If you’ve been involved in any type of accident that was caused by somebody else whom owed you a duty of care and it left you injured, then you might be able to pursue a claim for compensation. Choosing the right accident claims solicitors covering Bradford could be tricky and it may not always be clear who the right legal team for you are. We’ve written this guide to help you understand what you can claim for and how we could help you begin a claim.
During this guide, we’ll provide examples of accidents you could claim for such as an accident claim for a slip and fall, an assault in Bradford, or a workplace accident and how no win no fee solicitors covering Bradford could help you.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we offer free claims advice with no obligation so if you’d like to discuss how we could help you today, please call 0800 073 8801 to speak with a specially trained advisor from our team.
To find out more before beginning your claim, please continue reading.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Bradford?
- Bradford Accident At Work Statistics
- Bradford Workplace Accident Claims
- Road And Car Accident Claims In Bradford
- Accident Claims For Slips And Falls
- Criminal Injury Assault And Abuse Claims
- Claim For An Accident At A Public Place
- Claims For Medical Negligence In Bradford
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bradford
- What Should I Do Next?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Additional Information
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Bradford?
Not every accident will result in a compensation claim. In many cases, where nobody was to blame, you’ll find accident claims solicitors will inform you you are not eligible to claim compensation. The following 3 statements will usually need to be true for a solicitor to consider your case:
- You were owed a duty of care by another person, party or business;
- They breached that duty of care which caused an accident; And
- You suffered undue harm that was caused by the accident.
The accident will need to have happened within the claims time limit which, in most cases, is 3 years from the date of the accident or from when your injuries were diagnosed.
When a solicitor does agree that you have a valid claim and takes on your case, they will usually provide the following services:
- A free, no-obligation, assessment of your claim.
- Assist you with evidence gathering, including obtaining an independent medical report.
- Handling the communication with the other party, their solicitor or the insurer that is dealing with the claim.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors offer all of the above and provide accident claims management services too so that you don’t need to deal with any questions or objections from the other party on your own.
Bradford Accident At Work Statistics
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is estimated that over £15 billion in costs were incurred due to ill health and injuries due to working conditions in 2017/18 and just under 30 million working days were lost as a result.
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The information in the table was found in a report produced by the HSE which provides statistics from across the whole of the UK.
Bradford Workplace Accident Claims
Any employee is protected by acts such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which is government legislation that sets out what employers need to do to try and ensure staff safety. Any breach in health and safety procedures that results in staff injuries or illness could be deemed negligent. This means staff may be able to sue their employer for any suffering caused due to neglectful actions or inactions.
Examples where accidents might have been caused due to breaches in the law having occurred include:
- When staff haven’t been trained fully in their tasks.
- If safety equipment, such as protective clothing, isn’t provided.
- Or if equipment is poorly maintained or damaged.
Road And Car Accident Claims In Bradford
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be eligible for compensation whether you’re a driver, passenger, cyclist, motorcyclist or even a pedestrian.
The car accident claims process is very similar to all other types of road traffic accidents, you should try and gather as much evidence as possible before leaving the scene. This can include asking the other driver for their personal and insurance details. You should also try to photograph the scene and gather witness details.
Common injuries in road traffic accidents include whiplash, bruising, fractures, and concussion. You should always seek medical advice following a road traffic accident. Not all injuries, such as whiplash, are immediately obvious and it usually takes a 24 hours for symptoms to present themselves.
Accident Claims For Slips And Falls
One of the most common types of claims accident claims solicitors deal with are those that happen as a result of a slip or fall. They’re common because they could happen just about anywhere. This includes schools, offices, shops, gyms, public highways, and private property. If a slip, trip or fall is caused because somebody else was negligent, then you might be entitled to seek compensation.
Common scenarios where somebody else might be to blame include:
- Where broken lighting means you trip on a hazard that wasn’t visible and injure yourself.
- If you slip on a wet or polished floor where no warning signs were in use and you sustain an injury.
- If a defect in the road causes you to suffer an injury. This could be a pothole, tree roots or a raised paving slab.
Some claims will be made against business owners whereas public highway claims will likely to be made against the local authority. If you’d like help beginning a personal injury claim, then please get in touch with us today.
Criminal Injury Assault And Abuse Claims
You might not realise it, but if you have been the victim of a criminal act that leaves you with either physical or mental injuries you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), is a government scheme that allows compensation payments to be made to victims of violent crimes.
Claim For An Accident At A Public Place
Accident claims solicitors covering the Bradford area can help with many claims for accidents that have occurred in public places. Obviously, that’s only the case if the accident was caused by a negligent act and caused you an injury.
In general, public places are locations that you are allowed to access, use or pass through without gaining permission first. This could be a shopping centre, a public highway and private or council run car parks amongst other places.
Proving who’s responsible for paying compensation can be a little tricky in some cases. This is because there are a couple of legal entities, the owner or the occupier, who could be to blame. If either, or both, argue that they were not responsible then using an accident claim solicitor who knows which piece of legislation will support your claim and will make sure the correct evidence is presented to prove liability maybe useful.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors have dealt with public place injury claims for many years and fully understand how to demonstrate liability to back up your claim. Please get in touch to discuss your claim with one of our specialists and for free accident claims advice today.
Claims For Medical Negligence In Bradford
Medical professionals, whether NHS or private providers, have a duty of care to protect their patients. They do this by sticking to approved or recommended procedures, using the correct equipment for the job and maintaining good hygiene standards when performing procedures.
Any breach of their duty of care could be deemed negligent. If the negligence causes a patient an avoidable injury, then a compensation claim might be possible.
Medical professionals could include doctors, midwives, nurses, surgeons, hospital staff, dentists, GPs and care home staff. Claims are possible for medical treatment which causes you a preventable injury as well as for any cosmetic procedure that go wrong.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bradford
You might think that the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer could be expensive, and this might put you off claiming but using a no win no fee solicitor will remove that worry and reduce the financial risks involved with making a claim for compensation.
When you make a claim using a no win no fee agreement you don’t pay any money upfront, and you will not pay your solicitor if they lose. If they do win your case on your behalf, you won’t have to pay them yourself as their success fee is deducted from the claims settlement figure automatically (by law this is limited to 25%).
What Should I Do Next?
If you’d like to begin your claim for an accident in Bradford and would like us to help then you can get in touch by calling 0800 073 8801 today, filling in our accident claim form or by using the live chat feature on our website. One of our friendly advisors will listen to your case and help you decide what to do next.
Frequently Asked Questions
To save time, we’ve answered a few questions that we’re asked on a regular basis below. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call and ask one of our expert legal advisors.
How Can Your Team Help Me?
When choosing accident claims solicitors covering Bradford, we know you might not know who to choose. Our accident claims solicitors are happy to speak with you for free and offer no-obligation advice.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call and discuss how we could help.
Do I Have To Use A Local Personal Injury Solicitor?
When looking to hire a personal injury solicitor for accident claims in Bradford, you aren’t necessarily tied to local law firms. Many modern solicitors are happy to provide accident claims advice and handle the claims process over the phone and via email which means where they’re based isn’t an important factor.
Even though they are not based in Bradford, our panel of accident claims solicitors can help with an accident at work claim, car accident claims in Bradford, a criminal injury claim and any other accident claim that you might need to make.
Do My Injuries Or Illness Need Assessing?
To help your accident claim solicitor prove the extent of your injuries, you’ll need to undergo an independent medical assessment. This will also be used to show how the injuries might affect you in the future.
Can You Organise My Medical Exam?
If you contact us to help with your personal injury claim, our solicitors will ensure you don’t have to travel too far for your medical assessment because we have a panel of medical doctors around the UK, including those local to the Bradford area. Here’s a sample of some we could use in your case:
29 Bridge Street,
Bradford, BD1 1HX.
2 Thornton Road,
Bradford, BD1 2DH.
Thanks for reading our guide about finding accident claims solicitors covering Bradford. To help you further, we’ve linked to some more resources below which we believe you may find useful.
Accident At Work Reporting – Information for employers about when they need to report, and the type of accidents covered by regulations.
Bradford Combined Court – Details of the local court including contact numbers and opening times.
Workplace Accident Claims – Information on how a personal injury lawyer could help with accident at work claims.
Car Accident Claims – Further information on how our solicitors could assist with making a claim for a car accident that you were involved in.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator – A useful guide that explains how accident compensation is calculated by personal injury solicitors.
Article by BH.
Edited by CK.