Penicuik is a town in Midlothian, Scotland. Its name means Hill of the Cuckoo, from Pen Y Cog in the Brythonic language which was a precursor of modern Welsh. Although there was a hamlet on the site of Penicuik in the 17th century, the town itself grew as a planned design, the instigator being Sir James Clerk of Penicuik who had also built the nearby Penicuik House. Even though Penicuik was a small place, there are tales of the witch burnings that took place in 1629 at the church of St Mungo which is now in ruins and stands in the grave yard.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Penicuik?
If you have been scrambling around the graveyard in Penicuik looking for the grave of one of your ancestors, you could have slipped, banged your head on a tombstone and ended up with a whiplash injury in Penicuik. If you sustained that type of whiplash injury in Penicuik, you probably only have yourself to blame, and so could not make a personal injury compensation claim (there would be no one to sue). In order to make a claim for your whiplash injury in Penicuik, you would have to be able to prove that the accident was not your fault and that another person was totally responsible for it.
How much compensation can I expect?
It is very difficult to tell you with any degree of accuracy how much compensation you might get for your injury, circumstances vary as do the types of accidents involved. There are also degrees of severity of injury. The more serious your injury, the more compensation you can expect to receive. If you would like an estimate of the amount of compensation you might receive for your injury, take our Accident Advice Helpline 30-Second Test, but remember that the figure you see is only an estimated one.
How long do I have to claim?
The general rule is that you have three years in which to file a claim for injuries that you sustained in an accident within the British Isles. However, there are many types of accident in which you might have been involved and for some of them you have to file a claim for your injuries in a much shorter period of time. To find out how long you have to make your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time any day of the year for advice and information about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Our freephone numbers are: 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines and 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not strike while the iron is hot and pick up the nearest phone to call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 9th July 2014