If you live in Flitwick, it is possible that you are looking for a firm of injury lawyers in Flitwick. You may be looking for injury lawyers in Flitwick because you have been the victim of a crime, perhaps a mugging, in which you were injured, despite having done nothing to provoke the attack. You may also be looking for injury lawyers if you were injured in an accident for which you were not to blame. Yet another reason for seeking out injury lawyers would be if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence.
Injury lawyers in Flitwick
You generally have three years from the date of an accident, or of first being diagnosed with an illness, in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, there are some types of accident for which you have only two years in which to file an injury claim. Some of these are accidents in the air (on international flights), at airports or at sea. You also only have two years in which to file a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for injuries sustained while a crime was in progress.
Injuries sustained during a crime
When you have been the victim of a crime, you need to report it to the police, who will give you a unique crime reference number. If you have to receive medical treatment because you were injured while the crime was in progress, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the CICA. You should get updates from the police about the progress of their investigation into your crime once a month until the case is closed.
You will need your crime reference number and an available police report as well as a medical report if you begin a claims process through the CICA. You can, in theory, handle the claim process yourself, but as it is complicated, you would be best advised to hire a lawyer who has experience of dealing with criminal injuries claims.
Only an experienced lawyer can tell you if the amount of compensation you may be offered is reasonable or not. You can appeal against any decision made by the CICA about your compensation claim, but you would need a lawyer to do this.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim wherever you live in the British Isles, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline. The two numbers to call are 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls and 0800 689 0500 for landlines. If you need help and advice to make a personal injury compensation claim, call us now.