Rotherhithe in London has a very rich history and is connected to the Mayflower, as three of its four owners; Christopher Jones (also the captain), John More and Richard Gardner are all buried at St. Mary’s church, Rotherhithe. The area was also famous for its Cherry Gardens with Samuel Pepys, the chronicler, recording that he visited the place to buy cherries for his wife.
Nowadays the Cherry Gardens are long gone, but you may be able to find a firm of serious injury solicitors in Rotherhithe if you are intending to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Serious injury solicitors in Rotherhithe
If you are looking for a firm of serious injury solicitors in Rotherhithe, or one based anywhere else in the country, you may need their services because of injuries sustained in an accident. You may be able to claim for injuries as long as you and your serious injury solicitors in Rotherhithe, for example, can prove the accident was not your fault.
You may also be looking for serious injury solicitors in Rotherhithe, or ones based elsewhere, if you have been told that you have an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
How long to file a claim?
Generally you have three years in which to file a claim for injuries sustained in an accident that was not your fault if it happened in the UK. However, if your accident occurred at sea, in the air, or at an airport (almost anywhere in the world) you only have two years in which to file your claim.
You also only have two years to file a claim for injuries which you sustained in a violent crime that was reported to the police.
If you were injured in an accident involving an uninsured or untraced driver, then you only have nine months in which to claim from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
You have three years in which to file a claim for an illness caused by another person’s negligence.
Check with injury solicitors close to your home, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have to file your particular personal injury compensation claim.
Accidents at sea
You may have suffered a slip, trip or fall while at sea, and if you fell over an obstacle that should not have been on deck, but securely stowed away, you may be entitled to file a claim for injuries on your return to the UK. Similarly if you were hit by an object falling from above, you may be eligible to make a claim as it should have been secured.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and expert legal advice regarding any potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 (and use this number for landline calls too) or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call now?
Date Published: 3rd March 2014