Bungay is a market town within the Waveney Valley in the English county of Suffolk, found approximately five and a half miles West of Beccles on the edge of the Broads. The town’s name has a long and interesting history and can actually be traced right back to the Anglo-Saxon’s, to whom the area was thought to be known as Bunincga-haye, which can be translated as ‘the land belonging to the tribe of Bonna.’ Bonna was an Anglo-Saxon chieftain who may have been attracted to the area due to the defensive benefits offered by the fact that it was one of the higher areas of land in the region and was protected by the River Waveney and the surrounding marshland. These defensive benefits help to explain why Bungay has always been populated throughout history, and according to the latest census data the town is still called home by 4,895 people. This is a significant population for a market town, and means that Bungay does give rise to a comparatively large number of personal injury compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers in Bungay
As mentioned above, Bungay does give rise to a relatively large number of compensation claims, and these can come in all shapes and sizes. What we mean by this is that injury lawyers in Bungay could as easily produce a claim related to a road traffic accident or an injury in the workplace or anything in between. Whatever the type of claim however, there are a number of questions that potential claimants will undoubtedly like to know the answers to before embarking upon legal proceedings.
When and Why is Compensation Available?
The law states that if you have been injured or have fallen ill and somebody else was demonstrably to blame, then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This compensation is awarded as some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that you, as the victim, have suffered.
How Long do you Have to Claim?
For the majority of claims you must begin proceedings within three years of the incident in question or else you lose your ability to claim. There are a couple of exceptions however and these are claims that regard either an injury to a minor or an industrial disease, where no time limits are imposed.
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; personal injury specialists with over 13 years’ worth of experience in their field.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown