Cockerham is a mainly rural area in Lancashire with a population of just over 500 people. Accident Advice Helpline and our injury solicitor in Cockerham work with residents of the village who have fallen victim to an accident or injury that was not there fault.
The most common kind of accidents and injury cases we see are slips, trips and falls. These can have varying effects on the victim and are usually as a result of someone else’s negligence — broken kerbs with no barriers or warning signs, cracked pavements, trees left in unsafe conditions — these examples are all easily rectifiable, and yet are the most popular causes for accidents.
If you have fallen victim to an accident in a public place that was not your fault, then the chances are that someone else is to blame. Councils, employers and drivers all have insurance to cover compensation claims, and all know what safety standards they by law must adhere to. If they have failed to do this, they have not only let you down but have broken the law. For this reason, you are legally entitled to financial compensation.
The act of falling can be extremely serious. If you are to fall and hit your head, this can cause death. It can also cause lifelong issues such as brain damage, memory loss, personality change and depression, which could mean you may never work again and that you find day-to-day tasks very difficult. It brings a whole life change to you and your loved ones and is something for which British law states you should be compensated.
Sometimes something as innocent and ordinary as a slip, trip or fall can change your quality of life permanently. A bad break in extreme cases could even mean amputation — the loss of your limb. This will mean the rest of your life is going to be very different for a long time to come. You are also likely to incur many financial losses, such as paying for treatments like physiotherapy, purchasing mobility aids, having home adaptations, and not forgetting the travel expenses for all of the above.
An injury solicitor in Cockerham can include these additional costs and expenses as part of your compensation case, and this is on top of your compensation award.
Accident Advice Helpline’s professional and friendly team are contactable around the clock to take your calls on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993
Accident Advice Helpline hold all the relevant information that you may need on our website, www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk, including our success rate, testimonials from previous clients, and the full endorsement of UK charity founder Esther Rantzen. You can also submit a very basic application form which will alert one of our trained staff members to call you back and discuss your potential case.
Call us — it could be the best phone call you ever make!
Date Published: 6th January 2014
Author: David Brown