If you are looking for injury lawyers in Laurencekirk, you may not be lucky enough to find any, but if you experience any difficulty in finding appropriate injury lawyers Laurencekirk or ones anywhere else in the country, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Why look for injury lawyers Laurencekirk?
If you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim with the help of your injury lawyers in Laurencekirk or ones based elsewhere in the UK. You generally have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim.
You may also be looking for a firm of injury lawyers in Laurencekirk, for example, because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. Such illnesses may be work-related ones, or perhaps food poisoning, MRSA, and so on. You have three years from first being told that you have the illness in which to file a personal injury compensation claim.
As there are some exceptions to the three year deadline for filing claims, you should contact a firm of injury lawyers in Laurencekirk or ones based near where you live, or even us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your claim.
Two year deadline for claims
If you have been injured in an accident outside the UK in the air, at sea or at an airport (including in the UK) then you only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim as such accidents come under the jurisdiction of international conventions.
You also only have two years in which to file a claim via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for injuries suffered during a crime.
Claiming through the CICA
You can actually download a form from the CICA website and fill it in yourself. However this can be a little complicated and it is best to find an experienced criminal injuries lawyer to help you.
You may be offered an amount of compensation of between £1,000 and £500,000, so it is not worth claiming for very minor injuries.
However, if you do not have the services of a lawyer, if you were offered compensation for the pain, distress and suffering (both mental and physical) you may not understand if the amount offered were reasonable. An experienced criminal injuries lawyer would be able to help you with this and would be able to lodge an appeal if the amount offered was too low.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like help and advice with any aspect of your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers.
You can do this at any time, and the numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and for mobiles, ring 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice, call us now.