Bures is a village in eastern England which, whilst not particularly famous, is fascinating due its unique location. The village straddles the River Stour, with one half situated on the Eastern bank and the other half sited on the Western bank, meaning that the village is actually in both Essex and Suffolk as the river does form the county border. This oddity of geographical location creates a number of strange administrative situations, meaning that the single village of Bures is actually served by two county councils, three district councils, two members of parliament and two education authorities. This becomes even more ridiculous when you consider that the entire village has a population of less than 2,000, split relatively evenly between the settlements on either side of the river. This comparatively low population also means that for injury lawyers in Bures, the area is a relatively uncommon source of personal injury compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers in Bures
However, this does not mean that no claims can arise from the village, or that Bures residents are any less entitled to claim. Bures residents have an equal entitlement to seek compensation as anybody else due to the fact that the right to seek compensation does not have a geographical element. This in turn means that Bures residents will find the following answers to frequently asked questions about compensation to be just as useful as anybody else in the UK.
When and Why Can You Claim Compensation?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and it was demonstrably the fault of another party, be it an individual or an organisation, then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This right to claim compensation is in place in order to allow victims to gain some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that they have suffered as a result of their ailment.
How Long Is There to Make a Claim?
For the majority of cases, you must begin claims proceedings within three years of the incident in question or else your entitlement to claim unfortunately elapses. The only exceptions to this rule are those claims which regard either an injury to a minor or an industrial disease, in which cases there are different time restrictions applied.
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 our 15 years’ worth of experience in the field. You can get in touch with us 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