By Olivia Wool. Last updated 9th September 2021. When accidents occur there is often someone, or some party, who is in some way responsible and can be held liable for an accident claim for compensation by the victim. If you have suffered an injury, or psychological harm, as a result of an accident in Birkenhead which you believe was caused by someone else then you might have grounds to make an accident claim against them. If you have been looking for Wirral solicitors or accident solicitors covering Birkenhead to help you make a claim, then you have come to the right place.
Our accident claims solicitors are experts with up to 30 years of experience. On our website, we also have a personal injury claims calculator for each of the various different types of accident or injury that you might have suffered from for you to find out how much compensation you may be owed. Our phone line is open 24/7 for you to call us at 0800 073 8801 about starting a claim or for accident claims advice.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Birkenhead?
- Reported Instances Of Accidents At Work In The Wirral
- Accidents In The Workplace
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- Injuries And Accidents In Public
- Medical Malpractice
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Birkenhead
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An accident solicitor is a solicitor who specialises in accident claims management; helping their clients win compensation for injuries they have suffered in accidents that weren’t their fault, at work, in public, on the road, as well as helping victims of criminal injuries. Our panel of accident solicitors are based in the Wirral and also have accident solicitors covering Birkenhead.
According to the government’s own statistics the number of accidents in the workplace in the UK has fallen over the past three decades. Nevertheless, despite this positive trend thousands of people in the United Kingdom are still affected by accidents at work resulting in either in physical injury or psychological harm. In rarer, tragic, cases accidents at work can lead to fatal injuries.
In the table below we have provided the statistics for the number of accidents at work in workplaces in Birkenhead, as well as the rate of injuries per 100’000 workers and the number of fatal accidents. This is to give you an impression of how common accidents at work are in the Wirral area. Follow this link here for the source of the statistics and to see the figures for workplace accident-related injuries in the rest of the UK.
|Total reported non-fatal injuries (2018/19)
|Total reported non-fatal injuries (per 100’000 workers) (2018/19)
|Number of fatal injuries (2018/19)
Your employer is bound by various laws and regulations to provide a safe workplace. You must be provided with any necessary safety equipment and safety training that may be required in your role. You must be kept informed of any safety hazards related to your task. Despite these laws and regulations, and a general reduction in the number of workplace accidents over the past thirty years, workplace accidents do still happen.
If you have been injured in an accident in the workplace and you believe that our employer was responsible for being negligent in their duties to provide a safe workplace then you can make a claim for workplace accident compensation. Contact us today for free advice on how to make a workplace accident claim and be sure to check out the information on our website about the different types of workplace accidents and injuries that we can cover and how much compensation you may be owed.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Birkenhead and you are looking for a solicitor who can handle claims of this nature or you are looking for advice on starting the car accident claims process then our panel of accident solicitors can help you.
If you have suffered an injury in a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else, whether you were driving, a passenger, on a bike or on foot and whether the person responsible was driving or was a pedestrian you can make a claim for compensation. Our website offers plenty of information about different types of road traffic accidents, the types of injuries they can cause and how much compensation you may be entitled to. Read more about it here.
You can claim for accident compensation if you have been injured by a slip, trip or fall in either a privately or publicly owned space if it can be proven that there were hazards which the owners of said space or premises had not taken reasonable measures to ensure that there were as few as possible and that those which were present were clearly marked out and warned about. The owners and proprietors of any given space or premises are obligated by law to ensure that their property does not present too great a risk of people tripping or falling over and hurting themselves without providing a clear warning.
For example, wet and slippery patches of the floor must be marked out with a “wet floor” sign, wires should not be left out trailing across the floor where possible, pathways and pavements need to be maintained to such a degree that they do not present a major risk of people tripping and stumbling. You can read more about different types of slip, trip and fall injuries that our accident solicitors covering Birkenhead can assist with and how much accident claim compensation you may be entitled to with our slip, trip and falls personal injury claims calculator on this page of our website.
Our panel of accident solicitors can also cover claims for assault. This includes claims for being assaulted at work and claims for sexual abuse and rape. Being the victim of an assault can leave you with both physical injuries such as bone fractures and stab wounds but can also leave you with lasting psychological damage. Even if no one has been convicted of assaulting you are still entitled to make a claim for victim of assault compensation. Claims of this nature can be made through the government-funded scheme, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). For claims through CICA, the time limit does vary. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding this.
You can make a claim for compensation with our accident solicitors if you have suffered any kind of injury in a public place if that accident was caused by the owner’s negligence towards safety. Whether the public place is privately owned or managed by some public entity they are obliged to maintain a certain standard of safety in their premises or space.
Examples of different privately or publicly owned public spaces and the types of accidents that might occur there can include; falls and injuries in bars or nightclubs where drinks have been dropped and not cleaned up leaving liquid and broken glass on the floor, injuries in gym’s caused by faulty or mislabeled equipment or injuries caused by a trip or a fall while walking along a pavement due to a faulty manhole cover. You can read up on more specific examples of accidents and injuries that can occur in public places on this page of our website.
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist you in making a claim for illnesses, injuries and psychological harm caused by medical malpractice. Medical negligence is when a patient has been harmed as a result of a doctor, a nurse or other medical professional failing to properly carry out their duties and properly uphold their duty of care to their patients. Claims can be brought against nursing homes for neglectful care of their residents, such as failing to assist residents in washing, changing their clothes and having their meals.
They can also be bought against GP’s for misdiagnosing their patient’s illnesses or proving incorrect prescriptions, and against dentists for causing harm to their patients during dental procedures. They can be bought against hospitals for allowing patients to come to harm or suffer from illnesses as a result of negligent care, for example contracting an MRSA infection. You can more about other types of medical negligence cases on this page of our website.
We can offer you a no win no fee solicitor from our panel of solicitors covering Birkenhead. With a no win no fee agreement you will not have to make any advance payment to your accident claims solicitor. Your solicitor will not charge you for their services if your claim has been unsuccessful. Instead, they will take their success fee from your final compensation amount. For more information regarding the benefits of using a no win no fee agreement, please do not hesitate to call us.
Our team’s phone number is 0800 073 8801 and our line operates 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can also fill in this accident claim form on our website and if it is within office hours (Monday to Friday) then our team will try their best to get back to you within three hours. Contact us today if you want to speak to us and our panel of accident claims solicitors about starting an accident claim in Birkenhead or if you want free no-obligation accident claims advice.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we get asked regarding accident claims solicitors Birkenhead:
How do I know if I have grounds to make a claim?
If you’re considering seeking compensation for personal injury but you’re not sure whether you have grounds to make a claim, you’ll typically be required to prove that you suffered as a result of third-party negligence. This third party can be anyone that owes you a legal duty of care and if they breach it, then this would be negligent on their part. For example, your employer owes you a duty to uphold your safety as much as is reasonably practicable. However, if they breach the duty, such as failing to provide you with necessary PPE, you could have grounds to claim for any subsequent suffering that you experienced.
How Could A Solicitor Help Me?
We strive to show our commitment to providing you with a good accident claims management service by getting in touch as soon as possible with anyone who fills out a contact form on our website during office hours. Our panel of accident claims solicitors have three decades of experience. We offer no win no fee solicitors and we always aim to keep our clients abreast of all the developments and updates as their claim is ongoing. We also offer free claims advice to anyone who calls us for advice, or for questions about their case such as whether or not they will be affected by the accident claims time limit.
Do I Need To Claim With A Local Solicitor?
You may have found our site by typing in “car accident solicitors near me” or something to that effect, our panel of solicitors cover the Birkenhead area as well as being based in Merseyside. They will also ensure that you are kept up to dater regularly, whether that be over the phone, via email or through the post.
How long do I have to start a claim?
In most cases of personal injury, claimants have up to 3 years in which they can start a claim. Typically, this time limit is effective from the date that their accident happened. However, in some cases, this time limit can be adapted for exceptional circumstances. For example, if the claimant only acquire knowledge that they suffered as a result of third-party negligence after the accident date itself, the time limit could begin from this date onwards. It’s of the utmost importance that claims time limits are heeded, otherwise, claimants could lose out on being eligible to seek compensation for their suffering.
How can I start a claim?
The first step towards starting a claim is to get in touch with our team today and speak to one of our advisors about your case. By asking just a few questions about your situation and how you’ve been affected by it, our advisors can assess whether you have a valid claim to begin with. Following this, they can provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim and explain how our panel of accident claims solicitors Birkenhead can help you. If you’d like to access their services and have legal representation when making your claim, they can even connect you to our panel today. As mentioned, they all work on a No Win No Fee basis so to provide their clients with a fair and accessible service.
Do I Need To See A Doctor?
Seeing a doctor is a mandatory step in making any kind of personal injury claim. In order to make an accident claim, you must be able to produce evidence that you have indeed suffered harm, be it physical or psychological, as a result of an accident. In order to do this you need to receive a medical assessment by a doctor to have official confirmation of your injuries or illness.
Could I Be Examined By A Doctor In My Area?
Yes, you can be examined by a doctor in Birkenhead, Accident Claims UK works with a panel of doctors across the UK to ensure that all of our clients can easily access a doctor in their local area for their medical examination. The doctors that we work with within Birkenhead are listed below
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Article by JY.
Edited by CK.