Bolton is a major town found within the bounds of Greater Manchester, in the north western part of England. The town is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the city of Manchester and is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages that together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.
Being historically a part of the county of Lancashire, the town of Bolton began life as a settlement called Bolton le Moors.
Today, the town of Bolton is a major metropolitan centre which is home to around 140,000 permanent residents according to the 2001 census. The wider metropolitan borough of Bolton actually has a population of 262,400 and this means that whichever entity you are referring to, Bolton is a significant centre of population.
Being such a significant centre of population means many things for the town of Bolton, one of which is that it means that it plays host to a comparatively high number of accidents and injuries. It is due to this, in turn, that in Bolton accident claim proceedings are also relatively common.
Bolton accident claim proceedings
As is the case elsewhere in the UK, in Bolton accident claim proceedings can be embarked upon by individuals who are injured in accidents and incidents that were demonstrably somebody else’s fault.
If this makes you believe that a road traffic accident, injury at work, accident in a public place or other such incident has left you entitled to make a Bolton accident claim for compensation, then you will likely want to know how long you have to claim and who can help you to do so.
How long you have to claim
For the vast majority of types of claim you must begin the claims proceedings within three years of the incident in question or else your entitlement to claim elapses. This three-year restriction is not always applied, however, to claims which involve either an injury suffered by a minor or an industrial disease such as asbestos poisoning.
Who can help you to claim
If you do wish to pursue a claim, then the best people to contact for help in doing so or just for advice and guidance are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping claimants for well over 16 years and have friendly and professional advisers available to you.
You can chat to them to get answers to all your question and all the support you need if you decide to go ahead with a personal injury claim, you will be under no obligation to do so.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 12th October 2014
Author: David Brown