Have you been hurt in an accident that was not your fault? If so, there is a good chance that you may be entitled to compensation. To find out how, and if you can find an injury lawyer in Flint, read on.
Before you even think about making a claim, there are certain questions you must ask yourself. First of all, did the accident happen within the last three years? This is a crucial question, as there is a time limit on claims. Any longer than three years and regardless of how good your claim might be, you will not stand a chance of getting any compensation.
Naturally, you must also be able to demonstrate that it was not your fault, and if a third party was to blame then illustrate how. Any evidence you have to back up your version of events will help significantly.
Types of claim
You may be entitled to make a claim for almost anything. Here are a few of the most common groups:
- Accidents at work
By law, your employer is required to make all reasonable provisions to ensure you have a safe environment to work in. If for any reason they fall short in that regard, they may have to fork out for any injuries caused as a result.
A common example is an industrial accident. Factories are potentially dangerous places to work in, and it is all too easy to have a serious problem. Perhaps machinery has not been properly maintained or perhaps basic procedures were not followed. Equally, there are many degenerative conditions which could affect you over time, such as industrial deafness or repetitive strain injury.
In all of these instances, your employer is obliged to take any steps they can to avoid any such injury.
- Road traffic accidents
As you’ll know if you’ve ventured out onto the roads in recent times, there are plenty of people not paying enough attention. If you’ve been hurt by one of them, you should look into making a claim. Normally we will need to assess an injury and find a way of verifying blame. These are keenly contested, so when you have the accident it helps to get contact details of the other party and any witnesses.
- Slips and falls
This can govern any basic accident which wasn’t your fault. The typical example is tripping over a loose piece of paving slab. In Only Fools and Horses, Uncle Albert regularly made a living by falling down open pub cellars. Of course, we’d discourage such similar acts.
Finding an injury lawyer in Flint
Finally, we can put you in touch with an injury lawyer in Flint. You should look for someone who has experience of making claims in your particular area, as the closer the lawyer’s background then the more likely they will be to give you a better outcome.
So, to find an injury lawyer in Flint, come and talk to us. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.