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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident lawyer in Barking and Dagenham


    Barking and Dagenham is a London borough in East London and the name of a local government district. The name Barking is of Anglo-Saxon origin as it was originally called Berecingas which either means the settlement of the family of Bereca, which was a man’s name, or alternatively it could mean the settlement near birch trees. From the 14th to 19th century fishing was the main source of income in Barking, with sailors going as far afield as Iceland in search of cod and other fish. These fish were sold in Billingsgate market and were eagerly awaited. By the mid-19th century it was easier to transport fish from Grimsby and elsewhere to the capital and so the fishing industry in Barking fell into decline. The pollution in the River Thames also contributed to its demise.

    Are you seeking an accident lawyer in Barking and Dagenham?

    If you have had food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, or if you ate a contaminated product, then you may be searching for an accident lawyer in Barking and Dagenham in order to find out if you have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. In order to be eligible to make a claim for food poisoning, either against a manufacturer of a product, or the owner of a restaurant, you need to have received medical treatment and the Food Standards Agency should have been informed. They will investigate the case to ascertain how the food poisoning was caused, in an attempt to prevent an epidemic. An accident lawyer in Barking and Dagenham could help you build a case to prove that your illness was caused by someone else’s negligence, as food should be properly stored and prepared.

    An accident lawyer in Barking and Dagenham can also help you file a personal injury compensation claim if you have sustained injuries in an accident that you can prove was no fault of your own. He or she would also need to help you prove that another person was responsible for the accident in which you were injured.

    How long do I have to make my claim?

    If you have been diagnosed with an illness that can be proven to have been caused by another person’s negligence, then you have three years from the date of diagnosis to file your claim.

    However, the specific legislation around various accidents and injuries differs, so it’s always best to get professional legal advice as soon as possible. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to make your claim.

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    For expert legal advice and information about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 free from a landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now?

    Date Published: 12th November 2014

    Author: leva20

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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