North Devon is a local government district found in the northern part of the ceremonial county of Devon, in the south west of England. The district’s local council has its headquarters in Barnstaple, whilst other towns and villages in the North Devon District include Braunton, Fremington, Ilfracombe, Instow, South Molton, Lynton and Lynmouth.
The Formation Of The District Of North Devon
The huge majority of local government districts within the UK were officially formed on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act of 1972, and North Devon is no exception. The district came into being as a result of a merger of the former Barnstaple municipal borough, the Ilfracombe and Lynton urban districts, and the Barnstaple and South Molton rural districts.
The Population Of The District Of North Devon
According to the latest available census data, the district of North Devon has a permanent resident population of around 94,000 people. This is not at face value a particularly high level if population, especially when you realise that the population density of the district is only around 220 per square mile. It is, however, still a high enough level of population to mean that accidents and injuries can occur in the district and this means that it is worth discussing North Devon compensation claims.
North Devon Compensation Claims
In North Devon compensation claims may not be as common as in areas which are densely populated and therefore which have a greater number of accidents and injuries. However, North Devon compensation claims are just as important to their claimants and as such it is worthwhile talking about the key details of these claims. These key details are when and why they are possible, how long an entitlement to claim lasts and who can help you to claim if you need to.
When And Why Is Claiming Possible
It is possible to pursue a personal injury claim if you have been injured and it was definitively somebody else’s fault. This is so that you can gain some recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain you have suffered through no fault of your own.
How Long Do You Have To Claim
For the majority of types of claim, you have up to three years after an incident in which to begin claims proceedings. This three year restriction is not always applied to claims involving an injury suffered by a minor or an industrial disease like asbestos poisoning.
Who Can Help You To Claim
The very best people to contact for help with a claim are undoubtedly the highly experienced Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach them 24 hours a day by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown