Slimbridge is a village in Gloucestershire and you might have visited it because you wanted to go to the Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, and you might have been invlved in a road traffic accident and suffered a whiplash injury in Slimbridge, in which case you could be reading this because you are wondering if you could be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Of course, you may have sustained your whiplash injury in Slimbridge in a different kind of accident. Perhaps you were being chased by geese and slipped and fell awkwardly and the fall left you with a whiplash injury. You could have sustained a whiplash injury in Slimbridge in a number of ways, as such injuries can be caused when you suffer a blow to the head which makes it move in opposite directions very rapidly. Rugby players can get whiplash injuries if they are brought down by a tackle. Boxers are also prone to such injuries.
Can I claim compensation?
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Slimbridge (or any other personal injury) you have to be able to prove that the accident was the fault of another person and not yours.
If you were chased by wild geese and sustained a whiplash injury, you would not be eligible to make a claim for compensation as there must be a person to file a claim against. If the geese were on farmland and owned, and you were not trespassing, it may be that you could file a claim against the farmer who owned them.
If you sustained a whiplash injury while playing rugby and it was caused by an illegal tackle, then you may also be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
If you would like to find out if you are eligible to make a claim for your whiplash injury, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your grounds for filing a potential claim with one of our advisors?
Accident Advice Helpline
To find out if you are entitled to make a claim for your injury, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. The lines are permanently open for your calls, but if none of our advisors are able to take your call, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
From a landline ring 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993, or send the text message ‘claim 365’ to 88010 and again, someone will get back to you. Whatever time it is, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline for advice about your potential claim.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown