By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 9th 2021. Welcome to this guide covering accident claims solicitors for Carlisle claims. Here, we explain what you need to know about finding personal injury solicitors for Carlisle injury claims.
Whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident, been injured in an accident in public place, the likelihood is that you could be looking for accident claims advice. Here at Accident Claims UK, we can provide you more information on accident claims and we can even provide you with accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle to help put together an accident claim.
What you need to be able to prove, when it comes to this type of personal injury claim, is that someone else was at fault for the injuries you have received, and if they had acted responsibly, then you may never have been injured. Some examples could be:
- Launching an assault compensation claim for a physical assault that was a targeted attack
- Building compensation claims for medical negligence because a surgeon has failed to operate on the correct limb.
- Seeking accident on the road compensation because a drunk driver ran you over.
- Asking for work injury compensation for an accident that should have been prevented had your employer trained you in the correct procedures for a task
These are quite simple examples, but they all illustrate the point that someone else was to blame for your injuries. However, some accident claims could be more difficult to prove. This is why it could be wise to seek out an accident claim solicitor to help you with your claim.
In the guide below, we take a look at how accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle could assist with claims for accident compensation. We will also discuss common types of claim, what could lead to them and what you may be able to claim for. If you feel you still have some queries once you’ve read the below, then contact us on 0800 073 8801 to gain further clarification.
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We mentioned earlier in the guide about finding a solicitor to assist you with your claim. The reason we recommend this, as well as the service that our panel of accident claims solicitors provide, is that legal expertise could prove very useful in gaining the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim. Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle could bring the experience of previous cases they’ve handled to your case, allowing them to raise points you might not have considered when building your claim.
The types of accident claims our panel of solicitors could help you with could include:
- Clinical Negligence / Medical Negligence incidents
- Carlisle Traffic accident
- Serious Crash (Road/Rail)
- Slip and Fall
- Work accident
- Public Place accident
- … and more
In essence, an accident claim solicitor could assist with building a case for accident claims that happen in almost any way, as long as someone was at fault for your injury. The guide below discusses these types of claim in more detail, explaining how you could claim for compensation.
Whatever the road incident in Carlisle, whether you have been knocked off a motorcycle by a driver that was not paying attention, or you’ve been injured in a head-on collision with a car that was driving erratically, you could receive a number of injuries. Those injuries could range from severe cuts and bruising to life-changing or life-limiting injuries, depending on the seriousness of the crash. Even if you have relatively minor injuries in a road traffic accident, this could lead you to have to take time off work to recover, and you may lose wages because of this. If your injuries are far more serious, you may never be able to return to work and you could even require adaptations to your home, or even the assistance of home care. All these could be covered in a claim for special damages as well as a compensation payment for your injuries themselves (general damages).
Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you to make claims of this type, even if the driver has escaped the scene or was not insured. These types of claims could be made to the Motor Insurance Bureau.
Whether you have been injured as a result of being trapped in machinery where the guard has failed, or are seeking compensation for Repetitive Strain Injuries, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle could assist with accident at work claims. Any employer has the responsibility, which is highlighted in the Health and Safety At Work Act, to ensure they provide a safe working environment for employees, where risks are assessed and minimised wherever possible. There are two different types of work injury claim that could occur because of an employer’s failure to keep on top of health and safety and they could include:
Accidents causing injury – These could be accidents that happen as a one-off and cause injury. They could include slips and falls, machinery entrapment, being struck by an object, or a moving vehicle, etc.
Work-related conditions – These relate to conditions that develop over time, for example, repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel, Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Industrial deafness, etc.
Whatever type of accident claim you’re making, you need not fear taking action against your employer. They are not allowed to treat you in a different way because of a personal injury claim, and if they did, they could be in a lot of trouble. Additionally, they would have liability insurance to cover the claim.
In this table, you can take a look at local figures for accidents at work. If you wish, you can look on the HSE website for more information on other areas.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You might also be interested in these key facts from the HSE on 2019/20 workplace ill-health and injury.
Slip and fall compensation amounts could vary, depending on the severity of the injuries received. If, for example, you fell from a height due to an unsafe balcony in a hotel, you could suffer worse injuries than if you fell on one level because you tripped over an unsafe carpet in a restaurant. However, your slip, trip, fall compensation rights remain the same whether your injuries are minor or severe. If an accident injury was not your fault and could have been avoided if the liable party had acted responsibly, then you could consider making a claim with accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle.
Whether you suffered emotional harm from witnessing a violent attack, or you were physically assaulted yourself, you could consider making a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This government agency funds compensation for victims of violent crime. Whether you have been the victim of sexual abuse or sexual assault, ABH, GBH or common assault, or have suffered as a witness to a violent crime, you could consider making a claim. A no win no fee solicitor could help you put a case together, without you having to pay upfront for their services. It could be best to act quickly, however, as the accident claims time limit in these cases is often just 2 years from the incident date, but they do have exceptions. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have suffered some sort of injury because of an accident that happened in a public place, then you could consider looking for a personal injury solicitor to help you make an accident claim. Some examples of public places could include:
- Public parks
- Leisure centres
- Shopping centres
This list is not exhaustive, however. Any place you could visit as a member of the public could be classed as a public place. Therefore, someone, whether a business, local authority or building owner/operator could be held accountable for your safety while using these places. If they fail to act responsibly with regards to your safety, and you are injured, then accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle could assist with putting a claim together.
You could also consider making accident claims for medical negligence if they have caused you to suffer a illness and injury than you would have if the negligence had not occurred. Medical negligence claims could be levied against NHS and Private practices, and could include claims for:
- Negligent dental care
- Negligent birth care
- Negligent surgical care
- Negligent care home care
- Negligent GP care
- Negligent hospital care
This could include cases of misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, incorrect medication prescribed, poor infection control, treatment to the wrong part of the body, negligent advice, and clinical negligence in terms of spotting signs of illness. Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle could assess your case and assist you in making a claim if necessary.
We would advise anyone reading this guide to look into whether they could obtain the services of a no win no fee legal representative. This is due to there being no requirement for a payment upfront to retain these services. A fee agreement (conditional on the success of your case) would be signed and the legal fees would be taken from your compensation at the end of your claim. This percentage will be pre-agreed prior to the solicitor beginning the claims process on your behalf. All of our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle work on this basis.
If you call 0800 073 8801, you’ll be able to have a chat with one of our friendly, professional advisors about any questions or concerns you might have about the process of making accident claims in Carlisle. If you prefer though, we’ll happily answer emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you could leave us your details via the contact form and we’ll be glad to call you back. Whether it’s advice you’re looking for, or assistance in starting your claim, we’ll be glad to help.
Below, we talk through some common queries you could have.
Why Claim With A Solicitor?
As we mentioned earlier in the guide, you do not have to use a solicitor to begin a claim, but using one could help take the stress off your shoulders and may even help you gain a higher level of compensation, as they would know how to argue your case based on their experience. Here at Accident Claims UK, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle have knowledge and experience of handling claims just like yours and can bring that experience to your case.
Why Don’t I Need A Local Solicitor?
Searching solicitors near me may bring up a list of solicitors in your area. However, you may be missing out on the most appropriate legal expert for your case if you restrict your case in this way. As many claims are made via modern communication methods such as over the telephone and via email, there is no need to restrict yourself. Our service is a nationwide one, and we are sure to be able to provide a solicitor to you that has the experience in the type of claim you’re hoping to make and will ensure that you are kept up to date regularly throughout the claims-making process.
Why Do I Need To Have Medical Evidence?
While you might have seen a doctor already, you will also need to see an independent doctor in order for them to provide the medical evidence required when it comes to making a claim. This expert would be looking into your medical notes, examining your injuries, and providing their expert opinion on your prognosis.
Where Could I See A Doctor?
As a nationwide service, our panel of independent experts covers the UK. Experts local to Carlisle include:
Akhtar Ali Akhtar
35 Lowther street
34 Lowther Street
Top five things to look for in accident claims solicitors covering Carlisle
If you are looking for the most appropriate personal injury solicitors covering Carlisle for your case, you may be feeling a little bit overwhelmed by all of the different options that are available to you. To help you narrow down your search for law firms and solicitors, here are five key things that you might want to be looking out for:
- Look for a solicitor who has plenty of experience. Their experience should relate to the sort of case you want to make. After all, a road traffic accident case is very different to a claim for food poisoning.
- Make sure the solicitor is happy to work on a no win no fee basis, which means you will only pay legal fees if your case is successful.
- The solicitor must be authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and registered in England and Wales.
- Make sure the person you choose communicates well.
- Would they be willing to provide free legal advice to begin with.
The sorts of road traffic accidents you could claim for
There are so many accidents that could happen on the roads. While our roads are a lot safer today than they once were, there are still accidents, and a lot of them could be avoided. From minor whiplash to fatal accidents, the severity of these incidents differ considerably as well.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and it was not your fault, even if your injuries are minor, there could be a chance that you can make a claim. You simply need to show that someone else is responsible for what happened to you.
Here are some examples to give you a better understanding of what could lead to a claim:
- You were the passenger in the vehicle whereby the driver caused the crash
- You were involved in a collision and the other driver was under the influence of drugs or drink
- You were involved in a collision and the other driver was speeding
- You were crossing the road and a car crashed into you
- You were involved in a collision and the other driver was on their mobile phone
These are just a few examples. If you are not sure whether you should claim, simply give our friendly and experienced team a call.
Reporting Through The HSE – Details of reporting requirements for illness and injury as well as accidents.
Carlisle Court – Details for the local court.
Incidents In Carlisle – Incidents can be reported here.
Compensation For Rape Victims – This page details how rape victims could be compensated for their traumatic experiences.
Injuries From Burns And Scalds – Our guide on burns could help if you have been injured in this manner.
Claiming For Workplace Stress – This page gives advice on stress claims from work.
Now you’ve reached the end of this guide covering accident claims solicitors for Carlisle claims. Now you should know more about finding personal injury solicitors for Carlisle claims.