Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Portsmouth is notable for being the United Kingdom’s only island city; it is located mainly on Portsea Island. The Spinnaker Tower is a striking recent addition to the city’s skyline. It can be found in the redeveloped former HMS Vernon, formerly a shore establishment or ‘Stone Frigate’ of the Royal Navy, now an area of retail outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars known as Gunwharf Quays.
In the Domesday Book there is no mention of Portsmouth. However, settlements that were later to form part of Portsmouth are listed. At this time it is estimated the Portsmouth area had a population not greater than two or three hundred.
There are a great many more people in Portsmouth these days, as there are all over the country. Lots more people means lots mores accidents, which is why the law says the guilty party should compensate you if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault.
The innocent party should use injury lawyers in Portsmouth
If you are the innocent victim of an accident in which you are injured, you can contact injury lawyers in Portsmouth at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you with your personal injury compensation claim. The list of accidents is endless and every one is unique. However, some are more common than others and examples are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Work-related incidents
- Industrial illnesses and diseases
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Medical negligence
- Violent crimes
- Accidents in schools, colleges and universities
- Holiday accidents
- Sporting injuries
- Walking, hiking or rambling accidents
- Food poisoning
- Defective products that cause harm
If any of these accidents happen to you, and you sustain injuries through no fault of your own, you should contact injury lawyers in Portsmouth, to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The criteria for making a claim
There are criteria you have to comply with to be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. These are:
- The accident should have happened within the last 3 years
- You should have been the blameless victim
- You should have needed medical attention for your injuries
If you fit these criteria, you will probably be able to make an injury claim. To be certain, you can complete the 30-second test here on our website. This will not only let you know if you qualify, but will also give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you could receive.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, which means you do not have to worry about financing your personal injury compensation claim. We only get paid if we win and if we don’t you will not owe us any solicitors’ fees.
You could always phone our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They are trained to help and they will happily help you through all the processes and get your claim started.
Date Published: 28th October 2013
Author: Emma Matthews