Langham is John Constable (1776 – 1837) country, and he made the area surrounding it famous as he painted close to Langham Church looking towards the Stour valley. However, as accidents can happen in the most idyllic spot in the world, you may be seeking injury lawyers in Langham or elsewhere if you have been injured in an accident which you and your injury lawyers in Langham (or ones based near where you live in the UK) can prove was the fault of another person.
Injury lawyers in Langham
You may have been diagnosed with an illness which was caused by someone else’s negligence, another reason for looking for injury lawyers in Langham, for example. Examples of illnesses such as these are work-related ones or occupational diseases, food poisoning which you had between twelve and thirty six hours of eating at a restaurant, or eating a contaminated product bought from a shop or supermarket, Legionnaire’s Disease and so on.
Steps to take before filing a claim
First of all you have the task of finding injury lawyers in Langham or ones anywhere else in the country which specialize in handling claims such as yours. For example, if you have clinical negligence claim to make because you were incorrectly diagnosed and subsequently given the wrong treatment, you would need an expert clinical negligence lawyer. It would be pointless in asking a lawyer whose speciality is accidents at work to represent you.
You may need to visit more than one injury lawyer before you find the right one for you. Many lawyers will visit you in hospital or at your home if your injuries prevent you from going to their offices. You will also (probably) need a lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee basis as you cannot receive legal aid for personal injury compensation claims these days.
Generally a lawyer will give you a first appointment free of charge, perhaps for forty-five minutes, so that your grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim can be discussed. By the end of the allotted time, the lawyer should be able to inform you of whether or not you have a good basis on which to make a claim.
However, it will take any lawyer some time to be able to give you an estimate of how much you could receive in compensation. He or she will need to examine your medical report, do some research into recent awards given to people in similar circumstances to yours and study the Judicial College’s guidelines which detail the amounts of compensation that can be awarded for injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you find the personal injury compensation claim process confusing, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice?
Phone on one of our freephone numbers now, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown