Whether you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Abertillery or anywhere else in the country, the basic facts of making a claim are the same. You should look at the type of accident and find a lawyer who specialises in that area.
Although personal injury law is quite a complex issue, many people assume they know more than they do about it. This is because much of it sounds very simple – if you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, then you should be given compensation, isn’t that right?
Well, yes and no. It’s true that the same basic rules apply across the board, but there are differences depending on what type of accident you’ve suffered. Here are some of the most common types of accidents:
- Slip or fall in the street: If you fall over in the street, there is a good chance that it’s the local council’s responsibility. They are required to make sure we all have a safe environment in which to move around, and if they fail in that responsibility then accidents can and often do happen. If you’ve been hurt, you will have to decide whether or not you think the accident resulted in a mistake from the council.
- Workplace injuries: While the council is responsible for the safe maintenance of public spaces, the same is true of employers. They must take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of accidents are kept down to a minimum. If you think they’ve fallen down in this regard, then you could make a claim.
- Road traffic accidents: If you’re injured while out on the roads by someone who was not driving with due care and attention, it stands to reason that you should be awarded compensation. But there is often disagreement about who was at fault, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the evidence on your side before claiming.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Abertillery
The best way to find out how your claim relates to each of these different types of accidents is to consult an expert. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have lots of them and they’re just ready and waiting to offer you everything you could possibly want in terms of help, advice and support.
This consultation will be an opportunity for us to decide whether or not we think you have a good chance of winning. If we do, then we can provide support and advice which will be useful to you in your search for a personal injury lawyer in Abertillery.
So, if you want to find a personal injury lawyer in Abertillery, why not come and talk to our team at Accident Advice Helpline? We’re ready and waiting to help you out. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown