If you live in Hampton Wick you probably commute and travel by train every day. Although travelling by train in relatively safe, accidents sometimes happen. If you have been injured in an accident on a train you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. You can claim personal injury compensation if you were the victim of any accident, were injured and received medical treatment. That being so, you may even now be typing the phrase injury lawyers in Hampton Wick into your search box.
Injury lawyers in Hampton Wick
You may also be looking for injury lawyers in Hampton Wick if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your injury lawyers in Hampton Wick can prove was caused by the negligence of another person. This might be your boss if you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or a work-related illness.
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim for an illness such as food poisoning which you got after eating in a restaurant or other eating establishment. If your food was improperly cooked or prepared, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation from the owner of the establishment because of the negligence of the catering staff.
How long do I have to make a claim?
You generally have three years in which to file a claim, although you would be well-advised to ask your injury lawyers in Hampton Wick, or a firm of lawyers based anywhere else in the country, exactly how long you have to file your claim. You can also check that information with us at Accident Advice Helpline.
If you have been injured in an accident at sea, in the air or at any airport, you have two years in which to file a claim. If you were injured on a domestic flight within UK airspace, however, you would have three years in which to file a claim.
You also only have two years in which to file an injury claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You claim through the CICA for any injury you sustained while a crime was in progress. You will probably need an injury lawyer’s help to make such a claim as the process can be long and complicated. You would need help if you wanted to appeal against any decision made by the CICA. An experienced criminal injury lawyer would be able to file your claim for you and would know if the compensation offered was reasonable or not.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any help or advice about any part of the personal injury compensation claim process, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline? You can call us at any time, even on Bank Holidays. We have two freephone numbers for you to make use of: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for calls from your mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown