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First Personal Injury

February 08, 2010 03:00 ET

Personal Injury Claims Solicitor Scores for Compensation

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2010) - A sixteen year old boy from the West Midlands has been awarded £5500 compensation following an accident on a local authority playing field.

Personal Injury Claims Solicitors, First Personal Injury, handled the claim which involved an injured boy who ran backwards and stumbled over some old wire fencing which had collapsed. He put out his left arm to break his fall and sustained a displaced fracture to his left wrist as well as cuts and bruises.

A claim for damages was made against the local authority as they had failed to maintain the fence, which was on public land, in good order.

Michael Jefferies of First Personal Injury comments: "If you have an accident and suffer an injury, which was someone else's fault, whilst playing or even watching sport then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Obviously, there is some degree of risk with playing any type of sport and if your personal injury occurs after you have simply tripped or fallen for no reason, you would not be entitled to make a personal injury claim. On this occasion our client fell due a fence being badly maintained and this caused the accident."

To make a successful personal injury claim, you would need to prove that another person was responsible for your personal injury.

In the first instance telephone First Personal Injury for advice on making a claim for compensation on 0800 014 1629 or complete one of our online personal injury claim forms at www.firstpersonalinjury.co.uk. 

To help your case, you should report the accident to any member of staff around at the time or owner of the sports field, make a note of your accident if possible, take names and addresses of witnesses to the accident and if possible take photographs of the area where the accident happened.

With a personal injury claim you can claim expenses for things such as prescription costs and travelling expenses but remember to keep receipts as evidence.

First Personal Injury operates on a no win no fee** basis which means you do not pay for our legal services whether you win or lose and you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded to you."

About First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.

** Please note - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.

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