Stapleford Abbotts in Essex gets its name from the time before the Norman Conquest of 1066, when the manor in which it then was belonged to the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds. Legend has it that the lord of the manor was cured from an illness when the body of St Edmund passed by the manor as it was being returned from London the Bury Abbey. The lord was so grateful for his cure that he gave the manor to the Abbey. Today there is a golf course at Stapleford Abbotts and it might be that while you were playing a round of golf there, you were hit on the head by a stray ball and suffered a whiplash injury in Stapleford Abbotts.
Did you have a whiplash injury in Stapleford Abbotts?
You might be surprised to discover that you can get a whiplash injury in Stapleford Abbotts or elsewhere in an accident other than one involving vehicles. In fact you can suffer a whiplash injury if you are floored by a sudden, unexpected impact, or if you have a blow or punch to the head. A golf ball could certainly be responsible for a whiplash injury in Stapleford Abbotts, for example.
Can I make a claim for my injury?
In order to make a claim for any kind of injury sustained in an accident, you must be able to prove that the accident was not your fault, but that of another person. You will need a personal injury lawyer to help you build your case, so if you need an expert, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will try our best to put you in touch with one of our team of specialist personal injury lawyers. These work all over the country and represent clients on a no win, no fee basis.
For a claim to be considered, you must also have had immediate medical treatment after the accident. If you did not seek treatment as soon as you possibly could, this could jeopardize you claim.
How long do I have to claim?
If the accident took place in Stapleford Abbotts or anywhere else in the British Isles, you would generally expect to have three years from its date to file your claim. However, there are some accidents and their injuries which you must make a claim for within nine months so the sooner you find out how long you have to make your specific claim, the better. You can do this by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim? Call us at any time, day or night, every day of the year, on one of our freephone numbers. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay; call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 1st September 2014