Sibson is a village in Cambridgeshire, with an aerodrome only a kilometer away from it, and it is also the name of a village in Leicestershire, on its border with Warwickshire. Sibson in Cambridgeshire has a very rich and colourful history, and was once a suburb of the Roman city of Durobrivae and there are the remains of Roman pottery kilns in the area. The nave in the church dedicated to St John the Baptist dates back to the 12th century (the rest of it was built later in the 14th century), although this was probably built on the site of a much earlier Saxon church. Stibbington Hall is situated quite close to the church, a Jacobean edifice built at the beginning of the 17th century. The Haycock Inn in Sibson was in the village in 1571, although then it was known as the Swan Inn. There are stories of highwaymen that stayed there (and this is possible as it was on the old coaching routes), and Queen Victoria is also said to have ventured into the hostelry.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Sibson?
Had you been travelling in a coach in earlier centuries, you might have suffered from a whiplash injury in Sibson if the coach was suddenly held up by a highwayman. You may have been ordered out of the coach and been pistol-whipped when you refused to meekly hand over your valuables; this could also have resulted in a whiplash injury in Sibson and you would have been happy to have recourse to the Haycock Arms (or the Swan) for the rest of the night.
Of course in those bygone times, you would not have been able to make a claim for that whiplash injury in Sibson as you would not have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the highwayman, as there were none to make, and no Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for you to claim through.
Claiming for an injury sustained in a crime
Nowadays, if you have been injured while a crime was taking place, and you can prove you did nothing to provoke the attack, you may be able to make a claim through the CICA. The crime would have to have been reported to the police and they would have given you a unique crime reference number. You would also have needed to have medical treatment for your injury as a medical report is required if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim. You have two years to file a claim for your injury through the CICA.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information, help or expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline whenever you can, as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Don’t delay; you may not have much time left in which to file your claim.