If you live and work in North Bovey you could be thinking of making a compensation claim in North Bovey after being involved in an accident which was not your fault. You may have fallen off a roof while laying new thatch on it and if you were not to blame for this accident at work, then you would have grounds to make a compensation claim in North Bovey against your employer or the owner of the cottage if it could be proven that the accident was caused in some way by their negligence. Your employer should have carried out a risk assessment exercise before assigning the job to you and should have provided you with a safety harness if you are working on any roof or at a height. If you have not been provided with safety equipment, then you could have grounds for making a compensation claim in North Bovey for any injuries sustained in such an accident.
Making a Compensation Claim in North Bovey
A compensation claim in North Bovey is the same as any other personal injury compensation claim made in the UK. Firstly, the accident in which you sustained injuries should not have been your fault and secondly you should file a compensation claim within three years of the date of your accident.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease, you can also file a personal injury compensation claim within three years of first being informed by your GP or hospital doctor that you have an illness or disease that was caused by your work or working environment.
You can also claim personal injury compensation for any illness for which another person’s negligence was responsible. Food poisoning is an example of such an illness if you ate at a restaurant and the food was improperly cooked or prepared.
When to make a claim?
Although you usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, it makes sense to file a claim as soon as you can. This is because, if you were involved in an accident, the details will be fresh in your mind. If you wait for two years or more before making a claim, you could have forgotten some important details.
If you have food poisoning because of another person’s negligence then you should inform the local Public Health and Hygiene department so as to prevent an outbreak of it in the local area.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline can give you expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim you might have. We have been advising people for more than ten years and work with a team of specialist solicitors who live and work all over the country.
Why not check out our Accident Advice Helpline website and then call us on one of our freephone numbers? You can call us at any time, any day, including Bank Holidays. The numbers to call, free of charge are 0800 689 0500 from a landline and from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Call now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 12th August 2013