If you live in Newton, there are probably no injury solicitors there, so if you think you have good grounds for filing a personal injury compensation claim, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if we can put you in touch with an appropriate injury solicitor. Call us on one of our freephone numbers which you will find below.
Injury solicitors in Newton
You may be searching for a firm of injury solicitors in Newton, or ones elsewhere, because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove you were in no way responsible for. You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim if your accident and injury occurred within the British Isles. However, there are some accidents, such as those which happen at sea, in the air, or at an airport for which you must claim within two years. If you are not exactly sure how long you have before the time for your claim period expires, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
You may also be looking for injury solicitors in Newton because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. For this type of illness you have three years in which to make a claim.
Accidents in public places
Slips, trips and falls are the most common accidents as they can occur anywhere. What should you do if you fall over a piece of broken paving stone, and break a limb? Call the police and an ambulance and ask witnesses to stay with you until the police arrive. You will need contact details and names of witnesses if you are thinking of filing a personal injury compensation claim. The police will write a report and inform the local authority of your accident. You may be entitled to file an injury claim against them as they are responsible for repairing roads and pavements and keeping them in a good state of repair.
If you have an accident in a shop, supermarket restaurant, bank, or any other building open to the public, you should inform a member of staff and have them record the details of the accident and the names and contact details of witnesses in the accident book. You should then seek immediate medical treatment.
If you can, take photographs of the scene of an accident so that they can be used as supporting evidence for your personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of personal injury compensation claim you think you may have to file, if you need help and expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 2nd February 2014