By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 14th September 2021. Welcome to our guide covering accident claims solicitors for Coventry claimants. Hopefully, this guide will help you understand what claims personal injury solicitors covering Coventry could help with.
If you have been involved in an accident in Coventry, and you are thinking about making an accident compensation claim, you have certainly come to the right page. Read on to discover everything you need to know, from determining whether you have the basis for successful accident claims in Coventry to accidents claims advice on selecting a personal injury lawyer that covers Coventry cases. We could connect you with solicitors to bring a claim against a liable party which could include special damages for loss of earnings under a no win no fee agreement.
Do you have a case?
The first thing you may need to do is determine whether you could go ahead and make a personal injury claim for compensation. When deciphering whether you have a strong case, you could ask yourself the following three questions:
- Who caused the accident? Was it an entity that was responsible for my health and well being?
- Was there a breach in the care of duty that was owed to me?
- Did this breach cause the accident to occur which subsequently caused my suffering?
- Did I see a medical professional for my injuries?
It is vital that someone else is responsible for the incident; you certainly cannot make an accident claim if you were to blame. Aside from this, the accident should have happened within the last three years in most cases, as this is the time limit on most personal injury cases. However, time limits for accident claims may vary so you might wish to contact us for advice.
Furthermore, it may be wise to have a medical professional examine your injuries too, as this could provide a source of evidence. You will see an independent doctor as part of the claims process but by then you may have recovered from your suffering so always seek medical attention at the time of the incident.
If you need more advice or assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our panel of accident claims solicitors. There are a number of different ways you could reach us if you’re thinking about working with accident claims solicitors covering Coventry, as you may find within the guide.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Coventry?
- Coventry Accident At Work Statistics
- Accidents In The Workplace
- Road Traffic And Car Accident Claims
- Trip And Fall Accidents
- Claims For Assault And Criminal Injuries
- Compensation For Accidents In A Public Place
- Healthcare And Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Coventry
- How To Start Your Claim
- Frequently Asked Questions – Accident Claims
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An accident claims solicitor covering Coventry is someone who may able to fight your accident claims case for you. They might not have to be based within the area as many solicitors may be able to cover accident claims across the entire United Kingdom. The solicitors that are part of Accident Claims UK are not based in Coventry but they can pursue many Coventry accident claims.
Now, you might have a good idea as to whether you have the basis for a strong accident claim or not. If you do, you may need to find a personal injury lawyer who could build a strong argument for you and give you the greatest chance of securing the maximum possible payout. Although this is not compulsory we do advise using a solicitor. To do this, you may need to look for someone who is experienced, has a good reputation and is willing to work on a no win, no fee basis.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we have solicitors that have up to 30 years personal injury experience, and thus you could be confident that we have handled cases similar to yours many times before. Not only this, but all accident claims solicitors we may provide to you work on a no win, no fee basis. This could offer you a considerable amount of financial protection and may reassure you of a premium quality service.
Below, we provide you with Coventry injury at work statistics.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You could also claim for work-related illness if your employer has failed to protect your health and safety at work. Below, we provide some 2019/20 statistics from the HSE on such illnesses.
A lot of people may be worried about making workplace claims as it involves their employer. Here, we could answer some of the pressing questions you have on this.
Could my employer sack me for making an accident at work claim against them? A lot of people might worry about making an accident claim against their employer, since they could fear being fired. However, this is something you may not need to worry about. Your employer has a duty to provide you with a safe working environment and they will have insurance in place to cover them. Furthermore, if they were to fire you it might only land them in deeper trouble, as you could potentially have grounds for unfair dismissal. However, recording an accident at work is important, so it maybe wise to make sure you do this.
Will I have to face my employer in court? Most people may be shocked to discover that less than three per cent of personal injury cases actually end up in the courtroom. Nonetheless, you and your employer may obviously want the issue dealt with as quickly and as smoothly as possible and thus it is very unlikely that your personal injury claim will go to trial.
Another example of why you may need accident claim solicitors is if you have experienced a car accident in Coventry. From motorbike accidents to incidents involving zebra crossings; the situations could differ considerably.
Whiplash is an injury that could occur as a result of a road accident. A lot of victims may sustain this injury through different types of road accidents in Coventry. Nonetheless, whiplash could occur in many other different ways, with slips and workplace incidents being two other examples. If you have had the misfortune of experiencing whiplash and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Whiplash may occur when the head quickly jolts forward and then backwards. Consequently, damage could be caused to the neck, back and shoulders. Symptoms vary dramatically – from numbness and pain to blurred vision and nausea. No matter how minor your injuries may appear, it could be imperative to see a doctor. Not only might you need proper treatment, but if you fail to see a medical professional you may make it harder to make a personal injury claim.
Have you had the misfortune of suffering an injury because of a slip and fall accident? Unfortunately, this type of accident may happen on a frequent basis, and could be a common reasons for accident claims in Coventry. Many different injuries could be caused by a slip or fall, depending on how hard you have fallen, where you landed and whether you’ve fallen from a height. Accident Claims UK are here to assist in dealing with your personal injury claim for you. A no win no fee solicitor from our panel could handle your case and they may ensure you have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
Have you been injured as a result of criminal activity? This could be extremely distressing, especially if you were the intended target of the crime. When such instances occur, you may need to report them to the Police so that you are eligible to pursue a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, often referred to as the CICA. If you suffer an injury as a victim of crime, you could be entitled to compensation, the CICA have a certain criteria in which those injured by criminal activity must meet in order to be able to make a claim for compensation. Please note that the defendant or perpetrator does not need to have been identified or even prosecuted in order for you to have a valid claim.
Another example of when someone might look for accident claims solicitors covering Coventry is when accidents have happened in a public place. Public places, which are areas where one does not need to be granted permission to enter, may include venues or facilities such as supermarkets, libraries, parks and also public highways. When an accident has occurred in a public venue, you may typically be making a claim against whichever organisation owns or operates the space. Nevertheless, this might depend on where you were injured and the circumstances. You can call our team for clarification on this.
Finally, you may also be able to make a medical negligence claim if you have been the victim of medical negligence. To be eligible to make a medical negligence claim it must be proven that through negligence you as a patient have suffered unnecessarily due to the action or in actions of a medical provider or healthcare worker. Examples of this could include dental negligence – for example, a dentist extracting the incorrect tooth or failing to spot the signs of oral cancer. Other examples could range from avoidable birth injuries to cancer negligence to misdiagnosis. To be able to claim you must have suffered preventable injuries.
When looking for an accident claims solicitor covering Coventry, it might be advisable for you to look for a no win no fee solicitor. This could be important because it means that you may only have to pay your solicitor for a successful service and, therefore, you might have compensation to cover the costs. All of our solicitors on our panel are no win no fee solicitors.
Get in touch with the team at Accident Claims UK today if you would like more information about Coventry accident claims or when you are ready to start the claims process. The number you need is 0800 073 8801. Alternatively, fill out our contact form.
How Could A Personal Injury Solicitor Help Me
A personal injury solicitor could help you every step of the way when it comes to making a personal injury claim. From providing initial advice free of charge to helping you gather evidence to assisting with court, they are there throughout the process.
Do I Need To Claim With A Solicitor In Coventry?
A lot of people may wrongly assume that their only option is to work with accident claims solicitors in Coventry. However, you could work with a solicitor based anywhere in the country. This means you could choose experience and expertise over location.
Medical Examinations Explained
Medical assessments and examinations may represent an important part of the process when gathering evidence for your personal injury claim.
Where Will My Medical Examination Be?
We work with a panel of doctors covering Coventry, including:
Riaz Moosa Raza
Consulting Room, Coventry
Holiday Inn, Hinckley Rd,
Walsgrave on Sowe,
Richard John Whitehouse
Central Chiropractic Clinic
12 Park Road
Premier Hotel Coventry East
M6 Junction 2 Cross Point Business Park
Could accident claims solicitors covering Coventry help with low value whiplash claims?
The Whiplash Reforms Programme, which came into force at the end of May 2021, means that claiming for what are known as ‘low value soft tissue injuries’ has changed. After the government brought these changes in, it meant that claimants with injuries valued between £1000 and £5000 would need to make their claims using a government portal. Not only was a ban put in place for claiming without medical evidence, but the way in which these claims are compensated for now runs according to a government tariff. In addition to all this, no legal costs are recoverable from the at-fault party. If you have what you believe to be a low value soft tissue injury claim from a road traffic accident, our personal injury solicitors covering Coventry could still help you. It may be that your injury is worse than you initially thought, or you might have to claim in accordance with the reform programme. Either way, our advisors could give you free legal advice, connecting you with specialist solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, to fight for compensation on your behalf.
What kind of data breach claims could accident claims solicitors covering Coventry help with?
Have you had your personal data breached by an organisation? Whether the organisation that breached your data was an employer, an educational establishment, a healthcare provider or a financial institution, this could cause you harm. You may experience financial damage if someone uses your personal data from the breach to steal money from you. Or, they could commit identity fraud. You could also experience psychological harm from a data breach, which could lead to anxiety, depression, distress or loss of sleep.
If you could prove that a data controller did not adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018, which enshrines in law the application of GDPR, the strongest data privacy and security law in the world, you could be eligible to claim. You would have to prove wrongdoing on the part of the data controller to have a valid claim. Examples could include:
- Your employer sending your payroll details to an unauthorised colleague
- A healthcare provider giving medical condition details to another family member without your consent and without authority to do so
- A local authority giving adoption records to an unauthorised third party
- An education establishment leaving your data unprotected online
Please contact us if you believe you could have a data breach claim. We’d be happy to help you.
This accident claims solicitors covering Coventry guide has now revealed why you don’t need local personal injury solicitors for Coventry claims. We hope you’ve found it useful.