You may have visited Guisborough and seen the ruined Giusborough priory, and visited the museum and been for a walk through Guisborough forest.
You may have gone on the Sculpture Trail to see the chainsaw sculptures in certain places leading people into the forest.
You may actually live in Guisborough and work in the surrounding area. If while you were there you were involved in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be thinking about making an injury claim Guisborough-based.
Injury claim in Guisborough
The first step towards making an injury claim in Guisborough or elsewhere, is to find an appropriate solicitor. You need to hire one who has experience in successful claims for the type of injury and accident you have had.
For example if you had an accident in a public place, you would need a solicitor who specializes in such claims, whereas if you were involved in an accident at work, you would need one who was an expert in employment law and the Health and Safety at work regulations.
Accidents in public places
A public place is a park, street, cinema, restaurant and so on –any place which the general public has access to. If you slip, trip, or fall (these are the most common types of accident) in a public place and suffer an injury then there are certain things you should do.
For example, if you trip over a piece of broken paving in the street, you may be able to make an injury claim in Guisborough (for example) against the local authority.
Local authorities or councils have a responsibility to keep roads and pavements well-maintained. Failure to do so amounts to negligence, so you could have grounds on which to base an injury claim in Guisborough (or elsewhere).
If you have an accident in a restaurant, perhaps the chair was rickety and broke while you were sitting on it and you injured your back, then you should report the accident to a member of staff and have them detail it in the accident book along with the names and contact information of any witnesses. Then you should seek medical treatment immediately.
Taking photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries is also a good idea as these can be used as supporting evidence for any injury claim Guisborough that you may make.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about filing any personal injury compensation claim, then you can call Accident Advice Helpline or visit our website for more information about us and how we may be able to help you.
You can call us free on one of our freephone numbers at any time, any day.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 22nd September 2013