Greeba is a name you might be familiar with if you have some knowledge of the Isle of Man. There is a castle there of this name that overlooks part of the famous Isle of Man TT race course. There is also a river of this name in the area, not to mention a mountain that is over 400 metres at its summit. A whiplash injury in Greeba might therefore refer to an injury suffered in a road accident in this part of the Isle of Man. You don’t have to be in the TT races to suffer an injury like this, after all.
Whiplash happens a lot when people are in road accidents. The collision means the forward motion of the vehicle will stop suddenly, yet your head will not be able to do the same. This can damage the muscles in the neck, causing them to extend way beyond their normal range, essentially causing a sprained neck.
How long does it take to recover from whiplash?
It depends how bad the whiplash was to start with. Some people only suffer very mild symptoms that may only hang around for a few hours. However, most people with whiplash will have headaches, a stiff and sore neck and the reduced ability to move your neck as you normally would.
It is rare that whiplash lasts for longer than a few days or weeks. However, if you are unfortunate you may end up with chronic whiplash. This is the term given to symptoms that continue after six months. In this case, you may experience difficulties in doing all the things you normally would in your average day.
Calculating whether any compensation might be due
The only way you will know for sure whether you could claim compensation after a whiplash injury in Greeba is to call the experts. The team at Accident Advice Helpline regularly deals with whiplash claims, and there is a reasonable chance we may be able to handle a claim on your behalf too.
If you phone on 0800 689 0500 you can tell us all about what happened to you. You can also describe your symptoms and give us the information regarding the accident and who was to blame. If someone else is found to be at fault, your compensation claim could potentially be concluded in a successful manner in the weeks or months ahead.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown