North Shields is a town on the northern banks of the River Tyne, in Tyne and Wear, north-east England. The Shields part of the town’s name comes from the Middle English schele meaning ‘temporary huts or sheds’ such as were used by fishermen. Even today the area is still concerned with fishing and the sea. The first of these huts were built in 1225 when prior Germanus from the Tynemouth monastery decided to have a small settlement where Fish Quay is today. Originally the settlement was only inhabited by the fishing families that supplied the monastery with fish. However, over the years it grew to attract other trades people, who recognised that its location close to the mouth of the River Tyne was strategically good for business.
Have you had a whiplash injury in North Shields?
You may have had a whiplash injury in North Shields if you have been hit on the head, or punched. You don’t only get a whiplash injury in North Shields (or anywhere else) if you have been involved in a car accident. Boxers can get whiplash injuries as can rugby players and others who participate in a contact sport. You may have had your whiplash injury in North Shields because you slipped while walking along the quay, but you may not be able to claim for your injury as you must be able to prove that an accident in which you were injured was not your fault, but the fault of another person.
Accidents at sea
If you are a crew member or a passenger and you have an accident at sea, on your return to the UK you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You have two years instead of the more usual three in which to file your claim though, as accidents at sea are governed by international conventions and not British law.
The most common accidents are slips, trips and falls, and these can happen on board a vessel if the deck is wet and the anti-slip coating has worn away, or if there isn’t a handrail. You should wear sensible shoes while on a deck and be able to prove that the negligence of the crew, captain or owner of the vessel caused your accident. For example, if the anti-slip coating was worn away in places, the owner of the ship could be seen to have been negligent in his or her duty to protect the health and safety of the crew and passengers.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in any type of accident and are thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us at any time on one of these freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 689 0500 for calls from mobiles. Why not pick up a phone and call us now for expert legal advice?