Molland is a village situated on the edge of Exmoor in Devon. There are old records of people from Molland being caught poaching the monarch’s deer in the old forests which used to be around the village. It actually has a number of tumuli which are thought to be from the period of the Roman occupation of Britain, in the first century AD. One of the industries that grew up around Molland was mining, mainly for copper and iron ore, but these activities have long ceased. If you wander around the countryside close to Molland you might find clumps of the yellow ‘Molland Lily,’ Lilium pyrenaicum, which is believed to have been introduced to the environs by monks who brought seeds from Spain in mediaeval times. The Molland shoot is world famous and attracts happy hunters looking for partridge, pheasant and other game birds.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Molland?
If you are a keen hunter of game birds, you may have had a whiplash injury in Molland while hunting pheasants. The recoil from a rifle can actually snap your head back and forth very violently and so you could be suffering from a whiplash injury in Molland. You wouldn’t be able to claim personal injury compensation for such an injury however, as there would be no one else but yourself to blame for the accident. In order to make a successful personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Molland, you would have to prove that the accident was the fault of another person and not yours.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Although mainly whiplash symptoms make themselves felt within 24 hours, they may take longer to manifest themselves. They may include any of the symptoms in the list below:-
- A stiff neck and pain;
- Headaches, usually at the base of the skull;
- Dizziness and blurred vision;
- Extreme tiredness;
In cases of serious whiplash injury some people may also have:-
- Tinnitus – a ringing in the ears;
- An inability to concentrate, and perhaps memory problems;
- Insomnia or other sleep-related problems;
- An unusual degree of irritability.
You should consult your doctor if you experience the pain spreading to your shoulders or arms and if it becomes so painful that you are unable to move your head. If you experience a tingling, pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or arms, you should also seek medical attention.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, but you don’t know how to begin, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and any information you need to proceed with your claim. Call us at any time on one of these freephone numbers:- 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Go ahead, call us now our phone lines will be open.
Date Published: 9th July 2014