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    Whiplash injury in Shorwell


    Shorwell is the village on the Isle of Wight that was one of Queen Victoria’s favourites. The village gets its name from the local well – the Shor Well, and is pronounced by locals as Shorel. It is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and boasts several manor houses, one of which, Wolverton Manor, is a Grade I listed building. Northcourt is now a guest house, but it is the largest of all the manor houses on the island, built in the early part of the 17th century. Although the church of St Peter was founded in the 12th century, the earliest surviving part of it dates to the 13th century. In the 15th century, it was virtually rebuilt, but is an interesting piece of architectural styles with wonderful murals inside it as well as brass plaques.

    Have you had a whiplash injury in Shorwell?

    If you are a thatcher you might be suffering from a whiplash injury in Shorwell after falling while doing your work. The cottages in the village still have thatched roofs, which is good news for thatchers, but the work is hazardous. Of course you may have received a whiplash injury in Shorwell in other types of accident, and you may currently be wondering if you can make a personal injury compensation claim for your injury.

    What do I need to do to make a claim?

    The first thing you should have done as soon as you could after the accident  was to seek medical treatment. Your medical report is needed to assess the amount of compensation you might be awarded for the pain, distress and suffering caused you by your injuries. This amount is only a part of the compensation you may be entitled to.

    You must also be able to prove conclusively that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault. With the help of a personal injury lawyer (call us at Accident Advice Helpline if you need someone who is an expert in the relevant field), you must also prove that the accident was caused by another person.

    How long do I have to make my claim?

    Usually, if the accident happened in the British Isles, you have three years in which to make your personal injury compensation claim from the date of the accident. However, you don’t always have this amount of time to make a claim, so why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out just how much time you actually have?

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    Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for expert legal advice and information about any part of the claims process. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not take the opportunity to call us now?

    Date Published: 14th August 2014

    Author: leva20

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