There are two Stainforths in Yorkshire, one is a village in North Yorkshire, while the other is a small town in South Yorkshire. The village of Stainforth is to be found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, quite close to Settle. This Stainforth was probably settled in the Mid to New Stone Ages, and later was home to the Celts, then the Romans and later still, the Angles and the Saxons. The Hatfield Colliery, opened in 1916 is near the Stainforth in South Yorkshire, and was still producing coal in the 21st century, one of the few collieries left in the UK.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Stainforth?
There are many ways of getting a whiplash injury in Stainforth or elsewhere. You may have had a blow to the head from behind when you disturbed a burglar, for example, and this could have resulted in a whiplash injury in Stainforth. Perhaps something fell from a building and hit you on the head, and this too, could have caused a whiplash injury in Stainforth. However you sustained that whiplash injury, you might be hoping that you are eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim for it.
Criteria for filing a claim
If you have been injured in any accident, in order to make a personal injury compensation claim you must be able to prove that the accident was not your fault. You and your personal injury solicitor (if you need one to represent you on a no-win, no fee basis, call us at Accident Advice Helpline) will also have to build a case to prove that your accident was caused by another person.
If you sustained your whiplash injury in a road traffic accident, the police should have been called to the scene of the accident. You will need a copy of the police report which they produced after completing their investigations into the causes of the accident.
However you were injured, you should have had medical treatment and a copy of the medical report will also be needed.Open Claim Calculator
How long do I have to file my claim?
Generally you have three years to file a claim for injuries that resulted from an accident that occurred in the British Isles. However, this is not the case across the boards, so call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have in which to submit your particular personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at any time, every day or night of the year, as our freephone lines are always open. Call us for expert legal advice and information about your potential claim now. From a landline dial 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. You might be pleasantly surprised at the ways in which we may be able to help you with your potential claim.