Local authorities have a duty of care to the residents in their area, and if this duty of care is neglected, the injury claim solicitor in Aberystwyth residents have access to, Accident Advice Helpline, may be called into action.
The right to claim for compensation with a solicitor in Aberystwyth
Picking up an injury is never welcome, but if it’s down to your own carelessness, you’ve only got yourself to blame. If however, the cause of the accident or incident that results in an injury is down to someone other than you, you’d be well within your rights, both morally and legally, to claim for compensation.
When Accident Advice Helpline may be called into action
Children in particular are prone to accidents and injuries. Their natural curiosity and their boundless energy can often lead them into trouble. In situations where an area of land, or a building, contains risks, or has become unsafe, any local authority has an obligation to cordon off the area so that the public, (including children) cannot gain access, and to display appropriate warning signs around the area.
If this is not done correctly, any local authority, or building contractor, could be deemed to be negligent, and a solicitor in Aberystwyth at Accident Advice Helpline may be summoned to help injury victims to launch a personal injury claim.
Serious injuries from slips, trips and falls
One of the most prolific types of injury results from a slip, trip or fall. Many of the injuries sustained, are of a minor nature and wouldn’t warrant raising of personal injury claim. Injuries can however sometimes be of a more serious nature.
For example, if the accident victim suffers from osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), he/she might easily break a limb, and if the trip hazard was something like a raised paving stone,, or an unguarded hold in the pavement, the local authority would have a case to answer.
Facts we need to establish
Before we can consider launching a personal injury claim on someone’s behalf, we have to first establish certain facts. These include:
- Blame must lie with a third party
- Injury must be significant
- Incident must have happened in the last 3 years
- Medical proof of the injury must be available
Self value your claim with our HOW MUCH calculator
To get a handle on the value of compensation you might be entitled to, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on our website’s homepage. It takes only 30 seconds to give you an estimate.
Our reputation precedes us
Not only do we have a good reputation which people know they can rely on, but we also have a great recommendation from the respected people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, who says, “Take my advice you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.” To find out more, call our helpline. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown