If you live or are on holiday in the area, you may be looking for an accident solicitor in Burford because of an accident or an illness which was the fault of another person. If you can prove that you sustained an injury in an accident which was the result of another person’s negligence, then you could have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. The main criterion for any personal injury compensation claim to be considered by an accident solicitor in Burford, or anywhere else, is that a case can be built to prove the accident and injury was caused by a third party.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you might be able to bring a personal injury claim against your employer. If for example you were not adequately trained to use a piece of machinery, and you had an accident with it, perhaps even needing an arm amputated, then your employer could be seen to have been negligent because you were not appropriately trained. If you operate a high-power drill and are diagnosed with vibration white finger, then again this could be due to inadequate safety training, lack of protective gloves or sub-standard gloves which did not offer the protection they should have. However, if you were given protective clothing but did not wear it, then you would have been at fault and there would be no case for your employer to answer.
Accident solicitor in Burford
If you want to pursue a personal injury compensation claim, you should bear in mind that generally you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim. You also have three years after first being diagnosed with a work-related illness to file a personal injury compensation claim. You should book an initial appointment to see an accident solicitor in Burford, usually free, to discuss the possibility of making a claim.
If for any reason you can’t find a solicitor with the expertise you need to represent you, then you could contact Accident Advice Helpline. Perhaps an accident solicitor in Burford or elsewhere doesn’t have experience in dealing with all types of accidents and injuries, and you need to find one who has the appropriate experience to deal with your particular case and the circumstances of your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims. We have a team of expert solicitors who are on hand to help and advise you about any possible claim you may have. You can visit our website and take the 30-second test to get a rough idea of how much compensation you might receive if your claim is successful. You might then want to contact us by phone using one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Don’t worry about the time or day, as the lines are always open for your calls.
Date Published: 2nd July 2013