Aldridge began as a small agricultural community, but expanded in the 1800s as lime kilns were built and coal mines, as well as brickworks, opened. If you had worked in one of these, you may have contracted a work-related illness or occupational disease because of the poor working conditions at that time. If you had, you wouldn’t have been able to file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer, and there wouldn’t have been a firm of injury solicitors in Aldridge to help you file one.
Solicitors in Aldridge
You may be looking for a firm of solicitors in Aldridge in order to file a personal injury compensation claim. You may have been injured in an accident that you can prove was no fault of yours, and so wish to file a claim against the person you allege to have been responsible. You may also be seeking out a firm of solicitors in Aldridge in order to make a claim because you can prove that an illness you contracted was the result of another person’s negligence.
Injured in a violent crime?
If you have been injured in a crime and can prove that you did nothing to provoke the attack, you may be able to file a claim for your injuries though the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), or one of the schemes for residents of Britain’s islands. If you were injured in a crime which took place in Northern Ireland, you may be entitled to make a claim through the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
You have two years from the date of the crime in which to file your personal injury claim. The crime must have been reported to the police, and they should have given you a unique crime reference number. You will need this, the police report, as well as a medical report and other documents, in order to file a claim.
Although in theory you don’t need a solicitor to help you with this kind of claim, it is advisable to have an experienced criminal injuries solicitor to assist you, as the process is complicated and can be a lengthy one.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of personal injury compensation claim you think you may have to file, if you have any queries or need help and advice, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown