You could make an injury claim in Llanelli (or somewhere else in Britain) if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. For an illness claim and an accident claim, you usually have three years in which to file your injury claim in Llanelli (for example).
You should file a claim within three years of the date of an accident or within three years of first being diagnosed with an illness.
How to make an injury claim in Llanelli
First of all you have to be able to prove that another person was responsible for your injury or illness, and that their negligence was the cause. The next step is to find an accident solicitor or a personal injury solicitor who specializes in your type of claim. For example there are accidents at work, accidents in public places, clinical negligence cases, claims from military personnel and others.
Solicitors tend to specialize in one aspect of the personal injury compensation claims laws. You will probably also need a solicitor to represent you on a no-win, no fee* basis. If you experience difficulty in finding one, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We work with a legal team who are based all over the country, and these expert solicitors will be able to help you.
You will probably be offered an initial appointment with a solicitor free of charge so that you can tell him or her why you think you can make an injury claim in Llanelli, for example. By the end of the interview, the solicitor should be able to tell you if you have a case or not. You might then decide to hire that solicitor and then the claims procedure can start.
Your solicitor will ask you to provide documents as evidence to support your claim, a medical report, perhaps a police report, if they were at the scene, pay slips in order to claim loss of earnings, any photographs you have of the accident scene and so on.
Only after doing research and checking with the Judicial College’s guidelines (also known as the Judicial Studies Board guidelines) will he or she have an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice about any personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Don’t delay, call now!
Date Published: 16th October 2013
Author: David Brown