Staines is a town on the banks of the River Thames in Surrey. Since 2012, it is officially known as Staines-upon-Thames, although its residents and others simply refer to it as Staines. The Romans settled in Staines when they first arrived in Britain in 43 AD, and they were responsible for building the first bridge there to cross the River Thames. The Roman name for Staines was “ad Pontes” meaning at the bridges, which leads one to assume that there was more than one bridge in the area. The name Staines, is derived from the Old English for ‘the place at the stones’. One of the reasons given for adding “upon-Thames” to its name is said to be to avoid the town being linked to the fictional character of Ali G., created by Sacha Baron Cohen.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Staines?
If you are sitting at home with an extremely sore neck and find if painful to move your head, you might well be suffering with a whiplash injury in Staines. There are many different ways to get a whiplash injury, so you may not have been in a crash on the roads around Staines. Perhaps you were flying into Heathrow (close to Staines) and hit turbulence, and your seat was faulty and sent you crashing backwards. This could have resulted in you having a whiplash injury near Staines, as you can get one in any accident situation when your head is jolted in two opposing ways in rapid succession. If this is how you sustained your whiplash injury in Staines then you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against the company which operated the flight, as planes are supposed to conform to safety standards, and passengers should not be seated in defective seats.
Making a personal injury claim
If you decide to make a personal injury claim for that whiplash injury in Staines, however it was sustained, you will doubtless need the help of a personal injury solicitor who has experience of filing successful claims for clients who have been involved in similar accidents to the one you had. You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we can probably put you in touch with a suitable expert who would take on your case on a no-win, no fee basis. We work with a team of expert personal injury solicitors who represent clients all over the country.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline whenever suits you, as our freephone lines are always open. We can give you a wealth of information about the claims’ process as well as expert legal advice. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or for mobiles, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you with your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 3rd September 2014