Thomas Hardy, the English novelist and poet once visited Lanivet in Cornwall and wrote a poem entitles “Near Lanivet.” You may have visited this area of Cornwall and seen the remains of the monastery of St Benet which was founded as a hospital for lepers. Lanivet churchyard has some interesting crosses and a hogback grave from Viking times, so for those with a curiosity about the past, it is worth visiting if you happen to be in the Bodmin area.
If, however, you are looking for injury lawyers in Lanivet, you may not find any. If you have problems finding injury lawyers in Lanivet or ones anywhere else in the UK, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Lanivet
If you are looking for injury lawyers in Lanivet or elsewhere you may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If this is the case, you usually have three years from the date of your accident in which to file your personal injury compensation claim.
You may have been informed by your doctor that you have an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence, perhaps that of your employer, for example if you have a work-related illness.
How long do I have to file a claim?
You usually have three years to file a claim for an accident that happened in the UK. You also have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for an illness caused by the negligence of someone other than yourself.
However there are some exceptions to this general rule. If you have an accident at sea, whether as a passenger or crew member, you have two years in which to make a claim. The same is true if you have an accident aboard an aircraft or at an airport.
If you were injured in a violent crime in England, Scotland or Wales, you have only two years in which to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Claiming through the CICA
You can actually download a claim form from the CICA website and fill it in yourself. However, as it is a little complicated and the whole claims’ process can take some time, it would be best to have an experienced criminal injury lawyer to help you. If you needed to appeal against a decision made by the CICA, then you would need legal representation. It is much simpler to have a suitably experienced criminal injury lawyer help you from the start of your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice why not call us now? We’re here for you when you need injury lawyers in Lanivet.
Date Published: 26th November 2013
Author: David Brown