Injury claim in Sherborne
You’ve probably heard of people suing their employers for health and safety breaches that result in accidents at work. Daytime TV and local radio are both full of commercials advertising the services of personal injury specialists who promise to get workers compensation for injuries that weren’t their fault, that occurred at work.
But did you know that you can also take action if you were to be injured while at college, university and in any other public building, such as a supermarket, pub, nightclub, library or council office? In fact, if you were to suffer an injury walking down the street and it can be proved that someone else was responsible for your mishap, you could win a payout. So, no matter where you’ve been injured, look into starting an injury claim in Sherborne.
Under what circumstances can I launch an injury claim in Sherborne?
As mentioned above, if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own then you may have a case for an injury claim in Sherborne. If the accident that resulted in your injury took place at an institution you’d feel uncomfortable taking action against, such as a university or the offices of a charity, don’t worry; businesses hold liability insurance that would pay any money you might be entitled to, so you wouldn’t necessarily be putting a strain on an organisation’s finances. Anyway, regardless of where the money comes from, if you’ve been hurt as a result of the negligence of another person or institution, regardless of whether it’s run for profit or not, you should go after what you’re legally entitled to.
If you’ve been wronged, it’s only right that you take steps to claim what’s rightfully yours. You can find out if you may be able to make a claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. If you have an injury claim in Sherborne, we may be able to represent you on a no win no fee basis, regardless of who you’re suing, be it a private business, a public body or a charity.
Collecting the evidence
You should ask about an organisation‘s accident policy if you’re injured in a public building. Although this may be difficult to concentrate on if you’ve just been hurt, you should ask about the procedure for recording accidents when you’re injured. Many organisations have strict procedures that must be followed when an accident takes place, especially if somebody has been seriously hurt. It’s in your interests to make sure these are followed.
As mentioned, most organisations will be covered by comprehensive liability insurance, so it won’t be in their interests to try to play down your injuries or cover anything up. Nevertheless, you will need to see a doctor after you’ve been injured, if only to get official medical evidence of the injuries you received to show to the court.
Date Published: 19th September 2013
Author: David Brown