Great Witchingham sounds like a very English village, doesn’t it? You would be correct in guessing it is in England too, as it is situated quite centrally in the county of Norfolk. Only around 560 or so people live here, so it is the typical quintessential sleepy English village. It is also close to the Norfolk Wildlife Centre and Country Park, which draws many visitors. Most people are very careful on the roads here, which makes the likelihood of a whiplash injury in Great Witchingham very slim indeed.
With that said, you may still end up suffering an injury like this if you come across someone else on the roads who does not drive with the same care and attention you do. If this should be the case, the force of the impact could potentially result in whiplash being suffered by you.
How do you diagnose whiplash?
If your head is jerked forwards quite violently during an accident – something that can easily happen in a car crash – you could end up getting whiplash. Watch for symptoms including a stiff neck and neck and head pains in the six to 12 hours following the accident. These do not happen straight away, but will occur a few hours afterwards as indicated here.
It is wise to be properly diagnosed as you never know whether those pains could indicate something else is wrong. It is quite possible to suffer an injury and not even realise you have done so, purely because of the speed at which a crash can occur. Getting a proper diagnosis also means the details will be on your medical file.
Could Accident Advice Helpline be of assistance?
Perhaps we could. If you’ve experienced whiplash following a crash that happened in the last three years, you do have a chance to get compensation. For this to be the case though, you must be able to prove someone else caused that accident to happen in the first place.
If you think this is true, or you’re unsure, call us now. Our number is free on 0800 689 0500, or you could alternatively try the free online test, which takes less than 30 seconds to fill in. We are here to consider claims following a whiplash injury in Great Witchingham and other locations in the UK, so make the most of our experienced service now, when you need us most.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown