Rotherhithe is in the London Borough of Southwark, situated on a peninsula in the River Thames. It was a port from Elizabethan times until the early 20th century. The name Rotherhithe comes from the Anglo-Saxon, ‘Hrȳðer-hȳð’ meaning a landing place for cattle. The ‘Mayflower’ sailed from Rotherhithe for Southampton in 1620 and then took the founding fathers to America. If you wander through the streets of Rotherhithe you might come cross some Cannon Bollards which are shaped like a cannon loaded with a ball, dating back to the 18th century. Take care not to bump into them or you may suffer from a whiplash injury in Rotherhithe.
Can I Claim for a Whiplash Injury in Rotherhithe?
The simple answer to the question can I claim for a whiplash injury in Rotherhithe? is that it depends on a variety of factors. First of all you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your particular whiplash injury in Rotherhithe was not your fault. You and your personal injury lawyer will then have to prove that another person was, in fact, responsible for the accident in which you suffered your whiplash injury in Rotherhithe. You will also need a medical report so you should have sought immediate medical treatment after the accident.
To find out if you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Rotherhithe, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
How Long Do I Have to Make My Claim?
You may have three years from the date of your accident (as long as it happened in the UK) to make a claim for any injury you sustained. However, as there are some accidents and the injuries resulting from them that must be claimed for in a shorter period of time, call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out precisely how long you have to file your claim.
Victim of a Violent Crime?
If you have been injured in a violent crime, and can prove that you did nothing to provoke your assailant, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority if the assault took place in England, Wales or Scotland. However, the crime must have been reported to the police, and you have to make your claim within two years of the date of the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help, legal advice and information about any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at a time that suits you. Our freephone lines are always open for your calls, so you can call whenever you can. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call us on 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 25th July 2014