Chatham is one of the Medway towns in Kent. It has a long history, as it was first recorded in a written document in 880 AD. It was called Ceteham when the Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, which means a settlement in a forest. It is on the Roman road called Watling Street, which was a much more ancient track, but it was paved by the Romans. Chatham was designated a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1568; the yard finally closed in 1984. The dockyard is open to the public, and an educational centre which, in 2013 won the coveted Sandford Award for Heritage Education.
Why you might need solicitors in Chatham
If you are injured in an accident and can prove it was not your fault, with the help of solicitors in Chatham, or a firm of solicitors based elsewhere, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. Solicitors in Chatham can also tell you how long you have to file your claim for injuries, as although you usually have three years in which to file a claim, that is not always the case; there are some accidents and their resultant injuries which must be claimed for within a shorter period of time. If you need this, or other information about a personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Personal injury claims for an illness
Did you know that an illness caused by another person’s negligence is also classed as a personal injury? If you have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your solicitors in Chatham can prove was the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You have three years to file a claim from the date of your first diagnosis.
What documents do I need to file a claim?
You will need a medical report and you should have received immediate medical treatment for an injury. Failure to have sought medical attention soon after the accident happened could weaken your claim, as some injuries are made worse if not treated straight away.
If the police were called to the scene of the accident, you will also need to provide your solicitor with a copy of their report.
Apart from these documents, you might be asked to undergo a further medical examination, although this is not always the case.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert legal advice, or information about the claims process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us whenever is convenient for you, as our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993.Why not call now for legal advice from the personal injury claim experts?