You may know Leyburn because of the legend of Leyburn Shawl. It is said that Mary Queen of Scots escaped from imprisonment in Bolton Castle and sought refuge in Leyburn, but on the way she dropped her shawl which betrayed her whereabouts to her pursuers. Today you can stroll along Leyburn Shawl and admire the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Another place to visit is the Little Chocolate Shop where you can see chocolates being hand-crafted.
Although Leyburn seems an idyllic place to live, accidents happen everywhere, including there. If you are considering filing an accident claim in Leyburn, or one anywhere else in the UK, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for advice about any part of your potential injury claim in Leyburn process. (Our freephone numbers are below.)
Accident claim in Leyburn
You can make an accident claim in Leyburn, or one from any other place in the UK if you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault. Usually you have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, in some cases, such as a claim for an injury sustained while a crime was occurring, you only have two years in which to file an injury claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You also only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim if you had an accident either in the air while on board an aircraft, or while at sea.
You can also make an injury claim in Leyburn, for example, for an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. In the case of an occupational disease or a work-related illness, you may be able to prove negligence on the part of your employer was to blame for the illness for example.
How to make a claim
Step 1: Your first task is to find an accident or personal injury solicitor who has experience of handling personal injury compensation claims such as yours. For example, if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you would need a solicitor who specialised in such cases. There would be little point in hiring a solicitor who was an expert in handling road traffic accident claims.
Step 2: You also will probably need a solicitor who will work on a no-win, no fee basis as since 1995 there has been no legal aid for personal injury compensation claims. We at Accident Advice Helpline can advise you about finding an appropriate solicitor.
Step 3: You should be able to have an initial appointment with a solicitor free of charge in order for you to discuss your grounds for filing a claim. At the end of the appointment the solicitor should be able to tell you if you have a case to make a claim.
Step 4: If you hire that solicitor, you will need to provide various documents, including a medical report. After that your solicitor will begin to build a case for you.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice about a possible claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. The freephone numbers are 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and 0800 689 0500 from a landline.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown