There are many villages throughout England, but Saltaire stands out as rather unusual. For starters, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in addition it is known as a Victorian model village. This doesn’t refer to a model village in the sense of the word we would normally understand it as, but instead it is a village built in Victorian times, and which still resonates strongly with that period today. It is hoped a bypass will lead traffic away from the village, but in any case, few people ever end up with a whiplash injury in Saltaire.
Whiplash is so often spoken of in relation to car accidents, we often take it for granted. We don’t necessarily realise how painful an injury it can be unless and until we end up the victim of such an injury.
Getting the balance right during recovery
If you are old enough to remember people wearing neck collars when they had whiplash, you might wonder why this is no longer the case. In reality, lots of people used to be told to keep their neck immobile while it healed. Today, we realise that gentle movement is actually better when treating whiplash, because it helps to keep the neck mobile so we can recover more quickly.
Your GP should be able to diagnose you properly and provide expert advice on what you should be doing following a whiplash injury. They will also tell you what to avoid. For example, while you should keep your neck mobile, you shouldn’t overdo things. This can actually make things worse and hinder your recovery.
Getting the right legal advice
Your recovery might also lead you to wonder about compensation. If you know someone else caused the accident that led to your whiplash injury in Saltaire, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
In reality, a quick phone call to our free enquiry line – 0800 689 0500 – makes good sense anyway. Even if you’re unsure who was to blame, getting advice from the helpline is easy to do and there’s no obligation. This means you can find out whether to make a no win, no fee compensation claim that wouldn’t result in solicitors’ fees for you if you didn’t win. Our lawyers are standing by and one of them could soon be assessing your case and supporting you through each stage to come.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown