Poynton in Cheshire hosts a September music festival, as well as a children’s festival in the summer holidays. If you live in Poynton, you may commute to Manchester by rail or perhaps by road. You may be seeking the services of a firm of injury solicitors in Poynton because you have been injured or become ill and want to file a personal injury compensation claim against the person you believe was responsible.
Injury solicitors in Poynton
You may need experienced injury solicitors in Poynton if you believe that you can prove that the injuries you sustained in any type of accident were the fault of another person. You have to be able to prove that you were in no way to blame for the accident in order to file a successful personal injury compensation claim. Generally, you have three years in which to make a claim for such injuries, but there is a time limit that you need to keep in mind.
You may also be searching for a firm of injury solicitors in Poynton if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. You would have three years from the date you were first diagnosed with the illness in which to file your claim.
Two-year limitation period
If you had an accident at sea, in the air or at an airport in almost any country, then you only have two years in which to make a claim for your injuries. You will need to prove that you were not responsible for your accident. You also only have two years in which to file a claim for injuries sustained while a crime was in progress.
Injured during a crime?
If you were injured during a crime in England, Wales or Scotland, you may be eligible to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). If the crime was committed in Northern Ireland, you may be able to claim through the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Although you theoretically don’t need the service of an experienced criminal injuries solicitor to file a claim, you would be well-advised to seek one out as the claims process can be lengthy and complicated.
The crime should have been reported to the police, who should have given you a unique crime reference number. You should also have received medical treatment. You will need a police report, the crime reference number and a medical report to make any claim for injuries sustained in a crime.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice and help to file any type of potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice and to find out how we may be able to help you? We operate nationally, so can help when you need injury solicitors in Poynton.