Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands and was granted a charter in 1206 to hold markets chiefly selling wool and cloth. In the centre of Stafford, in its main street, is the largest timber-framed town house in England, the Ancient High House, now a museum. It dates back to 1594 and was built for the Dorrington family. King Charles I stayed in it after raising his standard in Nottingham in 1643, the act that marked the beginning of the Civil War.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Stafford?
There were probably quite a few soldiers on both sides of the Civil War that suffered a whiplash injury in Stafford and the surrounding district, as you don’t just get a whiplash injury in a car accident. A blow to the head is sufficient to leave you with a whiplash injury in Stafford or elsewhere, for example. Of course, if you fell from a horse, you could also end up with a whiplash injury in Stafford. At the time of the Civil War there were, of course, no personal injury compensation claims to be filed just as there were no personal injury solicitors to help clients build their case to prove that they were not responsible for the accident which caused their injury. Nowadays, things have changed for the better.
Can I make a claim for my injury?
If you can prove that you were not responsible for the accident in which you were injured and that there is someone else who was responsible for it, then you might be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You will need a copy of your medical report which details the extent of your injury and gives a prognosis regarding how long it will take you to fully recover from your injury. This will help in calculating how much compensation you may be awarded for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries. This is only a part of the compensation you could expect to receive as you can also claim for medical expenses and care, and other expenses you incurred because of your injury (taxi fares to and from hospital or your GP for example). You can also be compensated for loss of earnings and loss of amenity if you can no longer do an activity you enjoyed doing before your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help, information or expert legal advice in order to file your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our freephone lines are always open, so call day or night, any day of the year. You can call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now to find out how we may be able to help you progress with your potential claim?
Date Published: 3rd September 2014