It seems unfair that Hemel Hempstead was voted the “crappiest town” in the UK in August 2013 in the competition run by the website Crap Towns Returns. That perhaps means that of the 3,000 people who voted in the ‘competition’ and the 785 that voted Hemel Hempstead into first place, may have been making a statement about the upkeep and maintenance work carried out in the town. If you are a Hemel Hempstead resident and have had an accident in the street there, you could be looking for injury lawyers in Hemel Hempstead to make a personal injury compensation claim for an injury suffered in an accident that was not your fault.
Injury lawyers in Hemel Hempstead
Injury lawyers in Hemel Hempstead or elsewhere (or us at Accident Advice Helpline), can help you if you have been injured in an accident for which another person was to blame, if the accident occurred in the last three years. However, for some accidents such as those that happen at sea, in the air or at airports, you only have two years from the date of the accident in which to file a personal injury compensation claim.
You may also be looking for injury lawyers in Hemel Hempstead if you have been diagnosed with an illness for which someone else’s negligence can be blamed. This could be a work-related illness or food poisoning after eating outside your home for example. In these cases you have three years from first being diagnosed with the illness in which to make your claim.
Did you know that you can claim compensation for injuries sustained during a crime? You can do this through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can fill in the forms yourself, but as they are a little complicated, and the claims process can be a lengthy one, you would probably be well-advised to hire the services of injury lawyers in Hemel Hempstead or elsewhere who operate on a no win, no fee basis. You have only two years in which to file such a claim unless there are exceptional circumstances.
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault by an uninsured driver, an untraced driver or if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident. You can submit a claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and you can do this without the aid of an injury lawyer. However, as with the CICA it is best to have a lawyer who is used to dealing with such claims to do the paperwork for you.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice about any type of personal injury compensation claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us at a time that is convenient to you as our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice about any potential injury claim, why not call us now?
Date Published: 8th November 2013
Author: David Brown