Whilst many people have heard of the West Yorkshire city that shares its name, there are far fewer people who know of the West Wiltshire town of Bradford-on-Avon. Despite this however, the town does have a long and interesting history and in the modern day is increasingly popular with tourists. Bradford-on-Avon traces its roots back as far as the Roman Empire and whilst there are obviously no buildings remaining from this era, there are still some that trace their roots back to the 17th century, when the town was a booming area within the textile industry. These historic buildings, along with the canal, shops, restaurants and pubs are what make the town popular with tourists as well as being a sought after location for home owners.
This popularity with tourists and home owners alike is what explains the town’s busy nature and relatively high population of over 9,000, and whilst this is certainly a positive in general, it does also create a number of issues. These issues are largely those that you would normally associate with large urban centres, like traffic, pollution, accidents and injuries. In fact it is a comparatively common source of compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers in Bradford-on-Avon
As mentioned above, injury lawyers in Bradford-on-Avon produce a comparatively large number of personal injury compensation claims due to the high footfall of people passing through the area and these claims can actually be of a number of varieties. For example, for injury lawyers in Bradford-on-Avon can produce claims as diverse as those which relate to road traffic collisions and those which involve injuries in the workplace. There are a number of important facts that all different types of claim have in common, however, and these are explained in the remainder of this article.
When and why you can Claim
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was demonstrably to blame then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation as a means of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that you have suffered.
How long there is to claim
If your claim involves an injury you suffered as a minor, or relates to an industrial disease such as asbestos poisoning then there is no time restriction imposed, otherwise you must begin claims proceedings within three years of the incident in question.
Who can help you to claim
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve is to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline and their 13 years’ worth of experience within the field. You can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown