Porthscatho in Cornwall is situated in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Beauty, on the Roseland peninsula. It is a village which is off the beaten track of tourism, as it is not as well publicized as its neighbour, St Mawes. There’s an annual Porthscatho Regatta for sailing enthusiasts and if you take a walk along the harbour, you will probably come across some sailing types, probably discussing the weather or the catch from the evening before.
If you are a resident of Porthscatho you will probably remember the tragic death of a woman who stepped into her bath and was electrocuted when faulty wiring sent a deadly electric current around the bathroom in 2008. It transpired that the wiring had not been checked in thirty years. There was no legislation to ensure that the electrical wiring is checked regularly. The house was rented and the owner was under no legal obligation to have the wiring checked. If there had been legislation and the wiring had not been checked at the required intervals, the family of the woman could have visited a firm of injury solicitors Porthscatho (or ones based elsewhere) and they might have been able to prove that the woman’s death was due to the negligence of the landlord. The family may have been able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the landlord of the property.
Why seek injury solicitors in Porthscatho?
You may need the services of a firm of injury solicitors in Porthscatho, or one based elsewhere in the country, if you have been injured in an accident which you and they can prove was not your fault. You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim if the accident occurred in the UK.
You may also be seeking the services of injury solicitors in Porthscatho, for example, if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. If, for example you live in rented property which is in a bad state of repair, and you have requested that your landlord do the necessary repairs, but they have not been done, and you are diagnosed with an illness caused because of your poor living conditions, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against your landlord. You would need to prove that your landlord had been negligent in his or her duty to carry out repairs to the property.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice to file a potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now, for expert legal advice?