If you live in the area and have had a non fault accident in Durham, you may be thinking about making a compensation claim. If you have sustained injuries in an accident which occurred within the last three years, then you might have grounds to make a compensation claim. You can also claim for work-related illnesses and occupational diseases. You’ll need to prove that they were caused because of negligence on the part of your employer.
What you can claim for
A compensation claim might be for injuries suffered in a slip, trip or fall in which you broke a limb or sprained an ankle and subsequently had to seek medical treatment and take time off work. Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents. This is mainly because they can happen anywhere. If you can prove that your accident was caused because of someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim.
For example, if you fell in the street because of a broken pavement, or inadvertently put your foot in a pothole whilst crossing the street, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation against your local authority. All local authorities are responsible for the maintenance of roads and pavements. If these are not in a good state of repair then the local authority can be deemed legally negligent. That means they are responsible for your injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a non fault accident in Durham in the last three years, you are entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. You can also claim within three years of being first diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease. You and your solicitor need to prove that this was caused because your employer fell short of his or her responsibility to ensure employees have a safe and healthy environment in which to work.
Claim for a non fault accident in Durham
If you think you have a case to claim personal injury compensation, then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people with their claims for more than sixteen years.
If you visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, you will see that our patron is the renowned champion of consumer rights, Dame Esther Rantzen. We are a law firm working with a team of solicitors all of whom are experts in the field of personal injury compensation. Why not visit our website to find out more about us?
If you think we can help with your compensation claim for a non fault accident in Durham, contact us for expert legal advice right now. We are always available for your calls. The number to ring from a landline is 0800 689 0500. From your mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 22nd July 2013