Chesterfield is a market town. It is the largest town in Derbyshire with a population of over 100,000.
Historically, Chesterfield was known as a coal mining area but the majority of the coal mines were closed during the 1980s and 1990s and the last remaining open cast mine closed a few years ago.
Manufacturing has also reduced by a third in the past twenty years and the larger employers have all left the area. However, there are still a large number of people employed by smaller firms and more people are employed in manufacturing in the region than the national average.
Shopping, entertainment and leisure have now taken over as the main area of economic activity. Chesterfield has one of the largest open air markets in Britain.
Claims for compensation in Chesterfield
Injury lawyers may not be kept busy by claims from miners or people injured in factories these days, but that does not mean that Chesterfield no longer has accidents. Injury lawyers still deal with all manner of claims for compensation in Chesterfield. There are fewer workplace injuries, but the trend towards shopping, entertainment and leisure has resulted in more slip, trip and fall accidents because more people are visiting Chesterfield.
When claims do arise from Chesterfield however, the potential claimants are likely to ask some or all of the following questions, and will benefit from reading the answers before they embark on their claims proceedings.
How Do I Know Whether I Can Claim?
To be eligible for compensation, 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 the Accident Advice Helpline website.
How Long Do You Have To 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. This is not the case however, with claims that deal with an industrial disease or with an injury to a minor. For disease claims, the three years run from the date that the disease was diagnosed rather than the date that the victim contracted the disease, and for minors, the three years run from the injured person’s 18th birthday.
Who Can Help You To Get All Of The Compensation That You Deserve?
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 injury lawyers in Chesterfield. Accident Advice Helpline has been fighting the corner of personal injury claimants for over 15 years and is ready, willing and able to do the same for you. Its patron is consumer champion and UK TV personality Esther Rantzen.
How Can You Get In Touch With Them?
It couldn’t be easier to contact Accident Advice Helpline; you can speak to one of their friendly and professional advisers 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either of their dedicated help lines. You can call from a landline for free on 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown