Risley is both a village in Derbyshire and the name of a district in Warrington, Cheshire. Risley (Derbyshire) was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as Riseleia and Riselei, and its name probably means ‘brushwood clearing.’ If you live in either place you may have suffered a whiplash injury in Risley and perhaps you would like to make a claim for your injury but aren’t sure how to go about doing this. You could begin by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline and find out if you are eligible to make a claim.
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Risley
You might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove that the accident in which your whiplash injury in Risley was not your fault. With the help of a personal injury lawyer you could build a case to prove that the accident was the fault of another person. You should also have gone to hospital or your GP immediately after your accident to be treated for your injuries. You may have had a whiplash injury in Risley in an accident other than a road traffic one, as you can get such an injury in any type of accident when your head jerks violently in two opposite directions in rapid succession. You may have been hit on the head by a cricket ball, for example, while watching a cricket match and this might have given you a whiplash injury. This would have been an accident however, and you might not succeed with your claim. If someone had deliberately thrown a cricket ball at your head, this would be a different matter.
How much compensation might I get?
No one can tell you exactly how much you might get in compensation for your injuries and financial losses caused by them. The Judicial College has laid down guidelines for the amounts of compensation for different types of injuries and basically the more serious your injury, the more money you can expect to receive. To get an estimate of the sum you might receive, take the 30-Second Test on our main pages.
How long to make a claim?
If the accident in which you were injured took place in the UK you would normally have three years from its date to file your claim. That being said however, you may only have months rather than years to make your claim, as different accidents and their injuries have shorter limitation periods. In order to find out precisely how long you have in which to file a claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us now on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice and information about your particular claim. You can call us at any time, every day of the year as our lines will be open. Call 0800 680 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.