While it may be the case that the economy is on the mend, in April 2014, Brits were £1,600 a year worse off compared to when the government changed four years previously. The stock market may have returned to the giddy heights reached before the recession really took hold in 2008, but ordinary “hardworking” people are yet to reap the rewards.
This could be why many people are continuing to struggle with a mountain of debt. The rise of rip-off pay-day loan companies that charge exorbitant rates of interest has hardly helped.
If you’ve got yourself into a bit of a financial pickle, it’s a good idea to take some independent, free advice from one of the debt charities. If however things have got to the point where you’re having bailiffs round to your home attempting to evict you or impound your property, it will be important to know your rights.
Bailiffs are not allowed to use violence against you. If you are injured by a bailiff who tries a bit of the rough stuff, you should report the incident to the police and seek medical attention for your injuries in the first instance.
Once you’ve reported the violence you were subjected to and been seen by a medical professional, you might like to consider exploring whether or not you may be able to take personal injury action against the individual bailiff who did you harm or the company he works for with the aid of a top 100% no win no fee* personal injury solicitor in Hutton-le-Hole.
Violent bailiffs and solicitors in Hutton-le-Hole
If you have been roughed up by a violent bailiff, it will help your solicitors in Hutton-le-Hole if you have as much evidence as possible to support your version of events. As it will be your word against the bailiff concerned, this will be vital. The contact details of any people who witnessed what happened to you will be most useful, as will any photographic or video evidence of the incident.
If you win any type of settlement, you will need to contact your creditors if you have any payment arrangements in place. If you’ve recently been declared bankrupt, you will need to inform the official receiver of your windfall.
If you have been hurt by an overzealous bailiff and are curious as to whether a top personal injury solicitor in Hutton-le-Hole might be able to help you, why not pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. As we operate on a new win no fee* basis, you will not have to worry about finding more money to start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: David Brown