The solicitors in Longridge are sometimes called upon to help local residents with personal injury claims they want to raise having been injured through no fault of their own at some sort of local public venue; watching a football match, taking part in the Longridge Field Day parade, or attending the local adult education centre. Accidents that cause injury can happen, anytime, anywhere, and they usually do. It’s in their nature.
Injury from slips, trips and falls
The most common type of accident that results in injury is the slip, trip or fall incident. Whilst the majority of these are the fault of the unfortunate fall victim themselves, because of their own thoughtlessness or carelessness; some are down to the fault of others, and the injured person may wish to launch a claim for appropriate compensation.
Claiming when significant injuries are sustained
The majority of injuries occasioned by slips, trips and falls are of little or no significance and wouldn’t qualify for a compensation. But if the victim falls awkwardly, or cuts themselves on a sharp object, or happens to suffer from osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease, more serious injury can be sustained which would, in terms of severity, warrant the raising of a claim.
What all solicitors, including solicitors in Longridge, need to establish
All solicitors, including solicitors in Longridge, must establish certain basic principles before they are able to launch a claim.
- The reason, blame, or responsibility for the incident/accident that causes the injury has to be attributable to someone other than the injury victim.
- The nature and/or consequences of the injury must be relatively serious and significant.
- In order to comply with the three year statute of limitations, the incident/injury has to have taken place within the three year period immediately preceding the date of any claim.
- To substantiate any claim, medical proof is likely to be required.
The easiest way to find out how much your claim could be worth
Injuries sustained in any sort of accident that is the fault of a third party can result in significant compensation being paid to the injury victim. The easiest way to establish how much any potential claim might be worth is to visit Accident Advice Helpline website and make use of the interactive online HOW MUCH calculator that is located on the website’s homepage. It’s free to use without any obligation, and will only take 30 seconds of a potential claimant’s time.
Our ‘no win, no fee’ service
Accident Advice Helpline offers a ‘no win, no fee’ service which means if a claim is unsuccessful, the claimant won’t have to pay their solicitor’s fees. It also means no money is required upfront. This service is recommended by none other than Esther Rantzen, the well known people’s consumer champion.
To find out more
To find out more, visit our website, or call our free helpline and chat to an experienced adviser. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown