Leeds is a city in what was historically the West Riding of Yorkshire. The city gets its name from the ancient forest of Loidis which covered the area in the past, in the 5th century certainly, when the area was part of the Brythonic kingdom of Elmet. The Saxons may have built a church in Leeds, but this would have disappeared long ago, although it may have been on the site where the Normans built the parish church dedicated to Saint Peter; this was destroyed by fire at some time during the 14th century. A new mediaeval church was erected on the site, but this was replaced in the 19th century, so the oldest church in Leeds today is that of St John in Briggate, which dates back to 1634.
Do you need an Accident Lawyer in Leeds?
There were probably many accidents while the churches were being built in Leeds, but in those days there was no recompense if a worker was injured. Nowadays, of course things have changed and an accident lawyer in Leeds could probably be found to take on a case, if a person can prove that the accident in which they were injured was not their fault, but that of another person entirely. If, for example, you sustain an accident in your place of work, you and your accident lawyer in Leeds might be able to prove that your employer was at fault because he or she had not undertaken a complete risk assessment before a new job was allocated.
Of course, you may also need an accident lawyer in Leeds if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence towards you. This might be your employer if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, for example.
How long do I have to claim compensation?
If you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease that can be proven to have been caused by another person’s negligence, you have three years from the date of the first diagnosis to file your claim. If you have been injured in an accident, the time period is less clear cut. You would normally expect to have three years from the date of an accident that happened in this country to file a claim, but this is not always true, and you may have a lot less time in which to do so. Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now as time might be running out for you to file your potential personal injury compensation claim? You can call us no matter what the time or day, on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or ring 0333 500 0993 on a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?Open Claim Calculator