If you live in Lauder you may commute to work in Edinburgh by bus, if you care about the impact you have on the environment. You may have had an accident which you can prove was not your fault and if this is the case, you may well be looking for injury lawyers in Lauder.
If you and your injury lawyers in Lauder or ones based near you, can prove that the accident in which you sustained your injuries was no fault of yours, you could file a personal injury compensation claim as long as it was within two or three years of your accident.
Injury lawyers in Lauder
You may be searching for injury lawyers Lauder, or ones based elsewhere, because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This may be your employer in the case of a work-related illness, or, if you had food poisoning after having a meal in a restaurant, the owner of that establishment. You have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim for such illnesses.
Time periods for making a claim
You generally have three years to file a personal injury compensation claim, although there are some instances in which you have only two years in which to do so. These include: –
- accidents at most airports in the world (if the countries are signatories to the Montreal Convention);
- accidents at sea; and
- accidents aboard aircraft.
You also only have two years in which to file a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority if you have been injured while a crime was in process.
Accidents on buses
You may be injured while travelling inside a bus, for example you may bump your head on the seat rail in front of you or slip, trip or fall because of a sudden movement of the bus caused by a driver’s bad or reckless driving, or because food or liquid has been spilled and not cleaned up.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice regarding any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 27th November 2013
Author: David Brown