North Scarle is a village in Lincolnshire, which has a parish church dating from the 12th century, although what you mainly see today is the 14th century church of All Saints, a Grade I listed building. The village is in an agricultural area, nestling in the countryside. However peaceful it might appear, however, you might still have had a whiplash injury in North Scarle, as such injuries can happen if you are pushed forcefully or if you receive a blow to the head.
Did you have a whiplash injury in North Scarle?
Although the newspapers often mention bogus claims for whiplash injuries which are supposed to have been sustained in car accidents, you can actually sustain a whiplash injury in North Scarle or elsewhere if you have been punched in the head, or if you were hit by a falling object. You can have a whiplash injury in North Scarle or elsewhere if you were pushed to the ground during a violent crime, or even if you were knocked over by a charging bull. In order to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in North Scarle, you have to be able to prove that your accident was not your fault, but the fault of another person.
If you sustained your whiplash injury in North Scarle while walking in a field where there was a bull and you were on a public footpath, for example, you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the farmer. Farmers have a responsibility to protect the public if they have access to their land. This means that temperamental cattle should not be in a field which the public has legal access to.
Injured in a violent crime?
If you have been injured while a crime was in progress, as long as it was reported to the police and you received medical treatment for your injuries you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You have two years from the date of the crime to make your claim.
Although you can actually make your claim through the CICA without the aid of a lawyer, it would be inadvisable to do so, as the process can be a protracted and complex one. If you need an experienced criminal injuries lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever information or expert advice you need about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?