Tutbury is a sizeable village in Staffordshire with a population of roughly 3,000. Most of its manufacturing industry has gone now, but the area remains popular with tourists.
Can you claim compensation in Tutbury?
Because Tutbury sees a lot of tourists each year, compensation claims for slips, trips and falls are common. Victims sometimes claim compensation in Tutbury following road traffic accidents which are also common because people are not familiar with the local road layouts.
However, the village can result in a wide range of different sorts of of accidents that result in a compensation claim in Tutbury.
When claims do arise from Tutbury, potential claimants are likely to ask the following questions.
What are the rules for claiming compensation?
To claim compensation in Tutbury, or anywhere else in the UK, you must have been injured as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault.
You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test at Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
For most types of claim you have a period of three years from an accident or incident in which to begin claims proceedings and after this time has elapsed you can no longer claim.
It is import to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, though, as it will take time to prepare your compensation claim and this needs to be done before the deadline. Claims involving an industrial disease or an injury to a minor are dealt with differently.
What is the likely award?
The amount of compensation that you can claim depends on a number of factors including the nature and severity of your injury, and whether you will be permanently affected by it.
You can also claim for any wages that you may have lost as a result of your injury and any out of pocket expenses that you have incurred – it is important that you keep any receipts.
Who can help to claim compensation in Tutbury?
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve is to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, a nationwide company whose lawyers include a no win no fee* Tutbury lawyer.
We have been fighting the corner of personal injury claimants for over 15 years’ and are ready, willing and able to do the same for you. Its patron is consumer champion and UK TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
It couldn’t be easier to contact with us; you can speak to one of our friendly and professional advisers by calling either of our dedicated helplines.
You can call from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0992 from your mobile.
Most claims can be dealt with by telephone and you will not usually be required to attend court. However, you may be required to attend a medical assessment to determine the level of your injuries.
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown