If you live in North Acton, you may be looking for injury lawyers in North Acton because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was no fault of yours. You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, if the accident occurred in the British Isles.
However, there are some accidents and injuries for which you have only two years to make a claim, so it may be a good idea to check with injury lawyers in North Acton or ones near you to find out how long you have in which to make your claim. You can also obtain this information from us at Accident Advice Helpline, and you can make use of one of our freephone numbers listed below.
Injury lawyers in North Acton
You may be searching for injury lawyers in North Acton if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. An example of this type of illness is a work-related one, and in that case, you and your injury lawyers in North Acton or elsewhere would have to prove that it was the result of your employer’s negligence. You have three years from the date of first being diagnosed with an illness of this kind in which to make your claim.
Accidents at work
Your employer has a duty to keep employees as safe and healthy as possible while they are at work. There are strict Health and Safety at Work regulations governing measures which should be taken.
If you have an accident at work, the details should be logged in the accident book along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. The accident and your injuries should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as should the number of days you took off work because of your injuries. If you have any reason to suppose your accident will not be reported to the HSE, you can report it yourself.
You must receive immediate medical treatment as some injuries seem minor, but then can turn into major ones. Any delay in seeking medical attention may mean that your subsequent personal injury compensation claim will be rejected, or at least, you may not receive the maximum amount of compensation that is possible.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help to file it. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. These are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, and 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. Why not phone us now to find out how we may be able to help you proceed with your claim?
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown