Have you been injured by the police?
Although the police are allowed to use a certain amount of force in order to restrain people when necessary, they must follow very strict guidelines. If they are found to have used unnecessary force, they can be held responsible for any injuries which have occurred and could even be charged with a criminal offence.
Similarly, if someone is taken into custody by the police, police officers must ensure their safety. For example, they must be transported to the police station humanely and must be given access to food and drink regularly, in order to protect their human rights.
In addition to this, police aren’t allowed to subject people to arbitrary searches or arrests. In order to lawfully search someone, the police must justify their actions in accordance with certain regulations. Whilst many people acknowledge that officers have, on occasion, been too forceful or acted outside of their powers, on the whole, most people are pleased with the service and protection they provide.
However, even if police officers do not intend to hurt someone or cause an injury, they can do so unintentionally, just like other members of the public could. If for example, a police officer makes an error whilst driving, they could cause a road traffic accident which could result in injuries.
Similarly, if a police officer was to leave equipment on the pavement, a member of the public could slip or fall as a result. If such an instance was to occur, and the officer was deemed to have caused the incident, it could be possible for you to make a claim against them by getting advice on compensation in Wellingborough.
Advice on compensation in Wellingborough?
Unfortunately, many people assume that it is still very costly to make a claim with injury solicitors in Wellingborough. Whilst some injury solicitors in Wellingborough may still charge expensive upfront fees, this isn’t the only way to make a claim. If for example, you want to make a claim with injury solicitors in Wellingborough but you want to do so on a cost effective basis, we can help.
At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that many potential claimants have concerns about their financial status after they’ve suffered an injury.
If for example, they are unable to work they may worry about how they will cope with a sudden loss of income. Indeed, they are unlikely to want to have to spend costly sums of money on legal fees at such a stressful time.
However, at Accident Advice Helpline we always offer our services on a no win no fee basis so that claimants are able to make a claim, regardless of their financial situation.
If you want to make your claim today, simply contact Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 or: 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll do our very best to provide you with advice on compensation in Wellingborough.
Date Published: 19th May 2014