If you live in Godalming, Surrey, you may be searching for injury lawyers in Godalming because you have been injured in an accident for which you were not to blame. You may also be looking for injury lawyers in Godalming if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Injury lawyers in Godalming
In general, you have three years from the date of an accident or of first being diagnosed with an illness to file a personal injury compensation claim. However there are exceptions to this rule, so it would be wise to check with injury lawyers in Godalming or elsewhere to find out how long you actually have to file your specific claim. You could also phone us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information.
Filing an injury claim
The first thing you have to do is to find an injury lawyer to represent you. Even if you are making a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), for injuries sustained during a crime, or making one through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) you may need the services of an injury lawyer in Godalming or elsewhere. You can claim from these organizations without a lawyer, but the process can be complicated and protracted and if you want to lodge an appeal against any decision, then you would be well-advised to have a lawyer to represent you and do the paperwork.
You will need a lawyer with suitable experience and expertise to represent you. Each injury lawyer has his or her own particular speciality so you need one who specializes in the type of accident or illness that you have had. If you have a work-related illness, you would be ill-advised to hire a lawyer whose main area of interest is road traffic accidents, for example.
You will probably also need an injury lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee basis as you cannot now receive legal aid for personal injury compensation claims. If you have any difficulties in tracking down an appropriate injury lawyer, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has been helping people file personal injury compensation claims for more than a decade. We work with a network of specialist injury lawyers and if you need expert legal advice, please give us a call.
You can check us out by visiting our Accident Advice Helpline website and perhaps that will give you the confidence to call us. We have two freephone numbers for you to ring, 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. You can call us at any time as the lines are open 24/7. For expert legal advice why not call us now?
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown