Minster-in-Thanet is a village in Kent, on the banks of the River Wantsum which is a tributary of the River Stour. At one time in its dim and somewhat distant past, Minster was a thriving port, but when the River Stour silted up, it lost its importance. The village was established by the Jutes in 449 under the leadership of two chieftains, Hengist and Horsa. The name Minster usually refers to an important ecclesiastical building and comes from the Saxon word ‘minstre’ which means church or monastery and it is thought that the village of Minster got its name from the 7th century abbey which was built there. In 597 St Augustine landed at Ebbsfleet near Minster, having been sent to Britain by Pope Gregory the Great to convert the inhabitants to Christianity. Minster Abbey is still in use today, although of course it isn’t the original one. The original abbey was repeatedly attacked by a variety of invaders and each time it was destroyed, or partially destroyed, it was rebuilt. Today Minster has a Morris and Maypole dancing club which celebrates these ancient English traditions.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Minster?
You can get a whiplash injury in almost any kind of accident, not only in road traffic accidents. You might suffer from a whiplash injury in Minster if you are struck on the head by a falling object, for example, or if you receive any kind of blow to the head. You might get a whiplash injury in Minster if you slip, trip or fall too. You could get a whiplash injury in Minster if the maypole happened to fall on you while you were dancing around it – although this is an extremely unlikely scenario.
If you have suffered from a whiplash injury in Minster or any other injury sustained in an accident, in order to make a personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove that the accident was the fault of someone else and definitely caused through no fault of yours.
How long do I have to make my claim?
It is best to check with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out precisely how long you have to file any personal injury compensation claim, as although you usually have three years to file a claim, there are exceptions to this rule.
Accident Advice Helpline
For any information regarding a potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at literally any time. You can call us on one of these freephone numbers:- 0800 689 0500 from landlines or call 0333 500 0993 on a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 21st July 2014
Author: Emma Matthews