Cecil Rhodes, the man who founded Rhodesia, which became Zimbabwe, was born in Bishops Stortford on 5th July 1853. While some believed him to have been the hero of his time, others now point to the fact that he was behind apartheid and, given his connections to the diamond firm De Beers, he was probably a man who adored money and the power it gave him. In his day of course, there were no personal injury compensation claims to make and no solicitors in Bishop’s Stortford to help you. If you had gone on an expedition to Africa with Rhodes, and met with a fatal accident, your widow and children would not have been able to claim compensation for your death. Now, things are different, and if you were to die in an accident that could be proven not to have been your fault, your spouse, partner or children may be entitled to claim compensation on your behalf. To do this, of course they would need the assistance of solicitors in Bishop’s Stortford to help them file a personal injury compensation claim.
Solicitors Bishop’s Stortford
There are several reasons why you may be seeking a personal injuries solicitor from a firm of solicitors in Bishop’s Stortford
- You have sustained injuries in an accident that you can prove you were not responsible for.
- You have been told by your doctor that you have an illness or disease that you can prove arose because of another person’s negligence.
- You have been injured during the course of a crime and you did nothing to provoke your assailant.
How long do I have to file a claim?
You should begin the claim’s procedure as soon as you possibly can. However, you usually have three years to file a claim for injuries sustained in an accident in the UK. Having said that, there are shorter time periods in which you must claim for your injuries; it depends on the type of accident you have been involved in. You really need to find out how long you have to claim for your particular injuries either by contacting solicitors in your hometown, or by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers which you will find below.
You have three years from the first diagnosis of an illness caused by someone else’s negligence in which to make a claim.
For injuries sustained while a crime was in progress, you have two years in which to claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any help or legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, we, at Accident Advice Helpline are here for you. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 (and you can use this number to call from a landline) or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobile phones. Why not call now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 12th April 2014
Author: David Brown