In the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Queen made Perth (a former capital of Scotland) a city again. Sir Walter Scott wrote the story Fair Maid of Perth, which gave rise to its name, the Fair City. Scone Abbey and the Stone of Destiny, where the Kings of Scotland were crowned, are in Perth, so it attracts a good number of tourists every year.
Injury solicitors in Perth
If you are one of Perth’s 50,000 inhabitants, it is possible that you are looking for a firm of injury solicitors because you have suffered injuries in an accident that you can prove was not your fault. If the accident happened in the British Isles, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim within three years of the date of the accident.
However, there are some accidents and injuries for which you only have two years in which to claim. If you don’t know how long you have to make a claim for your injury, either contact a firm of injury solicitors in Perth (or one based near you elsewhere in the UK), or call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the freephone numbers given below.
Claims for illnesses
You may also be seeking a firm of injury solicitors in Perth if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove resulted from the negligence of another person. You have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a claim for such an illness.
Illnesses caused by another person’s negligence
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you and your injury solicitors in Perth may be able to build a case to prove that it was caused by your employer’s negligence. Employers have a duty to safeguard the health and safety of their workers, so if your working environment has made you ill then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
If you have needed medical treatment for food poisoning after eating at a restaurant or other establishment, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation from the owner of the restaurant if you can prove that the negligence of kitchen staff caused it.
If you live in rented property which is in a poor state of repair and you develop respiratory problems, you may be able to make a compensation claim against your landlord.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, why not call us here at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about any aspect of your claim? Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can contact us at your convenience:
- Call for free from a landline on 0800 689 0500;
- Call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010 for a call back; or
- Fill in the 30-second test on our homepage.
Date Published: 14th February 2014