Perhaps you were visiting Harvington to see the Elizabethan mansion, Harvington Hall, or perhaps you live in this part of the UK and have been injured in an accident that you were not responsible for. You may have been looking for an accident solicitor in Harvington in your phone book or perhaps you have been tapping the phrase accident solicitor Harvington into your search engine. Perhaps you have found solicitors who deal with other aspects of the law, but have yet to find some who specialize in personal injury compensation claims.
You could have had a work-related accident and, living close to Evesham, you might have sustained your injury in an agricultural setting. The Health and Safety Executive figures show that on average 49 people die each year in agricultural accidents; although only 1.7% of the UK’s workforce are employed in the agricultural sector, 16% of fatalities at work occur in this sector. This figure includes people who do not work in the agricultural sector, but who receive injuries and die on agricultural land; children and adults who pick their own fruit, for example, are at risk of injury and death.
Agricultural workers can also be diagnosed with work-related illnesses, despite the common conception that working on a farm must be a healthy occupation. If you work on a farm where large amounts of hay or grain are stored, you could be at risk of occupational asthma, or other diseases which affect the lungs such as ‘farmer’s lung’. You might also use vibrating tools which, if you are not provided with the correct protective gloves, can cause vibration white finger.
Of course there are also accidents involving machinery and farm vehicles, as well as accidents involving livestock. In some cases a herd of cows have turned on people and killed or severely injured them.
Claims for compensation
If you have been the victim of an accident or have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you are entitled to seek compensation. This will cover the pain, suffering and distress caused by the injury or illness, as well as loss of earnings and all medical expenses.
Accident solicitor in Harvington
You need to hire a solicitor who has experience of accident compensation claims. While you may find one in your area, for example by going online and searching for accident solicitor Harvington, you could, while you are online, go to the Accident Advice Helpline’s website. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has a team of solicitors who are based all over the UK, and there will be at least one located in your area. These solicitors are experienced in winning their clients’ compensation cases and they will represent you on a no-win no-fee basis.
An accident solicitor in Harvington may not have the same extensive experience of compensation claim cases as those employed by Accident Advice Helpline. Whether you have had an injury because of an accident, or if you have been diagnosed with a work-related disease, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. The accident should not have been due to your negligence, and you should begin any compensation claim for personal injury or illness within three years.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on our freephone number 0800 180 4123 to initiate your claim. Call now and find out what we can do for you.