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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."

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    Whiplash injury in Paddington

    Home to a busy rail and London Underground (Tube) station, the central London district of Paddington is an area in which a lot of things happen – including accidents!

    If you are in an accident and you suffer a whiplash injury in Paddington, you could be eligible to claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline, with the assistance of our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors.

    How a whiplash injury in Paddington might occur

    Whiplash can happen in any situation in which there is sudden impact. This impact causes the head to jerk, which in turn puts strain on the neck’s tendons and ligaments.

    Please note that it’s not necessarily a car accident that causes whiplash! Many people are unaware that, for example, a slip and fall, or a blow to the head, might cause whiplash.

    The characteristics of whiplash

    Later – perhaps hours or even a day or so – the symptoms will become apparent: pain, tenderness, and stiffness. There could also be dizziness, headaches, and nausea.

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    It is a good idea to see the doctor as soon as possible. You won’t need any extensive tests or complex investigations to determine whether you have suffered a whiplash injury in Paddington – the doctor should be able to make the diagnosis on the basis of the symptoms you show.

    Recovery is also simple. It usually involves nothing more than adequate rest and painkillers taken as directed by your GP – and best of all, most cases of whiplash clear up within a few weeks.

    Why you might need to claim compensation

    One thing that isn’t so simple about getting whiplash injury in Paddington is the effect it has on your everyday life. All your usual routines are thrown up into the air as you try to recover. You could need to hire a home help or childminder to ensure everything in the household runs smoothly; driving is probably out of the question, so you could need buses or taxis.

    All of these things cost money, and money might be in shorter supply than usual if you have to take time off work and you lose wages as a result.

    Claiming compensation could mean that you are able to claw back this money you have lost.

    How to begin a compensation claim

    To claim for your whiplash injury in Paddington, you can call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our team of friendly, professional advisors:

    • Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
    • Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile

    Alternatively, you can take the 30-second test online.


    Date Published: 12th 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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