Stanley is a town in County Durham and used to be a coal mining area. It is believed that the place name, Stanley is derived from the old English staen meaning stone and legh meaning field thus the name means ‘stony field’. The town is not mentioned in documents until 1211, although there have been archaeological finds which shows the presence of Neolithic people and the Romans in Stanley.
There used to be a cattle market in Stanley and the drovers would bring money into the town, and then depart, leaving Stanley to luxuriate in its rural tranquility. It may have been the case that some of these men suffered a whiplash injury in Stanley if they were punched in the head in a fight which occurred amongst the drovers. It isn’t only in car accidents that you might get a whiplash injury in Stanley.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Stanley?
You can get a whiplash accident if you suffer a blow to the head, or you experience a sudden forceful impact that causes you to lose your balance. Perhaps you were walking down the street when something fell from an upstairs window and hit your head. This could easily result in more than a whiplash injury in Stanley, but you might be lucky enough to only have a minor whiplash injury, depending on the weight and velocity of the falling object. You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove both that the accident in which you sustained you injury was not your fault, and that it was the fault of another person.
How to file a claim
First of all you will probably need the services of a personal injury solicitor whose experience of the claims’ law lies in the field that covers the type of accident you had. You may have to trawl through the phone book, or go online to find firms of solicitors and then call them to find out if they employ and appropriate expert. Alternatively, if you are not feeling well enough to do that, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and let us try to introduce you to one of our team of expert personal injury solicitors, all of whom work for their clients on a no-win, no fee basis.
You generally have 3 years from the date of an accident that occurred here in this country to file a claim, but you should check that this is so in the case of your accident by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us day or night for information and expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim, as our freephone lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now?
Date Published: 5th September 2014