If you live in the area and considering making a compensation claim in South Kensington, then you may be wondering if you actually have a case to make a claim and what the procedure is. Of course, you cannot get legal aid any more to make a compensation claim with an injury lawyer in South Kensington or anywhere in the UK.
Making a claim with an injury lawyer in South Kensington
To make a compensation claim with an injury lawyer in South Kensington, or one from another location within the UK, you have to be the innocent party. Here are some of the criteria for making a claim with an injury lawyer in South Kensington:
- You must have been the victim of the accident and not to blame for it in any way. You will have to prove that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence. This is why you will probably need the services of a specialist accident solicitor.
- The accident in which you sustained your injuries must have happened no more than three years ago. This is a general rule, although for some accidents (such as those in international air space or waters) you have only two years to file a claim for personal injury compensation, as such accidents are covered by international conventions.
- You can claim personal injury compensation for a work-related illness or an occupational disease within three years of first being informed that you have this medical condition.
How to make a compensation claim with an injury lawyer in South Kensington
If you have a medical negligence case, you would have to find a solicitor who specialised in this area. Accident solicitors have different areas of expertise and you need a specialist in the type of accident you have had, as well as one who has experience of handling cases in which clients have had the same kind of injury as you. For example, if you have suffered a catastrophic injury, perhaps damage to the spinal cord, you don’t need a solicitor who usually deals with clients who have broken a limb.
If you are experiencing difficulty in finding an appropriate solicitor to represent you, then you could call us here at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice regarding any aspect of your potential claim (including finding a solicitor to represent you).
Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people to file personal injury compensation claims for more than a decade. We work with a team of solicitors, all of whom are specialists in the field of personal injury compensation claims. Remember — the sooner you file a claim following your accident, the greater your chances of success. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 28th September 2013
Author: David Brown