If you are a resident of the Cotswolds market town of Shipston-on-Stour, you will probably know that its original name meant “sheep’s wash town,” as it was a centre of the woollen industry. The Cotswolds sheep are called “golden lions” because of their long golden fleeces, and these were much sought-after. However, by the end of the First World War, few flocks were left. Now, thanks to the efforts of conservationists, there are more than 50 flocks of the Cotswolds’ golden lions.
Working with sheep can cause health problems, as there are some diseases which can be transmitted from animals to humans. If you were a shepherd in the past and you contracted a disease from a sheep, there were no injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour who could help you to file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer whose negligence (in not providing you with adequate protection in terms of equipment and clothing) could have caused your illness.
Injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour
There may not be any injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour, but if you are a resident of the town and you need the services of any kind of personal injury solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will put you in contact with an expert in the field. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers which you can find below.
Why may I need injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour?
There are two main reasons why you may need the services of injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour:
- You have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault; or
- You have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
How long do I have to make a claim?
You have three years from first being diagnosed with an illness which you can prove another person’s negligence was responsible for in which to make your claim for compensation. However, there are different limitation periods for different types of accident. To find out how long you have to claim for injuries sustained in an accident, contact injury solicitors in Shipston-on-Stour, or us at Accident Advice Helpline.
For accidents which occur within the British Isles, you usually have three years in which to make a claim, although if you were injured in an accident involving an uninsured or untraced driver you only have nine months in which to file a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any query regarding the claims process, or you need expert legal advice and help to make your personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now to find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown