Horncastle in Lincolnshire used to be famous for its horse fair and these days it is well-known for a major antiques fair. Antique collecting is enormously popular in the UK, both with professionals and with amateurs and buying and selling takes place in salerooms, countryside venues and car boot sales all over the country, but this isn’t why you’re here. You want to know about injury lawyers in Horncastle.
When would I need injury lawyers Horncastle?
You may have suffered injuries at the hands of someone else in what the industry calls a “non-fault injury”. If you received medical treatment because of it and it has disrupted your life, perhaps by preventing you working, caring for your children or carrying on your life as normal, you could be looking to make a claim. Within the statutory 3 year period (2 years if an accident at sea), your claim could be eligible. The most common causes of claims result from:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents at work
- Work-related illness
- Medical Negligence
- Accidents on holiday
- Food poisoning
- Criminal incidents (injuries sustained during a crime)
Your injury lawyers in Horncastle will need as much evidence as possible to support your case. Indispensable items include your medical report for the treatment you received immediately following the accident or illness and for any subsequent treatment.
In food poisoning cases, if you kept the wrapper from the item that made you ill, it can be sent off for lab tests to identify the bug that caused the illness. The commonest bugs that cause food poisoning are E. Coli and Salmonella, which in particular lives in raw or semi-cooked food, especially chicken. When ordering chicken or pork in a restaurant, make sure there is no pink at all in the meat; if so, it is not properly cooked. It is safe to eat pink beef or pink lamb, but not the white meats.
If the police attended a road traffic accident, there will be a police report and your injury lawyers in Horncastle will probably want a copy of it. If you were one of the drivers, you should in any case have informed your own insurance company as soon as possible.
Witnesses statements can be invaluable, so make sure to tell your solicitor how he or she can contact them.
Accident Advice Helpline
Not sure how to proceed? Ask us to help you. You can start your claim here on the site by taking the 30-second test, or you can speak to one of our friendly experienced advisers on 0800 689 0500 (land line) or on 0333 500 0993 (mobile). They’ll talk you through the claims process and help you start your claim. They are patient and sympathetic because they know you have suffered a trauma and if you need injury lawyers in Horncastle they can find you those too. If you’d like us to call you text “CLAIM365” to 88010. Do it now.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: Emma Matthews