Llanfair Waterdine is in Shropshire, despite the fact that Llanfair is a Welsh name, meaning the church of St Mary. Waterdine, as you might suspect, means a place by water. The village was originally in Wales as it is to the west of Offa’s Dyke. There are quite a few Grade II listed buildings in Llanfair Waterdine, including barns, some of which date back to the 16th century.
Whiplash injury in Llanfair Waterdine
If you have been involved in an accident and subsequently suffered whiplash injury in Llanfair Waterdine, you may be trying to find out how you can file a personal injury compensation claim. To begin the process of filing a claim for whiplash injury in Llanfair Waterdine, or elsewhere for that matter, you need to be able to establish without any doubt that you were not to blame for the accident. You should be examined by a doctor immediately after any accident, although with a whiplash injury in Llanfair Waterdine, or one suffered elsewhere in the country, the symptoms may not be apparent for some hours, or even days after the accident.
Why has whiplash been in the news?
In 2013 the UK government moved to attempt to prevent people fraudulently making personal injury claims for whiplash through their insurance companies. A survey carried out in 2012, conducted by the Association for Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) found that approximately one person in a hundred had suffered whiplash in 2011. Nearly forty per cent of people who had suffered a whiplash injury did not make a claim for it. Most people who alleged that they had whiplash had this confirmed by a medical professional. Only one in five people had whiplash symptoms for more than a year. Most recovered from it fully within six months of their accident, and some recovered after a few weeks. It is generally thought, according to Andy Slaughter, M.P., that only seven per cent of insurance claims for whiplash injuries are, in fact, fraudulent.
Bogus whiplash claims
Of course there are those who deliberately set up ‘accidents’ in order to make a fraudulent claim for whiplash, and these are reported in the media. For example, in May 2014, The Telegraph reported that one bus company in Birmingham had stopped services along a busy road in the city after paying £25,000 in claims for whiplash injury. In only one accident, when there were only two passengers on the bus, the bus company had fifteen personal injury claims filed against it for whiplash injuries. The car involved in the accident was only occupied by the driver. However, if you have a genuine whiplash claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 9th June 2014