Llandwrog is a coastal village in Gwynedd, Wales, and its name means the church of Saint Twrog. There is a late prehistoric, possibly Iron Age, hill fort above the village, Dinas Dinlle, which demonstrates that there has been human habitation in the area for millennia. The fort is situated on the top of a drumlin, which is a hill of sand and gravel formed as the last glaciers receded in the Ice Age. There are also traces of what is thought could be a Bronze Age burial mound within the fort.
Saint Twrog would not be able to help you if you were involved in an accident and had whiplash injury in Llandwrog; the patron saint of the sick is supposed to be the Archangel Rafael, whose feast day is on the 29th September. However, if you have been injured from your whiplash injury in Llandwrog or elsewhere, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Whiplash injury in Llandwrog
Most people think that a whiplash injury can only be as a result of a car crash, but this isn’t so. We use the term whiplash to describe a neck injury sustained when the head is jerked violently backwards and forwards or from side to side. This movement damages the ligaments and tendons in the neck. You can suffer from whiplash injury in Llandwrog and elsewhere, if you are suddenly hit on the head, as you might be in a boxing match, or if you slip and fall and your head is jolted. It is also possible to have a whiplash injury if you are hit on the head by a heavy object.
Symptoms of whiplash
The most common symptoms of whiplash are:-
- a stiff neck and pain;
- neck muscles that feel tender;
- inability to move the head normally due to stiffness and pain; and
Normally whiplash injury in Llandwrog, for example, will get better on its own in a few weeks. However in cases of chronic whiplash it could take six months or longer to recover. If you have chronic whiplash then you may feel anxious or depressed and be unable to carry out your routine, everyday tasks.
How much compensation for whiplash injury in Llandwrog?
If the whiplash injury is a minor one and you are expected to recover fully (or have already recovered) within a few months to a year, you could expect to get between £1,705 and £3,520. If, on the other hand it is more serious and you are expected to fully recover within two years, you might be awarded between £3,520 and £6,380. You would expect to receive more for a chronic whiplash injury. To be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim, you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any personal injury claim to file, but need expert legal advice and help, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of these freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Don’t delay; call now.