If you live in Hellingly, then you probably know almost everyone in the village and will know that there is little point in searching for injury lawyers in Hellingly. However, if you were looking for injury lawyers in Hellingly, you may have had an accident in which you were injured. You and your injury lawyers in Hellingly would have to be able to prove that your accident was not your fault, but the fault of another person.
Usually you would have three years to file a personal injury compensation claim, but for some accidents and injuries you only have two years in which to do so. For example, accidents that happen at sea, in the air or at an airport are governed by international conventions, and you must file an injury claim within two years of their occurrence.
If you were injured while a crime was being committed, you would also only have two years in which to file a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Injury lawyers in Hellingly
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, or any other illness which you and your injury lawyers in Hellingly can prove was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. You have three years from the first diagnosis of the illness in which to make a claim.
How to file a claim
First of all, you will need to find an injury lawyer with the experience and expertise you need to file a successful claim. There are many different kinds of accidents, illnesses and injuries, and you need an injury lawyer with a good track record of winning the maximum of compensation for clients who have been in similar accidents to yours. For example, if you have been injured during a crime then you will need an injury lawyer who is familiar with the claims process which CICA has. If you have had a road traffic accident, you wouldn’t need an injury lawyer who deals with accident at work claims.
Most injury lawyers will give you a free appointment in order to discuss your potential claim. By the end of the appointment, they will be able to tell you if you have grounds upon which to base a claim or not. You can then decide to hire that lawyer or look for another. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you to do this.
Accident Advice Helpline
For help and advice about any aspect of a personal injury compensation claim, give us a ring. We have two freephone numbers which you can call at any time, any day of the week. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Why not pick up the phone and call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown