North Berwick was associated with the Witch Trials, which were conducted at the “Auld Kirk Green” on the harbour. One woman, Agnes Sampson, was accused of making a magic potion which caused the sea to swell and winds to blow, when King James VI of Scotland was returning from Denmark with his new wife Anne. If you had lived in those times, you might have thought that witches could cause death, illness and poverty. Unfortunately, there were no personal injury compensation claims that could be filed.
Nowadays, if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you and injury solicitors in North Berwick can prove was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the person you think is responsible. If you had been a victim of a witch (which may have been seen as a criminal act of violence) and there were compensation claims in those days, then you may have been able to claim for injuries or illnesses which you thought she had inflicted.
Injury solicitors in North Berwick
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you and your injury solicitors in North Berwick can prove was caused as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against the person responsible. You would have three years in which to file a claim for such an illness.
You can also claim for any injuries sustained in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If the accident occurred in the British Isles, you will usually have three years in which to claim for your injuries. However, if the accident happened outside the UK, in the air, at an airport or at sea, you only have two years in which to file a claim.
Accidents in public places
If you have been injured in an accident in a public place, which is defined as anywhere to which the public have access, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim against someone. For example, if you tripped over a manhole cover which had not been properly replaced after maintenance work had been carried out, you should report your accident to the police. They will write a report, then you and your injury solicitors in North Berwick could build a case to show that the utilities company, whose property the manhole cover is, was negligent and thus caused your accident and injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but you don’t know how to do this, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers for help and expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Don’t delay — call right now.