Silloth is a port town in Cumbria on the shore of the Solway Firth, and is sometimes known as Silloth-on-Solway. Silloth gets its name from the Old English (sǣ)and Old Norse word (hlaða), so sǣ hlaða, meaning sea barns or sheds, which probably refers to the fishing sheds used by early fishermen. There is evidence that the Romans were in the area as they needed this coastline to defend against possible attacks from Ireland and Scotland. Silloth and the surrounding area has been a centre of agriculture for centuries, and the town didn’t really develop until the advent of the railways. Its neighbour, Skinburness, is believed to mean ‘the headland of the demon-haunted castle’ and it is thought that perhaps Sir Gawaine (of Arthurian fame) met the Green Knight at St John’s church on Grune Point.
Suffering from a whiplash injury in Silloth?
If you had been involved in a sword fight in Arthurian times you might have been given a blow with a shield and so suffered a whiplash injury near Silloth. You don’t have to be involved in a car accident in order to have a whiplash injury, they can occur in any accident in which you receive a blow to the head, or an impact to the body which makes your head jolt in opposite directions in rapid succession. The Green Knight, of course, would have wielded a cudgel as well as a sword, and a blow from that could also have resulted in a whiplash injury in Silloth.
These days, if you suffer from a whiplash injury in Silloth, you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove that you were in no way responsible for the accident in which you were injured. You must also be able to prove that another person was to blame for the accident, and to do this you will probably need the help of an expert personal injury lawyer. We at Accident Advice Helpline can help you find just the one you need to assist you and help you build a case.
How long do I have to make my claim?
For injuries that arise from accidents that happen in the UK, you normally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, as this is not always the case, you should find out as soon as possible exactly how long you have to file your claim; time may be running out for you to do so. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have left in which to file your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so at any time, every day of the year without exception. Our freephone numbers are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now?
Date Published: 14th August 2014