Bishop’s Castle is a market town in Shropshire, which gained the Walker’s Welcome award in 2008. It is good walking country as it is not far from Offa’s Dyke and the Shropshire Way (the long distance footpath) runs through the town. Bishop’s Castle is home to the UK’s oldest brewery, The Three Tuns, which has a 16th century brew house, now used as the fermentation room for the modern brewery.
Solicitors in Bishop’s Castle
There may or may not be a firm of solicitors Bishop’s Castle if you have been injured in an accident there, which you can prove was not your fault. If you need a firm of solicitors Bishop’s Castle to file a potential personal injury compensation claim, but can’t locate one, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Apart from being able to file a claim for injuries, you can also file one for an illness, if you can prove it was caused by another person’s negligence. Solicitors in Bishop’s Castle would be able to help you make your case, if there were any.
Accidents in public places
If you slip, trip or fall in a public place, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries if you can prove the accident was no fault of yours. For example, if you trip over a piece of broken curb or twist your ankle after accidentally stepping into a large pothole while crossing the road, you may be entitled to make a claim against the local authority which is responsible for the good maintenance of streets and roads. You should call the police and an ambulance and have medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. The police (or you), should report the accident to the local authority. If you can, take photographs of the scene of the accident, as these can be used as supporting evidence if you decide to make a claim for your injuries.
However, if you had just visited the local pub or brewery before you fell, you would not be able to prove that the accident was not caused because you were inebriated.
If you fall in a shop, or other public building, inform a member of staff and ensure the details of your accident (along with the names and contact details of witnesses) are recorded in the accident book, and then seek immediate medical treatment.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice about any part of the claims’ process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call at any time on one of our freephone numbers. These are 0800 689 0500 (also call this number from a landline), or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Don’t hesitate to call us at any time.
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: David Brown