If you are thinking of making a compensation claim in Newton after being involved in an accident that was no fault of your own, then there are a few things you need to know. A compensation claim in Newton or elsewhere can be made for injuries following an accident or for a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
Making a Compensation Claim in Newton
Any compensation claim in Newton for an injury or medical condition must be filed within three years from the date of the accident in which you sustained your injures, or within three years of your first being diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
If you had an accident in a ship at sea (not if you were in inland waterways) or in a plane or airport, then such accidents are governed by International Conventions and any compensation claim Newton, or elsewhere in the UK, must be lodged within two years of the date of the accident.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most frequent types of accident as they can happen almost anywhere. If you are in a supermarket, for example, you may slip because of liquid on the floor which has not been mopped up. There should be hazard signs in place to warn people of the danger of slipping on a wet floor. If no signs were in place, then you would have grounds for making a compensation claim against the owner of the supermarket.
If you fall and break a limb in the street after tripping over a piece of broken paving then you can claim compensation from your local authority for any loss of earnings, the pain, distress and suffering caused by your accident and injuries, as well as medical expenses such as prescription charges.
Accident Advice Helpline
You may have heard of Accident Advice Helpline and may have seen the ads for our company, which star our patron, Esther Rantzen. We are a law firm that has been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims for more than ten years. We work on a no win, no fee* basis (you can’t get legal aid for personal injury compensation claims) and have a team of specialist solicitors who live and work all over the UK.
Perhaps you would like to visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and take the thirty second test which calculates how much you might get if your claim were successful. The figure you see is only an estimate, though, as the amount you will get in compensation for injuries or illnesses cannot be accurately predicted.
After you have done this, you might want to contact us by phone. To make this easier for you we have two freephone numbers for you to call one for landlines – 0800 689 0500 and one for mobiles, 0333 500 0993. The lines are always open for your calls, so why not call us now for expert advice about any possible compensation claim you may have?