By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 3rd 2021. Here, you will find our guide to accident claims solicitors covering Corby. In the sections below we explain why you don’t have to use personal injury solicitors covering Corby that are based locally.
Whatever accident you’ve been involved in, if you’ve suffered an injury, or even an illness due to someone else’s fault, you could be in a position to make accident claims in Corby.
You might have lost out financially due to an accident or illness because you might have had to take time off work and lost some of your pay, or you might have had to pay for adaptations to your home for mobility purposes. You might have suffered mental health problems because of the incident, or you might have suffered physical harm. All of these losses could be claimed for with accident claims solicitors covering Corby. But how do you know whether you could claim?
In the guide set out below, you could read more about what kinds of situations could lead to an accident claim. You could also learn more about making a personal injury claim, including how to go about choosing a personal injury solicitor to help you, what the accident claims time limit could be in your case, and why a no win no fee solicitor could be a good choice for you to make.
If anything seems unclear in the guide below, and you want to ask any questions pertaining to your case, then 0800 073 8801 connects you to the accident claims advice line run by Accident Claims UK. We could give you advice tailored to your specific situation, and we could also provide a No Win No Fee accident claim solicitor that could put together a strong case for accident compensation.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Corby?
- Corby Road Traffic And Car Accident Claims
- Accidents And Injuries At Work
- Injuries At Work Reported In Corby And Northamptonshire
- Medical Negligence And Malpractice Claims In Corby
- Accidents Involving Slips Or Falls In Corby
- Criminal Injury Victim Compensation Claims
- Claims For An Accident At A Public Place
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Corby
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- Resources For Claimants In The Corby Area
A personal injury solicitor could provide invaluable advice and assistance with your Corby accident claim. They could be the difference between just gaining a compensation payout and gaining the maximum possible for your case. This is because accident claims solicitors covering Corby study for a long time to become qualified. During this course of study, they learn a great deal about the law, and could apply this knowledge to your case to ensure your injury claim is as strong as it could be.
But what type of claim could accident claims solicitors covering Corby assist with? Let’s take a look at some examples.
- If you have been in a road traffic accident in Corby, personal injury solicitors could help determine who was responsible for the accident and bring a claim against them. This could be any type of Corby traffic accident and could involve any vehicle. As long as you were not to blame, our accident claims solicitors could assist.
- If you were avoidably injured, contracted an illness or had an illness made worse by medical negligence, whether in an NHS or private practice, whether at Corby accident and emergency or the GP’s surgery, you could make negligence claims with the help of our panel of accident claims solicitors.
- If you were injured in an avoidable workplace accident because your employer did not take steps to protect your health and safety, an accident at work expert solicitor could fight your case for you.
- If a loved one was injured in a fatal crash in Corby that was someone else’s fault, and you were financially dependent on that person, you could make claims for compensation to help your financial situation.
These are just a few examples of potential accident claims in Corby. If you’d like to know whether your situation could lead to a personal injury claim, then why not get in touch with our team.
If you’re involved in a car accident, depending on the severity of the crash, you could have injuries ranging from whiplash, to a serious injury such as a broken back. Some people could forgo making a claim with accident claims solicitors covering Corby if they feel their injuries are only minor, but it is important to know that the law for making a personal injury claim is the same regardless of the level of injury. If you have suffered physical, mental or emotional harm because of an accident that was not your fault, and/or suffered financially, you could look into making a claim for compensation. We could even help you make fatal accident claims if you’ve lost a loved one.
Workplace injuries could happen in any number of industries, but your employer should be taking all reasonable steps as per the law to reduce risks to your health and safety. Some of the ways in which they could do this might be:
- Performing risk assessments to see what risks exist in the workplace, or during tasks you do for work.
- Using those risk assessments to make changes to the workplace or the way you do your job.
- Providing relevant training.
- Providing PPE.
- Allowing employees to take breaks.
- Checking and maintaining machinery.
- And more….
Accident claims solicitors covering Corby could bring a claim against your employer if they fail to act on known risks to reduce them, and an avoidable accident at work occurs, causing you injury or industrial disease. Accident at work claims could include those from a slip, trip or fall causing brain injuries, broken bones and other types of harm.
It isn’t just one-off accidents such as a fire at a workplace or a fall from scaffolding that could be claimed for, however. Workplace health conditions such as tendonitis, asbestosis, workplace deafness and more could be claimed for if your employer had not reduced risks of you developing these conditions.
You can find details of workplace illness from the HSE’s 2019/20 report below.
If you’d like to know more about this, then simply call or email us for more information about work injury compensation for accident victims. Contact details can be found further down this page.
The table below includes workplace statistics for the local area. These statistics can be seen in their original form if you visit the website for the HSE.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could assist when it comes to patients who have unnecessarily suffered due to medical negligence. It does not matter whether the clinical negligence occurred in an NHS clinic or hospital or a private one, you could still make a claim.
Claims for medical negligence could be made for:
- Errors in surgery
- Negligence in care homes
- Dental negligence
- GP errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Midwife errors
- Hospital in-patient infections
If the standards of care were not met, and you suffer injury or further illness because a healthcare professional was negligent, then accident claims solicitors covering Corby could help you with your negligence claim.
Whether you’ve tripped on broken paving stones, or you’ve slipped on un-gritted ice on a supermarket car park, if someone else were responsibly, you could look into making an accident claim. There are a number of injuries that could be suffered in a fall or trip accident. Depending on how heavily you landed and how far you fell, you could suffer anything from a sprain to life-altering injuries that require you to hire someone to care for you. If this is the case, these care costs could be claimed for as part of your personal injury claim.
Victims of criminal injury could also suffer a number of different kinds of injuries. Whether you were the victim of a targeted attack, or were injured not as a target but inadvertently due to someone else’s criminal behaviour, you could look into CICA claims with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Corby. Even if your injuries were not physical, you could claim for the emotional trauma of witnessing a violent attack. Please do call us to discuss your case if you’re wondering whether you could claim. CICA claims could have a shorter accident claims time limit than many other personal injury claims. Accident claims in Corby, like the rest of the UK, often have a limit of 3 years from the accident date, but in general, CICA claims only have a limit of 2 years. There are some exceptions though.
If you were injured on an unsafe public footpath, you might not know that you could make a claim with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Corby. The council have a responsibility to you to maintain and keep safe public spaces, and this could include public car parks and public parks too. There are, of course, other places that you could become injured in. Places such as shopping centres and leisure centres might still be council owned and operated, which could mean your claim would still be against the council, but if a private company owned or operated them, then your claim would be against the private company.
We mentioned earlier about choosing a no win no fee lawyer and that we felt it could be a good idea for you. This is because your monetary risk could be reduced, and you would not have to find money to begin your claim. Part of your settlement would be used to fund legal fees, as a percentage, and that percentage is capped by law at 25% of your payout. If you’d like to know more about claiming in this way, as our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Corby all work to this method, please call our free advice line.
It could be so easy to begin a claim if you call 0800 073 8801 to speak to Accident Claims UK. We’ll answer any queries you have about making claims, explaining terms you might not understand so you feel fully informed about your options. If we believe you could have a claim for compensation, we could provide you with solicitors with experience of handling claims like yours, and we’ll help take the stress of claiming off your shoulders. If you prefer email, then firstname.lastname@example.org is the address you need, and you could always use the chat service right here on the site.
There are some questions that we hear quite often about accident claims, so we’ve attempted to provide some answers to those questions here.
Could I Claim Compensation For My Injury Or Illness?
Generally, if you could answer yes to the following questions, you could have reason to look into making accident claims;
- Have you been injured in an incident or because of an incident that was not your fault but the fault of a third party?
- Was someone responsible for your health or well-being and their action/inaction led to the accident/incident that caused your injury?
- Are you within the personal injury time limit that applies to your case?
If the answers to these questions are yes, then we could help provide accident claims solicitors covering Corby who could fight your claim for you.
Will I Have To Claim With A Local Solicitor?
If you’ve googled ‘solicitors near me’ and landed on this page it could be because as a nationwide service we could cover accident claims in Corby. We are not located in Corby but with advances in technology we can cover much of the country with ease. You do not have to use a solicitor local to you to make a claim if you do not want to.
How Important Are Medical Checkups?
A medical examination/consultation could be vital in building the evidence in any case. You would have to see someone independent to ensure this was something that could be used in court – if your case goes to court that is – many are settled out of court.
Where Could I Have A Medical Checkup?
Your medical checkup could be local to you – as we work with a panel of doctor’s that spans the country. An example could include:
Meeting Rooms Corby
72a George Street
What kind of road traffic accidents could accident claims solicitors covering Corby help me with?
If you are involved in an accident on the road that was not your fault, you may already now be aware that you could make a claim for compensation. But what kind of road traffic accidents could lead to a compensation claim? Here, we give you a few examples:
We could help you claim for a car accident in which you have been injured by a car going into the back of you. This could be known as a rear end shunt. This could cause injuries such as whiplash, broken bones, head injuries and more.
Another type of claim we could help you with would be one where a driver has failed to stop at the scene of an accident that they have caused. Such claims could be made against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, if the driver cannot later be traced or was uninsured.
We could also assist with claims where you are injured as a pedestrian. If a motorist was at fault and they hit you with their vehicle, you could claim compensation from them for your accident. Again, if you were injured in a hit and run, the MIB could pay compensation to you.
Other types of claims we could help with would include those for passengers in taxis, buses, or cars, for motorcyclists and cyclists that are injured because of another driver.
This is not an exhaustive list. If you have been injured on UK roads or even injured in a road accident abroad, please call our team. We will be happy to assess your claim, giving you free legal advice on whether you could be eligible to claim compensation
What should I be looking for when choosing accident claims solicitors covering Corby?
Not only is it important to make sure that your chosen solicitor is registered in England and Wales to practise law, and that they are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, they should also be able to offer you a great service.
Things you should look out for when choosing a solicitor could include whether they offer claims under a no win no fee basis, whether they have years of experience in processing claims just like yours, how successful they’ve been in the past, and whether they offer free legal advice as well as legal services. You could also check their reviews on other websites.
RIDDOR – RIDDOR covers reporting incidents, injuries and diseases at work.
Local Police – Report an accident.
Local Court – As we mentioned, you may not need to go to court, but details of the local court are provided in case you do.
Specific Guidance On Public Place Incidents– Injured in a public place? Then this guide could help.
Accidents on The Bus– This specific guide related to bus incidents could help with bus injury claims.
Injured Because Of Snow Or Ice?– Our guide tailored to snow and ice incidents could assist.
We hope you found our guide to accident claims solicitors covering Corby useful. We hope we have adequately explained why you don’t have to use personal injury solicitors covering Corby that are based locally.