Shoreditch is now part of Inner London, in the historic district of the East End. It seems that the name originated in Saxon times and means ‘Sewer ditch,’ although there is some dispute over this. In the 12th century an Augustinian nunnery was founded in Shoreditch and was the richest on of its kind in the country. In Shakespeare’s time there were two theatres in Shoreditch, one built by James Burbage on the site of the former nunnery. Shakespeare, as an actor, went to Shoreditch and may have lived in Holywell Street.
In 1902 Charles Booth wrote of Shoreditch:
“The character of the whole locality is working-class. Poverty is everywhere, with a considerable admixture of the very poor and vicious … Large numbers have been and are still being displaced by the encroachment of warehouses and factories … Hoxton is known for its costers and Curtain criminals, for its furniture trade … No servants are kept except in the main Road shopping streets and in a few remaining middle class squares in the west.”
Nowadays, of course the area has changed character with Brick Lane market being a crowd-puller.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Shoreditch?
You may have been browsing in the market when you slipped and fell, and this could have left you with a whiplash injury in Shoreditch, as you don’t just get these injuries in road traffic accidents. You may be thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury in Shoreditch right now, but perhaps you don’t know how to begin the process. If you need help and advice to start, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Making a claim for a whiplash injury in Shoreditch
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Shoreditch, or any other injury, you must (with the help of a personal injury lawyer) be able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault. You will also need to prove that another person was solely to blame for it.
You should (as a matter of course) have had medical treatment for any injury you sustain in an accident as soon as possible after the event. In order to file a personal injury compensation claim you will need to produce your medical report so that the amount of compensation you receive for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries can be assessed.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now, as whatever the time or day or freephone lines will be open (even on Bank Holidays). From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice and information about your potential personal injury compensation claim?