Blankney is a small village in Lincolnshire lying in the middle of the Blankney Estate, which has an 18-hole golf course, extensive parkland, quarries and sometimes, homes to let. Arable farming is the main industry of the Blankney estate. There are also the Blankney Hunt kennels on the estate for the fox hounds. Blankney is a traditional English village which won’t have a firm of solicitors in Blankney in it. If you live there are injured in an accident, whether on a farm, in the street, at work in a quarry and so on, you may wish to make a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries, so you may be wishing that there were injury solicitors in Blankney.
Solicitors in Blankney
If there were solicitors in Blankney they may be able to help you file a personal injury compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove, with their help, was not your fault. They can also help if you have been diagnosed with an illness which was the result of another person’s negligence towards you.
How long do you have to claim?
Usually you have three years in which to file a claim for injuries from the date of the accident if it happened in the British Isles, but there are some accidents and injuries for which you have less time in which to make a claim. You could call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to claim, as well as for much more.
You have three years from the first diagnosis of an illness caused by another person’s negligence in which to make your claim.
Victim of a violent crime?
If you were injured during the course of a crime and you can prove you did nothing to provoke your assailant, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The crime must have been reported to the police, but even if the criminals were not caught, you can still make a claim through the CICA.
In theory you can simply download a form from the CICA’s website and complete it yourself. However, in practice it would probably be best to have an experienced criminal injuries solicitor to help you on a no-win, no-fee basis. This is because the process of claiming may be complicated and long-drawn out. You must begin the claims’ process within two years from the date of the crime.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries about any part of the claims’ process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our helpline numbers whenever you are free to do so, as our lines are permanently open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Don’t wait until it’s too late; call us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown