By Olivia Fitzpatrick. Last updated 2nd September 2021. There are many situations where you can be injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault. Did you know that, if the accident is caused by somebody else’s mistake or negligence, then you could sue them for compensation? Are you looking for accident claim solicitors Aldershot?
Using accident claims solicitors covering Aldershot could make the whole process easier and could mean you’ll get the compensation you may be entitled to.
Although we’re not located in Aldershot, we could help you make a personal injury compensation claim for any accident that occurred there. To discuss how we could help, please call 0800 073 8801 today. Our panel of accident claims solicitors offer a no win no fee service for all claims they handle.
If you’d rather find out more about hiring an accident claim solicitor first, then please continue reading.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Aldershot?
- Slip Or Fall Accident And Injury Claims
- Aldershot Road And Car Accident Claims
- Claims For Accidents And Injuries At Work In Aldershot
- Statistics For Workplace Injuries Recorded In Rushmoor
- Medical Malpractice Causing Injury Or Illness
- Public Place Accident And Injury Claims
- Claim Compensation As A Victim Of A Crime
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Aldershot
- Contact Our Team
- Accident And Injury Claim FAQs
- Resources For Victims Of Accidents In Aldershot
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Aldershot?
No matter what type of accident you’re involved in or the types of injuries you sustain, accident claims solicitors covering Aldershot could help make your claim easier.
Whether you are claiming for an Aldershot road traffic accident, a motorcycle accident claim, an accident at work or any other type of injury in Aldershot, choosing the right legal team to help you could have an impact on how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Things to Consider
Before considering how much compensation might be awarded for your injuries though, it’s worth looking at whether you could be eligible to claim or not. A personal injury solicitor will usually need to prove the following to make a claim:
- That you were owed a duty of care by the defendant;
- Which they breached in some way. This might be accidental, deliberate or a negligent act; and
- You were injured or made ill as a result of the accident.
If you’re able to show all of the above is true in your case, then you might be able to make a successful claim. You’ll need to ensure the claim is made within the accident claims time limit that is applicable to your injury. Please contact one of our legal advisors to discuss your circumstances with regard to your accident claim circumstances.
If you decide to use Accident Claims UK and we’re able to refer you to a member of our panel of accident claims solicitors, then you’ll receive the following services:
- Help with gathering any evidence that’s required to support your claim.
- The handling of all forms of communication with the defendant, their lawyer or their insurer.
- Advice on how to proceed if you receive an offer to settle your compensation claim.
Slip Or Fall Accident And Injury Claims
Many accident claims are for injuries sustained during a slip or fall. They can happen at work, at the shops, in the street, at school or just about anywhere you can think of. If the accident was caused by somebody else’s mistake, then a compensation claim for any injuries might be possible.
- If the fall was caused by icy roads or paths where gritting hadn’t been carried out properly.
- Where cables were trailed across a walkway causing you to trip.
- If you slipped on a wet floor where no warning signs were present.
- Where a trip hazard caused you to fall because it was unseen due to poor lighting.
We recommend reporting the accident, asking witnesses for their details and photographing the reason for the fall as soon as possible.
Aldershot Road And Car Accident Claims
Another claim that our accident claims solicitors covering Aldershot can provide help with is for injuries that are sustained in a road traffic accident. A claim might be possible if you were injured as a pedestrian, cyclist, passenger, driver or motorcyclist when the accident was caused by another road user’s negligence.
Because the accident scene won’t be preserved for long, it’s advisable to gather evidence as swiftly as possible. It would be helpful if you could:
- Take photos of the accident scene before any vehicle is moved to the side of the road or recovered. Try to capture as much detail as possible.
- Report the accident to the police.
- Ask the other driver for their details and insurance details.
- Attend your GP or A&E if you have any injuries that require treatment. Remember, not all injuries present right away (such as whiplash).
Claims For Accidents And Injuries At Work In Aldershot
It’s quite common to see a poster about the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in the staff room of most workplaces. That’s because all employers in the UK are bound by it regardless of their size. It means that your employer needs to assess your tasks, identify any risks and make changes, where possible, to reduce them or eradicate them completely.
If you’re injured because of an accident at work caused by damaged equipment, poor training or lack of safety equipment such as PPE, then you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Your employer can’t discipline you for claiming and is obliged to have insurance to cover such claims. Therefore, don’t be put off from claiming what you might be entitled to. Call today to discuss your claim with a specialist advisor.
Statistics For Workplace Injuries Recorded In This Rushmoor
As we’ve just discussed workplace accidents, we thought it’d be a good idea to show the number of accidents that have happened in the Aldershot area. The table below shows the number of accidents in the Rushmoor district, which Aldershot is in, from 2013/14 to 2017/18.
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The full report, containing data for the whole of the UK, can be found here.
Medical Malpractice Causing Injury Or Illness
When you need to be treated by a medical professional, whether to resolve a medical problem or for a cosmetic procedure, they owe you a duty of care to keep you safe.
This means if they breach their duty of care and you suffer an injury, are made ill or your existing condition worsens, you could sue them, the hospital or the NHS trust for any suffering caused.
Public Place Accident And Injury Claims
If you’re involved in an accident, caused by negligence, in a public place, you could still seek compensation, but it might take a little more work to ascertain who’s responsible.
Firstly, you might need to find out who owns the land or property where the accident happened. This can be tricky in some cases, but other local residents could help, or our team of specialists might be able to advise you.
In some situations, there might be an argument about who’s to blame, the owner or the tenant. Let us know what happened and where it happened and we’ll provide free legal advice about who you need to make your claim against.
Claim Compensation As A Victim Of A Crime
Claiming for an injury caused by a criminal act against you isn’t as simple as suing the criminal. Firstly, they might not have the means to pay you any compensation. Secondly, and quite commonly, they might not ever be identified.
That’s why the government operates the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) who could award compensation to those who have sustained physical, mental or sexual injuries caused by a crime.
The scheme has its own criteria and time limits which differ from a normal claim. To ensure your claim is made correctly and to try and get the right level of compensation for your injuries, why not let our accident claims solicitors handle the case for you? Call today to discuss how we could help.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Aldershot
A major worry for some new clients is the cost of using a personal injury lawyer to help with their accident claim. That’s the reason why our panel of accident claims solicitors work on a no win no fee basis for all cases they take on.
This means that, once you’re happy to use us, you’ll sign a conditional fee agreement (or CFA).
This document clearly states that you don’t have to pay anything if the solicitor fails to win your claim. It’ll also state the success fee you’ll pay if they win your case. The success fee, deducted from your compensation, is limited to 25% and covers the costs of the solicitor’s services.
Contact Our Team
Now that you’ve reached the end of our guide on accident claims solicitors covering Aldershot, we hope you’re ready to discuss your claim. If that’s the case you can:
- Call our accident claim line today, for free, on 0800 073 8801.
- Use our live chat facility which is available 7 days a week.
Accident And Injury Claim FAQs
You’ll probably have a number of questions buzzing around your head at this point. To help make things clearer for you, we’ve answered some of the common questions we’re asked by new clients below:
What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
As part of a No Win No Fee agreement, also referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement, you’re not required to pay your solicitor if they fail to win your claim for you. Therefore, you won’t have to pay out of pocket to cover your solicitor’s fees. Instead, your solicitor will only charge you once they win your claim for you. Known as a ‘success fee’, this payment is legally capped to ensure that claimants are left with the compensation that they deserve, rather than being overcharged by any law firms.
How can Accident Claims help in cases of personal injury?
As mentioned, if you’ve suffered a personal injury as a result of third-party negligence, you could have grounds to make a claim. However, if you’re unsure about whether you could have grounds to make a claim or would like to learn what steps to take next, our advisory team can help. If you get in touch today, one of our advisors can offer you a free consultation for your unique case. By providing some detail about what happened and how it affected you, our advisors can explain what your rights are in this situation. What’s more, they’ll link you to a member of our panel of personal injury lawyers so you can access legal representation on a No Win No Fee basis.
How can I get in touch with the Accident Claims team?
Our team of advisors are ready and waiting to discuss your case with you. If you’re wondering how to get in touch with them, there are a few ways that you can contact them today. The simplest option is to give the number at the top of this page a call. This way, you can speak with an advisor over the phone immediately and explain your situation. If you’re not ready to speak to them yet but you’d like to schedule a call for a later date, you can do so by completing a contact form on our website. Alternatively, if you’re not comfortable discussing the matter over the phone, you can opt to use our live chat feature at the bottom of your screen for an instant reply. The choice is yours!
Am I eligible to claim compensation?
At Accident Claims UK, we work with a friendly and professional team of advisors who are happy to offer free advice to anybody considering a claim. We also offer a free, no-obligation, assessment of your claim.
If there’s a good chance you’ll receive compensation, we could refer you to one of our panel of accident claims solicitors. Some have been dealing with accident compensation claims for nearly 30 years.
If you’re considering claiming for your accident in Aldershot, please call our specialists for free advice on how to proceed.
Could I only claim with a local solicitor?
Modern forms of communication now mean that the majority of accident claims solicitors are happy to manage claims over email and on the phone. This allows you to choose any accident claim lawyer you want without being tied down to those based in the Aldershot.
Do you always have to visit a doctor?
As part of your personal injury claim, it’s vital that your solicitor can demonstrate the extent of your injuries. In the first instance, they may provide copies of medical records to show how the injuries were presented at the time of the accident. To add to the evidence of your claim, an independent medical assessment is also required.
If you choose to work with one of our accident claims solicitors, they ensure your assessment is carried out by our panel doctors. The report will show how the injuries have affected you and what effect they might have in the future. This evidence is key to determining the right level of compensation.
Where could this medical assessment take place?
As mentioned, we’ll try to ensure you don’t need to travel too far for a medical assessment. Here are some of our panel of doctors local to Aldershot that we could use:
Resources For Victims Of Accidents In Aldershot
To finish, we’ve linked to some more external resources which might help you with accident claims in Aldershot.
- RIDDOR Reporting – Information from the Health and Safety Executive regarding the types of workplace accidents that need to be reported.
- CICA Claims – Information from the government body dealing with criminal injury compensation claims.
- Aldershot Court – The local court in Aldershot.
- Slip, Trip and Fall Guide – A guide that explains when an injury claim solicitor might be able to help you seek compensation following a fall.
- Whiplash Claims Guide – Detailed information on when you could make a whiplash injury claim.
- Public Place Accident Claims Guide – This guide gives more information about the types of accidents in Aldershot that could lead to a public place compensation claim.
Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Aldershot could help.
Article by Brett.
Edited by Charlotte.