You might live and work in Folkestone and be thinking about filing a personal injury compensation claim, so you could have been typing the phrase injury lawyers in Folkestone into your search box. You might have been feverishly looking through the local telephone directory looking down the pages for injury lawyers in Folkestone. If you have had an accident in the last three years in which you were injured, as long as the accident can be proven to be the responsibility of another person, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury Lawyers in Folkestone
You may have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your injury lawyer can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This could be another reason why you are looking up injury lawyers in Folkestone. An illness which could be the result of another person’s negligence could be a work-related one, or perhaps food poisoning which you received medical treatment for after having a meal at a restaurant or other eating establishment.
Statute of Limitations
Generally speaking, you have three years from the date of your accident, or of first being diagnosed with an illness (as described above) to file a personal injury compensation claim with a firm of injury lawyers in Folkestone, or ones from any other place in the UK. However there are some types of accidents for which you need to file a claim within two years. These include, but are not limited to:-
- accidents in aircraft (but not those which occur on domestic flights);
- accidents at sea;
- accidents at airports; and
- injuries sustained in the course of a crime.
So, for example, if you were injured on the cross-channel ferry from Folkestone to Calais, you would only have two years in which to file a claim.
In the case of a being injured in a violent crime, you would have to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and have only two years in which to do so.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a legal firm that has been in the business of assisting people with personal injury compensation claims for more than ten years. If you think that you have good grounds on which to base any type of personal injury compensation claim, visit our Accident Advice Helpline website for more information about us and how we might be able to help you. Take the thirty second test which you will find on our landing page to find out how much compensation you might receive for your injury. This is only an estimate however, as no one can tell you accurately how much compensation you are entitled too.
You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now?
Date Published: 21st October 2013
Author: David Brown