You might be looking for injury lawyers in Harleston if you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault (and you can prove this) in the last two or three years. Why two or three? Generally in Britain you have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for an injury or an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. However, in the case of accidents which occur at sea, in international air space, or at airports, you have only two years in which to file a claim because such accidents are governed by international conventions.
If you were injured during a crime, then you also only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). To find out exactly how long you have to file your claim check with a firm of injury lawyers in Harleston or elsewhere in the UK, or give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline.
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You may be wondering what kind of illnesses could possibly be caused by another person’s negligence. Examples of these are work-related illnesses, occupational diseases and those such as MRSA and food poisoning. If you and your injury lawyers in Harleston can prove that your illness was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to make a successful personal injury compensation claim.
What does compensation cover?
Personal injury compensation is intended to compensate you for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries. It is intended to cover all financial losses so that you are not worse off after your illness or injury that you were before. You can claim loss of amenity too, so, for example, if you were a member of the Harleston Tennis and Squash club, but after your accident you were unable to play, you could claim compensation for this. Your injury lawyers in Harleston or elsewhere in the UK will be able to advise you what you can claim compensation for.
You can also claim for loss of past and future earnings, future medical costs and medical expenses and for the cost of refitting your home if you have had life-changing injuries.
If you have a free initial appointment with injury lawyers in Harleston then you can discuss your claim and ask your lawyer what you can claim for. The lawyer will not be able to tell you immediately how much you could receive in compensation, as he or she will have to do research and consult the Judicial College’s guidelines.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice to make your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call free on one of our freephone numbers at any time as the lines are open 24/7. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown