Digital Xray of my neck.
I was in a motor vehicle accident in 1975, I was told my neck would get better. It gave me no real problems and I continued to play football, soccer, squash, and swim.
In 1988, I was diagnosed as a Paranoid Schizophrenic by a General Practicioner at a public Psychiatric Hospital. He was still training to be a specialist. I had seen a qualified specialist psychiatrist 4 years earlier, who still sees no need to diagnose a psychiatric condition.
After the police took me for a drive in the back of a police van in11th October of 1998, I needed to see a specialist about my neck. He opperated in March of 2007, after I had put it off a few times.
Now no longer Paranoid schizophrenic.
Never compensated by anyone. The State Government is the insurer, in either instance, but they see no reason to pay.