If you’ve been injured while out in public around Thorpe Hamlet, you might be wondering whether or not that makes you entitled to compensation. Well, here’s a quick guide which can tell you more about your rights, as well as offering some hints about finding the best solicitors in Thorpe Hamlet who can take your claim forward.
When you can and can’t claim
Here are some simple factors to bear in mind. Firstly, you can claim if the accident was not your fault and you required medical treatment for your resulting injuries.
Secondly, you cannot claim if the accident happened more than three years ago and caused only a few minor bumps and bruises. Compensation is there to support you for those injuries which have had a significant impact on your way of life.
Who is responsible?
Lets imagine you’ve fallen over a piece of pavement which hasn’t been properly maintained. You would naturally think that it should have been fixed, but who is responsible?
In most cases, it will probably be down to the local council. They have to maintain street fittings and ensure the area remains safe and secure for everyone to use. They will have needed to take adequate precautions to ensure the safety of that area, to fix the pavement or to provide signage which can warn people of the danger.
Boosting your case
To help you with your case, get photographic evidence of the offending piece of pavement. Illustrate why it’s a hazard and why there was no warning in place. The court will pay close attention to any kind of evidence you can provide which backs up your claim.
Once you’ve done that, try taking this evidence and speaking to an expert who can help you out. The trouble is that this will often involve talking to someone who will charge steep consultation fees, but thanks to Accident Advice Helpline that need not be the case. We have a dedicated team of experts who can provide all the help and support you could possibly need in pressing your case.
We can look at the evidence you’ve provided and assess the extent of your injuries, and how that might be treated from the court’s point of view. Then, we can help you find injury solicitors in Thorpe Hamlet who will be able to take your case forward.
Finding the best solicitors in Thorpe Hamlet
The secret to finding your lawyer will be someone who has experience in this type of injury. That will improve your overall chances of success. Even so, no claim is without its risks so the thought that we offer a completely no win no fee service is a great comfort to people who might otherwise have been worried about the risks involved with making a claim.
For more information about how we can help you find the best solicitors in Thorpe Hamlet, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 31st January 2014