Newtonmore, a village in Scotland’s Highlands, is situated near the Cairngorms National Park. This beauty spot is famous for hill-walking and popular with visitors from all over the world. It is also the location of the Highlands Folk Museum. At this museum, visitors can step back in time and see how our ancestors lived. We can observe how previous generations created building materials such as roof beams, tiles and bricks without power tools, and how they managed construction and farming without plant or machinery. Until the nineteenth century all heavy lifting was done by humans and animals. The most advanced machinery was horse-powered.
Slow it down, would you?
Although the pace of life was much slower than we are accustomed to, a person could still suffer whiplash if they fell off a speedy horse, or got thrown around if a carriage took a bend too fast, or severely jolted when a wooden cart lumbered off ruts in the road and went out of control. Mind you, before the advent of the steam era in the 1830s, it was believed speed was dangerous and that if a person went too fast, they would suffer brain damage or madness, or their body would disintegrate.
Whiplash injury in Newtonmore
Anybody sustaining a whiplash injury in Newtonmore in earlier centuries would simply have had to grin and bear it, for at least a couple of weeks, because the neck tendons injured in a whiplash incident take time to settle down. These days, a victim of a whiplash injury in Newtonmore or wherever located in the British Isles, may be able to claim a sum of money in compensation for such an injury.
Who sustains whiplash injuries?
They most often happen in car accidents, which account for more than 70% of whiplash claims. Any travel accident – by train, boat or plane – in which passengers are thrown around or jolted can result in whiplash injury.
How can I claim for my whiplash injury?
Ask us for advice. Our Accident Advice Helpline telephone team will be able to tell you whether your claim qualifies, and also give you an approximate idea of how much you could be awarded if your claim is successful. They use our compensation calculator to do this. To find out how you can claim, Call our friendly advisors now. Reach us on 0800 689 0500 (from your landline) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. You can call our freephone lines at any time. Want an advisor to call you back? Text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 29th June 2014