At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re often asked what’s involved with making a claim. Well, the simple answer to that is that it all depends on what you’re looking to claim for. Here we’ll talk about some of the common types of claim that you might come across and how that’s relevant to you as you search for a solicitor in Kirkoswald to help with your case.
With so many people on the roads it’s no surprise that there are accidents from time to time. If that happens then the chances are that at least one of the parties was to blame for a greater or lesser extent.
When this happens, the fees for damages come out of the insurance policy of the person deemed to be responsible. And this applies whether the damage is in purely financial terms to the car or in physical terms to you as a driver.
The secret of making a successful claim here lies in getting evidence. If the other driver decides to stand their ground then much will depend on who the court believes and that will depend on who has the best evidence supporting them.
Accidents in the street
If you slip, trip or fall in the street as a result of a badly maintained pavement then there is a chance that you are entitled to claim against the council. It is their responsibility to maintain the area in a safe condition and if they have fallen short of that and you’ve been hurt as a result then they owe you compensation.
Again the secret to this is getting pictures of the scene at the time the accident happened. It’s not likely to be in the same condition by the time the case goes to court so it’s important to demonstrate the true condition it was in.
All employers have to make sure their staff work in a safe environment. That means making basic assessments about the likely risks they will run into which at work. If they fail to take reasonable measures to address those risks then it is likely that compensation will be owed.
To really stand the best chance of winning find a solicitor in Kirkoswald who has experience in employment law. He or she will be able to tell you one way or another what the employer should have done to ensure a safe environment and if they have fallen short on this occasion.
Finding a solicitor in Kirkoswald
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide support in all these types of cases. That’s because we have plenty of lawyers on our books, all of whom work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis – so if you should lose your case, you will not have to pay us anything.
To find out more about finding a solicitor in Kirkoswald, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We also have a website at www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk or you can email us a question at email@example.com.
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: David Brown