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Yes you can. But you only have three years to commence proceedings from the date of the incident and as such you need to get going. I would suggest that you get some no win no fee solicitors to commence proceedings straight away. The fact that he was prosecuted and found guilty makes your claim very strong. Please rate positive.
I see. You need to issue within the 3 years - you could do it yourself if you can not find a solicitor. You can seek surgery costs and pain and suffering together with your fees. Happy to discuss further but please rate positive.
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I'm afraid the answer above is incorrect.
You asked about taking out a private prosecution not about suing for personal injury.
In fact, to do so the time limit would be six months from the date of the incident and there are no solicitors that will act upon a no win no fee basis. You will be fully responsible for costs.
Even if you are considering a personal injury claim, a no win no fee firm will not accept this case unless your injuries are over a certain value which is fairly high now.
Sorry if that is bad news but you need to have truthful information.
Can I clarify anything for you?
My colleague is wrong in his advice. This is quite common in litigation and I think he is talking about a criminal case. You are as I understand it seeking compensation (hence your answers) and as such you have three years to bring a claim in the county court. As such my answer remains correct. I would be delighted to answer any questions arising.