Stockbridge, a town in the Test Valley, Hampshire, is a designated Conservation Area. In fact the River Test flows under the High Street in Test and if you look, you just might happen to glimpse a trout as it flashes through the water. Above the town is the Iron Age hill fort of Danebury which attests to the long history of human habitation in and around Stockbridge. The Houghton Fishing Club, which is based at the Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge’s High Street, is the oldest one of its kind in England. Stockbridge was given a charter so that it could hold a market at some time before 1190, in the reign of Richard I (the Lionheart) and then Henry III granted it a charter to hold an annual three-day fair as well, in 1200. The wide main street once saw herds of cattle and sheep wandering down it, as it was on one of the main drovers’ roads from Wales to markets and ports in England.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Stockbridge?
You may have been fishing on the banks of the Test and inadvertently slipped while casting your line. This might have resulted in you having a whiplash injury in Stockbridge as you can get a whiplash injury in Stockbridge or anywhere else in accidents other than road traffic ones. Whiplash injuries are usually minor, but they are painful. You can expect to be fully recovered in six weeks however, if that’s any consolation. Sometimes people suffer from chronic whiplash injuries in Stockbridge and elsewhere, and these can prevent them from carrying out routine tasks, and could even result in losing their job. The pain may also leave people feeling anxious and depressed, and unfortunately the symptoms can often be felt for longer than a year after the accident.
Can I claim for my injury?
If you had the accident while fishing, as described above, then you would only have yourself to blame for your injury and could not make a claim for it. You must be able to prove that you were not to blame for your accident and that another person was solely responsible for it. You will need the help of an expert personal injury lawyer to help you build your case, and if you need one, don’t hesitate to call us at Accident Advice Helpline as we work with a team of specialist personal injury lawyers who all work on a no win, no fee basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year for information and expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim. Why not call us now on one of our freephone numbers? From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 1st September 2014