Sissinghurst is a small village in Kent, close to Sissinghurst Castle, although it was originally called Milkhouse Street or simply Mylkehouse. The Castle was once owned by Vita Sackville West and her husband, and it was she who created the gardens for which it is famous. During the Seven Years War Sissington Castle served as a prison for French prisoners and was notorious for its brutality. Other prisoners incarcerated elsewhere were threatened with being removed to Sissington if they were badly behaved. A guard there during this period (1756 – 1763) was killed when a bucket was dropped from a tower. If the guard had been luckier, he may have simply suffered with a whiplash injury at Sissington Castle, but even so it would not have been worth his while to have made a personal injury compensation claim against the person who had dropped the bucket, even if there had been personal injury claims to file. There would have been no insurance in those times to have covered a personal injury compensation claim.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Sissinghurst?
You can have a whiplash injury in Sissinghurst in accidents other than those involving vehicles. An impact may make you head jolt in opposing directions in rapid succession and this can cause a whiplash injury. You may be able to claim for your whiplash injury in Sissinghurst if you can prove that another person was to blame for your accident and that you certainly weren’t.
To make a claim for that whiplash injury in Sissinghurst, or any other injury sustained in an accident, you must also have received immediate medical treatment. Your medical report is necessary to decide on part of the amount of compensation you could be awarded.
How long do I have to make my claim?
Normally, if your accident occurred in the British Isles, you would have three years from its date to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, as some accidents have different limitation periods (perhaps months rather than years), the sooner you file your claim, or at least find out how long you have to file it, the better, as once the limitation period is up, you would need to prove that there were exceptional circumstances which prevented you from filing the claim.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out precisely how long you have left to file your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim? You can call us at any time, any day of the year on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. To find out how we may be able to help you file your claim, call us now.
Date Published: 14th August 2014