There are approximately 20 million trees in the Royal Forest of Dean, most of them are oak, beech, ash, birch and holly trees. The Saxons were the first to exploit the Royal Forest of Dean for its hunting opportunities, although prehistoric people probably had done so at a much earlier date. It was the Normans who appointed Verderers to look after the animals that lived in the Forest so that the animals they loved to hunt, deer and wild boar, would be plentiful. If you walk through the forest, look out for the feral wild boar; these animals originated from a group of escapees from a wild boar farm, as boar became extinct in Britain at least 300 years ago. If a boar charges at you, it could cause you many injuries, and you could sustain a whiplash injury in the Royal Forest of Dean.
Have you had a whiplash injury in the Royal Forest of Dean?
If you had a whiplash injury in the Royal Forest of Dean because you were knocked off your feet by a wild boar, you would be unable to make a personal injury compensation claim as boars are wild animals and as such, have no owner. In order to make a claim for an injury sustained in an accident, you must be able to prove:
a) That you were not to blame for the accident and
b) That someone else was responsible for it.
You also should have had immediate medical treatment for your injury as a medical report is needed to calculate compensation.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in the Royal Forest of Dean, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline and find out how long you have in which to make your potential claim and whether you have good grounds on which to base one.
How long do I have to make a claim?
There are different limitation periods for accidents, and for some injuries you only have nine months to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, the usual time period for filing a claim, if the accident you were involved in happened in the British Isles, is three years from the date of your accident. You should call us at Accident Advice Helpline now, to find out just how long you have to claim for your injuries, as the time limit might be fast approaching. After the deadline is up you cannot make your claim unless there are exceptional circumstances which prevented you from filing it.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Call our freephone numbers at any time as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now as time may be running out for you to file your potential claim?
Date Published: 27th July 2014