By Brett Williams. Last updated 26th August 2021. Are you looking for accident claims solicitors in Blackpool? In the Blackpool area, there could be lots of people that could have been eligible for compensation if they had pursued a personal injury claim. A large number of people may fail to make an accident claim as they might not realise that they would have the grounds for accident compensation.
The term personal injury is so generic, and for this reason, many people may not know whether their accident is classed as a personal injury or not. The idea that many people may fail to pursue a personal injury claim should not discourage you, it should encourage more people to ask for advice to see if they do have cause to claim.
Whether you have been injured at work or suffered medical negligence we could connect you with an expert personal injury solicitor who would be able to help you with your compensation claim. Solicitors may only ask that you could provide evidence that your injury happened due to someone else’s negligence or mistake. The accident should have occurred within the last three years in most cases – as this is the accident claims time limit in a variety of cases. If you can provide evidence of these things then you could be entitled to some compensation.
Below we have listed some situations where an accident claims solicitor covering the Blackpool area could be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
- Construction accidents
- Product liability cases
- Slips, trips and falls
- Laser treatments gone wrong
- Criminal injuries
- Repetitive strain injury
- Car crashes
- Dental negligence
- Vibration white finger
- Industrial deafness
- Motorbike accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Poor health and safety in the workplace
- Slipping on ice claims
- Food poisoning
- Travel accidents
- Passenger injuries
- Waxing treatments gone wrong
- Medical negligence
- And lots more…
In the article below we will provide further information and advice if you have suffered an accident in the Blackpool area. If you require any further information by the time you get to the end of this guide please do not hesitate to contact Accident Claims UK.
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There are a few things we would recommend that you look for when searching for the right personal injury lawyer for you.
- A solicitor who will work on a no win no fee basis. This could be crucial as it reduces any risk, financially speaking. Payment will only be made to your personal injury lawyer if your claim is a success. This would mean that the compensation you receive will cover any legal costs with the rest coming to you.
- A personal injury solicitor that is experienced in handling similar claims with success. It could be beneficial to hire someone that has worked on cases in the area of personal injury you’ve suffered, whether this is medical negligence or public liability.
- It could be important that you read reviews online to be certain that the personal injury solicitor has an excellent reputation. If you come across a large number of negative comments, it might be best to search for an alternative lawyer.
When an accident occurs in a public place, your first priority – after getting medical attention – may be determining who is at fault if anyone. Not all accidents that lead to injuries will be the fault of a third party many accidents happen that could not have been avoided. In some cases accidents could happen due to negligence of a third party that owed you a duty of care such as a public body or private premises owner or occupier. For example, if you were injured in a restaurant, such as a burn or food poisoning your personal injury claim could be against the owner. If you fell on a public pavement due to negligence this could likely be the local council’s responsibility. Please do not be concerned if this has left you feeling uncertain as this is something our expert team can assist you with over the phone.
There are certain things you can do to help build a strong case; we would recommend that you report the incident to the responsible party immediately and take contact details from any witnesses who saw the accident as they could assist when it comes to proving your claim. It could be good to take photographs of the area where the accident took place and your injuries. It could also be beneficial to keep any proof of extra costs, for example, loss of earnings, travel costs and prescription costs as you could receive compensation for these costs.
When making workplace accident claims in Blackpool, many people might fear that an accident claim made against the company could anger their employer which could lead to them losing their job. Feeling this way is understandable. However, if you have been injured in an accident at work and your employer is responsible, you are entitled to compensation. This is something your employer should recognise and your workplace should have insurance in place to cover any expenses.
When making a personal injury claim against your workplace it is important that it is handled correctly.
It would be important that the accidents and your work injuries are reported immediately. Your company, by law, is required to have an accident book on-site. All accidents and injuries must be recorded in this, and if your injury is not reported this can cause difficulties with your claim as there is no record.
Below we have highlighted some statistics on the number of reported accidents in the workplace in Blackpool.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You can find further information and statistics nationwide at this source.
If you have been unfortunate enough to be looking into road accident claims in Blackpool, it might be good to know that you could be entitled to compensation, provided that the accident was not your fault and you were injured as a result.
Before you can begin your personal injury claim, there are several things you may need as part of the car accident claims process. You might need to be able to provide evidence that another party is responsible for the accident which caused your injury. Evidence that you have seen a medical expert. Also details of the party responsible for the accident. You may not be able to pursue a claim if you were at fault for the accident.
It could be useful to get the contact information of the party responsible for the accident. Be certain to ask for their full name, address and insurance details. It would also be beneficial to make a note of the vehicle make, model and registration number.
If there were any witnesses to the accident, be certain to get their contact information also. In some cases, witness statements could only strengthen your accident compensation claim.
We would also recommend that you keep proof of any costs related to the accident, this could include anything from travel expenses to the cost of prescriptions. It would also include any loss of income and repair costs to your vehicle. You may be able to claim further compensation for these damages.
Slips, trips and falls are very common when it comes to personal injury claims, they could happen anywhere and be caused by broken pavement or slipping on an unmarked wet floor. When this type of accident occurs, many people may get up and continue with their day, blaming the accident on themselves. However, in many cases, the fall could have been avoided if there were preventative measures in place. If this has happened to you in the Blackpool area, you may feel uncertain on how to proceed as it is not always obvious who the claim would be against. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can assist you with this further, and could answer questions such as – ‘Slip and fall claim – how much compensation would I receive?’ Please contact us for more information and one of our personal injury solicitors could help with your accident claim that happened in Blackpool.
Another reason you might be seeking accident claims solicitors in Blackpool is for clinical and medical negligence claims. This could happen if a medical professional through a breach of duty provides negligent treatment and their patients suffers further ill health as a consequence. There are different examples of medical negligence including dental negligence, cases of birth injury, surgical negligence and GP negligence. If you have been the victim of medical negligence please contact us for further advice. It is important to note that when looking for a medical negligence solicitor you are not restricted to your area of Blackpool the right solicitor with the right expertise may be based in another part of the country. For compensation claims in Blackpool, you can choose a solicitor from anywhere in the country you like.
This could cover any accident where a person has been injured due to criminal activity, whether they were the intended victim of the crime or not. This could cover a mental or physical injury including PTSD and anxiety that was caused or worsened by the criminal attack. Our accident claims solicitors would be aware that any accident claim of this type could be extremely distressing and could help you apply for victim of crime compensation. You may be required to inform the police of the events which have occurred as this will strengthen your claim. There is usually a two-year criminal injury compensation time limit on this type of accident claim.
If you don’t have any money to make a claim with an accident claim solicitor, you may not need to let this deter you. If you choose a no win no fee solicitor to pursue your accident claims in Blackpool you will not need any funds to start your claim or pay any fees while the claim is being processed. Payment would be made depending on the outcome of your case. A fixed fee or percentage will be determined before the claim has begun. If the case is not won then there will be no money to be paid to your accident claim solicitors, and this gives you a reduced financial risk. Here at Accident Claims UK, all of our accident claim solicitors covering Blackpool work on this basis.
We can assist with accident claims by helping connect you with a personal injury solicitor that is appropriate for you who will take your claim forward as it isn’t just as simple as filling in an accident claim form. We also offer free accident claims advice and are willing to answer any questions you may have regarding accident claims. To get started today please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you further.
Our telephone number is 0800 073 8801, or please click on our contact form on our website for a call back. Our lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
More about our accident claims solicitors covering Blackpool
If you have been injured in an accident or incident that wasn’t your fault, you might now be thinking about claiming compensation. If that’s true, you might think that looking for a local solicitors firm might be a good idea. The thing is, while you’re likely to find law firms in the Queen’s Square, Cropper Close and Church Street areas of Blackpool, you should ask two important questions about their services:
- Do they deal exclusively with personal injury claims?
- Do they offer No Win No Fee services?
Accident Claims UK answers yes to both those questions and as a nationwide service provider, we can cover claims in the Blackpool area. We are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority so you can be sure you’re dealing with bona fide legal specialists. Our team handle claims over the phone, by email and online so there’s no wasting time travelling to our offices.
If your claim has a reasonable chance of success and we agree to represent you, we’ll connect you with one of our solicitors (our team have over 30-years of experience dealing with personal injury claims). Before they start working on your case, they’ll go over it with you in some detail so they are sure they understand what happened and how you’ve suffered. After that, they will gather the evidence needed to try and prove who was to blame. At this stage, you will also need to attend a local medical assessment conducted by an independent specialist so that your injuries and prognosis can be documented.
So that you’re not overwhelmed by legal or medical jargon, your solicitor will deal with all enquiries from the defendant’s legal team. You’ll be updated regularly and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions that crop up.
Importantly, our solicitors don’t accept the first compensation offer they receive so that they can say the case was won. If they believe the settlement doesn’t cover the amount of suffering you’ve endured, they’ll go back and try to negotiate a higher amount.
To find out more about how our accident claims solicitors covering Blackpool could help you, please speak to one of our specialists today.
Could Your Team Help Me?
Whether you are only looking for some free advice or you want us to help you to go through the entire claims process, we can assist. Making a compensation claim requires more depth than simply filling out some claim forms and our team can help you with this.
Could I Use A Solicitor From Outside Blackpool?
Many people assume that their only option is to search for accident claims solicitors in Blackpool when they have accident claims in Blackpool. However, you do not need to search for accident claims solicitors near me. You can work with a personal injury lawyer based anywhere in the country. There is no legal requirements to use solicitors in your area and as most claims could be dealt with solely through written correspondence or phone calls location is not an issue. This means you can choose based on expertise rather than location.
Do I Have To Have A Medical To Make A Claim?
A mistake many people might make when beginning to pursue a personal injury claim is failing to be assessed by a doctor. Many people could find it tempting to deal with their injuries alone particularly if the injury is minor. As part of your claim, you may be required to have an independent assessment by a medic, but this could be organised close to you.
Where Could I Have My Medical?
Accidents Claim UK have a panel of independent doctors in the Blackpool area who would be able provide an evaluation of your injuries, We have listed a few examples below:
141 Mowbray Drive
259 Whitegate Drive
The below links may be useful to you if you’ve suffered an injury in Blackpool.
Reporting workplace accidents – Details about how employers should report accidents in the workplace.
Reporting a car accident in Blackpool – How to report accidents and incidents to the police in Blackpool.
Court in Blackpool – Claims which need to go to court may be heard at these courts.
Complaints To Blackpool council – How to complain to the council about circumstances such as broken pavements.
If you have found this article on accident claims solicitors and personal injury solicitors covering Blackpool useful, please get in touch today for a no-obligation case review.
Edited by Mel.