As is common with many counties in England, Derbyshire is neatly divided into several local government districts. One of these is South Derbyshire, which sits in the far south of the county. The last Census discovered it had a population of a little over 94,000. Even with a population of that size, it is unusual to find someone who has had cause to claim South Derbyshire compensation.
So, why would someone think of compensation at all? Well, if someone had an accident because another person knocked into them, or because something happened at work, or even because they tripped or slipped over on a poor floor surface, they might well have reason to do this.
Isn’t a slip or a trip just unfortunate?
It is indeed unfortunate, and sometimes it might be our own fault that we fall in the first place. If someone has placed a yellow warning sign by a spillage, so it alerts people before they have a chance to clear it up, it is up to us whether we ignore it or not. If we did ignore it and fell over because we chose to run through the spillage, that would be our fault.
However, what if someone hadn’t put out a sign to warn people? What if that spillage was very slippery (oil, perhaps) and you didn’t see it? You can well imagine a fall in these circumstances would be very awkward and painful. You might well be hurt even though you didn’t do anything to cause the injury. Now you might be able to see why some people do think about whether or not to claim something.
It’s easy to find out more without committing yourself
The process of making a phone call about South Derbyshire compensation is very easy, and it really doesn’t commit you to going ahead with a claim if you decide not to do so. That’s the case when you call Accident Advice Helpline, and since our number is free on 0800 689 0500, you don’t even have to pay a penny to make the call.
Our team recognises how upsetting and challenging a time like this can be, which is why they’re trained to be courteous, friendly and considerate at all times. Let’s see if we can help you, and whether one of our lawyers could accept your case if you wish to move ahead with it.
Date Published: 7th July 2014
Author: David Brown