If you are living and working in Norfolk and have had an accident for which you were not to blame in the last three years, then you might be thinking of making a compensation claim in Norfolk. A compensation claim in Norfolk is the same as any other personal injury compensation claim made in the British Isles. You can claim for psychological as well as physical injuries and for illnesses such as work-related ones, or perhaps food poisoning, which you can prove were caused by another person’s negligence. For most compensation claims you have three years in which to file a compensation claim Norfolk or elsewhere.
Making a Compensation Claim in Norfolk
You can claim personal injury compensation for accidents at work, in the street or in any public place, such as a bowling alley or restaurant for example. You need to be able to prove that your accident was the result of another person’s negligence – your employer’s if you had an accident at work. There are certain things you must do for a compensation claim Norfolk (or elsewhere) to be successful.
Accidents at work
1 You need to report any accident at work and have it recorded in the accident book along with contact details of any witnesses.
2 You should seek immediate medical treatment, as failure to do so could exacerbate your condition and weaken your personal injury compensation claim.
3 The accident should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by your employer or your trade union representative. If you believe it has not or will not be reported, then you can report it directly to the HSE.
You and your solicitor need to prove that negligence on the part of your employer resulted in your accident. It may be that there was no risk assessment carried out before the job started or perhaps you were inadequately trained to do the work or perhaps you were not given the appropriate protective wear.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has been in the business of assisting people like you with personal injury compensation claims for more than a decade. We are a law firm that works with a team of specialist solicitors who live and work all over the country. If you think you have a case to make a personal injury compensation claim, then you could contact us for expert advice.
First of all you could visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and find out more about us and what we may be able to do for you. While you are on our landing page, you can take the thirty second test (so-called because it only takes half a minute to get the result) and see how much compensation you might receive in settlement of your claim. This is only an estimate, remember, as no one can possibly tell you the exact sum you might receive as all accidents are unique.
After that why not call us on one of our freephone numbers? These are 0800 689 0500 from a landline and from a mobile the number to call is 0333 500 0993. You can call right now as the lines are open 24/7.
Date Published: 12th August 2013