Castel is the island of Guernsey’s largest parish, where there is an annual North Show and the Battle of Flowers. It also has some wonderful beaches including the award-winning one at Vazon Bay. If you visit Castel in August for its Battle of Flowers, you will enjoy the carnival atmosphere, but take care not to slip, trip or fall while there.
Why might you need solicitors in Castel?
If you attend the Battle of Flowers and slip and fall in the street, you might be seriously injured, in which case, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. You would have to prove that the accident was not your fault in any way, but the fault of the local authority or the organizers of the event. Solicitors in Castel would perhaps be able to represent you and help build a case to support your claim.
If you are a resident of Castel and have been diagnosed with an illness, or a disease (perhaps a work-related one) which you can prove was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim against the person you allege to be responsible for it. Again, you would need the help of solicitors in Castel (or ones based anywhere else in the British Isles) to assist you in filing your claim.
Accidents in the street
If you slip, trip or fall (these are the most common types of accident) in the street, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you and your solicitors in Castel (or ones based elsewhere in the UK) can prove the accident was not your fault in any way. You may twist and badly sprain your ankle, for example, if you accidentally step into a pothole while crossing the road. If this happens to you, call the police and an ambulance as you should get immediate medical treatment. The police will write a report which will be needed as evidence if you decide to make a claim for your injuries. If you are able take photographs of the scene of your accident, as these can be used as supporting evidence too.
The police should inform the local authority of your accident, but you can also contact the responsible person and tell them about it. Solicitors in Castel, for example, may be able to represent you in your claim. If you are unable to find a suitable solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will help you with your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at any time for expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim you think you have. Call one of our helpline numbers now: 0800 689 0500 from landlines, or from mobiles, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th May 2014