Shipston-on-Stour may have been a place of human habitation since Roman times, as it is very close to the Roman road, the Fosse Way. As far back as the 8th century the town’s economy and growth depended on sheep and the wool industry. It was a town where sheep were sold at markets, although a charter to hold fairs and markets was only granted in 1268. Shipston gets its name (the original was Scepwaeisctune in the 8th century, which means sheep-wash-town) from its association with sheep, as sheep were moved from the hills in early summer to be washed in the River Stour before being herded back to higher pastures. Even today there is a street in Shipston-on-Stour called Sheep Street.
Have you sustained a whiplash injury?
There are a number of ways in which you might have sustained a whiplash injury in Shipston-on-Stour, as being involved in a collision on the road is only one type of accident in which you could suffer from this kind of injury.
You may have been walking along the street when something fell on your head, and this could have given you that whiplash injury in Shipston-on-Stour. A whiplash injury can also occur if you receive a sudden impact which makes your head move like a whip being cracked (in opposite directions). You might sustain a whiplash injury near Shipston-on-Stour if a farm animal charges into you from behind. If the animal were a cow, you might have sustained more than just a whiplash injury.
Making a whiplash injury claim in Shipston-on-Stour
You may be able to make a claim for your whiplash injury, or any other, if you can prove that the accident in which you were involved was not your fault. You would also have to be able to prove that it was the fault of another person, as there must be someone to make the claim against.
Apart from the burden of proof, you also need a copy of your medical report and you should have sought medical treatment for your injuries very soon after the accident occurred.
You have to file a personal injury compensation claim within a set limitation period, and although this is usually three years from the date of an accident that happened in the British Isles, for some accidents and their injuries, you have much less time to file a claim. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out precisely how long you have to file a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, our freephone lines are always open, so you can call us at any time for information and expert legal advice about your potential whiplash injury claim in Shipston-on-Stour. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we could be able to help you with your claim?
Date Published: 14th August 2014