If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident which was caused by somebody else who was negligent, you could make an accident claim for compensation. The question is though, how do you find the best solicitor for your claim? Well, if you’re looking for accident claim solicitors covering Bury, this guide should help. We’ll provide accident claims advice throughout the guide and explain what types of claims can be made, when somebody else might be liable and how we here at Accident Claims UK could help you make your claim.
Although we’re not based in Bury, our panel of accident claims solicitors can help make accidents claims in Bury. What’s more, if they take on your case, it will be on a no win no fee basis. If you’re ready to begin your claim right away, give us a call on 0800 073 8801 today. Our advisors will begin by assessing your claim for free.
Alternatively, to find out more about hiring accident claim solicitors, please continue reading.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Bury?
- Work Injury Compensation
- Statistics For Rates Of Injury In Greater Manchester
- Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents
- Criminal Injury Compensation
- Accidents In Public Places
- Compensation For Medical Malpractice
- Road Traffic Accident Compensation
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bury
- Talk To Our Team
- FAQs About Accident Claims
- Bury Local Services And Information
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Bury?
A personal injury solicitor is somebody who can help you seek compensation for injuries that were caused by somebody else who owed you a duty of care and breached this causing avoidable harm. They have the knowledge and understanding of different pieces of legislation to be able demonstrate when a law or a duty of care has been broken.
An accident claim solicitor will usually want to check a few things before taking on your case. In many cases, they may want to establish the following statements are true:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care;
- They breached that duty of care causing an accident to happen;
- The accident caused you to become injured or ill; and
- The accident happened within the accident claims time limit of 3 years.
If you have answered yes to all of the above, then our accident claims solicitors could help you with a claim. Please note the accident claims time limit can vary please call our advisors for more information. When they take on your case, they’ll provide the following services:
- Managing the evidence collecting phase of your claim.
- Handle all communication with the defendant or their legal representative.
- Dealing with any objections raised.
- Explaining any offers of compensation to you and advising you on what to do.
- In very rare cases, they will be your court representative if the case can’t be settled amicably.
If you’d like help to begin a personal injury claim, please get in touch today. We are experts in beginning claims for accident compensation. Over the coming sections of this guide, we’ll provide some examples of the types of compensation claims that can be made.
Work Injury Compensation
Your employer, whether a small family firm or a multinational giant, owes you a duty of care to protect your well being while at work. This is due to the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974, which is reflected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
It is very unlikely that any workplace in the UK is completely risk-free. That’s why employers need to perform risk assessments of their facilities. If a risk is identified, they should:
- Take steps to reduce the risk or remove it completely.
- Train all staff on managing the risk.
- Provide safety equipment to protect the employee.
- Use different equipment if possible, to reduce the risk.
Accident claims solicitors covering Bury can help with work injury compensation claims if your employer has failed to meet their duty of care through negligence and you have suffered unnecessarily.
Statistics For Rates Of Injury In Greater Manchester
The table below, shows the number of accidents at work in the Bury area. The data was from the period 2013/14 – 2017/18 and comes from this HSE report.
|Location||Total - Non Fatal Injuries||Total - Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal Injuries|
Nationally, HSE statistics show that, for the 2018/2019 period, 147 employees were fatally injured at work, 2,523 died from past asbestos exposure and over 30 million working days were lost because of workplace accidents and illnesses.
Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents
Slips trip and fall accidents are possible in just about every daily activity you can think of. In restaurants, at work, school, the gym, in the street and anywhere else you can name. Not all fall accidents will be due to the fault of someone else but if they are and it can be proven that a third party failed to uphold their duty of care to keep you safe wherever possible and you are caused an injury you maybe able to seek damages.
Examples of when somebody else might be to blame for your accident include:
- If you fall down the stairs because a handrail was damaged.
- Where a doormat at the entrance of a building caused you to trip because it was out of position.
- If you slip on a wet floor where there were no warning signs. It could’ve been caused by cleaning, a leak or a spillage.
- Where a trip hazard wasn’t visible due to poor lighting. This might be due to poor design or a fault.
If you’re involved in a fall and would like to seek compensation, it’s advisable to photograph the cause of the accident before it’s repaired. You should also report the accident so that it’s recorded in an accident report book.
Criminal Injury Compensation
Being injured in a criminal act could cause a range of harm including psychological injuries. Although your first thought won’t be about compensation, there is a government scheme in place to help.
This is because a personal injury is unlikely to be possible as the criminal might not be identified or may not have insurance or resources to compensate you. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) are a government body that could provide you with compensation.
The scheme allows claims for physical and mental injuries caused by violent and sexual crimes against you. As the scheme is not a normal personal injury claim, there are different time limits and eligibility requirements.
Accidents In Public Places
Accident claims solicitors covering Bury are often asked to help make claims for an accident that happened in a public place. This can be a public park, footpath, road, green space or even buildings like shopping centres.
When an accident happens in a public place there can be a couple of problems:
- You can’t identify who owns the property or land.
- There is more than one possible defendant: the owner or the occupier; and it’s not clear who the claim should be against.
To help with reporting an accident in a public place and seeking compensation, you could hire a personal injury lawyer who specialises in such cases. They will have tools and skills to identify who the claim needs to be made against and why they might be liable.
Compensation For Medical Malpractice
Any medical professional, including GPs, surgeons, dentists, nurses, cosmetic technicians and care workers, owe their patient a duty of care to keep them safe while they’re being treated.
This means that they need to follow any recommended procedures, ensure hygiene standards are maintained and to use the right tools for the procedure. As well as this, the medical professional should explain any risks prior to the treatment.
In order to be able to make a claim for medical negligence it must be proven that the health care practitioner acted in a way that could be deemed as negligent causing avoidable suffering. Very often a medical negligence solicitor will want to establish that another practitioners of the same ability would not have acted in the same way given the same set of circumstances.
Road Traffic Accident Compensation
A road traffic accident can lead to many serious injuries. If the accident was caused by another road user, such as another driver, a pedestrian, a cyclist or motorcyclist, then compensation could be claimed.
Reasons why another road user could be blamed for an accident include:
- They weren’t paying attention.
- They were driving carelessly or dangerously.
- Or they were committing a crime (such as drink driving or drug driving).
Whatever the reason, road traffic accident compensation could be claimed in the event of any injuries caused by another road users negligence,
Common injuries in road traffic accidents include:
- Whiplash and neck injuries.
- Head injuries (including concussion).
- Hand and wrist injuries.
- Bruised or broken ribs.
We could even help you make a claim for injuries caused by a driver who was never identified (hit and run) or where the driver was uninsured. Please get in touch to discuss how we could help begin your claim.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Bury
One major worry that puts people off from making a claim is the cost of hiring accident claims solicitors covering Bury. Our accident claims solicitors all work on a no win no fee basis for any claim they handle.
Using a no win no fee solicitor reduces the financial risk involved with making a claim and also makes the claim less stressful.
When the solicitor agrees to no win no fee, you only have to pay them if they win the case. The success fee is deducted straight from your compensation meaning you won’t need to find the funds to pay them, which makes things easier for many claimants.
Talk To Our Team
If you’d like to begin your own claim today, then you can contact us by calling 0800 073 8801. You could also use our live chat facility which is available 7 days a week.
FAQs About Accident Claims
We’re often asked very similar questions by new clients. To save time, and so we can concentrate on your accident, we’ve answered some common questions below.
Do I Need To Claim With A Solicitor?
Our accident claims solicitors have up to 30 years’ experience in making personal injury claims. They’re aware of what’s needed (and what’s not) to make a successful claim. They work on a no win no fee basis and are happy to provide free legal advice about your claim, whether you choose to use us or not.
Our claims advisors are also here to help you whenever you need us. We’re a friendly and professional team with your best interests at heart.
Do I Need A Local Solicitor?
Because of the modern world we live in, many accident claims solicitors covering Bury are happy to handle claims over the phone or by email. This can reduce waiting times of face to face appointments.
It’s therefore possible to choose solicitors based elsewhere in the UK and pick one based on their skills and experience rather than their office location.
Why Do I Need To See A Doctor?
When a solicitor files an accident compensation claim, they need to show how your injuries affected you. They also need to explain how the injuries could affect you in the future. To do this, an independent medical assessment needs to be carried out and a report written.
Could I See A Doctor Near Me?
To ensure you don’t need to travel far for your medical assessment, we use a panel of specialists and doctors around the UK. The specialists we could send you to in Bury include:
5 Knowsley Street,
Bury, BL9 0EJ.
Premier Inn Bury,
Bury, BL9 0SW.
Bury Local Services And Information
Now that you’ve reached the end of this guide which covered finding accident claims solicitors covering Bury, we’ve linked to some more resources below.
Report a Road Traffic Accident – Guidance from Greater Manchester Police about the options for reporting road traffic accident.
Burnley Court For Civil Claims – All the information you’ll need such as opening times and contact details.
HSE Accident Reporting – Guidance for employers to show which types of accidents need reporting to the HSE.
Misdiagnosis Claims – Information on the types of medical negligence claims that could be made because of a misdiagnosis.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator – A guide which shows the accident claim amounts that you could be entitled to for certain injuries.
Head Injury Accidents – A useful guide which shows how accident claims solicitors covering Bury could help with accidents which result in head injuries.
Edited by Mel.