If you are a resident of the local area, you may be thinking of claiming for injuries in Llandrindod Wells either because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, or because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence.
Claiming for injuries in Llandrindod Wells
To make a claim, you usually have to file it within three years of either the date of your accident or the date you were first diagnosed with your illness. However, as usual there are exceptions to this general rule.
If you were injured during a crime, you have only two years to file a claim. You must make the claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Likewise, if you were injured in an accident at sea, on board an aircraft or at an airport, you have two years only in which to make a claim, as these accidents are governed by international conventions.
You may, under extenuating circumstances, be able to file a claim after the three-year period. You would need to check with a personal injury lawyer, or with us here at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your personal injury compensation claim.
Accidents at work
If you have an accident at work and are injured, you may be able to make an injury claim against your employer. You would have to be able to prove that negligence was the reason for your accident. Perhaps you started a new job and your employer had not carried out an adequate risk assessment before you started the new work.
You may have been given inadequate training to perform a task, such as manually lifting a heavy object. If you had to pick up something heavy, then you may have injured your back, for example.
If you have an accident at work, it should be reported to the designated person and logged in the accident book, along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. You should also seek immediate medical treatment for your injury, however minor it may seem at the time. The accident should also be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need to ask any questions about claiming for injuries in Llandrindod Wells, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. We have made this easy for you to do, as we have two freephone numbers for you to call at literally any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown