You may have had an accident at work or an accident in a public place or any other type of accident which was not your fault and be contemplating making a compensation claim in Pensford. Alternatively you might be thinking of making a compensation claim in Pensford (if that is where you live) because you have just found out that you have a work-related illness or an occupational disease.
Compensation claim in Pensford-based
To make a compensation claim in Pensford or one elsewhere in the UK you need to find an accident solicitor or personal injury solicitor with the appropriate expertise and experience of handling your type of personal injury compensation claim. If you have a claim because of exposure to asbestos in the past, then you need a solicitor who has a proven track record of winning asbestos-related cases for his or her clients. You don’t need a solicitor who specializes in slips, trips and falls, for example.
Accidents in Public Places
Accidents in public places are common. The places could be the street, a cinema, sports or leisure centre, a restaurant, museum, art gallery or bank and so on. Let’s take this scenario: – you are in a supermarket and looking at the goods displayed on the shelves. There are no hazard signs in the aisle and you slip on a patch of wet floor. An egg might have smashed on the floor, or liquid may have spilled on it. You slip and put out your hands to break your fall, but you fracture your arm in the fall. You have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim because there was no warning given about the danger and the liquid had not been mopped up. You can claim personal injury compensation from the owner of the supermarket. However you must report your accident to a member of staff and make certain that all the details are logged in the accident book, including names and contact details of any witnesses. This should then be reported by the owner of the supermarket, or by a trade union representative to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). You can also report the accident if you think it will not be done by staff at the supermarket where you were injured.
Although you have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, it is best to file one as soon as you can so that the details are fresh in your memory.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice regarding any aspect of a personal injury compensation claim, we at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you. We are a law firm with more than ten years’ experience of helping with personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of solicitors based all over the country who are experts in the field of personal injury compensation.
Call us free at any time for expert legal advice on our freephone numbers; call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for help and advice?
Date Published: 19th August 2013