Unless you happen to live in or have some association with Wiltshire, the chances are you may never have heard of Ogbourne St George before. However, it is not surprising, since it is a very small village with a population that only just edges close to 500 people. As such, it is extremely uncommon for a whiplash injury in Ogbourne St George to ever occur.
Of course, with that said, it is impossible to ascertain what might occur at any point when you are driving a vehicle on the roads. You never know what you might come across heading towards you, especially in villages and other countryside locations where you might have to drive along single-track roads as well.
How serious can whiplash be?
Firstly, here is the good news – most cases of whiplash aren’t too serious. They normally don’t require much in the way of treatment, except to take things easy for a few days. It is a good idea to confirm the diagnosis with your GP, especially if you think there might be a chance you could receive compensation. This might be possible if you think the other party involved in the accident was responsible for what occurred.
However, it is worth noting that some cases of whiplash (albeit usually very rare ones) are referred to as chronic whiplash. This describes symptoms that fail to go away after about six months. The more severe the accident is, the more potentially likely it might be that this could result from it. However, every case is different.
What should you do?
Firstly, make sure you get a proper diagnosis, as mentioned above. This ensures the details of the accident and your injuries are on your medical records. Additionally, you should ensure you take the advice of your GP in staying mobile. Neck collars are no longer worn as they can delay your recovery.
If you feel the other party involved in your accident was the one who caused it to happen, you should consider calling Accident Advice Helpline too. We are available free on 0800 689 0500, so you don’t even have to worry about paying for the call. Once you have some information from us (at no obligation, of course) you will know whether you might potentially be able to claim for a whiplash injury in Ogbourne St George that you recently suffered.
Date Published: 7th July 2014