Is your town making you ill?
Although the government is responsible for the UK as a whole, there are several levels of leadership between citizens and the MPs we’ve elected. For example, your local council may govern your local area, and if you live in Northern Ireland or Scotland, the Northern Ireland Assembly or the Scottish Government may have jurisdiction over your area.
As local councils generally manage the day-to-day running of residential areas, they must ensure that health and safety needs are taken care of. For example, many refuse collections are arranged via local councils. If these don’t happen or aren’t done properly, rubbish and waste could build up in residential areas and cause a safety hazard.
In addition to this, local councils are responsible for maintaining local roads and pavements. If they were to fail to do this, people could be at an increased risk of injury or could be more likely to be affected by a road traffic accident.
If your local council fail to carry out their function properly and you’re hurt as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them, and an injury solicitor in Painswick could help you to do so.
When should I make my claim with a personal injury solicitor in Painswick?
If you want to make a compensation claim with an injury solicitor in Painswick, the first thing you’ll need to do is to show that you weren’t responsible for the injuries that you sustained. Secondly, you’ll want to highlight who or what was responsible for the harm that you suffered.
In many cases this will be relatively easy to do, and your injury solicitor in Painswick could even help you to collect evidence to support your compensation claim. If you tripped on a pothole in the road and the council should have repaired it, for example, your medical notes alongside any photographic or witness evidence could be enough for your injury solicitor in Painswick to prove the council’s liability.
If you’re keen to make a compensation claim with an injury solicitor in Painswick, but you want to know more, we may be able to help. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we always offer free no-obligation advice, so it will be easy for you to find out whatever you want to know about obtaining compensation without incurring any legal fees at all.
To find out more or make a compensation claim now, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Our friendly and hard-working personal injury team are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can contact us at any time and we’ll always be on hand to help.
Don’t risk missing out on your chance to claim compensation for your injuries – call Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll be happy to help you with your claim.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown