Skelmersdale is a town in Lancashire in the valley through which the River Tawd flows. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Schelmeresdele, and has had variations of its current name since then. Skelmersdale experienced growth in the Industrial Revolution when the coal mines were opened, and then again after 1961 when it was designated a New Town. In 1874 a report in “The Lancet,” which was written during an epidemic of diphtheria, showed the appalling conditions in which the people had to live. In those days there were no personal injury compensation claims to file either for injuries or illnesses caused by another person’s negligence (such as an employer’s) so we are lucky that these days we can, for example make a claim for a whiplash injury in Skelmersdale.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury near Skelmersdale?
If you had worked as a miner in the collieries in the 19th Century and suffered a whiplash injury near Skelmersdale after an accident at work, you would have probably not been able to work for some weeks and so would have lost your earnings. These days if you have to take time off work because of a whiplash injury in Skelmersdale for example, you can claim compensation for loss of earnings as well as the pain, distress and suffering caused by your illness, among other things.
If you can prove that your whiplash injury in Skelmersdale was sustained in an accident that you could not possibly be blamed for, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You would also need to prove that the accident was the fault of another person. To do this you would probably need the assistance of an expert personal injury solicitor. If you have any problem in locating a suitable one, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will endeavour to put you in touch with one of our team of specialist personal injury solicitors who all work on a no-win, no fee* basis.
To be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, you will need your medical report, so you should have sought immediate medical treatment for you injuries.
How long do I have to claim?
If your accident happened in the UK, you would normally have three years from its date to make your claim. However, some types of accident carry a much shorter limitation period, so you really should find out how long you have in which to file your claim by ringing us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, any day of the year.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers for information and expert legal advice. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Call now to find out how we may be able to help you.
Date Published: 14th August 2014