Have you been in an accident somewhere around Three Crosses? If so, this blog will look at what you should do to decide whether or not you have a good claim to make, as well as where you can find the best solicitors in Three Crosses for your claim. Find out how to claim compensation in Three Crosses today.
There are many stories of people who have made claims for injuries which seem to be fairly superficial and yet have been awarded compensation. One of the most common come from someone in the USA who burned her lip on coffee in her local branch of McDonalds and eventually managed to claim millions of dollars from the chain.
While it’s difficult ever to feel sympathy for major international corporations such as Macdonalds, you have to feel a little sorry for them in this instance and one thing’s for sure here that type of claim should not get anywhere near a court if it was held in this country. That’s because the rules surrounding when you can and can’t make a claim are fairly clear.
When you can claim – find out how to claim compensation in Three Crosses today
Let’s take this coffee incident step by step through the criteria that measures whether or not you are eligible to make a claim and see how it all stacks up.
First: there has to be a question of blame. In this respect it is possible to say that Macdonalds might have watched the temperature at which they serve their coffee a bit more closely. Even so, you might also say that the woman might have second guessed the possibility that coffee might be quite hot.
But let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and say that ‘yes’, in this instance Macdonalds were to blame for the coffee scalding her bottom lip.
How bad was the injury?
However, it’s difficult to see how the claim would get past this next hurdle. Under UK law an injury must be severe enough to cause a significantly negative impact on the woman’s life. This would be the kind of injury that would require significant medical attention and what seems undeniable in this respect is that it simply was not required – unless of course the coffee had been made with liquid nitrogen.
Even so, the level of compensation would be a world removed from what we’d see in the UK. No matter how good the solicitors in Three Crosses that you have on your team are, they would struggle to show that a burnt lip was worth millions in compensation – 10p perhaps, but that would be a little bit steep.
Finding solicitors in Three Crosses
This story is just one of many that fit into the ‘amazingly ridiculous law suits’ category. But if you’re looking for solicitors in Three Crosses it’s not something that you should pay much attention to. For all the stories such as this one, making a personal injury claim in the UK, is a very simple and clear process.
So, to find out more about how we can set you up with solicitors near Three Crosses, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information on how to claim compensation in Three Crosses.
Date Published: 10th May 2014
Author: David Brown