Rishton is a small town in Lancashire with a long and interesting history. The name means a ‘stronghold in the rushes’ which alludes to the fact that the town was surrounded by marshes which were inhabited by the Brigantes prior to and during the Roman occupation.
No matter how historic or beautiful a place is though, it is not immune to someone suffering a whiplash injury in Rishton. This type of soft tissue injury happens so easily in hundreds of different ways, that it is one of the most common of all injuries.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Rishton?
If you have had a whiplash injury in Rishton, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. In order to be able to make a claim, you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in Rishton or elsewhere was not your fault. You and your personal injury lawyer would also need to prove that your accident was the fault of another person. You should have sought immediate treatment for your injuries and you will need your medical report if you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Getting medical attention is really important if you think you have a whiplash injury, as the pain from it could be masking something much more serious, such as a broken bone in your neck.
You also will need to ascertain how long you have in which to file your claim, as different types of accident have varying limitation periods. Although there is usually a three year period in which you should file a claim for injuries arising from an accident that occurred in the British Isles, this is not always the case and you might only have a matter of months in which to file a claim for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are one of the largest specialist law firms in the UK and have been making successful personal injury claims for over 16 years’. We have the experience and expertise that you want to give you claim its best chance of reaching its full potential.
If you need information or expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. You can call us at any time one of our helpline numbers without any obligation to go ahead with a claim. From a landline, call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st July 2014