If you fell from the keep at Middleham castle, you would be lucky if your only medical problem was a whiplash injury in Middleham. This has the distinction of being the largest keep of any castle in England. During the Wars of the Roses, the Earl of Warwick held both Edward IV and Henry VI in the castle as prisoners. The young Richard (later to become Richard III) was sent to Middleham to learn the art of war under the tutelage of the Earl of Warwick.
Middleham is also famous for its horse training, and if you are a jockey there you may have a fall and sustain a whiplash injury in Middleham. You may have thought that the only way you could sustain a whiplash injury in Middleham is by having a car accident, but that isn’t so; you can sustain a whiplash injury in any accident in which your head moves violently and unnaturally.
Can I claim for my injury?
If you are injured in an accident and it was your fault, then you would not be able to make a claim for your injuries. On the other hand, if you and your personal injury lawyer can prove that the accident was not your fault, but that of another person, you would be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
You may not have the usual three years in which to make your injury claim, so you should check with a firm of personal injury lawyers, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have in which to file your claim. When the limitation period is up, you could only make a claim for your injuries under exceptional circumstances.
How much compensation will I receive?
It is impossible for anyone to accurately predict how much compensation you might receive if your claim is successful, as it depends not only on the extent and severity of your injuries, but also on how much others involved in similar accidents with injuries like yours have been awarded in the recent past.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now on one of our freephone numbers; no matter what the time, our lines will be open. From a mobile, call 0333 500 0993, or from a landline, the number to ring is 0800 689 0500. For help and expert legal advice, call us now.