Covent Garden is still famous because it was the former fruit and vegetable market of London. Now, however, it is a tourist centre and shopping area where the Royal Opera House is situated. The market was first mentioned in 1654, and by 1673 there was a “great ffylth” in the Piazza which had been designed by Inigo Jones. If you had sustained an injury after slipping on this “great ffylth,” you would not have had recourse to hire solicitors in Covent Garden to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Solicitors in Covent Garden
Nowadays, of course, the new Covent Garden is full of shops and so on, but you could just as easily slip, trip or fall and injure yourself. You would need solicitors in Covent Garden, or ones based elsewhere, to prove that you were not responsible for your accident.
For example, you might have slipped in a restaurant because food or liquid had been spilled on the floor and had not been cleaned up by staff. Alternatively, the spillage may have been mopped up but there were no signs in place warning you that the floor was wet. In either case, solicitors in Covent Garden, or ones based elsewhere, would probably be able to build a case to help you file a personal injury compensation claim.
If you work in Covent Garden and have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you may also be looking for a firm of solicitors in Covent Garden to help you to make a personal injury compensation claim. You would have three years in which to file your claim from the date on which you were first diagnosed with the illness.
Accidents in public places
If you have an accident in a restaurant, shop or cinema, for example, you would need to tell a member of staff about it and make sure that they wrote down the details of the accident (along with names and contact numbers for any witnesses) in their accident book. You should also seek medical attention immediately.
If you can, take photographs of the place where the accident occurred, as your solicitors in Covent Garden could use these as supporting evidence for your claim.
If you have an accident in the street then you should call the police, who will inform the local authority, which should maintain roads and streets so that there are no broken paving stones or potholes which could so easily cause accidents.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, but are not sure what to do about this, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are experts in dealing with personal injury claims, and you can call us for advice at any time on one of these freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 30th May 2014