Blockley, in the Cotswolds, is one of those beautiful villages with no Olde English tea shops to mar its beauty. The buildings are made from that warm, honey coloured Cotswold stone, and there are climbing plants galore. Having waxed lyrical about Blockley, one should mention that there are probably no solicitors in Blockley there. However, accidents can happen and illnesses do occur, so what would you do if you wanted to file a personal injury compensation claim? You could call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers, which are given below, for advice about any potential claim you have.
Why seek solicitors in Blockley or elsewhere?
You may need the services of solicitors in Blockley, or ones based nearer your home, for a number of reasons. However, here we will concentrate on why you might require the services of personal injury solicitors in Blockley or elsewhere.
You may have been injured in an accident and if you can prove you were not to blame for it, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
On the other hand, you may have been diagnosed with an illness which you know was caused by another person’s negligence. It could be a work-related illness or occupational disease, for example, and you may, with the help of an expert personal injury solicitor, be able to build a case to prove that it was caused by your employer’s negligence towards you. You may have been working in an unhealthy environment, or perhaps you were not given adequate training to do your job safely, or maybe you were not given the appropriate protective clothing or equipment needed to do the job.
Claims for injuries
If you have been injured in an accident (that was not your fault), and it occurred in the British Isles, you would normally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, there are different time limits for some types of accident and you must file your claim before the expiry date. You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to make your claim, and the sooner you call the better, as you will be unable to file a claim after the time limit has expired.
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that can be proven to have been the result of someone else’s negligence (not just that of an employer), you have three years from the first time you were diagnosed with it to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you require assistance to file a potential compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 13th April 2014
Author: David Brown