You might be considering making an injury claim in Keresley for an injury you sustained in an accident that was not your fault. Alternatively, you may be thinking of filing an injury claim in Keresley after contracting an illness (perhaps a work-related one or an occupational disease) for which another person’s negligence was to blame.
Making an injury claim in Keresley
You may have been shopping in nearby Coventry and tripped over a piece of broken curb or paving. If you fell and broke or fractured a limb, you may have grounds for making an injury claim in Keresley, for example.
The city council (or any other local authority) is responsible for the upkeep and good maintenance of all roads and pavements under its jurisdiction. However accidents such as slips, trips and falls do happen, and injury claims resulting from these are budgeted for.
Slips, trips and falls
If you have a slip, trip or fall it could happen virtually anywhere and could be caused by someone else’s negligence. For example, if you are in a supermarket and liquid or food has been spilled on the floor and not cleaned up, and you slip and injure yourself, you could have grounds on which to base a claim. If you have an accident in a supermarket, for example, such as the one described above, if there were no hazard signs in place, warning you of the possible danger, then you could, perhaps make a personal injury compensation claim.
Filing an injury claim
Normally you have three years from the date of your accident in which to file your claim. However for some accidents, such as if you were the victim of a violent crime, or if your accident happened at sea or in an aircraft, then you only have two years in which to file a claim.
This is because if you are the victim of a crime, you file a claim with the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) and accidents in the air or at sea are governed by International Conventions.
Accident Advice Helpline
You should check with your accident solicitor or with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have in which to file a claim for your specific accident. The sooner you begin the claims procedure, the better, however as it can take years to receive compensation.
You can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website to discover more about who we are and how we may be able to assist you and then perhaps you will call us on one of our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline. If you call us on a mobile, ring 033 500 0993.You can call us at any time, no matter what the day is.
If you would like us to call you to discuss your potential claim, all you need to do is send us the text message “claim365” to 88010.
Get expert legal advice from our claims’ experts by contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown