New Malden grew due to the advent of the railway, and the first houses sprang up around the railway station which was opened on the 1st December 1846 on the Waterloo line. If you are a resident of New Malden, you may be able to find a firm of injury solicitors in New Malden if you required their services to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury solicitors in New Malden
You may need injury solicitors in New Malden (or ones based anywhere else in the country) if you have been involved in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If you have sustained injuries in such an accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the person who was responsible for your accident. You have three years to file a personal injury compensation claim if the accident occurred in the British Isles.
Injury solicitors in New Malden, or ones based elsewhere, can also help you to file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove, with their help, was caused by another person’s negligence. You have three years from the first diagnosis of the illness in which to file your claim.
Exceptions to the 3 year rule
If you were injured in an accident which occurred at sea, in international waters, or in the air, or at an airport (if the country is a signatory to the Montreal Convention), you have only two years in which to claim compensation for your injuries.
You also only have two years in which to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, if you were injured in the course of a crime.
Although travelling by train is relatively safe, there are different types of accidents which can occur. If you are injured while travelling on a train, then any accident involving the train is unlikely to be your fault. If you and your injury solicitors can prove you were not to blame for the accident, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the company that own the train.
You may also slip, trip or fall in the aisle or buffet car of a train, perhaps because food or liquid has been spilled and not cleaned up. You may be able to prove that your accident was the result of negligence on the part of the staff and you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the train company.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but aren’t sure how to start it, 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. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?