By Olivia Miner. Last updated 9th September 2021. Welcome to our guide on how our accident claims solicitors Sutton Coldfield could help you. Have you been injured in an accident? Perhaps you were a victim of a workplace incident? Maybe you were involved in a car crash?
There are many different incidents that could potentially occur and thus there are many reasons why people may look to make a personal injury claim. If you are currently considering whether you could make an accident claim, this guide will help you to determine whether you have the factors for a successful case and thus whether you could proceed to search for accident claims solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield. So, keep on reading to discover everything you might well need to know.
Where to begin?
There is only one place to begin and this is by establishing who caused the incident. If you are to make a successful accident compensation claim you might need to be able to show that someone else is to blame for your suffering. Thus, if you were injured in, for example, a car crash, you might well need to show that another driver or individual caused it. If you suffered because of a faulty product, you will need to prove that the manufacturer is responsible and that you did not cause the incident.
If you could show that someone else caused the incident in question the next thing to do is determine the date of the accident. This is because there is an accident claims time limit on all claims for compensation. This time limit is three years in most cases. You would usually have three years, which starts from the day of the accident and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. There are exceptions. This relates to scenarios where the injuries have occurred over time, and thus it would not be possible to pinpoint a date of the accident. In such circumstances, you could have three years from your diagnosis date instead.
If you have any further queries about making a claim with a personal injury lawyer, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can also find plenty of information about making accident claims in Sutton Coldfield below.
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Are you thinking about making an accident claim in Sutton Coldfield? If you have been injured as a result of an incident that was not your fault, such as a car crash or a workplace accident, you could have a chance of being entitled to compensation. To ensure that you have the best possible chances of success, we suggest that you use the services of an accident claims solicitor. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover what you could consider when looking for accident claims solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield.
When looking for a solicitor to assist you in making your claim for compensation, it might benefit you to retain one who was experienced in circumstances similar to yours.
Aside from this, another thing you might want to consider is the payment structure. We believe that one of the best ways to make a claim is through the use of a no win no fee agreement. By doing this you could experience many benefits. Not only could you reduce monetary risk significantly, as you would only pay your solicitors legal fees if your case is successful, but you also do not need to make a huge upfront payment to start the claim process.
Finally, when you are looking for the right accident claims solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield, you could read the reviews that have been left by their previous clients. This could be the best way to establish whether you are likely to be happy with the service you experience. You could discover whether the lawyer is easy to work with if they explain everything carefully if they are easy to get in touch with and so on and so forth.
When it comes to making this type of personal injury claim one of the most important things is being able to prove that your employer is at fault for your suffering. By law, all employers must work to provide a healthy and safe working environment for their employees. If they have failed to provide a safe working environment, then you could certainly have the basis for a successful accident at work claim. There are a lot of various manners in which your boss could be deemed responsible for your injuries. However, or example, they may have failed to provide the necessary training regarding the risks in your working environment or they may have not provided you with the protective equipment that is required.
It is also vital to make sure you report the incident and personal injuries to your employer and/ or safety representative if you have one. This is because they will need to record it in the accident book, which all employers are required to have by law.
Also, your employer should not fire you or treat you differently for making an injury claim because of a workplace incident. A good number of people might worry about this however it is a legal requirement for employers to have insurance cover to help with such potential situations.
Below you can see statistics about the accidents at work in Birmingham in 2018 – 2019.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries (2018/19)||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (2018/19)||Fatal injuries (2018/19)|
Source information can be found here.
There are many different types of injuries and accidents that could occur throughout the United Kingdom on a daily basis. One of the most common could be slips, trips and falls. There are various ways this type of accident could occur – from falling over because of road works that have not been marked to tripping on a broken paving slab that has not been fixed in a timely manner although it has already been reported.
If you are thinking about making a slip trip or fall claim for this type of incident, there is a lot you might well need to take into account. Generally, you might well need to prove three things to be true if you are to claim. The first is that you seek medical treatment for the injuries that you have sustained. Secondly, you’ll need to prove that a third party is responsible for the incident in question. Finally, the accident must have occurred within the last three years if this is the limit that applies to your case. If you could prove these three things to be true, then there may well be a chance that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a road accident in Sutton Coldfield, you could be able to claim. This does not only relate to accidents in a car or on a bike or any pedestrians that are injured as a result of a road traffic accident in Sutton Coldfield. The scenarios could vary and are not limited to the ones that we have mentioned above. The key is that you did not cause the incident that happened. Whatever your injuries, it could well be worth calling us to see if you have a claim.
If you have been the victim of a crime, you may be interested in making a criminal compensation claim. Whether injured during a burglary of your property or as the victim of assault, the incidences could vary, as could your injuries. When making this sort of case, you could be making your claim to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authorty (CICA) typically. This is not something to worry about, as we could navigate the process for you. However, please note that there is often a shorter time limit of two years when it comes to these claims.
What is the public liability claim meaning? This relates to cases whereby you have been injured on public land, for example, in a park or on a pathway. A good number of examples of public liability claims tend to involve claims against the local council. Examples of such include:
- Your child becoming injured as a result of a faulty playset in your local park.
- You slipping on a spillage that has not been cleaned up in your regular supermarket.
- You suffering an allergic reaction in a restaurant as you were not made aware of the full contents of the food that you were consuming
For more information regarding public place accidents, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Accident Claims UK.
Last but not least, if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may also have grounds to make a claim for compensation. In order to make a claim for medical negligence, you must be able to prove that you were owed a duty of care by a medical professional who breached that duty either through their own actions or omissions. There are many different examples of this. This includes cases whereby a dentist has extracted the wrong tooth, cancer going undiagnosed, surgical errors, cases involving birth injuries, and much more. For more information regarding medical malpractice, please read here.
I’ve got no money to make a claim… Is there anything I could do? Yes – you could opt to use the services of a no win no fee solicitor. By doing this you would not need to pay upfront to start making your claim. Financial risk is also minimised, as you pay in relation to the outcome of your case. So, if your claim is successful, your solicitor will deduct their pre-agreed “success fee” from your compensation amount. If your claim is unsuccessful you will not need to pay for your solicitor’s fees. You’ll be pleased to know that all of our panel of solicitors work on a no win no fee basis at Accident Claims UK.
How could a solicitor help me?
There are many benefits to having a solicitor when you’re making a personal injury claim. If you’re unsure about anything, they can provide you with free legal advice and explain any legal jargon. What’s more, because of their experience handling a range of different claims, they can navigate the legal process expertly. This way, you can relax and let the professionals handle your case, knowing that it’s in good hands and you’ll get the payout that you deserve. At Accident Claims, we work with a panel of accident claims solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield. What’s more, they all offer to work on a No Win No Fee basis, providing their clients with financial peace of mind during the claims process.
How does a No Win No Fee agreement benefit claimants?
As mentioned, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield all work on a No Win No Fee basis. If you aren’t aware of what this type of agreement entails, it simply means that you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s fees if they don’t win your claim for you. Therefore, you’ll never have to pay out of pocket to cover your legal representation and risk being left out of pocket in the case that your claim fails. Instead, once your No Win No Fee solicitor wins your claim for you, they’ll deduct a small percentage from your settlement as a ‘success fee’, which is legally capped at no more than 25%. To learn more about this service and to see if you could claim, please speak to one of our advisors today for a free assessment of your case.
How can I get a free consultation with Accident Claims?
There is a range of ways that you can get in touch with us here at Accident Claims. We have a team of specialist advisors that are available to speak to you about your case any time of the day. Therefore, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them if you have any questions over the course of this guide or if you’d like to receive a free assessment of your case. The number to call is listed on the header of this page. By calling, you’ll be put through to speak to one of our advisors directly. Alternatively, if you’re not ready to talk or you’d prefer to message an advisor instead, you can complete a contact form to schedule a call or use the pop-up chat feature for an instant response.
Does My Solicitor Need To Be Based In This Area?
No, you don’t need to search for solicitors in my area. You just need accident solicitors covering Sutton Coldfield. This could be solicitors anywhere in the UK, including our panel of accident claims solicitors.
Is It Important To See A Doctor?
In order to make a claim for compensation, the onus is on you, as the claimant to prove that you have been injured as a result of third party actions. When you begin the claims process your solicitor will arrange for you to undergo an independent medical assessment. This assessment will form the basis of your evidence and it will confirm the severity of your injuries along with any treatment that you may require.
Where Would I See A Doctor?
There are a number of doctors from our panel that are local to your area we could help arrange an appointment with. This includes:
Guildhall Back Care Centre
265b Alcester Road South, Kings Heath
Birmingham Broad Street
2nd Floor Quayside Tower, 252-260 Broad Street
Regus Business Centre
1 Victoria Square
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Thank you for taking the time to read our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Sutton Coldfield could help you.
Article by JJ.
Edited by CK.