Shipley is a town in west Yorkshire, in the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford. The name Shipley comes from the Old English word scīp, meaning ‘sheep’ and the suffix lēah which means lea, meadow or pasture, so clearly sheep were kept in the area in the past. There is some archaeological evidence to show that people inhabited the area in the Bronze Age and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Scipelei and Scipeleia. It was the growth of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution that most contributed to Shipley’s growth as wool, of course was easy to come by as sheep-farming was the mainstay of the economy prior to the growth of industries. There had been a cottage industry, with people having looms in the homes and making cloth for many years, but the advent of machines made it easier to make cloth quickly and so the cottage industry declined, giving way to the mills. In the days of the Industrial Revolution working conditions were grim and if a worker suffered a whiplash injury in Shipley while working, there would have been no personal injury compensation claims to make.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Shipley?
You may be curious as to how a worker in the Industrial Revolution could have got a whiplash injury in Shipley, as there were no cars. However, you can get a whiplash injury in Shipley if you have a bang on the head or an impact to the body which causes your head to move violently in opposite directions. If you have had a whiplash injury in Shipley in an accident that you can prove you were not responsible for, you may be able to make a claim for it. You would need the help of a personal injury lawyer to help you build a case to prove that another person was to blame for your accident if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim. Should you need a specialist personal injury lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline, as we work with a team of such people.
How long do I have to make a claim?
You may have three years from the date of your accident to make your claim as this is the usual time period for claiming for injuries that arise from accidents within the UK. However, there are some accidents and injuries for which you must claim within nine months. It is best to call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out exactly how long you have to make your particular claim, as you wouldn’t want the deadline to be up before you decide to file an injury claim, would you?
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers for information about the claims’ process. Phone 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Call now for legal advice from the claims experts.