Standish is a town in the Greater Manchester area, previously located in Lancashire. The name Standish, comes from two Old English words meaning stone (staen) and a park or enclosure (edisc). There are some remnants of the town’s past such as the mediaeval Market Place where the old stocks are still in position, and there is also a mediaeval cross there and a well which dates back to the 14th century. The parish church of St Wilfred is a Grade I listed building which was founded in the early 13th century. St Wilfred was at various times, Bishop of Ripon, Hexham and York. The early church had fallen into a state of “grete ruyne and decaye” by 1544 and later it was substantially rebuilt. Now, as a listed building its future seems certain.
Did you have a whiplash injury in Standish?
If you had been put in the stocks for a misdemeanour in the past and had people hurl vegetables at you (and perhaps heavier objects) there would have been the possibility of sustaining a whiplash injury in Standish. You can actually sustain a whiplash injury in Standish in accidents other than road traffic accidents.
If you suffer a blow to the head, you could get a whiplash injury in Standish, or if you experience a sudden impact which causes you to lose your balance. You have a whiplash injury in Standish or anywhere else, when your head jerks violently in two opposite directions very rapidly; this movement damages the ligaments and tendons in your neck, causing you to feel pain when you move your head and neck.
Can I file a claim?
If you can prove both that you were not responsible for your accident and that it was another person’s fault, you may be able to file a claim for that whiplash injury in Standish. You will probably have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim for your injuries, but this might not be the case, so it would be best if you called us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out exactly how long you have to make your potential personal injury compensation claim.
You will need your medical report, and should have received immediate treatment for your injuries. If you were injured in a road traffic accident involving a motorised vehicle the police should have been at the scene. They will have written a report, which you will also need if you are to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers for advice and information about your potential personal injury compensation claim. From a landline, call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 5th September 2014