Castle Combe is a small village in the Wiltshire countryside, ranked no. 2 in The Times 30 best villages. It is a beautiful and tranquil village, renowned for its fine old buildings and the market cross that was erected in the 14th century. It has been used as the backdrop for several films and TV programmes, including the musical Doctor Dolittle and an episode of Poirot.
It sounds an idyllic place to live, but you can be sure that there have been accidents in the area just like there are everywhere else in the UK, and no doubt at some point and innocent victim has sustained a no fault whiplash injury in Castle Combe.
The Effects of a no fault whiplash injury in Castle Combe
A mild case of whiplash will cause some pain and discomfort from the stiffness in the neck, but over a few weeks will heal itself and the victim will have no long-term effects.
A chronic case of whiplash can have a variety of extra symptoms at first, but they do tend to clear fairly quickly. A victim can suffer from headaches, nausea, dizziness, pins and needles and lower back pain.
Worse than these though are the long-term effects chronic whiplash can have. Some victims never fully recover and are left with a weakness in their neck and back. In other victims, the no fault whiplash injury in Castle Combe heals totally but leaves behind a chronic pain syndrome, an incurable condition that the victim will have to live with for the rest of their lives.
Chronic pain syndromes are usually caused by some trauma to the body, which is what a severe whiplash injury is. Painkillers will do little to help the sufferers of this condition, and trying to manage the pain is all that can be done. This quest is made harder because a victim will not know from day to day how much pain they will be in, it can vary greatly.
Claiming compensation if someone else caused your Injury
If you sustain any injury in an accident that was the fault of someone else, if you needed medical treatment for the injuries and the accident took place within the last three years, you could be entitled to claim compensation from whoever was responsible.
The simplest way to do this is to let Accident Advice Helpline help you. We have been making successful claims for many years, and have always made sure our claimants have got the full amount of compensation they deserved for their injuries.
We have a test that takes just 30 seconds on our website. It asks you just 4 simple questions and then lets you know if you qualify to make a claim. If you do, it will give you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded.
Or if you prefer, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly and helpful advisors about your personal injury claim.