Ockley’s name comes from the fact that in Saxon times it was owned by a man called Occa and the ‘ley’ part of the name means ‘a clearing in the forest.’ A large-scale battle took place near Ockley in 851 according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle when the invading Danes tried to capture Winchester. King Ethelwulf marched down Stane Street (the old Roman road that went through Ockley) and soundly defeated the invaders. Ockley was given a charter by Edward I allowing there to be a market on a Tuesday every week, and three annual fairs. The herbalist Nicholas Culpeper was born in Ockley in 1616.
If you had fought in the battle at Ockley you could have suffered a blow to the head and had a whiplash injury in Ockley, as such injuries don’t simply occur in car accidents. In Saxon times, of course you wouldn’t have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim, and if you sustained an injury in battle, even today, you might not be able to make a claim.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Ockley recently?
You might have been hit on the head by a stray cricket ball as you passed by the village green while a match was in progress, and suffered a whiplash injury in Ockley. However, you may not be able to make a claim against the person who hit the ball as you would have to prove they deliberately hit you with it to have a successful claim for your whiplash injury in Ockley.
To make a successful claim for a whiplash injury in Ockley or elsewhere, you have to be able to prove that you were in no way to blame for the accident and that it was another person’s fault.
How long do I have to claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the accident in which you sustained your injury to make your personal injury compensation claim. However, there are some accidents and injuries which must be claimed for in a shorter period of time. In order not to lose the opportunity of making a claim, you should find out exactly how long you have to file your particular claim. You can do this by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm specialising in helping people with their personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of expert personal injury lawyers who operate all over the country. If you need expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for advice from the claims experts?