You may or may not be able to find a firm of solicitors in Alford who could help you to file a potential personal injury compensation claim, so if you need the services of a specialist injury solicitor you should call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline number (given below), and we will put you in contact with one of our team of specialist injury solicitors. If you live in Scotland and are looking for solicitors in Alford, we can out you in touch with an appropriate solicitor whom we work with in Scotland. You don’t actually need a local lawyer to help you, as the majority of claims can be processed over the phone.
Why would you need solicitors in Alford?
You may need the help of solicitors in Alford if you have been diagnosed with an illness (perhaps work-related) which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Another reason for seeking a firm of solicitors is that you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was no fault of yours. You may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim against the person you believe to be responsible for your accident.
What if you fell in the street and were injured?
If you slip, trip or fall in the street and are injured, it could be that you fell because there was a piece of broken paving in your path. You should call the police, as well as an ambulance. You should certainly seek immediate medical treatment, as failure to do so could mean that your injuries are exacerbated.
The police will write a report and should include in it the names and contact details of any witnesses. You could take photographs of the accident scene, as these may be used as supporting evidence for your potential personal injury compensation claim. The police should inform the local authority, whose responsibility it is to maintain the streets and roads, and you can also inform them of your accident.
If you fell and injured yourself because of a manhole cover that had not been properly replaced, the police should inform the owners, who will likely be a utilities company. Once again, you should take photographs, if you can, of the manhole cover that caused your accident and injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice and help with your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call our helpline number at any time, as the lines will be open – they always are. Call free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or ring us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown