Accrington in Lancashire was once a mill town and centre of the Industrial Revolution, although now, parts of it are no longer the bustling places they once were. In the days of the rise of the textile industry, workers could not file personal injury compensation claims against their bosses if they had a work-related illness or disease, nor could they complain about health and safety at work issues, and there were certainly no injury solicitors in Accrington who would have helped them file a claim.
Now, of course, things have changed and you probably could find a firm of solicitors in Accrington that would be able to advise you about any potential personal injury compensation claim you think you have. However, if you have difficulties in finding an appropriate local solicitor to help you with your claim, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help to find a suitable one.
Solicitors in Accrington
An expert solicitor, whether in a firm of solicitors in Accrington or one based elsewhere in the British Isles, may be able to help you file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. He or she could also help if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If you have an illness caused by another person’s negligence (and this can be proven), you have three years from the date of first being diagnosed with it in which to make your claim. You usually have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a claim too, as long as it happened in the UK. However, if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or untraced driver, you only have nine months in which to file a claim with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
If your accident occurred at sea, in the air, or at an airport in a country that is a signatory to the Montreal Convention, you have to file a claim for your injuries within two years of the date of the accident.
You should check with a firm of solicitors in Accrington, or one based elsewhere, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have in which to make your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries or need help to file any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the following numbers at any time, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?