Bootle is a town on Merseyside which was heavily bombed in World War II because of its port. Bootle’s docks now are only for freight, with passenger services being run from Liverpool instead. In the 1800s Bootle was a popular seaside resort, and beaches such as Fort Rock Beach are popular still, although Blackpool and Southport have overtaken Bootle in the tourist popularity stakes.
If you are the victim of an accident or sustain injuries in a violent crime, you may be looking for a firm of solicitors in Bootle to help you to file a potential personal injury compensation claim.
How could solicitors in Bootle help me?
There are so many reasons why people look for solicitors in Bootle. However, this article concentrates on why people might require the services of solicitors in Bootle who specialise in personal injury compensation claims.
First of all, you may have been injured in an accident. In order to make a successful personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove, with the assistance of your expert personal injury solicitor, that you were in no way responsible for it.
Secondly, you may have an illness that you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This might be a work-related illness or perhaps food poisoning, after either having a meal out or eating a contaminated product.
Finally, it is possible that you need the assistance of an expert criminal injuries solicitor because you have been injured while a crime was in progress.
Victim of violence?
If you have been injured in a violent act, and you can prove that you did nothing to provoke the attack, it is possible that you could make a claim for your injuries through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can download a form from the CICA website and complete it without the aid of a solicitor, although as the claims process can be rather complex and drawn out, you may wish to hire the services of an experienced criminal injuries solicitor who would work on a no win no fee basis.
The crime should have been reported to the police. You would need a copy of their report, your medical records proving that you have medical treatment for your injuries, as well as a unique crime reference number which you would have been given.
Also, you only have two years from the date of the crime in which to file a claim for your injuries, rather than the normal three years available for most other claims.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice and help to file any kind of potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at a convenient time for you. You can call 24/7 and our freephone lines will be open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why delay? Call us now for help and advice regarding your claim.