Steeple Ashton is a village in Wiltshire and it can trace its history back to the time of the Saxons. However, there is evidence of Bronze Age inhabitants in the surrounding area, so it has been a place of habitation for thousands of years. It was a market town, granted a charter (in the 13th century) to hold a weekly market and a three-day fair between the 7th and 9th of September every year. It was a centre of the wool trade, with villagers participating in the spinning and weaving processes in their own homes. There were also the wealthier clothiers who sold the cloth that had been spun and who owned sheep. John Leland visited Steeple Ashton in 1540 and he wrote that it was “a pretty little market town” which “standith much by clothiers” but sixty years later all the affluent clothiers had abandoned the town. The “Steeple” part of the village’s name comes from the spire of St Mary’s church, and the name Ashton implies that once there were many ash trees where the village stood. The village can boast a number of cruck-framed houses some with thatch, and it is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Steeple Ashton?
If you were working on the spire of the church and fell, you might be suffering with a whiplash injury in Steeple Ashton. If your safety gear was defective, and that is what caused you to fall, you may be eligible to make a claim for your injury against the manufacturer or, if you are not self-employed, against your employer, who has a responsibility to ensure workers’ safety.
You might have got your whiplash injury in Steeple Ashton in a number of other ways, but to make a personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, but that of another person.
How long do I have to make a claim?
If you suffered a whiplash injury in Steeple Ashton, or had injuries in an accident in the UK, you usually have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim, although this is not always the case. You only have a matter of months to claim for injuries arising from certain accidents, so to find out just how long you have to claim for your injuries, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, any day of the year, for expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now to find out how we might be able to help your with your potential claim?