If you live in Lutterworth, you may be seeking expert injury lawyers in Lutterworth to represent you in a personal injury compensation claim case. You may not find any expert injury lawyers in Lutterworth with the appropriate experience and expertise to represent you however, and you may need to travel a little further afield to find a suitable injury lawyer.
Expert injury lawyers in Lutterworth
Perhaps you are searching for expert injury lawyers in Lutterworth, because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If the accident occurred in the UK, you generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, if you were injured in an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport then you only have two years in which to make your claim.
If you were injured during a crime, you also only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Claiming for an illness
You may not have realized that you can claim for an illness if you can prove, with the assistance of your expert injury lawyers in Lutterworth, for example, that it was caused by another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to file a claim for such an illness.
Illnesses caused by negligence
Work-related illnesses and occupational diseases may be attributable to negligence on the part of your employer. Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all their staff.
You should be provided with all the appropriate protective gear necessary for you to do your work in safety. An employer’s failure to supply workers with such items can be construed as negligence. You may, for instance, be diagnosed with silicosis if you have worked for a long time in an atmosphere which contains particles of respirable crystalline silica. If your employer has not given you breathing apparatus or instructed you in how to work safely in such conditions, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against them.
You may have eaten at a restaurant and subsequently had food poisoning. If you had to receive medical treatment for this, and your GP or hospital doctor informed the local Public Health department of your illness, you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against the restaurant owner.
These are just two examples of illnesses which can be caused by another person’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline? We have been helping people with their claims for more than ten years now.
We have two freephone numbers for you to use, and you can call us on either at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown