Cornwall is a county in England with a population of just over half a million people.
Tin mining was important to the Cornish economy for many years but mining started to decline in the mid-19th century. China clay extraction became more important and metal mining had all but ceased by the 1990s. Fishing and agriculture have also featured highly.
Tourism became important during the 20th century with the growth of the railways and thanks to Cornwall’s unique culture, spectacular landscape and mild climate. Tourism now makes up around a quarter of the county’s gross domestic product.
Unexpected accidents in Cornwall
Although the decline of the metal mining industry means that there are fewer compensation claims for industrial accidents, there are still industrial accidents arising from china extraction, fishing and agriculure and so for injury lawyers Cornwall is a source of regular compensation claims.
Also, for injury lawyers Cornwall is also a source of compensation claims following slips, trips and falls in view of the large number of tourists coming to the region each year. Regardless of how a compensation claim arises, potential claimants are likely to ask some or all of the following questions, and will benefit from reading the answers before they embark on their claims proceedings.
The bottom line here is that if you have been involved in unexpected accidents in Cornwall, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Let’s find out more.
How do I know whether I can claim?
To be eligible for compensation, you must have been injured as a result of an accident that was someone else’s fault.
You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test at the Accident Advice Helpline website.
How long do you have to claim?
For most types of claim you have a period of three years from an accident or incident in which to begin claims proceedings and after this time has elapsed you can no longer claim. This is not the case however, with claims that deal with an industrial disease or with an injury to a minor. For disease claims, the three years run from the date that the disease was diagnosed rather than the date that the victim contracted the disease, and for minors, the three years run from the injured person’s 18th birthday.
Who can you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline?
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve after unexpected accidents in Cornwall is to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, a nationwide company with an excellent reputation.
Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown