Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester which became an important industrial centre in the Industrial Revolution, mainly concentrating on the production of textiles and cotton. At the peak of its output Oldham produced the most cotton cloth in the world. Prior to the Industrial Revolution the people of Oldham kept sheep and involved themselves in cottage industries such as spinning. There is some archaeological evidence which demonstrates that Neolithic people inhabited the area some 10,000 years ago, and Bronze Age artifacts have also been found in the town. There are also traces of Celtic and Roman settlement in the area. The name ‘Oldham’ could be a corruption of Aldehulme, which was the Danish name of a settlement in the area which Oldham now occupies. However, the origins of the name are sometimes disputed with some pointing to the fact that Eald was the Saxon term for ‘old’ and ham was a ‘settlement,’ so the name could simply mean an ‘old inhabited place.’
Have you had a whiplash injury in Oldham?
You may have been involved in an accident and suffered a whiplash injury in Oldham, and right now you might be considering making a personal injury compensation claim. Perhaps you need legal advice and help to file your claim, and if that is the case, you should give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. Whether you have had a whiplash injury in Oldham, or a different kind of injury elsewhere, give us a ring. You need to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in Oldham (for example) was not your fault, but the fault of another person.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If your accident took place within the British Isles, you normally have three years from its date to make your claim. However, as some accidents have different time periods for making a claim, and these are shorter than three years, you should check with us to find out how long you actually have in which to file your claim.
If you have an accident at an airport almost anywhere in the world (in a country which has signed the Montreal Convention) that you can prove was not your fault, you would have two years in which to file a claim. The same is true if you have an accident at sea or aboard an aircraft, and if you have been injured while a crime was being committed.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice to file any type of potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone numbers are:- 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call us now to find out how we may be able to help you with your particular claim?