St Mary’s is the largest and most populous island of the Isles of Scilly. This small archipelago lies off the coast of Cornwall, and St Mary’s had a population of 1,723 in 2011. At 2.54 square miles, it’s one of the most densely populated islands, although most residents live on the western half of the island. St Mary’s main settlement is Hugh Town, and the island boasts a good road network, a small airport and its own harbour.
What’s more, if you own a vehicle here, you’ll be pleased to know that vehicles are exempt from annual MOT tests! But of course you still need to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive, to avoid causing an accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident here, either whilst living here or visiting the island, you might be wondering if you can make a no-win, no-fee in St Mary’s claim for compensation. The answer could be yes, depending on what has happened and who is at fault.
How did your accident happen?
It may be that you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident and perhaps another driver rear-ended your vehicle at the traffic lights, or hit your car as they were reversing out of a parking space. Even collisions at low speed can still cause minor injuries such as whiplash, cuts and bruises, and if this has happened to you then you could find you’re entitled to make a no-win, no-fee in St Mary’s claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Or perhaps you’ve been injured in a workplace accident whilst living and working here.
Maybe you slipped on a wet floor at the office or tripped on damaged carpet whilst working in a shop. You could even have sustained life-changing injuries such as spinal or head injuries after falling from scaffolding on a building site. If your employer could have taken steps to prevent your accident from happening, then we can help you to claim personal injury compensation – you’ll also have to be able to answer ‘yes’ to these questions:
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
- Did you seek medical attention for your injuries?
- Did somebody else cause your accident?
There’s a three-year time limit to make a claim, so it’s a good idea to get in touch with us as soon as you can after your accident.
Making a no-win, no-fee in St Mary’s claim
If you start searching for a no-win, no-fee in St Mary’s lawyer, you may come up empty handed. Not all personal injury solicitors provide this type of service, but Accident Advice Helpline’s team work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This means that anybody can afford to make a claim with us, and if you are struggling to make ends meet after your accident, you don’t need to worry about how you will afford upfront legal fees. We can help you even if you have sustained minor injuries, provided you received medical attention after your accident. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: David Brown