Are you looking for injury solicitors in Witney? If so, then there are many things you should consider when making a search, but one thing people often forget to think about is what type of accident you’ve suffered. This could go a long way to determining what lawyer you choose.
There is often a feeling about personal injury law that it is fairly uniform with the same rules applying regardless of what type of injury you’ve suffered. While there are some common rules to go by there are also many different things to consider which are specific to that type of injury.
First let’s look at the basics. You will be entitled to make a claim if:
- You’ve been hurt in the last three years
- The accident was not your fault
- You required medical attention.
These three factors will apply regardless of what type of accident you’ve suffered. But the actual process of claiming compensation will vary significantly depending on the situation in which it happened. Now, there are all sorts of different situations in which compensation might be applicable, but in this article we’ll concentrate on some of the most common.
Road traffic accidents
Under UK law we’re all required to carry third party motor insurance to cover us against any damage or injuries we might inflict on other drivers. It will be this insurance policy that you will be claiming against when the case goes to court.
There are often disputes in road traffic accidents, so evidence is very important here. If possible you should get photos of the scene and the contact details of any witnesses. Their statements could prove pivotal.
All employers are required to make all reasonable provisions to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the people who work for them. If they fail to do this then compensation will become appropriate. Examples of such measures are reducing the noise of machinery which could cause lasting conditions such as industrial deafness and to ensure all areas comply with health and safety requirements.
Accidents in the street
If you suffer a fall in the street the chances are you’ll be claiming against the local council whose responsibility is to ensure the environment is safe. If they’ve failed to do so – such as not maintaining pavements, for example, then they might be vulnerable to claims.
Finding injury solicitors in Witney
Because of these different requirements you will need lawyers whose experience matches the type of injury you’ve suffered. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers who have worked in many different environments, which means the chances are we can find someone who will really fit your needs.
For more information about finding injury solicitors in Witney, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 10th February 2014