You may live in the metropolitan borough of Knowsley or in Knowsley Village, and you could be looking for a firm of lawyers who can offer the best legal advice in Knowsley to help you make a personal injury compensation claim.
Although there will be many solicitors in the area, you may not be able to find one with the appropriate experience and expertise you need to ensure you have the best legal advice in Knowsley. If that is the case, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers below.
Reasons for seeking ithe best legal advie in Knowsley
There are two main reasons why you would want to find a firm of injury solicitors:
- You have had an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim if the accident happened in the last two or three years; or
- You have been diagnosed with an illness for which you can prove another person’s negligence was responsible. You have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for this kind of illness.
How long do I have to file my claim?
Usually you have three years to file a claim, although if your accident happened at sea, in the air or at an airport you will only have two years to make your claim. If you have sustained injuries in an act of violence which was unprovoked in England, Scotland or Wales, you have two years from the date of the attack in which to file your claim.
Claiming for injuries from a violent crime
If you are the innocent victim of a violent crime, whether it was a mugging or because you disturbed a burglar in the act of burgling your home, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
The crime in which you sustained your injuries should have been reported to the police. They will have written a report and given you a unique crime reference number, which you will need to make available to CICA in support of your claim. It is immaterial whether or not a case has been taken to court, or if the criminal was found.
However, you should consider hiring the services of an expert criminal injuries solicitor to help you do this (although in theory you can file a claim yourself), as the process can be long and complex.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and the best legal advice in Knowsley to proceed with your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. Call at any time on either 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert advice about your possible claim?
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown