Skegness is a coastal resort in Lincolnshire, with a Blue Flag beach and a holiday camp (opened in 1936), which is popular with families. The name Skegness comes from ‘Skeggi,’ a personal name meaning ‘bearded one’ and ‘ness’ meaning ‘headland.’ There is evidence of Roman occupation in the town, and there are fragments of pottery from that time to be found on the beach. There is also evidence of salt mining undertaken by the Romans, as there is along most if the Lincolnshire coast. It was in 1873 that the railway first reached Skegness and this brought an influx of tourists to the town in the summer months, and this has continued, although cheap foreign package holidays, available since the 1960s, have meant that most resorts in Britain are not as popular as they once were; after all, sunshine can be virtually guaranteed in summer in countries such as Spain and Italy.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Skegness?
You probably didn’t get your whiplash injury in Skegness because you fell off a donkey on the beach, although it is possible. You can get a whiplash injury in Skegness in a number of different accidents, not only ones involving vehicles. If you sustained a blow to the head, for example, you might have ended up with a whiplash injury in Skegness.
Can I make a claim for my whiplash injury in Skegness?
You may well be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for your whiplash injury if you can prove that the accident in which it was sustained was definitely not your fault. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you must also be able to build a case to prove that another person was to blame for your accident.
Finally you must have received medical treatment as soon as you could have done after your accident, as the medical report and your doctor’s prognosis are necessary if you are to file a personal injury compensation claim.
How long do I have to claim?
Usually, if your accident occurred in the UK, you have three years from its date to file your claim. However that being said, there are exceptions to this general rule and you may only have nine months to claim, depending on the type of accident you sustained your injury in. To find out how long you have in which to file your particular claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information or expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay, or you may find the limitation period for you to file a claim is up. Why not call now?
Date Published: 14th August 2014