There are at least two places named Rushden in the UK; the one in Hertfordshire is a village, while the other in Northamptonshire is a town. You are unlikely to find a firm of injury experts in Rushden in the village, although it may be possible to locate some in the town in Northamptonshire.
Injury experts in Rushden
Whichever Rushden you live in, you may be looking for injury experts in Rushden in order to file a personal injury compensation claim either because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, or because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused because of another person’s negligence.
You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although there are some exceptions to this rule, so it would be wise to check with a firm of injury experts in Rushden, or one based close to your home, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your particular claim. (You will find our freephone numbers below.)
Accidents in public places
Wherever you live, you could have an accident in a public place, in a building such as a supermarket, cinema, restaurant and so on, or in the street. Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident, as they can occur anywhere.
If you trip in the street and injure yourself, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your local authority if, for example, you tripped over a piece of broken paving, or sprained you ankle because you put your foot in a pothole while crossing a road. The local authority has responsibility for the maintenance of roads and pavements. If you trip over a manhole cover, you may be eligible to make a claim for injuries against the utilities company whose property it is.
You should inform the police if you have an accident in the street and seek immediate medical attention.
If you have an accident in a shop, for example, you should inform a member of staff and have them log the details in the accident book, along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. Again, seek immediate medical treatment.
If you can, take photographs of the scene of the accident as these may be used as supporting evidence for your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice regarding any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 (also call this number from a landline), or for mobile phones, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown