Just before Easter 2014, Naomi Campbell the supermodel, was spotted in Brixton Village and she caused quite a stir. She actually comes from neighbouring Streatham, also in south west London. If you had been one of the people surrounding her, you might have had some eager fan jumping on your toe and crushing it. If you had to have medical treatment for it, you might have been able to make a compensation claim for your injury against the person who injured you. You would have needed the services of an injury solicitor in Brixton in order to file a claim, but it may not have been worth the trouble, as the person responsible for your injury might well not have been able to pay you compensation. A Solicitors in Brixton, or elsewhere could advise you about whether or not you have a valid personal injury compensation claim to make.
Solicitors in Brixton and accidents outdoors
You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, however, if you had an accident, such as a slip, trip or fall in the street. Solicitors in Brixton could help if you tripped over a piece of broken paving and had to have medical treatment for your injuries. If you have an accident in the street, you need to report it to the police and seek immediate medical treatment. The police will inform the local authority which is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of roads and pavements.
If you fell into a manhole or drain because the cover had been removed and there were no warning signs in place, you could probably make a personal injury compensation claim (with the help of an expert personal injury solicitor) against the utility company that owned it.
Accidents in buildings accessible to the public
If you slipped on a wet floor, perhaps made so because food or liquid had been spilled and not cleaned up by staff in a shop, supermarket, restaurant and so on, you could also be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim if no warning signs were in place. If you have an accident in a building which is open to the public, you should inform a member of staff and make sure they log the details in the accident book before you get into the ambulance. To make a successful personal injury compensation claim you must have medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, but you can’t find a suitable solicitor, or you need expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone lines are always open, including on Bank Holidays. For landline calls the number to ring is 0800 689 0500, and for mobiles, call 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay, as time may be running out for you to file your claim. Call now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: Emma Matthews