Morpeth is a busy market town in Northumberland, situated on the banks of the River Wansbeck. It was probably first founded because there used to be a crossing point of the river where the village grew. The town got its charter to hold a market from King John in 1199 and there is still a market held there on Wednesdays. Right up until the 19th century there was a cattle market at Morpeth, but the advent of the railways saw a decline in its popularity as train travel meant that it was easy to transport live cattle to Newcastle.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Morpeth?
If you were in the cattle market in Morpeth in the 18th century, you might have met with an accident because of all the slippery ooze on the floor (cattle not being terribly clean animals). If you slipped and fell you may have had a whiplash injury in Morpeth’s cattle market. However, you would not have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim for that whiplash injury in Morpeth as there were no such things to be made. Nowadays, if you suffer a whiplash injury in Morpeth, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim as long as you could prove that the accident was not your fault. That is true if you wish to make a claim for any type of accident or illness.
Accidents in public places
A public place could be the street, or a shop, restaurant, library and so on; in other words a public place is anywhere the general public has access to. If you have an accident in a building, perhaps a supermarket for example, then you should inform a member of staff and have them record the details of your accident in the accident book. Names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident should also be logged. You should phone for an ambulance immediately as even if an injury seems minor, it needs medical attention, if it is not treated it could be made much worse.
If possible, take photographs of the scene of your accident as later they could be used by your personal injury lawyer as supporting evidence for a personal injury compensation claim. You would be able to make a claim if, for example, you slipped in a supermarket because staff had been negligent in their duty and had not cleaned up liquid or food that had spilled onto the floor.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice and information about the personal injury compensation claims process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers; our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for help and advice?
Date Published: 27th June 2014