If you live in Fleggburgh, or Burgh Saint Margaret, as it is also known, you may have been injured in an accident for which you were not to blame and be currently looking up injury lawyers in Fleggburgh. You could also be trying to find injury lawyers in Fleggburgh if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Injury lawyers in Fleggburgh
You will need to find a firm of injury lawyers in Fleggburgh, for example, who specialise in handling personal injury compensation claims such as yours. For instance, if you had an accident at work, you would require a lawyer who understood Health and Safety at Work regulations and who has experience in dealing with such claims. There would be little point in asking advice from an injury lawyer in Fleggburgh or elsewhere, who usually deals with clinical negligence claims.
How to begin an accident claim
You generally have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a personal injury compensation claim; although in some cases you have only two years in which to file a claim. You should check with an injury lawyer, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, just how long you have in which to file your claim.
You will need to find an accident or personal injury lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee* basis, as legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was abolished in 1995. At Accident Advice Helpline, all our expert lawyers work on this basis.
First of all you should get a free appointment during which you can discuss your potential claim. By the end of this, the solicitor should be able to tell you if you have a claim to make. Then you might decide to hire that solicitor to represent you.
You will be asked to provide a medical report and other documents in support of your claim. Your solicitor will build a case and after doing research into compensation payments awarded in recent years to people with similar injuries to yours.
He or she will write a letter to the person you allege to be responsible for your injuries and they will be given ninety days in which to reply. They may accept liability and offer a reasonable amount of compensation, in which case the claim can be settled out of court within about six months. However if the deny liability or offer an unreasonably low amount of compensation the claim may have to go through the courts and this could take years.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to discuss any aspect of a personal injury claim with an expert, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. You can call us at any time any day, including on Bank Holidays. Our freephone numbers are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. For expert legal advice, call us now.
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown