There are at least seven places in England called Stapleton, with the place name coming from the Old English words, stapol meaning ‘boundary’ and tun meaning ‘settlement’. All these Stapletons are villages or hamlets. Regardless of which Stapleton you happen to live in, you might be suffering right now from a whiplash injury in Stapleton.
Have you got a whiplash injury in Stapleton?
If your neck is stiff and it’s painful to move your head, you could be suffering from a whiplash injury in Stapleton and you may not have got the injury as a result of a car crash. You can get such an injury in a number of different ways. Boxers and rugby players sometimes get whiplash injuries after they suffer a punch or blow to the head. You could even get a whiplash injury near Stapleton if a spliced golf ball hit you on the head and caused it to jolt in opposing directions.
Can I claim for my injury?
You may be wondering if it is possible for you to file a claim for your whiplash injury in Stapleton, and it could be as long as you can prove that the injury was caused in an accident that was not your fault. You would also need to prove that the accident was the fault of another person, and to do this, you would need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in the area of the compensation claims’ law that your accident comes under. That is to say, for example, that if you slipped, tripped and fell in the street, you would require the help of an experienced lawyer who specializes in handling claims from clients who have had accidents in public places.
Also in order to make a claim, you need to prove that you had medical attention very quickly after the accident. Your medical report is required in order to assess the extent of your injuries and to find out how long it might be before you are fully recovered (if at all). This is to determine how much compensation you could receive (as set out in the Judicial College’s guidelines) for the pain, distress and suffering your injuries have caused you.
Although you generally have three years to file a claim for injuries that are the result of an accident that occurred within the UK, you may have much less time (a matter of months) to claim for some injuries. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have in which to file your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for information and advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim now? It doesn’t matter what time it is as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 1st September 2014