Merton is a village found in the local government district of Torridge, within the ceremonial county of Devon in the south west of England. The village is situated approximately five miles south east of the town of Great Torrington and is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Little Torrington, Beaford, Dolton, Huish, Petrockstowe and Peters Marland.
The boundaries of the civil parish of Merton are defined by the region’s two rivers, with the eastern and northern boundaries of the parish following the loops of the River Torridge and the southern and western sides being formed by the River Mere.
The population of Merton
Merton is a settlement which has been in existence for many hundreds of years but has never grown to be more than a small village. In fact, in recent years the population of the village has actually fallen slightly, from 507 in 1901 to 331 in 2001. This tells us that the village will be fairly quiet and uneventful and therefore will not often see accidents and injuries occurring within its boundaries. This does not mean, however, that in Merton compensation claims are never pursued.
Merton injury compensation
It is true that claims for Merton injury compensation are by no means as common as in large urban centres, but the nationwide nature of the entitlement to claim compensation means that they can and do still arise in the correct circumstances.
The circumstances in which claims for Merton injury compensation can arise are as and when an individual suffers an injury and another party was demonstrably to blame. That party could be another individual, an organisation or a corporation, and common incidents which can create such claims include road traffic accidents, slips trips or falls in public spaces and injuries occurring at work.
How long is there to claim?
If you suffer an injury as a result of an incident similar to those described above then generally speaking you will have three years in which you can begin claims proceedings before your entitlement to claim passes. This three year restriction is not always imposed, however, on claims which involve either an injury suffered as a minor or an industrial disease like asbestos poisoning where symptoms can sometimes take many years to appear.
Who can handle your claim?
If you believe that you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim then the best thing for you to do is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. They have the experience and know how required to efficiently and effectively handle your case no matter what the exact circumstances of the claim. To find out more, you can give their friendly and professional telephone advisers a call on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 4th September 2014
Author: David Brown