Orpington is a town which is within the London Borough of Bromley. Orpington was in existence before the compilation of the Domesday Book (1086) as was the parish church; the newer one stands on the foundations of the much more ancient one. It seems that the name Orpington is a derivation of the original name, Dorpentune, meaning the place where the head or spring of water rises. The pond at the priory in Orpington is the source of the River Cray, so this makes complete sense. The name Cray comes from the Saxon, Crecca, meaning a small stream. Remains from Neolithic times as well as Roman buildings and artifacts have been found in Orpington, so it has a long history of occupation. It also has a breed of fowl named after it, both chickens and ducks.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Orpington?
You might have had whiplash injury in Orpington and perhaps right now you are thinking seriously about making a personal injury compensation claim for it. In order to be eligible to make a claim for any injury, whether a whiplash in Orpington or any other, you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained it was not your fault, but the fault of another person. You may have got your whiplash injury in Orpington in a car accident, or any accident in which your head moved violently in opposite directions rapidly. Perhaps you were punched in the head (boxers can suffer whiplash injuries, for example) or maybe you were struck from behind with a blunt object, perhaps while a crime was being committed, and so sustained a whiplash injury.
Were you the victim of a violent crime?
If you have been injured during the course of a crime, you should have reported the crime to the police if you are to make a claim for your injuries. The police will write a report and give you a unique crime reference number. You should have received immediate medical attention for your injuries, and probably the police photographer will have taken photographs of them. These documents plus your medical report can be used as evidence to support your claim.
You should make a claim for injuries sustained in an act of violence in England, Scotland and Wales through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) within two years of the date the crime was committed. You can do this without the aid of a lawyer, but it would be wise to have an experienced criminal injuries lawyer to help you make your claim, as the process can be a lengthy and complex one. If you need help in finding a suitable criminal injury lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
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Date Published: 8th July 2014