Llanidloes is a small market town in the Cambrian Mountains in Powys, Wales. It was granted a charter to hold a market in 1289, but its history goes back much further. Its half-timbered market hall stands at the crossroads of four mediaeval streets, and is the only one of its kind still in existence in Wales. The undulating hills and mountains around Llanidloes were sites of silver and lead deposits and mines once pocked the landscape. It was part of the thriving textile industry of the Industrial Revolution, and when it collapsed, Llanidloes became a centre of unrest and members of its population became supporters of the Chartist movement and the revolt of 1839. The Chartists in Llanidloes were confronted by ‘special constables’ wielding wooden staves when they tried to free their three supporters who had been arrested by police from London on 30th April 1839. The penalty for three of those Chartists was transportation, while the others who were arrested were sentenced to one year in prison.
Whiplash injury in Llanidloes
If you had been hit over the head with one of those wooden staves brandished by the ‘special constables’ in Llanidloes in 1839, you might have suffered a whiplash injury in Llanidloes, depending on the severity of the blow. At the time you would not have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim for various reasons, one being that the ruling class, the gentry, were in tight control of Llanidloes and would not have allowed it. You also wouldn’t have been able to prove that your whiplash injury in Llanidloes was not your fault, as you were part of a riot. Apart from that you wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay for the services of a lawyer, and there were no personal injury compensation claims to be filed. For any whiplash injury in Llanidloes or elsewhere, you would have to prove that the accident in which you sustained your injury was not your fault in any way.
How much compensation could I get for whiplash?
It is difficult to predict exactly how much compensation you might get for any type of injury, because there are different degrees of severity. You may have a minor whiplash injury from which you might recover fully within a month. You would get around £1,705 to £3,520 for this degree of severity, but if you were suffering from chronic whiplash, you would expect to receive much more.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any sort of personal injury compensation claim to file, but you aren’t sure how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time that is convenient for you, as our lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for help and expert legal advice about your potential claim?