Failsworth is a town in the Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester located just under four miles from Manchester city centre. Once a small agricultural town which thrived on its farming and hand-loom weaving industries, Failsworth later became a mill town home to a number of cotton mills. Today it is still known for its hat production. With a population of 20,680 in 2011, many residents here commute to work in Manchester either by car or by the Metrolink Tram. If you are involved in a car or tram accident, you could suffer a whiplash injury in Failsworth, but who is to blame for your accident?
How did your accident happen?
It could be that your whiplash injury in Failsworth was caused when another speeding vehicle hit yours, causing a collision. When your head and neck is jerked suddenly forwards and then backwards as the result of a collision, whiplash can occur, causing pain in the neck, head and shoulders. But a whiplash injury could be the result of a tram or train collision too, and the operating company or driver could be held liable for your injuries.
Whiplash may not be a serious injury, but it can cause severe pain and discomfort, and it might make it difficult for you to return to work, depending on your job. When your earnings are affected after your accident, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a claim for compensation – we’ll take into account your loss of earnings. We have been helping members of the public claim compensation since 2000 and you could be next in line to receive a personal injury settlement.
Should you make a claim?
It’s up to you whether or not you want to make a claim for personal injury compensation, but Accident Advice Helpline believes that anybody who has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence is entitled to make a claim. So if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Failsworth, you could find yourself eligible to claim compensation not only for your pain and suffering but also for your loss of earnings.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for compensation today, or head straight for our website where you can take our 30-second test to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: David Brown