Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset, England. As one of the highest and oldest towns in Britain, it is very picturesque, with cobbled streets and many old buildings with thatched roofs. As a result, tourism is one of the main industries in the town. With many visitors crowding around and admiring an unfamiliar area, accidents can and do happen, particularly in such an old and rural area.
Slips, trips and falls can easily happen anywhere, but sometimes they result in serious injuries requiring medical attention, and sometimes leading to a loss of earnings. When such accidents happen and they are not your fault, it can seem unfair that you have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline makes it our mission to ensure that this is not the case. If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall that led you to require medical attention in Shaftesbury in the last three years, then you could be entitled to compensation if the accident was not your fault. Such injuries covered are included but not limited to:
- A trip on broken pavement
- A fall down a stairway
- A slip on an icy pathway
The local council have a duty to ensure that Shaftesbury is safe for you and your family. This means ensuring that pavements and stairwells are well maintained as well as putting down salt and grit and clearing roads and footpaths during adverse weather.
If you suffer as a direct result of such negligence, then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We can put you in touch with our solicitor in Shaftesbury who can assist you in making a compensation claim. Photograph the scene of your accident if possible and as well as that you should do what you can do obtain witness contact details from those who saw the accident happen.
How to find a solicitor in Shaftesbury
If you believe you are entitled to compensation but you want to make sure, take our free 30 second test to find out quickly and easily if you qualify for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the biggest law firms in the UK with over 10 years’ successful experience in the field, so you couldn’t be in better hands. All of our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and your case will always be dealt with in the strictest confidence. The vast majority of cases are also settled over the phone, so you won’t even need to go to court.
If you are interested in making a claim, or if you simply want to find out more, give a friendly advisor a call today on the 24/7 Helpline 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown