that will enable you to pay off these expenses and get back on track.

    You are probably eligible to claim if the injury that caused your whiplash injury in Otley was caused by someone else, although you can check whether you qualify by taking the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, which is available on our website.

    Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile; you can also text “claim365” to 88010.

    What happens when you contact Accident Advice Helpline?

    Your first contact will be with one of our professional, friendly advisors, who will take your details in confidence, and guide you through the process of making a claim.

    If you are eligible to claim, your details will be passed to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors, who will get to work processing your claim.  If your case is successfully settled, you will be awarded a payout, which will help you to take care of your expenses and continue your recovery free of worry about your bills.

    We have 14 years’ experience, and today, we are one of the largest law firms in the UK.  Call us now and join our long list of satisfied clients!


    Date Published: 8th July 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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