Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish within the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, which is sited on a wide flat vale inside this area of outstanding natural beauty. The Bourton-on-the-Water parish is bounded to the north west by the historic Roman thoroughfare of the Fosse Way, to the east by a serious of small streams and to the south by a watercourse that runs between Bourton Hill and Broadwater Bottom.
The village itself is famous for its picturesque high street, which is flanked by long wide greens that have the River Windrush running through them, and has a population of approximately 3,300. This figure means that Bourton-on-the-Water is a comparatively large village and in fact has a higher population than the nearby market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. This in turn means that for injury lawyers in Bourton-on-the-Water, there are more personal injury compensation claims than you may expect.
Injury Lawyers in Bourton-on-the-Water
This demonstrates an important point about compensation — accidents and injuries can occur anywhere and at any time, and as such for injury lawyers in Bourton-on-the-Water it is just as likely to be the source of a claim as anywhere else. This in turn means that Bourton-on-the-Water residents are just as likely to need to find out more about compensation and the claims process as anyone else, and can do so by reading the remainder of this article.
When and Why Could You Claim?
The law states that you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation if you have been injured or fallen ill, and it was demonstrably the fault of a party other than yourself. This entitlement is in place in order to offer victims of such injuries and illnesses some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships which they have endured.
How Long Do You Have to Claim?
Unless your claim involves an injury which you suffered as a minor or relates to an industrial disease like asbestos poisoning, then you have three years in which to begin claims proceedings before your ability to claim elapses. If your claim does involve one of the above factors, there are different, more case-specific timescales which apply.
Who Can Help with Your Claim?
Accident Advice Helpline are the very best specialists to trust with the handling of your claim, thanks to our 15 years’ worth of experience in the field. What’s more is that we can boast the official endorsement of consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen, and also have friendly and professional advisers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 180 4123, or on 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown