Perton is in Staffordshire, close to Wolverhampton. It was called Pear Town, because of the pears that grew in the area. It hosts the Perton Tough Guy race which was held in July, in 2013. If you enter such a race, or take part in an event such as the Gloucester cheese-rolling contest, you probably wouldn’t think about filing a personal injury compensation claim against the organizers if you were injured while taking part. In 2013 sixty people were injured in the event and had to have medical treatment. No doubt, none of them contacted specialist injury solicitors in Perton to sue for damages.
Specialist solicitors in Perton
You may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in an accident, if you can prove, with the help of specialist injury solicitors in Perton, or elsewhere, that it was not your fault. You usually have three years in which to file a claim for injuries sustained in an accident in the UK. However, there are some accidents and injuries for which you only have two years in which to file a claim.
If you are uncertain as to how long you have to file your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers below. You can also get this information from specialist injury solicitors in Perton, or ones based elsewhere.
It is also possible that you are searching for a firm of injury solicitors in Perton, for example, if you have (or have had) an illness which you can prove was due to another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to make your claim.
Two years to claim
You only have two years to make a claim if you were injured at sea, in the air, or at almost any airport in the world (the country must be a signatory of the Montreal Convention for you to make a claim). You also only have two years in which to claim for injuries sustained in an act of violence in the UK.
If you have been the victim of an unprovoked assault, you may be able to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) if the attack happened in England, Wales or Scotland. If the attack occurred in Northern Ireland, you may be entitled to claim for your injuries through the Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a potential personal injury compensation claim, but you need help and advice to proceed with it, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can make use of one of our freephone numbers to call us at any time, day or night, every day of the year. For calls from landlines, call 0800 689 0500, 0800 689 0500, or for calls from mobiles, ring 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 14th February 2014