Sedgemoor can be found near the centre of Somerset, which itself can be found in the south west of England. Light industry, livestock farming and crafts are a mainstay stay of the local economy.
Of course, any kind of industrial work carries some risk as does working with animals. Most accidents in areas such as these are easily avoided, and require no special actions beyond using a little common sense and following safety guidelines properly.
Sometimes though, we can’t avoid having an accident no matter what we do and in these situations it is usually the actions, or inactions, of someone else that has caused the accident. If you are hurt in an accident that you didn’t create, then you are probably thinking of personal injury compensation claims in Sedgemoor.
What if personal injury compensation claims in Sedgemoor are required?
The first thing to do is make sure that the accident wasn’t your fault. Were you wearing the proper safety equipment, did you check that it was still able to do it’s job correctly? Did you follow all safety instructions, take necessary precautions and work safely and responsibly?
If you can say yes to all of that, then in all likelihood your accident was the fault of someone else. Where fault lies with someone else, there is almost always a case to be answered. Why ‘almost’ always? There are other considerations to factor in, before personal injury compensation claims in Sedgemoor can be pursued.
- Did you get treatment, from a medical professional, for the injuries you received in the accident? Even with fault established, this is one of two deal breakers – you need to have been treated, so there is a record of your injuries that can be corroborated.
- The second ‘deal breaker’ is the timing of your claim. This is a little trickier, but in general the window of opportunity for making a claim after the event is three years. It is best that you speak to us about this, to make sure that you are within the time limit. The actual date that the window starts from is dependant upon your age (if you are under the age of 21) and type of injury (industrial disease, for instance).
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
For free advice and an estimation of possible award amount, call us today for a friendly and obligation free chat. The call is free and since our lines are open 24/7, you can call whenever you like. Simply dial 0800 689 0500, or if you are using a mobile phone then the number you need is 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th June 2015
Author: David Brown