Do you want to make an injury claim in Gloucester?
If you want to make an injury claim in Gloucester that requires a real expert in a particular injury, call Accident Advice Helpline. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All of our solicitors offer no win no fee services, but you are under no obligation to proceed when you call us. A friendly advisor will be able to give you an estimate of how much compensation you may be entitled to and whether or not you have a valid claim.
How do you know you qualify for an injury claim in Gloucester?
You can visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and complete a short and simple test that will take up only 30 seconds of your time. A compensation calculator will work out how much money you might be able to win. This will be based on the injuries you suffered and the circumstances of your accident.
The historic city of Gloucester lies in the south west of England in Gloucestershire, which is located close to the Welsh border. Gloucester lies on the River Severn, an important transport link in the Middle Ages that enabled the city to trade with Bristol, which is some 32 miles distance from Gloucester, and to conduct valuable trade with various places in Wales. Its exports included leather, tools and weapons, but there was also a large fishing industry, so dried or preserved fish would also been part of the city’s trade.
Gloucester is a cathedral city which attracts a large number of tourists every year. Founded by the Romans in 97 AD, the city later benefited from an influx of pilgrims during Saxon times, when the remains of Saint Oswald attracted early 10th century tourists and pilgrims.
Today, the city’s inhabitants are more likely to work in the service industries, finance and banking. Misfortune struck the city in 2007, when hundreds of homes were flooded when the entire Gloucestershire area was inundated, and the River Severn and various streams broke through flood defences. If you were injured during those difficult days, when around 40,000 people were without power for a whole day and nobody received piped drinking water for more than two weeks, you would only have been able to make an injury claim in Gloucester if your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Floods are – in insurers’ terms – an act of God and therefore usually exempt from claims. However, if for example emergency services came to your rescue but bungled it and you were injured when trying to climb into their dinghy or being airlifted off your farmhouse roof, you could have made an injury claim in Gloucester and would have been entitled to compensation. Injury claims must be made within three years of the accident occurring.
Call Accident Advice Helpline’s experts for more information about your chances to make an injury claim if you have suffered injuries in a non-fault accident that happened within the last three years.
Date Published: 15th September 2013