The village of Roade is located in Northamptonshire, close to Northampton. There have been discoveries of a flint arrowhead and scraper and coins and pottery as well as a bronze pin in the area and a ring dating from the Iron Age in the area surrounding Roade. It is believed that the first post-Roman settlement sprang up around the church which was erected in the 12th century. Roade was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, so it has been in existence for centuries.
If you live in Roade you might enjoy a game of bowls, but you really have to be careful while retrieving your bowls. You could turn awkwardly and land in the ditch and subsequently find that you have a case of a whiplash injury in Roade.
Can I claim for my whiplash injury in Roade?
If you had an accident such as the one described above, you wouldn’t be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for your particular whiplash injury in Roade, as the accident would have been your fault. If, on the other hand, you were struck by another person’s bowl from behind and the impact made you fall and you suffered a whiplash injury in Roade you could possibly make a claim because you could prove that the accident was not your fault. In order to be eligible to make any personal injury compensation claim, you have to be able to prove that you were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured, but that another person was at fault.
A whiplash injury can take several hours after the accident to become evident, so as soon as you realize that your neck is sore and you can’t turn your head because of the pain, you should seek medical treatment. These days doctors tend to prescribe painkillers for whiplash injuries, whereas in the past sufferers would have been given a surgical collar to wear. However, medical opinion has changed and it is thought that if someone has whiplash they should try to move their head rather than have it fixed in position.
You need to have a medical report detailing your injuries if you are to make a future personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are uncertain as to whether or not you have grounds to make a claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year. We can supply you with information and give you expert legal advice. Why not call us now, as the freephone lines will be open whatever time it is. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay; you may not have as much time as you think to file your potential personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 21st July 2014