Perhaps you live in Normanton Derby, or Normanton, Wakefield, but whichever one you live in, you could be looking for injury lawyers in Normanton. You may have been injured in an accident which you and your injury lawyers in Normanton (or ones based elsewhere) can prove was the fault of another person.
Injury lawyers in Normanton
Another reason for seeking out injury lawyers in Normanton is that you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove another person’s negligence was responsible for. It could be that you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness and you can prove that your employer’s negligence was to blame.
How long do I have to make a claim?
You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for an illness and the same amount of time for injuries resulting from an accident which you had within the British Isles. However, if you were injured in an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport anywhere in the world (as long as the country is a signatory of the Montreal Convention) you have only two years in which to make your personal injury compensation claim.
If you were injured while a crime was in progress, you also only have two years in which to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
If you are in doubt about how long you have to file your claim, then you can check with injury lawyers in Normanton or ones based elsewhere in Britain, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you this and any other information you need to make your claim.
Why three years to file a claim?
Although you usually have three years in which to make a claim, it is advisable to begin the process as soon as you possibly can. Your injury lawyer may advise you to wait some time, in order to ascertain if you can fully recover from your injuries within three years. If you cannot, then you will be entitled to receive more compensation than you would if you recovered within a year or two. You may need to see a doctor appointed by your lawyer or the lawyer representing the person you are filing a claim against so that a second opinion can be given about the extent of your injuries and the likelihood of a full recovery.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. These are 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call us now to find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown