If you are currently looking for injury lawyers Laceby, you may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was the fault of another person. Generally you have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, at least if it happened in the UK.
However, if your accident occurred at sea (perhaps on a cruise ship or perhaps you are a crew member on a boat or ship), in the air or at an airport, then you only have two years in which to make a claim.
Injury lawyers in Laceby
Injury lawyers in Laceby or ones based elsewhere in the UK, can also help you file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence.
You may be a little surprised that an illness can be the result of negligence on the part of another person, but consider such illnesses as food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, respiratory problems in tenants whose landlords fail to carry out necessary maintenance to their properties and work-related illnesses for which employers may be responsible.
Making a personal injury claim
There are many injury lawyers in the UK, most of whom are specialists in one particular type of accident. For example, there are some who are experts at claiming compensation for military personnel from the Ministry of Defence, others who specialize in road traffic accidents and yet more who have considerable expertise in clinical negligence cases.
You need to find a firm of injury lawyers in Laceby or elsewhere who specialize in the kind of accident you were involved in, or the type of illness you have.
You will probably need an injury lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee basis as legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was abolished in 1995. If you are unable to find one to represent you then call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help.
Most injury lawyers will give you a first appointment free of charge, so that you can tell them about your grounds for filing a personal injury compensation claim. At the end of this appointment, the injury lawyer should be able to tell you whether or not you have grounds for making a claim. You can then decide to hire that lawyer or search for another if you don’t think they can represent you well.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline are here to offer you expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim you may have.
You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers, as the lines will be open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now to begin making your claim?
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown