If you live in the peaceful village of Lairg on the shores of Loch Shin, you may have had your world torn apart because of an injury you sustained in an accident that was no fault of yours. In such a case, you might be looking for injury lawyers Lairg or ones in the nearest city in order to make a personal injury compensation claim.
You may not live in Lairg, but you could have visited it for a number of reasons, to see the salmon leap the Falls of Shin, or because you wanted to see the biggest single-day sheep sale in Europe. While you were there you may have been injured in a freak accident which you could prove, along with your injury lawyers Lairg or elsewhere, was not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Lairg
You don’t need to have been injured in an accident in order to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence, you may also be entitled to make a claim.
For example, if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you may, along with your injury lawyers in Lairg, for example, be able to prove that it was caused by your employer’s negligence. Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workers and failure to carry out this duty can lead to accidents and illnesses which can be proved to have resulted from the employer’s negligence.
Accidents with farm animals
Generally it is safer to work with sheep than with cows or poultry. Cows can be unpredictable and trample or crush people if they get spooked as a herd. There have been unfortunate incidents when members of the general public have been fatally injured by cows while walking dogs across farmland. Although cows appear to be docile animals, they can do serious harm to a person. Farm hands have sometimes been crushed against a wall or gate by a herd of these animals with some injuries proving fatal.
If you are involved in a road accident which occurred because of a stray farm animal on the road, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner. You should stay in your vehicle and call the police, who will inform the owner of the accident and call a local vet if the animal has been injured. You should not approach the animal if it is still alive, as it could turn hostile and do you serious harm.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now for expert legal advice about how to proceed.
We have two freephone numbers for you to use, 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and for mobiles, 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown