Travelling by bus is usually safe, although of course accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. If you have been involved in any type of accident which you can prove was not your fault, you may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim. This is just one reason why you may be searching for injury solicitors in Mitcham.
Injury solicitors in Mitcham
You may also need the services of injury solicitors in Mitcham if you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease that you can prove another person’s negligence was responsible for. An example of this is a work-related illness which you may be able to prove (along with your injury solicitor in Mitcham) was caused by your employer’s negligence, because they had failed in their duty to safeguard your health and safety while at work. Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe, healthy working environment for their employees. Failure to do so can be construed as negligence.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If you were diagnosed with an illness caused by another person’s negligence, or if you were injured in an accident that was the fault of another person within the British Isles, you have three years in which to make a claim. However, if you were injured in an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport, you only have two years in which to file your claim. The same is true if you have been injured in a crime — you have two years to make a claim, either through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Accidents on buses
If you are injured while travelling on a bus, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. For example, if the bus crashed into another vehicle or swerved to avoid one and crashed into a tree, and you were injured, you could make a claim against the bus company for your injuries. If a bus driver was driving recklessly and you fell in the aisle, you could also be eligible to make a claim for your injuries.
If you cut yourself because a spring or other piece of jagged metal was protruding through a seat, you may also be able to make a claim for your injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but you need to know how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers for help to make your claim. You can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you with your claim?
Date Published: 30th January 2014