Rowde is a village close to Devizes in Wiltshire. It is close to the Kennet and Avon canal and the Caen Hill flight of locks. The name Rowde comes from the Anglo-Saxon for a ‘reedy place’ so it must have been marsh land in the past. There was a settlement near Rowde Farm in prehistoric times and it could be that there has been human habitation in, or near, Rowde for more than a thousand years. However this rich history has not been documented. There must have been a church in the village in 1086 as the Domesday Book lists a priest as being there. Today few of the ancient buildings are in existence, but there are records of thatched cottages and half-timbered buildings in the village.
Have you had a whiplash injury near Rowde?
If you have been on a narrow boat holiday on the Kennnet and Avon canal, you might have passed close to Rowde. You may have suffered a whiplash injury near Rowde if you fell from a lock gate, for example. There are ways other than road traffic accidents to get a whiplash injury near Rowde or elsewhere.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury near Rowde, you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim and you may be wondering how you begin the claims’ process.
Can I make a claim for my injury?
If you can prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault and that another person was entirely to blame, then you could be able to make a personal injury compensation claim as long as you have a copy of your medical report which shows that you had medical treatment for your injury very soon after your accident.
Accidents on inland waterways
If you are on holiday on one of the UK’s inland waterways (canals, lakes, the Broads and so on) there are some safety precautions which you should take. Firstly you should always wear a buoyancy jacket and ensure that children do so. Do not jump off a boat when it is moving or try to stop a boat with a foot or hand. Make sure that you do not approach anyone in the water with the propeller pointed at them.
If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident it should be reported to the authority that has control of the waterway. You should exchange information with people on another boat if you have a collision, as you would do after a car accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries regarding a potential personal injury compensation claim, or if you need expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone lines are always open so you can call us whenever is convenient for you. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now?
Date Published: 27th July 2014