The town of Leyland gave its name to British Leyland, one of the biggest car manufacturers in Britain. Because of the jobs the industry created, Leyland grew and prospered. If you are living in Leyland, you may be thinking of making an accident claim in Leyland, either because you have had an accident which you can prove was not your fault in the last three years, or perhaps because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove you got because of another person’s negligence. As with an accident you have three years in which to make an injury claim in Leyland (for example) from the date you were first diagnosed with the illness.
Accident claim in Leyland
Although you usually have three years in which to file an accident claim in Leyland or one from any other place in the UK, after some accidents you only have two years in which to make your claim. Examples of these are if you have an accident while in the air or at sea, or if you were injured during a crime.
Accidents at work
If you have had an accident at work, you may be able to file an injury claim in Leyland or elsewhere in the UK. You need to inform the person responsible for detailing accidents that you have been injured. The accident, and your injuries, should be logged in the accident book along with the names and contact details of witnesses. All accidents should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
You should seek immediate medical treatment as failure to do so could jeopardise any personal injury compensation claim you could later make. This is because some injuries will become more serious if they are not treated immediately, and you could not only suffer from the point of view of your health, but also financially as you would not be awarded the full amount of compensation you could have received if you had not delayed seeking medical attention.
Your employer should have public liability insurance which will pay any compensation claim made against him or her, either by employees or visitors to the workplace. The money to pay a claim will not come directly from his or her pocket.
Your employer has a duty to protect your health and safety while you are at work. Failure to comply with the Health and Safety at Work regulations can jeopardise the workers’ health and safety.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering filing any personal injury compensation claim, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. Why not visit our website for more information?
You can call us at any time, even on Bank Holidays, on one of our freephone numbers:- 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call us now for expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: Emma Matthews