Sidcup is a district in the London Borough of Bexley, and has many open green spaces, a reminder of the fact that the area was once populated by the wealthy who could afford mansions with parklands. It began as a small hamlet because it was on the London to Maidstone road, with the first written reference to it being from the 13th century in the reign of King Henry III. However, it would have been in existence before this date. It is thought that the name Sidcup derives from the Anglo-Saxon Cetecopp which means either ‘seat-shaped’ or ‘flat-topped hill.’
Have you had a whiplash injury in Sidcup?
You may, at this very moment, be thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim for the whiplash injury in Sidcup that you sustained and be anxiously looking for information to find out if you have grounds on which to base a claim. If you can prove that the accident in which you suffered your whiplash injury in Sidcup was definitely not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you must also be able to prove that another person was totally to blame for the accident (there must have be someone to file a claim against). Also you should have had immediate treatment for your injury as a medical report is required when you make a claim for a whiplash injury in Sidcup, or any other injury or illness.
You can make a personal injury compensation claim for an illness if you can prove that it was caused by another person’s negligence.
How long do I have to make my claim?
If you are claiming for an illness which was caused by someone else’s negligence, perhaps an employer in the case of a work-related one, or your landlord if you are a tenant, or a restaurant owner if you had food poisoning, then you have three years from the date of being first diagnosed with the illness to make a claim.
Usually you have three years to claim for injuries sustained in an accident that happened in the UK, although you should find out if this is the case for your claim, as you must claim in a much shorter time for injuries which occurred in some accidents. To find out just how long you have to file your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, including on Bank Holidays for expert legal advice and information regarding your particular claim. Call us on our freephone numbers:- 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Don’t delay; call us now.
Date Published: 14th August 2014