Stalybridge was a part of Cheshire, but is now a part of Tameside in Greater Manchester. There is some archaeological evidence to show that the area of Stalybridge was inhabited in the late Neolithic or Bronze Age. There are two cairns on Hollingworthall Moor, with one being a protected ancient monument. Originally (in Mediaeval times) the town was known as Stavelegh. The town grew during the Industrial Revolution but there was opposition in the town to the increasing mechanisation process and the Luddites were active in the area.
Whiplash injuries in Stalybridge
Of course conditions in the early factories were appalling and people (men, women and children) toiled for many hours a day to be able to buy food. There were accidents, of course, and doubtless there were whiplash injuries in Stalybridge during those harsh times. At that time, of course, there were no personal injury compensation claims to file against one’s employer, if an injury was caused by his negligence.
You can actually get a whiplash injury in Stalybridge or elsewhere, in accidents other than road traffic ones. Any blow to the head, or a sudden impact to the body might cause your head to move violently in opposite directions and this could result in a whiplash injury in Stalybridge, as such an injury strains the ligaments and tendons in the neck, making it painful to move your head.
Filing a personal injury claim
You may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove that the accident in which you sustained any injury was caused by another person and was absolutely not your fault. You will also need a copy of your medical report, as you should have sought medical attention shortly after your accident occurred. If you sustained your injury in a road traffic accident, then the police should have attended the accident scene. If that is the case, the police report will also be required.
How long do I have to make my claim?
Although the normal time period for filing a claim is three years from the date of an accident that happened in the UK, this is not always the case. For example, if you were injured during the course of a crime, you only have two years to file a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. If you would like to know how long you have to file your particular personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. You can call us every day of the year, without exception as our lines are permanently open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us now, as time may be running out for you to file your claim.
Date Published: 3rd September 2014