By Olivia Leeds. Last updated 8th September 2021. Are you considering making an accident claim in Bolton? If so, you may have many questions running through your mind. In this guide, we will aim to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about claiming, as well as taking a look at some of the most common accident claims in Bolton. This could include everything from clinical negligence claims to road traffic crashes.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible To Make A Compensation Claim?
From product liability cases to holiday accidents, there are a plethora of incidents that could lead to making an accident claim. In general, if you could prove the following three statements to be true, you could have some chance of receiving compensation:
- The accident was caused because of someone else’s error or negligence
- You received professional medical attention for your injuries
- The incident occurred within the last three years – this is the accident claims time limit in the majority of cases, however, it could be different depending on the circumstances e.g. if an injury/condition was not diagnosed until months/years after an accident.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
Unfortunately, it is impossible to say as every case is different. However, you may wish to know that compensation is split into two parts. Firstly there could be a general damages settlement. This is calculated based on the severity of your injury and the impact it is having on your life. The second part of compensation could be special damages. This could be the money you receive for out of pocket expenses, such as medical costs and loss of income.
This should give you a good glimpse into making a personal injury claim. In this guide we will reveal more about working with accident claims solicitors covering Bolton – explaining why you don’t have to limit your search to accident claims solicitors in Bolton and could use someone based somewhere else in the UK for Bolton claims. We will also provide information on what a personal injury solicitor could do for you. If you have any further questions or would like be provided with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would be more than happy to assist you in any manner that we can.
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- Injuries Caused By Acts Of Violence
- Injuries Caused By A Slip, Trip Or Fall
- Malpractice Or Clinical Negligence Claims
- Accidents In Public Places
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bolton
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Before we take a look at some of the different types of accidents and injuries that can happen in Bolton, it is important to provide some information on what you could expect from a personal injury solicitor. This may help you to understand what to expect when you work with our accident claims solicitors. A lawyer is there to make sure that you get the legal assistance you may need. They will guide you every step of the way, ensuring the right process is followed when it comes to making a personal injury claim.
In the table below, you can view statistics regarding work-related accidents in Bolton.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Have you been the victim of a workplace accident? Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)? Maybe you were involved in a construction accident? Or perhaps you have experienced hearing loss as a result of your noisy working environment? There are lots of different injuries that could occur in the workplace and if yours has occurred through no fault of your own and your employer is liable, you may wish to consider making claim.
Before discussing the process of making a claim and how your compensation will be calculated, let’s take a look at some examples claims involving accidents in the workplace:
- Repetitive strain injury claims
- Compensation for vibration white finger
- Construction accidents
- Claims for industrial deafness
- Poor health and safety compensation
- Claims involving injuries that have occurred due to asbestos exposure
- Factory accidents
- Claims involving a lack of training and supervision
- Industrial diseases
- Farming accidents
- Hit by falling objects claims
- Slips, trips or falls
Your medical condition would likely be assessed by an expert as part of your case. Long-term or chronic injuries would likely attract a larger payout than smaller injuries, especially if you are unable to work as a result.
Sadly, road traffic accidents happen frequently and they could occur in many different ways. From a vehicle hitting another to falling off your bike due to a broken pavement, the list is almost endless. No matter what has happened to you, there are certain details you may need to provide to make your Bolton car accident claim as strong as possible.
Steps to take
The first step you may wish to take is to ensure you get the details of the offending driver. There are instances whereby this is impossible, as the driver may disappear as quickly as possible. You could still make an untraced drivers car accident claim Bolton. However, if you could get the details, make sure you do. In addition to this, you may wish to get the contact details of any witnesses. Also, you might want to take photographs of the damage and make sure you report the accident immediately.
If you follow these steps at the scene you could help the personal injury lawyer immensely. Aside from this, there are other details you might need to provide afterwards. Firstly, you might need to prove that you had to receive medical attention as a result of the accident. It is also advisable to keep a list of all the expenses that have occurred because of the incident. This does not only relate to medical bills, but it could also include any loss of income. By doing this, you may ensure you get the level of compensation you deserve.
You may also be able to make a claim if you have been injured as a result of an act of violence. When this happens, you could be making your claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This will usually mean that you have two years to make a claim rather than three, so it may be important to act quickly. You may be able to make a case no matter whether the individual has been caught or not – this is why the CICA was set up.
You could also make a claim if you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall. Slip, trip and fall accidents are the most common causes of injury at work, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In such cases, you could use an accident claims solicitor covering Bolton to help you receive compensation for any damages lost. This sort of accident could happen anywhere and in so many different ways, from slipping on an unmarked wet floor to falling because of roadworks that were not sign-posted.
We all want to feel safe when we are in the hands of doctors, nurses and other such medical practitioners. However, there are exceptions to this which can be considered as cases of medical negligence. You could claim with a no win no fee solicitor if you feel you have not been provided with the proper level of care or you have been the victim of a treatment that has gone wrong and your health has become worse as a result.
For more information about medical negligence claims, please click here.
Aside from the examples that have already been mentioned our panel of accident claims solicitors could offer their experience when it comes to helping people to make a claim for an accident in a public place. These claims could be made against the party responsible for the space in question, including the local council (because they are usually responsible for the public walkways), restaurant owners, shopping centre operators and such like in the area. However, if you are unsure who you would be making a claim against, all you need to do is give us a call.
When making a claim, we recommend visitors to our site to go for the services of a no win no fee personal injury lawyer. This is someone who is going to agree to work on a basis whereby you would only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. The payment will be deducted from the final settlement amount (which is capped at a maximum of 25%), after which the rest will be awarded to you. If it is not, you won’t have to pay your accident claim solicitor anything.
All you have to do is give Accident Claims UK a call on our free legal helpline, 0800 073 8801. You will speak to one of our experts. They will answer your questions and put you in contact with accident claim solicitors that have been chosen for your requirements specifically.
Here are some commonly asked questions regarding accident claims solicitors Bolton:
How Can A Solicitor Help Me?
If you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should be aware that there is no legal requirement to have a solicitor. However, a solicitor could help you navigate the complex process of making legal proceedings.
Our panel of personal injury solicitors have over 30 years of experience in the claims process. As a result, they can provide you with expert legal counsel, helping you determine liability, build a strong case and secure you the maximum compensation that you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about how our panel of personal injury solicitors could help you on a No Win No Fee basis, please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our advisors today.
Do I Need To Use Personal Injury Solicitors In Bolton?
A lot of people might assume that their only option is to work with a Bolton based accident claims solicitors. However, this could not be further from the truth. You could work with anyone in the UK, which means you could choose based on expertise rather than being forced to select based on location.
What does a No Win No Fee agreement involve?
If you’re unfamiliar with what it means to claim on a No Win No Fee basis, here are some key features of this type of agreement. Firstly, the premise of this agreement is outlined in the name; if your solicitor doesn’t win your claim, there’s no fee to pay them. In addition, you won’t have to worry about affording upfront payment or hidden fees either. This way, the financial risk that’s typically intrinsic to the claims process is mitigated, meaning you can get legal representation with the knowledge that you won’t have to pay out of pocket without a payout.
Once your No Win No Fee solicitor wins you your compensation, they’ll deduct a small success fee to account for their services. This fee is capped by law to ensure that solicitors don’t overcharge so there’s no need to worry about any last-minute surprises. Our panel of personal injury lawyers all work on a No Win No Fee basis, so please get in touch today if you’d like to learn more about their services.
How can I get in touch with Accident Claims today?
If you’re interested in speaking to one of our specialist advisors about your case, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today for a free consultation. Simply call the number at the top of this page, complete a contact form on our website or use the live chat feature on your screen.
By answering a series of questions, providing our advisors with some basic details about your case, you could learn more about what rights you have in your situation. If our advisors believe you could have grounds to make a claim, they can provide you with an estimated settlement amount. In addition, they can offer to connect you with a member of our panel of personal injury lawyers and have your case handled on a No Win No Fee basis. However, there’s no obligation to proceed if you’re not ready.
Are Medical Assessments Always Needed?
When you come to conduct a personal injury claim, you will have to undergo a medical examination. This assessment will be used to produce a report detailing the extent of your injuries, what impact they have had on you and what your future prognosis may be. This part of the accident claims process is extremely important as the evidence gathered will be used to support your case.
Where Will I Need To Travel To For My Medical Examination?
We have a panel of doctors covering Bolton, including:
Holly suite 1st Floor
Westgate House, Westgate Avenue,
(Behind Bolton School off chorley new road)
63-65 Chorley New Road,
Newlands Medical Centre
315 Chorley New Road
- Reporting Workplace Accidents to HSE
- Reporting Accidents In Leisure Facilities by ROSPA
- Bolton Crown Court
Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Bolton could help you today.
Written by J.J.
Edited by H.H.