If you have been injured when working or visiting a court of law, you may wish to make a courthouse accident claim. In most cases, injuries sustained in this type of environment tend to be minor, resulting from slips and falls, but more serious incidents do occur from time to time.
Accident or negligence
When considering making a claim you should remember that some accidents are just that and no one is to blame. However, when visiting any building to which the public have access or in which people work, Health and Safety laws do apply. Therefore, if your injuries were caused by the negligence of the building’s staff or poor maintenance; for example, wet floors that did not have warning signs, tripping over broken floor tiles, or falling over a piece of maintenance equipment in a dimly lit corridor, you may have a valid claim.
Having assessed your specific case, your adviser will decide if you have sufficient grounds for making a courthouse accident claim and will suggest that you have one of our expert solicitors represent you.
Claiming compensation – the law
In the vast majority of cases, you must file your personal injury claim within three years of the accident. If you were a child when the accident occurred this period is extended; however, we strongly suggest that you initiate proceedings as quickly as possible after the incident has taken place. The sooner you take action the sooner you will receive your compensation. Perhaps more importantly, if you have witnesses, the earlier they provide statements the better. Everyone’s memory becomes less reliable with the passing of time.
One of our team of solicitors will guide you through the legal process as it relates to your case and ask you to confirm that you have access to a medical report detailing the extent of your injuries and the treatment required. It is therefore, essential that you visit a doctor as soon as possible after the accident, no matter how minor you believe your injuries are. Some medical issues may not manifest themselves until days, weeks, or even months later.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000, and since then has helped thousands of individuals claim the compensation they are entitled to. Our solicitors specialise in personal injury law and operate on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that regardless of your personal financial situation, you do not have to concern yourself with paying expensive legal fees and are free to concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
No matter what type of injury you have suffered, as long as it was not your fault, you are likely to have the right to make a personal injury claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we operate a free, 24-hour helpline that makes it easy and convenient for you to speak with one of our trained advisors. All you have to do is dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line. Alternatively, you might prefer to look at our website which hosts both information about claiming personal injury compensation and a 30-second compensation calculator.
Date Published: May 22, 2015
Author: David Brown