Rochdale is at the foothills of the Pennines in the Greater Manchester area. It is named after the River Roch, or so it would appear, but in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Recedham which means ‘hall homestead’. It received its first charter in 1250 and was able to hold weekly markets and a fair once a year. In the Renaissance, the town was part of the lucrative wool trade and it later became a centre of the cotton industry. It was one of the most important mill towns by the 19th century, although of course, workers did their jobs in very bad conditions and any one of them could have suffered from a whiplash injury in Rochdale when their head came into contact with the machinery. Then, of course they couldn’t make a personal injury compensation claim against their employer, as workers had very few rights.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Rochdale?
Today of course, if you have a whiplash injury in Rochdale, you have the option to file a personal injury compensation claim for it. However, in order to do so, you must have had medical treatment for your injury as your medical report will be required to work out how much compensation you are entitled to for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury. Amounts of compensation are given in broad bands for different injuries and their severity in the Judicial College’s guidelines. These have to be consulted in the light of your medical report.
To make a claim for a whiplash injury in Rochdale or elsewhere, you also have to be able to prove that someone else was responsible for the accident in which you were injured, and that you were in no way at fault. You will need the services of a personal injury lawyer to help build your case.
Finding a personal injury lawyer
It can take some time and a lot of effort to ring around several firms of lawyers in an attempt to find a suitable personal injury lawyer. That’s because you have to find one who is a specialist in the handling claims for the type of accident you had. However, you could call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we could put you in touch with one of our expert personal injury lawyers, all of whom work on a no win, no fee basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for information, help and expert legal advice regarding your potential claim? You can call at any time on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles.
Date Published: 21st July 2014