Ashfield is a local government area in the county of Nottinghamshire, with the main offices being in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, a market town in the Erewash Valley. The parish of Kirkby-in-Ashfield is situated at the eastern edge of the great Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame. It began its existence as a Danish settlement which is evidenced by the name, ‘kirk’ meaning church and ‘ton’ signifying an enclosure. The name Ashfield is also of Danish origin meaning open land (feld) where there are ash trees. In the middle of the 13th century the town was granted a charter allowing it to hold markets and a fair; the base of the market cross can still be seen.
Are you looking for an accident solicitor in Ashfield?
If you have been injured in an accident that you can show was not your fault, then you could be eager to find an accident solicitor in Ashfield to help you file a personal injury compensation claim.
It can be quite challenging to find the right solicitor to help you make a claim. High street solicitors are probably not the best choice you could make. You need an experienced personal injury solicitor and we have the very best waiting to help you at Accident Advice Helpline
Slips, trips and falls
The most common types of accidents are slips, trips and falls as they can happen more or less anywhere. If you fall and fracture a limb because you tripped over a piece of broken pavement, then you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. The local authority has a legal obligation to maintain the roads and pavements in its jurisdiction. So is you accidentally sprained your ankle crossing the road, because you put your foot in a pothole, you might also be entitled to claim for your injury.
If you tripped over a manhole cover which had not been put in place properly after work had been carried out, then you could be eligible to make a claim against the utilities company whose property it is.
In order to make a successful claim your accident must have happened within the last three years and have been caused by someone else’s negligence. You must also have had medical attention for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert help and advice from an accident solicitor in Ashfield regarding your claim call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, day or night, any day of the year. If we aren’t available to take your details just leave your name and number. We always call back.
You can call us now from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th October 2014