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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation in Houghton-le-Spring

    You may have been injured in an accident that was no fault of yours and be thinking about claiming compensation in Houghton-le-Spring, or one based elsewhere in the UK. You can also make an injury claim, for example, for an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. This might be a work-related illness or an occupational disease which you contracted because you were working in an unsafe or unhealthy environment. As employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workers, you can make an injury claim in Houghton-le-Spring, for instance against them. The money they may have to pay in compensation should be covered by their public liability insurance, and won’t come out of their own pockets.

    Claiming compensation in Houghton-le-Spring

    It might interest you to know that you can also claim for illnesses such as food poisoning, if you had it after eating out or eating a contaminated product. If you have kept the receipt for the meal, or product and have received medical treatment, then you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Houghton-le-Spring. You may have contracted MRSA (the bacteria which has become known as a superbug) after a stay in hospital, or in a residential care home, or Legionnaire’s disease from the water or air-conditioning system in a foreign hotel; in all these cases you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    If you had food poisoning after eating a contaminated product, you should keep the packaging so that it can be analysed to discover which bacteria were present. You or your doctor should inform the local Public Health and Hygiene department so that an epidemic of food poisoning in your area can be prevented.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you think that you have grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim from anywhere in the UK, you may need expert legal advice regarding how to proceed with your claim. You might visit our website and then call us on one of our freephone numbers given below.

    We are a law firm with more than a decade’s experience of helping people with their personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of solicitors who are experts in this field, all of whom work on a no-win, no fee basis.

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    We suggest you take the half a minute it takes to do the thirty second test which you will find on our landing page. This rapidly calculates an estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive for your injury. Afterwards you might feel that you want to call us, free for expert legal advice about your possible claim. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. As the lines are permanently open, why not give us a call now?

    Date Published: 10th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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