Leicester has been populated for at least 2,000 years, playing host to a number of foreign invaders including the Romans and Vikings. It has been a centre of industrialisation since the 18th and 19th centuries, and is still a centre for the engineering sector in the UK. Recently it was in the news because Richard III’s body was finally unearthed, after being buried under a car park in the city for more than 500 years.
Injury solicitors in Leicester
If you are a resident of Leicester, you may be seeking injury solicitors in Leicester for a number of reasons:
- You may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was no fault of yours;
- You may have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence; or
- You may have been injured while a crime was in progress, although you did not provoke your assailant.
You will usually have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim, but you only have two years in which to claim for some injuries and accidents. For example, you only have two years in which to claim for injuries sustained in an unprovoked act of violence. You need to find out exactly how long you have in which to file your claim from a firm of injury solicitors in Leicester. You can also call us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information on one of our freephone numbers.
Accidents at work
If you need the services of injury solicitors in Leicester because you have had an accident at your workplace, you will need an expert in this field who is well-versed in the Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
If you have an accident at work, you should report it to the appropriate member of staff and have it logged in the accident book, with details of the accident and the names and contact details of any witnesses. All accidents at work should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which is the body responsible for investigating the causes of such accidents. If you believe your accident will not be reported to the HSE, then you can do so yourself.
You should seek immediate medical treatment for any injury, even if it seems a minor one at the time. If you do not, the injury may be exacerbated and become more serious.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to file, but are not sure how to proceed with it, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can do this at any time, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 5th January 2014
Author: David Brown