Injury lawyers in Woolwich
If you have been hurt through no fault of your own, whether it was as a result of a road traffic accident, a workplace accident or possibly tripping, slipping or falling on a public road or pavement, you may want to make a claim for compensation. If so, then Accident Advice Helpline, along with our specialist injury lawyers in Woolwich, can help you.
But, the clock is ticking…
There are very strict time limits with regard to making claims for compensation. If you fail to act within the specified timeframe, there is very little (if anything at all) that our injury lawyers in Woolwich will be able to do help you make a claim.
If you are aged over 18, generally speaking you have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim for compensation. There are only a few exceptions to this three-year rule, including claims for personal injuries as a result of medical negligence, as well as industrial diseases and accidents.
The deadline rules, as your injury lawyers in Woolwich will be able to explain in detail, are slightly different for personal injury claims relating to children (often referred to as minors in legal documentation). The child has three years from the age of their 18th birthday in which to bring a claim for compensation.
In other words, the claim must have been settled by the time the person reaches the age of 21. This allows the parents or legal guardians of children two choices – make a claim for compensation immediately after the accident or incident in which the child was hurt, or let the child ‘come of age’ in terms of the law.
The clock is ticking, so get advice
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault – or your child or children have – don’t let time run out and the opportunity to make a claims pass you by.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speaking with one of our friendly advisers, you could soon be in touch with injury lawyers in Woolwich and their legal teams lodging your compensation claim.
Alternatively, why not log onto our website and take the online 30-second compensation calculator test, which will tell you within minutes if you have a claim to make.
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown