South Shields is a town on the coast, situated at the mouth of the River Tyne. There is evidence of human habitation going back to prehistoric times, with flints from the Stone Age and an Iron Age round house having been found at the site of the Arbeia Roman fort (built around 160 AD). It is thought that a monastery was founded in the 7th century AD, where the present St Hilda’s church now stands. This was built in 1100. The modern town, however, was developed in 1245 as a fishing port, with the name “Shields” coming from the word for a fisherman’s hut, “Schele”. South Shields grew when coal mining began and later it became an important place for shipbuilding.
Have You Had a Whiplash Injury in South Shields?
Are you suffering from a whiplash injury in South Shields? If the answer to that question is “Yes”, you may be considering making a personal injury compensation claim for it. However, you may not know just how to do this, so why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and information about your possible claim for that whiplash injury in South Shields?
Can I Make a Claim?
You might be able to make a claim for your whiplash injury in South Shields if you can prove that the accident in which you sustained it was not your fault. You also need to prove that another person was to blame for the accident, otherwise there would be no one to file a claim against.
You also need to have seen a doctor immediately after the accident as you will need your medical report if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How Long Do I Have to Claim?
Although you usually have three years in which to file a claim for an injury sustained in an accident in the British Isles, you may only have months to make your claim. Some types of accident have shorter limitation periods than the norm. You can find out precisely how long you have in which to file your potential claim by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline.
If your accident occurred at sea, in the air or at an airport in most countries in the world, you only have two years in which to file a claim for your injuries. The same time period is effective for injuries sustained in a crime.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year for expert legal advice and information about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Call us on one of our freephone numbers now. You can ring 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Don’t wait until it’s too late to claim; call us now.
Date Published: 25th August 2014