Fionnphort is the principal port on the Scottish Ross of Mull and is the base of the ferry service from ‘mainland’ Mull to Iona. Despite this however, the port does have a population of only 80 people and this fact means that it does not share many of the characteristics of larger urban centres, for example for a personal injury lawyer Fionnphort is not a particularly common source of personal injury compensation claims.
For a personal injury lawyer Fionnphort does not have many claims
A mentioned above, for a personal injury lawyer Fionnphort does not tend to produce many personal injury compensation claims but that does not mean that no claims can arise from the area. In fact, for a personal injury lawyer Fionnphort can produce any variant of claim, it is just the lower population that means that instances of claims are understandably less frequent. This demonstrates the important fact that accidents and injuries that create claims can occur anywhere, and therefore anyone in the UK could be entitled to claim. If you think that you may be entitled to begin claims proceedings then you will likely have some questions about the claims process and the remainder of this article will attempt to answer a number of these for you.
When and why can you make a claim?
The law states that it is when you are injured or fall ill and it was somebody else’s fault that you can claim personal injury compensation, and this compensation is available for three main reasons. Firstly, it serves to hold the guilty party to account for their actions; secondly, it offers some recompense for the physical and psychological pain that the victim suffers and finally it also provides the financial means for victims to cover their medical costs.
How long do you have to make your claim?
In the vast majority of cases there is a period of three years from an incident in question, in which claims proceedings can be begun and if you do not do so then you lose your ability to claim. The only cases which are subject to slightly different and arguably more flexible time restrictions are those which regard either an injury to a minor or an industrial disease such as asbestos poisoning, and further research would be required if your claim does fit within either of these categories.
Who can help you claim?
The best people to trust with the handling of your claim are Accident Advice Helpline. We are personal injury specialists who have over 15 years’ worth of experience of successfully handling all manner of compensation claims. It couldn’t be easier to get it as our friendly and professional advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown