There are many reasons why you could be looking for an accident solicitor in Jevington or for one close to where you live in the UK. You might have suffered a personal injury in an accident which was not your fault, or perhaps you are suffering from a work-related injury, or have contracted food poisoning after eating at a restaurant. You can claim personal injury compensation in all these cases if you can prove that your injury or illness was caused by someone else’s negligence. An accident solicitor in Jevington, or indeed any accident solicitor could advise you as to whether or not you have a case to claim compensation.
Multi-party compensation claims
If you have been involved in an accident in which many other people were also killed or injured, for example a plane crash, then you can take part in a multi-party compensation claim, which is also known as a class action.
Multi-party compensation claims can be made if, for example, a pharmaceutical product has caused injury to many people because it was not safe in some way. If you were on a cruise and all the passengers became ill with food poisoning then you might take part in a multi-party compensation claim. Another case for a class action might be a ferry or other ship or boat accident. A multi-party compensation claim might also arise because of a faulty product which injured many people and which was subsequently recalled.
In a multi-party compensation claim a judge can set a deadline by which time all claimants must go forward to file their claim. This is different to a personal injury compensation claim, for which you have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you have three years from the date you were first diagnosed to file a claim for personal injury.
Some multi-party compensation claims are settled within months, although some can take years. Most cases are settled out of court, but you may need to attend a court hearing in such a case.
Accident solicitor in Jevington
If you think that you have a case to claim for an injury sustained in an accident which was caused by negligence on the part of another person, then you should contact an accident solicitor in Jevington, or one near you. If you are unsure about whether or not you have a case for a compensation claim, you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with a team of specialist solicitors who work all over the UK. They are experts in handling personal injury compensation claim cases.
If you visit our Accident Advice Helpline website, you can find out more about us and how we work. You can take the 30-second test which calculates the amount of compensation you might be awarded for your injury or illness and then perhaps you would like to ring us. Call us at any time, any day, on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 for legal advice regarding any personal injury compensation claim you think you might have. You can call now as our lines are always open.