Ombersley is a village in Worcestershire which has connections with the Stuart kings, as King Charles is supposed to have stopped in the village at the appropriately named King’s Head Inn (which dates back to the 15th century) after the Battle of Worcester. The royal coat of arms is inlaid in the plaster ceiling along with a mermaid with a comb and mirror surrounded by roses and thistles, the emblems of England and Scotland respectively. Ombersley was granted a charter to hold a market on a Monday on a weekly basis by Edward III in 1354, and it could also hold an annual fair lasting for four days at the feast of Saint Barnabas which is on the 11th June. These events are no longer held. The first written document mentioning Ombersley comes from a document giving land at Ombersley to the Abbot Ecgwine and the Abbey of Evesham by Ethelward with the agreement of King Coenred in 706, so the village, although small, has a long history.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Ombersley?
If you had been fleeing with King Charles after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, you might have had a whiplash injury near Ombersley if you had been riding through the forest which was very close to it in those days. You could easily have had a whiplash injury near Ombersley as the trees would have had low branches, and in your desire to escape the battlefield, you and your horse might have thrown caution to the winds. You can have a whiplash injury in accidents other than those involving vehicles and if you hit your head on a branch it could give you one. You would have been unable to make a personal injury compensation claim for an injury sustained in such an accident (even if there had been claims to make) because it would have been your fault.
In order to make a successful personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your injury (be it a whiplash injury in Ombersley, or any other) was not your fault, but the fault of someone else.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Generally speaking you have three years to file a claim after the date of your accident if it happened in the UK. However, different time scales for filing a claim apply to some types of accident. You should check with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to file your specific claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers for information, advice and help regarding the claims process. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 8th July 2014