Cleveland is an area in the North East of England whose name can literally be translated as meaning ‘cliff-land’ due to the fact that the hilly area in the southern part of the region rises to nearly 1,500 feet. Historically Cleveland was a geographic area within the North Riding of Yorkshire, which was located entirely to the South of the River Tees with Guisborough being its largest town until the 19th century, when Middlesbrough began to expand in earnest. In 1974 however, a non-metropolitan county of Cleveland was created, named after the historic area but not covering it in its entirety and also including land to the North of the Tees, which until then had always been part of County Durham.
This county was based around the Teesside urban area, hence the propensity for it to be known as Cleveland and Teesside and incorporated Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool and Redcar, but was abolished in 1996 when the county boundaries were returned to their traditional positions.
The county had a population of over 500,000 according to the 1991 census, and whilst it is no longer officially a county, the area does still have a large population. This therefore means that for injury lawyers Cleveland/Teesside is a comparatively common source of personal injury compensation claims.
As mentioned above, for injury lawyers Cleveland and Teesside does produce a comparatively large number of personal injury compensation claims and these claims come in a number of shapes and sizes.
For instance, for injury lawyers in Cleveland and Teesside can give rise to a claims related to an injury in the workplace, a claim regarding a road traffic accident or anything else besides. Whatever the type of claim, a potential claimant does tend to ask the same crucial questions about compensation and the claims process.
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.