You may be looking for injury lawyers in Heanor because you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of yours. If the accident happened in the last three years, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, for accidents which happen at sea, aboard an aircraft or at an airport, which are governed by international conventions, you have only two years to file a claim.
You also have only two years to file a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if you were injured during the course of a crime. You can apply for this kind of compensation without the services of injury lawyers in Heanor, but as the process is complicated and can be lengthy it is advisable to hire them to represent you.
Injury lawyers in Heanor
Although you have some years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, you should consider making one as soon as possible after your injury occurred. If you had an accident, the details will be clear in your mind if you make a claim relatively quickly. Also, claims are not settled quickly. If you can reach an agreement and settle out of court, then the process could be complete within six months. However, if you claim has to go through the judicial system, it could take years for you to be awarded compensation.
Claim for illnesses
You could also be looking for injury lawyers in Heanor if you have been diagnosed with an illness for which you can prove someone else’s negligence was responsible. It may be that you have fallen ill with food poisoning after eating at a hotel restaurant while on a foreign package holiday, or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with a work-related illness.
You can claim personal injury compensation for food poisoning while on holiday abroad if you booked a package holiday through a UK tour operator. In the case of a work-related illness, if you and your injury lawyers in Heanor can prove that it was caused because of your employer’s negligence then you could make a personal injury compensation claim against them.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice and help with your potential claim, here at Accident Advice Helpline we are here for you. We have more than 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation and can help you with your potential claim. We work with a team of expert injury lawyers, all of whom work on a no win no fee* basis. They operate all over the country and between them can advise you on any type of personal injury claim.
Why not call us now on one of our freephone numbers? It doesn’t matter what time it is, as our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 5th November 2013
Author: David Brown