Rotherham, a large town in Yorkshire, lies on the banks of the River Don. There were both Iron Age forts and a Roman settlement in the Rotherham area, although the town itself did not come into existence until the Middle Ages. The Romans mined for iron in the area, but it was not until the Industrial Revolution that coal was mined there. It was the coal industry which helped Rotherham expand and develop. There are several buildings of interest in Rotherham, including its Minster which dates back to the 15th century, although it includes parts from Saxon and Norman times. People in the past had no qualms about using stones taken from historic buildings and incorporating them into new structures. The Chapel of Our Lady of Rotherham Bridge was also built in the 15th century. The bridge itself is a Grade I listed artifact and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
A whiplash injury in Rotherham
If you had been a labourer helping in the building of the Minster or chapel, you may have suffered from a whiplash injury in Rotherham as a result of falling because a large stone had knocked you off your feet after being dropped from another person’s hands. You would have been unable to make a personal injury compensation claim at that time, and unless the stone hitting you was a deliberate action on the part of another person, you wouldn’t have had any grounds to make a claim.
Nowadays, if you sustain a whiplash injury in Rotherham, or indeed anywhere else in the UK, you must be able to prove that the accident was not your fault but that of another person. You must also have had medical treatment for any injuries you sustained as you will need a medical report in order to be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How much compensation will I get?
There is no way of telling exactly how much compensation you could get for your whiplash injury in Rotherham, as it depends on the severity of your injury (which is why a medical report is necessary). If you are claiming for medical care and expenses relating to your injury (you’ll need to have kept receipts) the amount you have paid out will be reimbursed as part of the compensation awarded.
To get a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded if your personal injury compensation claim is successful, go to the main pages on our website and take the 30-Second Test.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline
After you have taken our test, you may want to call us at Accident Advice Helpline to ask for information, help to file your potential personal injury compensation claim, or for expert legal advice. Call us at any time on our freephone numbers which are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Don’t delay; call us now.