By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 31st 2021. Welcome to this accident claims solicitors Aldridge guide. Here, we offer guidance into what to consider when choosing personal injury solicitors for Aldridge claims.
Here at Accident Claims UK our expert accident claims solicitors can cover the Aldridge area for accident claims in Aldridge.
Our accident claims solicitors covering Aldridge can act with efficiency and expediency to pursue your case whilst fully informing you at each stage of the process. You will be kept properly up to date with the claims process and informed of what the outcome may be.
Our accident claims solicitors and personal injury lawyers are experts within the field having 3 decades worth of experience and whilst they may not be based in your area they are able to conduct claims across the country using our nationwide service.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Aldridge?
- Injury In A Public Place Compensation
- Road, Traffic And Pedestrian Accident Claims In Aldridge
- Claim Compensation For A Work Injury
- Trafford Work Injury Statistics
- Slipping And Tripping Accident Claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Aldridge
- Talking To Our Expert Team
- Common Questions Answered
- Reference Materials
If you have been injured in an accident which was caused by another party you could be able to claim compensation from them for both your injury and for any additional expenditure that resulted from your accident. Suffering a personal injury could have very serious consequences for an accident victim as well as for their family. If you have had a very severe injury the consequences for all parties may be life-changing. If you claim compensation following this, you may think about using an accident claim solicitor to represent you and your case.
An accident claims solicitor covering Aldridge is a legal professional who assists claimants in seeking compensation when they have been injured due to third party negligence. The accident claim solicitor may not be based in your area but can conduct your case from anywhere in the country. Personal injury claims may be complex and require knowledge of the law and it is not always clear of what damages you could be compensated for, that is why we recommend using a personal injury solicitor for your case.
With your compensation settlement being a potentially important step on the road to getting back to normal, it is important that your accident compensation claim is handled by a professional personal injury solicitor.
From tripping over on a defective pavement to slipping on a spill in a supermarket, to an injury in the workplace, accidents could happen in almost any environment. Any of these and many other types of accidents which could happen in public places could lead to someone being seriously injured.
What should be noted in instances where you have had an injury in a public place and are seeking compensation is that any party responsible for an area where the public enter freely (without hindrance) is responsible for making sure people are safe when in this area and preventing accidents or injuries happening should always be a main priority.
Common circumstances in which injuries could happen and for which our accident claim solicitors could assist you may be:
- Tripping over on a public defective footpath, local councils have a criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to make a claim.
- Accidents in a hotel, due to damaged furniture that cause an avoidable injury.
- Slipping and injuring yourself in a shop due to a spill that has not been cleaned up or marked with a hazard sign.
- Food poisoning from food served in a restaurant.
- Falling down stairs and injuring yourself in a shopping centre due to a defected handrail.
- Accidents, causing injury in a poorly maintained lift or on an escalator.
Further information on injury in a public place compensation could be found elswwhere on our site.
One of the most common ways in which people are injured and for which people make an accident claim is for an accident on the road, be it a car accident or a motorcycle accident.
You can see the commonly affected parties in 2019/20 below. These statistics come from the government’s website.
Such accidents could happen in many different ways and could involve both private vehicles or public transport, such as buses and coaches. They may also involve taxis and Uber vehicles. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident as the driver of a vehicle, a passenger, a cyclist or motorbike rider or as a pedestrian, our team understands that the experience may have been traumatic. This could be the case no matter how minor or severe your road traffic accident injury was.
If another road user, or even a pedestrian was at fault, and you are injured you could have valid grounds to claim compensation from the responsible person. You could claim compensation for the harm you have suffered, as well as for costs and expenses caused by it. Learn more in this road traffic accident guide.
Irrespective of what your job role is, what type of employment you are engaged in and where you work, the law clearly states that your employer must provide you with the safest place in which to work. They must also make sure that you have suitable equipment to work with and are able to do so safely. Additionally, you have the right to expect that your colleagues have also been properly trained and equipped so that they do not cause you harm whilst going about their work. If they have failed to fulfill these requirements, then you could be able to claim for a work injury which resulted.
If your claim against your employer it will not be them directly, but rather their insurance provider who will be liable for paying your compensation settlement. We know from experience that at times people may be hesitant about claiming against an employer, particularly if working for a small business. People worry about the impact on an employer and on their relationship with the business.
If you do claim for a work injury you should be aware that your rights as an employee are not affected and that you can not be dismissed unfairly.
The Office for National Statistics and the Health and Safety Executive both collect information on people injured and harmed in the workplace. Statistics for the number of injuries reported at work are collected for different areas across the country. Data is not recorded for Aldridge itself, therefore we have included information on Walsall which is the closest recorded region.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You can view information for this and other regions in the downloadable resource here.
Injuries caused by slipping and tripping accidents could vary between being more minor all the way through to being much more severe, causing fractures, back injuries, or serious damage to soft tissues. You could make a claim for slipping and tripping accidents almost irrespective of where they happened, whether in the workplace, in a shop or when walking along the pavement as long as it can be proven that your accident happened because the entity responsible for the public space acted in a negligent way.
There are many different potential causes of this type of accident, but they could be caused by:
- Slipping over on a wet floor with no warning signs.
- Tripping up because of uneven flooring inside or outside.
- Tripping over because uneven or cracked pavements.
- Tripping over due to hazards, obstacles or trailing wires.
- Broken staircases.
- Inadequate lighting / illumination.
There are many different ways in which you could be harmed due to someone else’s criminal action. If you have been injured as a result of a criminal attack in the UK, you could be entitled to claim compensation with our panel of accident claims solicitors.
If you were the victim of a criminal injury, such as a violent crime, and were left with psychological or physical injuries, you could make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority if the person responsible for the attack has no means of providing compensation. We know that personal injuries which are caused by someone attacking or assaulting you could be serious and could have a long-term effect on you. One way to help you start to move on from this can be to secure the best possible compensation settlement for the harm that was caused to you.
Most doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists and other medical professionals are highly dedicated to their practice and to ensuring that their patients are properly treated and are taken care of in the safest possible manner. This dedication ensures that in most instances you do receive the best possible medical care. However, if there are instances in which a medical professional does not provide their patient with the appropriate level of medical care and patients suffer unnecessarily this may be classed as medical negligence.
Some examples of when you could potentially make a medical malpractice claim could include:
- Misdiagnosis of illnesses or injuries which caused unnecessary suffering.
- Being given low quality or substandard medical care which caused a new illness.
- Errors and mistakes in surgery such as wrong site surgery.
- Doctors (or other medical staff) failing to act on symptoms of an illness and your health deteriorates.
- If negligent medical care has caused the patient to lose quality of life, suffer serious injury, or to be fatally harmed.
As medical malpractice claims could take many forms we have several different related guides across our site. You could find out more in our main medical negligence claims guide here.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you on the basis of a no win no fee agreement. So, what are these agreements and what are no win no fee solicitors? A no win no fee solicitor is one who works on a claim under the agreement that they will not charge the claimant if the case is not successful.
No win no fee agreements are put in place to help reduce the risk that a claimant may face when making a claim. Making your accident claim in Aldridge in this way should mean that whatever happens with your case, you should not be left worrying about having to pay a big legal bill with no compensation to help.
With some exceptions, this type of claim is open to most claimants and in most circumstances. Before you sign any contract or agreement with your solicitor they should explain to you whether or not your claim could be handled in this way.
For more accident claims advice about how no win no fee claims work, talk to our team today.
There are several ways in which you can get in contact with the team at Accident Claims UK. However you do, you can rest assured that no matter which way you have chosen to get in contact with our team, your communication will always be confidential.
Our team are here seven days a week and our lines are open 24 hours a day to take your call. So no matter what time it is, you could always get in contact with us to find out if you could make a claim.
To contact a personal injury claims solicitor, choose one of the following channels:
We are here to answer your queries and help you start your personal injury claim.
If you need to know more about how to start an accident claim, what medical assessments are and whether or not you may need to meet your accident claim solicitor, you can find the answers below. If we have not answered your question below, please contact our accident claims team.
Q: How Do I Begin An Accident Claim?
A: If you have had a personal injury because of an accident which someone else caused our team are here to help you claim compensation. Starting a claim with Accident Claims UK for a personal injury is simple. You can get in contact with a member of our team and discuss what has happened to you. If you have a valid claim you could be offered a no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim.
Q: Will I Have To Visit My Solicitor?
A: Whilst there may be some instances where this is necessary, for the majority of cases there will be no need to go into a solicitors office or to visit the accident claim solicitor in person. Your first point of call will be to talk to a member of our team over the phone. They could inform you as to your claims validity and whether or not our team could help. If so, they could connect you as soon as possible to a solicitor. Most claims can be handled remotely with you being kept fully up to date on the cases progress.
Q: Do My Injuries Need To Be Seen By A Doctor?
A: In the early stages of the personal injury claims process you may be asked by our accident claims solicitors to visit a doctor for a medical assessment. Whilst you should have already sought medical care at the time of your accident and may well have medical evidence, it is likely that you will still be asked to visit a doctor we work with. This is to further establish evidence of your injury. It will also provide our team with detailed medical information which we can use in your claim. We can see what the effects of the injury has been and will be as well as then seeing how much you could claim in compensation.
Q: Where May I Have To Go To Visit A Doctor?
A; In addition to our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Aldridge, and the rest of the country, we also work with a panel of numerous doctors around the country who conduct medical examinations. For your convenience we try to have your assessment carried out as close to you as possible.
In this area we work with the following doctors:
48 Paddock Lane,
Ley Hill Surgery Birmingham,
228 Lichfield Road,
We may ask you to visit a doctor at a different practice or location depending on their availability.
I suffered psychological injuries by witnessing a violent crime, could accident claims solicitors covering Aldridge help?
You might be surprised to learn that you would not have to necessarily suffer physical injuries in a violent crime to claim compensation. Those who suffer psychological injuries could also claim. You could claim compensation if you were injured whilst attempting to stop a crime too. You could even claim psychological injury compensation if you witnessed a violent crime. Such claims could be handled by the CICA, and our personal injury solicitors covering Aldridge could help you make such claims. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support.
I suffered an allergic reaction in a restaurant, could accident claim solicitors covering Aldridge assist?
We would be happy to speak to you if you believe that you suffered an allergic reaction because of the restaurant’s negligence. Many people in the UK have food allergies, and allergy sufferers usually take great care to avoid consuming what they are allergic to. However there may be a situation where you have consumed an allergen unknowingly. This could be because the ingredients were not listed as allergens on pre-packaged food items. Or, a restaurant’s allergy menu may be incorrect. Perhaps you’ve even asked serving staff to leave something out of your mail, and they have ignored your request and included it anyway. Whether you’ve suffered an allergic reaction in a café, takeaway or restaurant or from foods purchased from one, we could help you with a claim for compensation. Whether your reaction was serious, and involved anaphylaxis, or you suffered stomach cramps, hives or other symptoms, we could help you get the compensation you deserve.
I was partly to blame for a road traffic accident, could I still claim compensation?
In some cases, you could still claim compensation even if you are partially to blame for a road traffic accident. If there was fault by another driver too, you could still put in a claim for compensation but you might have to accept a reduced pay out due to your involvement. These kinds of claims can be somewhat complex, however. This is why having the right accident claims solicitors covering Aldridge is vital. They could help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you are in need of an accident claims solicitor covering this area, have been injured locally or think that you could have grounds to claim compensation, the following services and reference materials may be useful to you.
West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police force provides services in Aldridge as well as surrounding areas. Report an RTA.
Walsall County And Family Court
Accident claims in Walsall which do need to go to court may do so at this court where money claims could be heard.
Walsall Council is the local authority responsible for this area. If you had an injury in a public place here, compensation may be paid by the council.
Control Of Risks In The Workplace
Find out more about how to report and manage risks in the workplace in this reference resource from the Health and Safety Executive.
Whiplash Accident Claims
Whiplash is one of the most common forms of injury resulting from accidents on the road, such as car accidents or motorcycle accidents. See how to claim compensation here.
We hope you enjoyed reading this accident claims solicitors Aldridge guide. When choosing personal injury solicitors for Aldridge claims, we hope you will consider Accident Claims UK.