When checking out injury claim solicitors in East Dereham, local residents do what most other people here in the UK do these days and resort to using the internet. More often than not, our name Accident Advice Helpline crops up in the search engine report pages, as we’ve got such a high online presence due to the fact that we’ve serviced tens of thousands of satisfied customers in towns and villages all over the UK. It’s therefore not surprising that many of the East Dereham folk also then decide to employ us to help them, too.
The retail trade is the largest employer in East Dereham
At one stage in its development, East Dereham was quite industrialised. But with the steady decline of manufacturing in the UK over the past few decades, the biggest employer here is now the retail trade, which is where many of the claims for injuries in the workplace arise.
Common injuries in the retail sector
While there’s no way the retail trade can be considered to be a risky environment in which to work, nonetheless injuries do happen to people working within the trade and shoppers, too. With shoppers it tends to be mostly slip, trip and fall incidents, whereas with people who work within the trade it’s more likely to be injuries as a result of collisions with working vehicles, and musculoskeletal injuries revolving around the material handling side of the business.
The blame game – it’s the same for Accident Advice Helpline and solicitors in East Dereham
Whoever gets injured, be it staff or shoppers, the same basic rule applies. The blame for the injury, or the circumstances that brought the injury about, has to be attributable to someone other than the injured party, because it’s these people that we will pursue for any compensation that may be due. Whether it’s us here at Accident Advice Helpline who are being asked to process a claim, or other solicitors in East Dereham, the same rule stands.
Other important considerations
As well as the blame for the injury lying with a third party, there are three other important factors to be considered before a claim for compensation can be launched:
- The injury must have occurred within the past three years. If the injury was sustained by a child, however, the countdown of the three-year period does not commence until the victim’s 18th birthday.
- The injury must be serious enough to warrant a claim.
- Medical proof will need to be provided to substantiate the claim.
Value your claim before you register it
Anyone wishing to establish how much compensation they may be able to claim should use the compensation calculator that we have on our website. It’s available for all to use and will take only 30 seconds of anyone’s time.
For more information about our no win no fee services, as recommended by Esther Rantzen, call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.