Minehead isn’t all about the popular holiday camp; there are many things the more adventurous person can do there, such as abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, hill walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and raft building to name but a few activities. You can explore Exmoor while participating in such activities. If you are not certain about what exactly coasteering is, it’s a way of moving around a rocky coastal area without the aid of ropes, boards of vessels of any kind. You climb, swim and walk to negotiate a rocky part of the coastline. In Britain there are quite a few places where this can be done, including Minehead.
Extreme sport and a whiplash injury in Minehead
If you take part in an extreme sport such as coasteering, you may end up with a whiplash injury in Minehead. However, as you probably signed a waiver saying that any accident you had while doing the activity was your own fault, you wouldn’t be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the company which had organised it. In order to make a successful personal injury compensation claim you would have to be able to prove that your whiplash injury in Minehead was caused by another person’s reckless behaviour or their negligence.
What is a whiplash injury?
You may have thought that you can only have a whiplash injury in Minehead or anywhere else, if you are involved in a road traffic accident, but this is far from the case. You may get a whiplash injury if you slip, trip or fall and while doing so, jolt your head severely. You may also get a whiplash injury in Minehead, for example, if you are struck on the head.
The symptoms of whiplash include a stiff neck and an inability to move it normally because of the damage done to the tendons and ligaments. You may also suffer from a headache, pain in the shoulders and/or lower back, numbness in the arm or just in the hand and perhaps even dizziness. If you have a severe case of whiplash you might also suffer from loss of concentration, blurred vision or a ringing in the ears (tinnitus), tiredness and you might also be unable to sleep well.
If you got a whiplash injury and can prove that the accident in which you sustained it was not your fault, but that of another person, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you may have a personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice. Our helpline are herefor your calls, so why not call us now? The numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Call now for expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 21st July 2014
Author: Emma Matthews