Are you seeking injury lawyers in Heddon-on-the-Wall? Perhaps you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in the last three years and are thinking of filing a personal injury compensation claim. You may only have two years in which to claim for an injury if your accident occurred at sea, in the air, or at an airport, so you should check with injury lawyers in Heddon-on-the-Wall or a firm of injury lawyers elsewhere to find out exactly how long you have before you must file a claim. You can also get this information from us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Heddon-on-the-Wall
You can also file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove, along with your injury lawyers in Heddon-on-the-Wall, was caused by someone else’s negligence. You would have three years in which to make your claim. You may be wondering what type of illness could be caused by someone else, but there are many that fall into this category.
Three types of illness caused by negligence
The most common of these types of illnesses are work-related. Your employer has a duty to protect your health and safety while at work. If you contract an illness caused by an unhealthy working environment, you can make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. Your injury lawyers in Heddon-on-the-Wall will need your medical records in order to build a case so that you can claim compensation.
Another example of such an illness is food poisoning. You may have sustained this after eating at a restaurant, or you may have bought and eaten a contaminated product from a shop or supermarket. If you have food poisoning, you should receive medical treatment and your doctor should alert the local Department of Public Health so that an outbreak in your local area can be prevented. You can file a compensation claim from the owner of the restaurant if your illness was caused because the food was not correctly prepared or cooked. You can file a claim against the manufacturer of a contaminated product if it is proved that this is what gave you food poisoning.
You may contract MRSA after going into hospital. This is one of the superbugs which has evolved to become resistant to traditional antibiotics. If you have this as a result of a stay in hospital, you can file a personal injury compensation claim against the hospital trust.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds upon which to base any type of personal injury compensation claim, here at Accident Advice Helpline we can give you help and advice about how to make your claim. Call us on one of our freephone numbers now; our lines remain open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The number to call from a landline is 0800 689 0500, and from a mobile is 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice, why not call now?
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown