Raglan is a village in south east Wales. Nearby to the village stands a magnificent grey stone castle with towers. Although the 15th century castle is now a ruin, its former glory is evident. In medieval times, a popular sport amongst the gentry was jousting. Jousting took place in an outdoor arena. Two knights clad in heavy metal and mounted on horseback would charge at each other at full tilt. The horses were usually giant carthorses, since regular horses could not bear the weight of a big man wearing half the output of a tin mine on his person and wielding a telegraph pole with a sharp point.
Taking a turn for the worse
You could speculate that a whiplash injury in Raglan would be high on the list of probabilities if you were knocked off your horse when your opponent whacked you with his big stick. English Romantic literature waxes lyrical about chivalrous knights, courtly love and royal ladies who wore muslin-draped wimpoles (pointy hats) swearing undying love to their hero knight. She would present him with a favour (her hanky – we don’t really use those any more), which he would sport to show he was her champion. Far from being romantic, jousting was a bloody business, and training for battle. The Arthurian legends and the story Gawain and the Green Knight are amongst the most famous sources of these romantic ideas. Once the knight was off his horse, it was usually the end, because he’d be pinned inside his armour and unable to stand without the help of his squire. Whiplash injury would have been the least of his problems.
Whiplash Injury in Raglan
These days instead of jousting, two opposing parties, each mounted inside a metal wagon, hurtle towards each other at a dizzily-high combined speed along a concrete highway. The crucial difference is that the metal wagons are supposed to avoid each other, not collide. When unfortunately, collisions do occur, they often cause whiplash injuries, road accidents being the commonest cause of whiplash injuries. We hope your whiplash injury in Raglan was not caused on the road, but if it was, you may have a valid claim for compensation.
Contact us on our helpline numbers to see if you qualify to claim. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. We’ll call you back, if you text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are one of Britain’s leading law firms in personal injury compensation. We handle around 25,000 enquiries per month, and we pay out around £30 million every year in compensation. Are you off work because of your whiplash injury in Raglan? Do you need cash to help you through until you are back at work? If somebody has cost you – physically and financially – through no fault of your own, you should not have to take the consequences of their actions. You are entitled to seek compensation. Our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen, leading consumer rights champion and media personality. Watch her video and let her explain why you should claim.
Date Published: 13th July 2014