You may not be able to find a firm of injury solicitors in Laceby, so if you needed one you might have to travel to Grimsby. If you have difficulties in finding injury solicitors in Laceby, or ones based elsewhere in the UK, then contact us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers, which are given below.
Injury solicitors in Laceby
You may be looking for injury solicitors in Laceby, for example, because you have been injured in an accident in the last two or three years that you and your injury solicitors in Laceby can prove was not your fault. Another reason for seeking injury solicitors in Laceby is that you have been diagnosed with an illness within the last three years which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
You usually have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although you would be advised to find out how long you have in which to file your claim, as sometimes you only have two years to do so. You can obtain this information from a firm of injury solicitors in your area, or from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the exceptions to the three-year rule?
Generally, if your accident occurred in the UK you will have three years in which to make a claim. If you wish to make a claim for an illness caused by the negligence of another person, you also have three years in which to file a claim. You only have two years to make a claim if:
- You were injured in an accident at sea;
- You were injured while on board an aircraft; or
- You were injured at an airport anywhere in the world, as long as the country in which you were injured was a signatory to the Montreal Convention.
Claims for injuries from a violent attack
You also only have two years to claim for injuries sustained in a violent attack which you in no way provoked. You can claim for such injuries if they occurred in England, Wales or Scotland through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
You would be best advised to hire the services of an experienced criminal injuries lawyer to help you, even though you are able to download the form and fill it in yourself. The process can be long, complicated and confusing for a layperson.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice to file your personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown