If you live in Louth you may be searching for injury lawyers in Louth to represent you because you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault. Generally, you have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim, but you should check the time limit for your particular claim with local injury lawyers in Louth or elsewhere, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, as for some accidents you only have two years in which to make your claim for injuries.
You have only two years to claim compensation if you were injured in the following situations:
- an accident at sea;
- accidents aboard an aircraft;
- an accident at an airport in any country which has signed up to the Montreal Convention; and
- injuries arising from a violent crime.
If you have been injured in a violent crime, then you may be eligible to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Injury lawyers in Louth
You have three years from the time you were first diagnosed with an illness which you can prove, with the assistance of your injury lawyers in Louth, or ones based elsewhere in the UK, was the result of another person’s negligence.
If you are not sure how long you have in which to make your personal injury compensation claim, contact injury lawyers in Louth, or others based near your home, or even us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information.
Food poisoning is an example of an illness which you may be able to prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You may have contracted it after eating a contaminated product bought in a shop or supermarket, or after having a meal out. You could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against either the manufacturer of the product, or the store owner, or the restaurant owner.
Symptoms of food poisoning can develop within twelve to thirty-six hours of eating an item of food that contained harmful bacteria. Poultry, meat, fish, seafood and eggs must have been cooked at the appropriate temperature and should have been carefully prepared. Although vegetables are healthy they should also be thoroughly washed (in the case of salad vegetables) as bacteria can lurk on leafy greens. If you have a piece of chicken which is red or pink close to the bone, don’t eat it as it has not been properly cooked and chicken may have salmonella or campylobacter in it.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are uncertain about how to pursue your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers whenever it is convenient for you to do so. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice why not call us now?
Date Published: 4th December 2013
Author: David Brown