Leiston in Suffolk has become famous because A.S. Neill began the free school movement there when he opened Summerhill in the 1920s. Much of the town’s economy revolves around the Sizewell B pressurised water reactor. There have been moves recently to supply the town’s residents and others in the area with “standby” supplies of anti-radiation pills according to a report in the East Anglian Daily Times in 2014.
Injury solicitors in Leiston
If you are looking for injury solicitors in Leiston, hopefully it isn’t because you have been diagnosed with radiation sickness. You may, however, have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your injury solicitors in Leiston can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. Examples are work-related illnesses or occupational diseases, food poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease. You would have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for an illness such as these.
You may also be looking for a firm of injury solicitors in Leiston, or elsewhere in the UK, if you have been injured in an accident which was no fault of your own. You usually have three years in which to make such a personal injury compensation claim, but in the case of some accidents you only have two years in which to file your claim.
Two years to make a claim
You have only two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries which you sustained in an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport. These are governed by international conventions, rather than by UK law.
You also only have two years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if you sustained injuries while a crime was in progress.
If you are not certain how long you have in which to file your particular personal injury compensation claim, contact a firm of injury solicitors in Leiston, or call us here at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out. You can use one of our freephone numbers, given below, to call us.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice. Call freephone 0800 689 0500 from a landine, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 8th January 2014
Author: David Brown