If you have suffered from an injury or contracted an illness because of another person’s actions, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Whether the accident took place at work or in a public place, or was caused by another road user or a criminal assault, our accident claims solicitors are here to help you.
We understand that the claims process may be frustrating, especially when you’re not exactly sure about where you stand with your legal rights. To make this process easier for those involved, we have a substantial team of accident claims solicitors covering Barry, Wales. While our panel of solicitors are not based in Barry, they are able to cover the area with ease.
For impartial, accident claims advice about your damages, contact our specialist team today on 0800 0738 801.
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- Barry, Wales Road Traffic Or Car Accident Compensation
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- Fall, Trip, Slip Accidents
- Barry Medical Negligence Claims
- Criminal Injury Victim Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Barry, Wales
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If your suffering was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to claiming accident compensation. You are legally owed a duty of care by most employers, public bodies and private owners.
If you have been harmed as a result of negligence, you could bring an accident claim against such third parties. You could also enlist the assistance of an accident claims solicitor from our panel to help you in processing your claim.
Throughout this guide, we will discuss in length the various types of accident claims that could be grounds for a compensation claim. In order to increase your chances of making successful accident claims in Barry, you may find the services of a solicitor useful in helping you to secure the highest possible settlement.
Before you begin the process of making accident claims in Barry, you should first identify which type of personal injury is applicable to your circumstances. This guide will explain a handful of examples, but personal injuries are not limited to this list. (You could also make a claim for criminal injury compensation). If you are unsure about what category your accident falls into, a member of our specialist team could identify this for you.
Once you have been matched with the right accident claim solicitor, they will provide you with key specialist services to assist your claim. These could include:
- A professional assessment of whether your claim is valid within the applicable accident claims time limit. This may vary from case-to-case which is why it’s important for a professional opinion.
- Expert assistance to help you collect the relevant evidence to support your claim. This could be an important difference between a successful claim and a missed opportunity for damages.
- An estimation of your potential compensation payout through a personal injury claims calculator.
For more information about how a solicitor from our panel could help you make successful accident claims, click here to read our detailed guide.
If you have been harmed by an accident at work then you could be searching for an injury lawyer in Barry to help you claim compensation. However, you could use an injury claim solicitor based anywhere in the country and still receive the same standard of professionalism.
An injury at work could result in a variety of injuries, depending on the severity of the incident. Some of the most common types of injuries include:
- Back/spinal injuries
- Head/brain damage
- Injuries to eyes or eyesight
- Mental illnesses
- Soft tissue damage
Your employer legally owes you a duty of care to ensure the safety of both you and your colleagues at all times. Whilst you are undertaking the task at hand, there are various guidelines and legislation that states what steps an employer should take in order to provide a safe workplace. This includes:
- Generally providing a safe working environment and safe equipment for employees to use.
- Ensuring that the necessary safety equipment is provided with regards to particular job roles. This could be personal protective equipment or the appropriate ladders for working at heights.
- Appropriately safety training for all employees in order for their job role to be carried out in a safe way. For example, if you are working in a confined space you may need to be trained in both the work and the use of any emergency equipment.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors can assist in a variety of claims and offer specialist expertise to help you receive an accident at work compensation for your settlement.
To help better illustrate the amount of reported workplace injuries, the table below provides a range of statistics central to the Vale of Glamorgan.
With 1.4 million people suffering from illnesses contracted in the workplace in 2018/19, there is a significantly high rate of workplace contracted illnesses UK. Further from this, there were 69,208 reports of people being injured in the workplace. More information on these statistics can be found in this report by the HSE.
In this table is the rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents in the workplace in Barry, along with the total number of workplace injuries per 100,000 workers.
|LOCATION||TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES (2018/19)||TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS (2018/19)||FATAL INJURIES (2018/19)|
|Vale Of Glamorgan||167||498||0|
You can find annual statistics for other areas across the country are available in PDF form. You can download the guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive here.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by another person’s recklessness, you could have grounds to make a compensation claim. This could be any type of road user, from lorry drivers to horse riders, cyclists to pedestrians crossing the road. We are here to help those who have been harmed by an accident that occurred in Barry, Wales.
In numerous circumstances, a road traffic accident could have life-changing effects on those involved. For example, if you have been hit by a car, it’s important to contact an injury claim solicitor as soon as possible to improve your chances of receiving the most compensation you could be entitled to. In most cases, there is an accident claims time limit of three years after the accident, however, we advise you to contact a legal team such as our own as soon as possible.
A claim could be put in place for a number of different accidents. This could include accidents on a bicycle, in car, on a motorbike, or even a single car accident. In such circumstances, a claim may be made for injuries such as:
- Head injury e.g. whiplash, bleeding in the brain, skull fractures, etc.
- Airbag injury e.g. broken bones, facial bruising, or damage to cosmetic implants.
- Seat belt injury
- Child restraints injury
The accident claims advice you receive could make a huge impact on the final outcome of the claim. If you have been involved in a car accident in Barry county, or any form of road traffic accident for that matter, contact our team today.
In a situation where a person suffers from harm because of someone else’s negligence, such cases are referred to as public liability. If an individual is injured from an accident in a public place that was caused by a breach in the duty of care by another, then they may be entitled to raise a compensation claim.
For the purpose of making a personal injury claim, a public place is referred to any space that a person can enter as a member of the public. This could include a local park, shopping centre, car park, leisure centre or even just the pavement. To ensure the right third party is held accountable, a no win no fee solicitor from our panel may be able to help you distinguish who is responsible for the space in question.
For a local park or poorly maintained pavement, the local authority may be held responsible. However, if your accident occurred in a car park or shopping centre then your claim may be against a private company.
If you have been harmed in a public place, there’s no need to limit yourself to personal injury solicitors in Barry. Our panel of accident claims solicitors who are not based in Barry can cover Barry injury claims.
Arguably, one of the most common ways that people are as a result of a slip, trip or fall.
There are many ways in which a slip or fall accident can occur and cause harm to an individual. This could be from a negligent employer who fails to uphold a safe working environment for their employees to an icy pavement which has not been appropriately maintained by a public body.
For example, slips and falls could be caused by:
- Wet/oily surfaces
- Uneven surfaces
- Loose rugs
- Uneven mats
- Uneven surfaces without sign postings
- Obstructed views
- Blocked footpaths
- Poor lighting
- Wrinkled carpets
Although these are some common causes of slip and trip claims, the areas in which an injury claim solicitor could claim compensation are not limited to these examples. To determine what grounds you could receive a settlement for, contact our expert team today.
We have a panel of medical negligence solicitors who could help you bring an accident claim forward for an injury or illness caused by medical negligence. In circumstances where a healthcare professional has delivered a substandard of care and a patient has been caused harm which was otherwise avoidable, a compensation claim may be made.
Also referred to as clinical malpractice, medical negligence can take the form of an injury or illness, either on a short-term or long-term scale, or even an existing injury/illness which has become worse because of clinical negligence. This can occur in any form of medical facility, from care homes and hospitals to GP practices and dental surgeries.
A healthcare practitioner is legally obligated to follow professional guidelines which ensure reasonably expected standards of care are delivered at all times. If the treatment drops to a substandard of care, this could lead to a number of different mistakes. Some of these mistakes include:
- Wrong-site surgery
- ‘Never Events’
- Amputation of wrong limbs
- Avoidable birth injuries
- Damage to healthy teeth/gums
- Bed sores and malnutrition in nursing homes
- Foreign objects left behind after surgery, such as surgical sponges.
- Permanent scars or disfigurement
Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Barry could help victims of medical malpractice to get compensation for their damages. For a better understanding of what process to take in medical negligence, contact our advisors today.
There could be devastating effects for those who fall victim to a violent crime, both short-term and long-term. If you or a loved one has suffered a physical injury or psychological trauma from a criminal assault, a claim for accident compensation could be made.
The result of a criminal injury could take the form of a broken bone or delayed psychological trauma such as PTSD. If the victim has suffered from PTSD, the accident claims time limit begins from the moment it was diagnosed.
For additional support in making a criminal injury claim, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (or ‘CICA’) could provide assistance for blameless victims of violent crime throughout the UK. Anyone who has fallen victim to a violent crime could be entitled to compensation under the Scheme, find out if you could claim compensation for a violent crime here.
When you feel ready to make accident claims in Barry for a criminal injury or accident, a lawyer from our expert team could assist you.
It doesn’t matter where you injury or illness was suffered in the country, our team of accident claims solicitors covering Barry can provide their expert services anywhere in the UK. In the majority of cases handled by our specialist team, our clients are offered our legal services on a no win no fee basis.
Under a no win no fee agreement also referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), the solicitor takes on the accident claim on the premise that their fees will be settled with a percentage of the compensation awarded. This percentage is agreed prior to beginning the accident claims process between the claimant and the accident claims solicitor. However, if the client’s case is unsuccessful then there will be no bill to pay at the end of the claims process.
Now that you have a better understanding of what exactly is classified as a personal injury claim, you may want to consider utilising the legal services of Accident Claims UK. Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you bring a claim forward for a long-list of accident types. With this in mind, you can start your claim today by calling us on the number at the top of this guide. For further communication methods, click here.
In this section, we will look at some of the most common questions people have asked while making a claim with our accident claims solicitors.
Could Your Team Assist Me In My Claim?
With so many different solicitors available to you across the country, it may seem daunting to make the decision about who is most suitable. With up to thirty years of experience in handling claims, we feel that our personal injury solicitors could be reasonably placed to handle your claim. Our panel of accident claims solicitors have experience in a wide range of accident claims. To find out whether our solicitors can help you, give us a call. Our lines are open 24 hours a day to help those with questions and queries about accident claims.
Is It Important To Choose Local Solicitors?
You can use a solicitor to make a personal injury claim from anywhere in the country. Instead of limiting your online search to ‘solicitors near me’ you may benefit from broadening your search to solicitors based elsewhere in the country.
Are Medical Assessments Part Of The Claims Process?
An important part of the process of collecting evidence to support your claim is to undergo a medical examination. This could be conducted by a professional from our panel of doctors who will produce an impartial report about the extent of your injuries. In supporting your claim, this procedure will also assess how the injury/illness has affected your health, what treatment you require and what your future prognosis is.
Do You Work With A Doctor In My Area?
We work with a panel of doctors across the country who could help you carry out your medical examination in your local area. In the areas close to the Vale of Glamorgan, this panel includes:
93 Cathedral Road,
50-52 Station Road,
Health & Sports Physiotherapy,
50-52 Station Road,
South Wales Police
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Vale Of Glamorgan Council
Important information regarding the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Pontypridd County Court And Family Court
Relevant contact information for County courthouses in your local area.
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Pub Or Bar Accident Claims
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Article by HH.
Edited by CK.