You may have visited Kirkoswald while spending a holiday in the Lake District National Park area and perhaps you were injured in an accident that was not your fault while you were there. You may be a resident of Kirkoswald and similarly were the victim of an accident and you can prove this. If this describes your situation, you could well be looking for injury lawyers in Kirkoswald. Whether you live in Kirkoswald or elsewhere in the UK, you usually have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury lawyers Kirkoswald
If you live in Kirkoswald, you may be searching for injury lawyers in Kirkoswald because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was contracted because of someone else’s negligence. Examples of such illnesses are work-related ones for which your employer’s negligence towards you was to blame or perhaps an illness such as food poisoning which you had after eating out. You have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim in such circumstances.
Exceptions to the three years rule
If you were involved in an accident that was no fault of yours at an airport (in most places in the world), in the air or at sea, then you have only two years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim as such accidents come under the jurisdiction of international conventions.
Also, if you were injured in a violent crime, you have only two years in which to file a claim. You can do this through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Although you can file a claim through the CICA yourself, it can be a little complicated and time-consuming, so it would be easier for you to have injury lawyers in Kirkoswald or elsewhere to help you with this. You will need to find injury lawyers in Kirkoswald, for example, who have a good track record of helping clients to claim compensation through the CICA and if you wanted to appeal against any decision, then you would need the services of an experienced criminal injuries lawyer.
Another reason for hiring a criminal injuries lawyer to help you file a claim through the CICA is that the minimum amount of compensation awarded is £1,000 so you would have to understand how much your particular injuries might be worth in terms of compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, whatever it might be for, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year. The freephone lines are always open for your calls. Call 0800 689 0500 from a land line or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now to find out how we may be able to help you?