Rochester was a city in Kent, but it is now designated a town, because of a bureaucratic mix up. It has a long history of human settlement being home to the Celts, Jutes and a variety of other tribes at one time or another. When the Romans arrived they built a fort and a bridge over the river Medway, as Rochester was of strategic importance. Only after the Norman Conquest was a stone castle built on the foundations of the ancient Roman fort. The cathedral dates back to 1088 and is the second oldest in Britain.
Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to Rochester and in his Sketches by Boz, he describes the annual Sweeps’ Festival and the awakening of Jack-in-the-Green on May 1st in Rochester. The festival still continues, although after a lapse of some years in the 20th century. In the first week of June there’s a Dickens festival in Rochester, a time when people dress up in Victorian clothes and become Dickens characters. In winter there is another Dickens festival inspired by his novel A Christmas Carol.
Did you have a whiplash injury in Rochester?
If you have been among the revelers in the May Day festival, you might have had a whiplash injury in Rochester after imbibing rather too much in one of the hostelries. You might have crashed into a lamppost or fallen over a bollard and ended up with a whiplash injury in Rochester. Unfortunately, if that was the case, you wouldn’t be able to make a personal injury compensation claim as to do so you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in Rochester was not your fault. With the assistance of a personal injury lawyer you also have to prove that your accident was caused by another person. Also you must have had medical attention to make a personal injury compensation claim as your medical report will be needed to ascertain how much compensation you should be awarded.
Accidents in the street
If you tripped in the street because of an uneven surface, you should call the police and an ambulance. The police will write a report and appeal for witnesses. You will need the report if you intend to make a personal injury compensation claim. The police will inform the local authority of your accident and you could be eligible to make a claim against that body.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but you need assistance to do so, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers; the lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for help with your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 23rd July 2014