Stockport is a large town within the Greater Manchester area. Stockport was granted a charter to hold a market in 1260, so the market, which is still held on the site of the original market place in the centre of Stockport, is more than 750 years old. Archaeological evidence shows signs of humans in the area from Mesolithic times (middle Stone Age, approximately from 8,500 to 3,500 BC) and Neolithic times, as well as the Roman era. Stockport was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and was one of the northern cotton towns. The workers in these cotton manufacturing mills worked in appalling conditions and had no redress to the law. If a worker fell and got a whiplash injury in Stockport while repairing a machine and was off work for weeks, his family might have starved but for the neighbours. There were no personal injury claims to be made against employers in those days.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Stockport?
Today, thankfully, things have changed, and if you sustain a whiplash injury in Stockport or anywhere else in the country, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for it. You have to be able to prove conclusively that you were not to blame in any way for the accident in which you sustained your injury, and you must also prove that the accident was caused by another person.
You should also have had medical treatment as soon as you could after the accident as, if you make a claim for that whiplash injury in Stockport, your medical report will be needed.
How much compensation might I get?
No one can tell you exactly how much personal injury compensation you may receive because there are so many factors to take into consideration. For the pain, distress and suffering caused you by a minor whiplash injury from which you fully recover within six months, you could expect to receive between £1,705 and £3,520. If your injuries are more severe, you would expect to receive more in terms of compensation.
You can also claim for loss of earnings, loss of quality of life, if you can no longer pursue a hobby that you enjoyed doing before your accident, and all medical expenses that directly relate to your injury (you should have kept receipts).Open Claim Calculator
If you would like a rough estimate of how much you might receive in compensation, take the 30-Second Test on our main pages. Afterwards why not phone us at Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice and information regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now?