Osmington Mills is a hamlet on the Jurassic coast of west Dorset. You may have seen the paintings John Constable did of the hamlet and Osmington Bay, or perhaps you have been to the Smugglers’ Inn which allegedly dates back to the 13th century. It got its name because it was frequented by smugglers, the most notorious having been Emmanuel Charles. Apparently his rot-gut brandy was so bad that the locals refused to buy it. He was the landlord of the Crown Inn and extended it in the very early 19th century. Smuggling was a dangerous occupation as was being a revenue officer and perhaps a whiplash injury in Osmington Mills was quite common at that time.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Osmington Mills?
In the 19th century you might have been involved in smuggling and you could have suffered a whiplash injury while trying to escape the Revenue Officers. You might be surprised to learn that you could have had a whiplash injury in Osmington Mills at that time, as they are usually, today, associated with car accidents. However, you can sustain a whiplash injury in Osmington Mills in any type of accident in which your head moves violently and rapidly in opposite directions.
Can I claim for a whiplash injury in Osmington Mills?
Whether or not you can make a claim for any injury depends on if you can prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault. You need to be able to prove that another person was responsible for the accident and so for your injury. You also have to file your claim before the limitation period expires.
You might have three years in which to make your personal injury compensation claim, as this is usual for accidents which occur within the British Isles. However, your particular accident might have a shorter limitation period and after it expires, you will not be eligible to make a claim except in very exceptional circumstances. You may, for example, only have nine months from the date of your accident to claim for your injuries.
You need to find out exactly how long you have in which to make your claim and you can do this by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers which you will find below.Open Claim Calculator
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