South Ruislip is an area in West London, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Much of the land surrounding South Ruislip was ancient forest where wild boar and deer roamed freely. Mad Bess Wood, on the Hillingdon Trail, is said to have been named after a somewhat mad old woman, the wife of a gamekeeper, who roamed the wood at night in search of poachers, who would warn others “Beware Mad Bess”. This story may or may not be true, of course, but if you go wandering in the wood at night, be careful; you wouldn’t want to suffer a whiplash injury in South Ruislip because you banged your head on a low branch, would you?
Have You Suffered a Whiplash Injury in South Ruislip?
If you sustained you whiplash injury in South Ruislip after a nighttime ramble in the woods, you probably wouldn’t be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. That is because you need to be able, firstly, to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in South Ruislip was not your fault and secondly, you must also be able to prove that the accident was caused by another person.
You should also have had medical treatment as soon as you could after your accident as your medical records are required if you make a personal injury compensation claim.
How Long Do I Have to Make My Claim?
The length of time you have in which to make a personal injury compensation claim depends on the type of accident you were involved in and where it happened. If you sustained your injury in an accident within the British Isles, you would normally have three years in which to file a claim. However, as this is not always the case, you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to make your particular claim. Sometimes you only have a matter of months (rather than years) so the sooner you file your claim the better.
If you were injured in an accident at sea, in the air, or at most airports around the globe (as long as the country in which you had your accident is a signatory to the Montreal Convention) you would only have two years from the date of your accident to make your claim. You also only have two years to claim for an injury that was sustained during the course of a crime being committed.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year, for expert legal advice and information regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim. You can call us on one of these freephone numbers now: 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. Don’t hesitate, call us now.
Date Published: 25th August 2014