If there’s one thing to say about picking up a whiplash injury in Bannockburn, it’s that you will be in very good company, at least as far as history is concerned, for it was here in Bannockburn that the Scots celebrated a significant victory over the English army in the first of the Scottish wars for independence back in 1314.
Site of the famous battle of Bannockburn
The Scots were led to victory by William Wallace, whose popularity was spread far and wide by the movie “Braveheart”, which depicted the victory in the infamous or famous, (depending on which viewpoint you take), Battle of Bannockburn. Whichever side you might support, they probably suffered their own fair share of whiplash injuries that day, because whiplash injury is not only caused by road traffic accidents, but by physical violence too.
The increase in traffic has led to the increase of whiplash injury in Bannockburn
The town of Bannockburn has grown steadily in recent years, with several new private housing schemes being developed, providing housing for a local population, which now totals some seven and a half thousand. It’s this increase in population that fuels the increased activity in road traffic, which in turn leads to the odd whiplash injury in Bannockburn.
Whiplash injuries are also known as whiplash associated disorders (WADs) and can be accompanied by other symptoms. They are graded as follows:
- Grade 0: no injury
- Grade 1: Neck pain without any physical signs
- Grade 2: Neck pain with signs of musculoskeletal disorder
- Grade 3: Neck pain with accompanying neurological signs
- Grade 4: neck pain and evidence of a fracture dislocation
The amount of whiplash injury compensation varies
The amount of compensation awarded for any whiplash injury is dependent on both the severity of the injury, the inconvenience or disability that it causes, and the length of time the injury takes to repair itself – and repair itself it will; although a course of physiotherapy is recommended and often necessary, to speed the healing process.
Ascertaining how much compensation your whiplash injury may win you
Compensation varies anywhere from £875 to £5000, and you can get an idea of how much compensation you might be due by visiting the Accident Advice Helpline website and using our 30 second online interactive HOW MUCH calculator.
Using our no win no fee services
Using the no win no fee services of AAH makes the whole personal injury claim procedure simple. It’s a service that is highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who says, “Take my advice, you can trust the Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.”
AAH’s free helpline
We also operate a free helpline which can be accessed by calling 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or if using your mobile, by calling 0333 500 0992. Any advice that you may be given is offered free of charge and comes without obligation, so you’ve nothing to lose by making an enquiry.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014