St Bees is a coastal village in Cumbria, with St Bees Head being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There’s a priory at St Bees which is dedicated to St Bega, founded in 1120. The area around St Bees has been inhabited since at least Mesolithic times, although so far no traces of the Roman occupation of Britain have been discovered. In the earliest written record of the Priory St Bees is named ‘Kyrkeby becok’ meaning “church town of Bega”. It is said that Bega was an Irish princess who, to escape a forced marriage to a Viking, fled to Cumbria at some time around 850 AD. There’s an Elizabethan School in the village (dating from 1583), St Bees School, which was founded by Edmund Grindal who was born in the village but who went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury. The school is still in use today.
Have you had a whiplash injury in St Bees?
If you have had a whiplash injury in St Bees, it’s possible that you are thinking about making a personal injury compensation claim, but perhaps you don’t know how to start. You will need to find a personal injury lawyer who is an expert at handling claims for clients who have been injured in accidents similar to the one in which you sustained your whiplash injury in St Bees. If you call us at Accident Advice Helpline, we can probably put you in contact with one of our team of expert personal injury lawyers, which will save you considerable time and effort.
There are a few points to consider before you call us, with the first and most important being that you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in St Bees was not your fault. Secondly it is necessary to be able to prove (with the aid of a personal injury lawyer) that the accident was the responsibility of another person.
You will also need to produce a medical report, so you must have seen a doctor as soon as possible after your accident.
How long do I have to make my claim?
For accidents and injuries occurring in the UK, you generally have three years to make a claim. However, there are exceptions to this general rule and you may only have some months in which to file your claim. To find put precisely how long you have, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, every day of the year. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now and find out how we may be able to assist you with your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 26th August 2014