If you are a resident of Llangollen, you could be seeking injury lawyers in Llangollen to help you file a personal injury compensation claim. There are two main reasons for making such claims:-
- You might have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, in the last two or three years.
- Perhaps you have been diagnosed as having an illness which you can prove (with the assistance of injury lawyers in Llangollen or elsewhere) was caused by another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim in this instance.
You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although in some cases, such as injuries sustained in accidents at sea, in the air or at airports, you only have two years in which to file a claim. This is because these types of accidents are governed by international conventions.
Injury lawyers in Llangollen
You may also require the help of injury lawyers in Llangollen or elsewhere, if you were injured in a violent crime and wish to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Although you can file a claim with the CICA yourself, it is advisable to have an expert criminal injuries lawyer to represent you as the claims process is a little complicated and can take a long time. You would, in any case, need a criminal injuries lawyer to help you if you were unsure of how much you should be awarded for your injuries, or if you wanted to appeal against any decision made by the CICA. You have two years in which to make any such claim through the CICA.
The amounts awarded in compensation by the CICA (a government organisation) range from between £1,000 and £500,000. You can claim for both mental and physical injuries, but it is worth pointing out, that if you only suffered a minor injury, you may not receive compensation as the minimum awarded is £1,000.
What kind of injury lawyer do I need?
You will probably want to find an injury lawyer who works on a no win no fee* basis, as you are unable to receive legal aid for personal injury compensation claim cases. You also need an injury lawyer who is experienced in winning the maximum amounts of compensation for clients who have been injured in the same type of accident that you were injured in.
There are many different types of accident, and if you were injured at work, for example you should find an injury lawyer who deals with accidents at work and not one who handles claims for those who have been injured in accidents in public places, for example.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help in finding an appropriate lawyer to represent you, or have any queries regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice about your possible claim?