Sindlesham is an estate village near Wokingham in Berkshire, and was once a mediaeval manor. There is a golf course close to the village, with the former Sindlesham Lodge (now Sindelsham Court hotel) being part of the old village. The water mill on the banks of the River Lodden has also been transformed so that it too can accommodate guests. This Moat House hotel in Sindlesham is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings in England, although many buildings and places lay claim to this title. Just because it is in the countryside, doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen there. If you have had a whiplash injury in Sindelsham, why not find out from us at Accident Advice Helpline, if you can make a claim for your injury?
Have you had a whiplash injury in Sindlesham?
If you are thinking about making a claim for a whiplash injury in Sindlesdham, you need to be aware of how to go about making one. Of course, you can’t claim for a whiplash injury in Sindlesham if you were responsible for the accident in which you sustained your injury. You must be able to prove that the accident was no fault of yours, but the fault of another person. You will probably need a personal injury lawyer to help you build a case to prove this.
As soon as possible after the accident in which you sustained your injury, you should have sought medical treatment, as the medical report is necessary to assess part of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
How long do I have to claim?
You really should file a personal injury compensation claim as soon as you can after the accident, as the claims’ process can drag on for years if the case has to go through the courts. You would normally have three years to make a claim, however, if the accident in which you were injured occurred in the UK. There are some exceptions to this norm though, so you should check with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your particular personal injury compensation claim.
Two years to file a claim
If you were injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault, but that of another person, at sea, or aboard an aircraft, or at an airport almost anywhere in the world, you have only two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. This is because such accidents are governed by international conventions and not UK law.
If you were injured during a crime, you also only have two years to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries about a potential personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Sindlesham, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline. Call us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us now for expert legal advice regarding your possible claim.
Date Published: 14th August 2014