If you know Hathersage, you will probably realize that Charlotte Brontë stayed in the vicarage with her friend there and incorporated locations in and around Hathersage in her novel “Jane Eyre.” Because of the breath-taking scenery (as well as its literary connections) Hathersage is a popular tourist destination. However, accidents can occur anywhere, so if you live in Hathersage, you may be looking for injury lawyers in Hathersage.
Injury Lawyers in Hathersage
You could be looking for injury lawyers in Hathersage because you have been diagnosed with an illness that was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you and your injury lawyers in Hathersage (or injury lawyers located where you live in the UK) can prove negligence was the cause of your illness, you could make a personal injury compensation claim. You may have a work-related illness and be able to make a claim against your employer, or you could have had a severe case of food poisoning after eating out, in which case you may be eligible to file a claim against the owner of the restaurant if you have the receipt as proof of purchase.
Making a Claim
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although for some types of accidents and injuries you have only two years in which to do so. It is best to check with injury lawyers in Hathersage, for example, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out just how long you have to file your claim.
First of all you will probably need to engage the services of an injury lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee* basis. This is because legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was abolished in 1995. Our teams of specialist injury lawyers all work on this basis, so if you encounter problems in finding an experienced specialist to represent you, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
You can generally have a free first appointment so that an injury lawyer can assess whether or not you have grounds on which to base a claim. After that you should ask for testimonials from satisfied previous clients before hiring him or her to represent you.
The lawyer will then write a letter to the person you believe to be responsible for your illness or accident informing them that you are filing a personal injury compensation claim against them. After that you will have to wait for their response; generally you will receive one within ninety days. After that you will know whether you can reach a settlement out of court, or whether it is likely that the claim will have to be heard in a court.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. There are two freephone numbers for you to call: – 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not pick up the phone and call us now?
Date Published: 3rd November 2013
Author: David Brown