Burford is a small town in the Cotswolds situated in Oxfordshire approximately 18 miles west of Oxford, 22 miles south east of Cheltenham and just three miles from the Gloucestershire county border. The town is found on the River Windrush, and this fact is reflected in its name, which is derived from the old English Burh meaning ‘fortified town or hilltown,’ and Ford meaning (as it still does today) ‘the crossing of a river.’
The town features a primary school in the shape of Burford County Primary School and a mixed comprehensive secondary school called simply Burford School. The existence of these two schools, along with the beauty and serenity of the town, helps to explain why it has a healthy population of close to 2,000. This in turn, however, means that for injury lawyers in Burford it produces a comparatively high number of compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers in Burford
This is an illuminating point, as it demonstrates clearly that accidents, injuries and therefore claims really can occur anywhere. This is true as if for Burford, a small and beautiful town in the Cotswolds, can be the source of claims, then clearly anywhere can be, and this is certainly the case. The reason that this is the case is that the right to compensation is a nationwide one that does not discriminate depending on where somebody lives.
When and Why Is Compensation Available?
The law states that if someone is injured or falls ill and it was demonstrably the fault of another party, they are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This compensation is available in order to provide the victim with some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that they suffered as a result of their ailment.
How Long Do You Have to Claim?
For most claims, you must begin legal proceedings within three years of the incident in question, or else your ability to claim will unfortunately elapse. The only types of case which are not subject to this, time limit are those which regard an injury to a minor and those which deal with industrial diseases, such as asbestos poisoning.
Who Can Help You to Claim?
You cannot do better than to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, who can use every inch of our 15 years’ worth of experience to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.