Llanrwst is a market town in the Conwy Valley, set at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales. The name, Llanrwst means church of Grwst, a saint whose signature has been preserved on a Royal Charter, granted by King Maelgwn Gwynedd in the 6th century, so we know that this particular saint did actually exist. His feast day is celebrated on the 1st December. At one time Llanrwst was an important centre for the wool trade, the place which set the market price of wool. Llanrwst today is a tourist centre, located, as it is, close to Snowdonia.
Whiplash injury in Llanrwst
As Llanrwst is served by two railway stations, you might be one of many passengers who regularly travel by train. While train travel is relatively safe, accidents can happen. If two trains crash into each other, you might well suffer from whiplash injury in Llanrwst, as well as sustaining other injuries. As long as you can prove that any accident you were injured in was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
If you have a genuine whiplash injury in Llanrwst, and you wish to make a claim for your injuries, you will probably now (after June 2014) have to undergo a medical examination, which you will be expected to pay for, before your whiplash injury in Llanrwst claim can be heard in a court. The British government is making moves to combat the number of fraudulent claims that are made every year for whiplash.
Proposals to cut some whiplash compensation payments
For the first time in March 2014, the motor insurers industry proposed that compensation for whiplash injuries should be abolished, although payments could be made for medical treatment and care. They argue that payment for low value claims for minor injuries should be scrapped. That is not to say of course, that if you have chronic whiplash you would not be able to claim compensation for your pain, distress and suffering.
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) say they would oppose this suggestion as lawyers feel that people should be entitled to compensation for loss of amenity. This means that if you are involved in an accident for which you were not to blame, and you could no longer pursue a hobby you used to enjoy, you can be compensated for this loss of quality of life.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but feel you need more information, help or advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on our freephone number. Call 0800 689 0500 free from a landline, or call 0333 5000 0993 from a mobile. Don’t delay; call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 9th June 2014