Photo credits

The Embalse de Riano in northern Spain. The picture was taken by .... me!

Wednesday, October 23

Whiplash claims

it is very laudable for the government to try to reduce fraudulent whiplash claims.


In 1997 an off duty police man slammed into the back of me and shunted me forward taking out the two cars ahead as well.  Later in the day I had a mild stiff neck.  My  insurance company sent me to their doctor.  I stressed to him that I was a christian and did not want to exaggerate my condition, which really didn't feel like much at all at the time.  So I felt guilty accepting the £1000 compensation.

But now, 16 years later, I feel pain in my neck almost constantly.  When I move my head my neck makes squelchy noises. It can be blinding agony to look I under a bed or sofa.  My £1000 seems very inadequate now.

So the thing with whiplash is that it is a permanent injury that may not show itself fully at the time.

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