If you are a resident of Newcastle Emlyn in west Wales, you may be seeking injury lawyers in Newcastle Emlyn because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You could also have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. This could be another reason for looking for injury lawyers in Newcastle Emlyn or elsewhere to help you file a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury lawyers in Newcastle Emlyn
You will need to file most personal injury compensation claims within three years of sustaining an injury or within three years of first being diagnosed with an illness, so the sooner you find injury lawyers in Newcastle Emlyn or elsewhere, to represent you, the better. This is even more important if you have been injured in an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport as you only have two years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in such accidents.
Newcastle Emlyn’s wyvern
Imagine if the wyvern (a legendary venomous beast rather like a huge serpent with wings) actually had been the pet of some chieftain. If there had been personal injury compensation in those days, you would have been able to file a claim against the wyvern’s owner if it had injured you or killed a spouse, partner or child. However, in those days of legend, there were no personal injury compensation claims to make and the chieftain would have wreaked his wrath not only on you, for daring to file a claim, but probably sent his wyvern to destroy the whole settlement.
If you are bitten by a dog, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury. It is estimated that there are around 4,000 dog attacks in the UK every year. If you want to claim personal injury compensation for injuries sustained in a dog attack, then you will need to find an expert injury lawyer to help you file your claim.
You should seek medical attention for your injuries and clean the wound thoroughly as soon as you can under running water. If you were attacked while you were working; for example you could be a postman, electrician or plumber, you would have to report it as an accident at work and have it recorded in the accident book.
You should also inform the police, because if a dog has bitten once, it is likely to do so again. You would also need a unique crime reference number from them so that you have supporting evidence for any claim you wish to make.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have good grounds for making any type of personal injury compensation claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call for expert legal advice at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. For expert legal advice, call us now.
Date Published: 20th December 2013
Author: David Brown