By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 7th 2021. Here you can find our accident claims solicitors Cumbernauld guide. This advice could help you choose personal injury solicitors for Cumbernauld claims.
“Could I make an accident claim in Cumbernauld if I have suffered an injury as a result of an accident that was not my fault?” This might be a question you are asking if you’ve been injured at work, in a public place, on the road or in any number of other situations. The answer to the question depends on a few key factors. The first would be to work out whether your injury was the fault of someone else who had a responsibility to keep you safe. This could be an employer that was negligent of your safety at work, or a driver on the road who was expected to abide by the rules of the road but didn’t. If this is the case, then you might wish to speak to accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld to see how strong your claim is. If you are in a position to claim compensation, then we would advise that you do so – not just to compensate you for the financial losses that resulted from your accident, but also for your suffering and pain. In addition to this, putting a claim against a responsible party could help to make things safer for other people.
Below, in our guide to accident claims in Cumbernauld, we take a look at the different kinds of claims you could make as well as considering what you could look for in a solicitor. Take a look through the information below, and if you’d like to start a claim, or have further questions, call 0800 073 8801 to talk to one of our expert accident claims advisors.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Cumbernauld?
- Claim Against An Employer
- Injuries At Work Reported In North Lanarkshire
- Accidents Involving Slips Trips And Falls
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- Traffic And Road Accidents In Cumbernauld
- Public Place Injuries And Accidents
- Negligent Medical Care And Clinical Malpractice
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Cumbernauld
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- Frequently Asked Questions
- Cumbernauld Area Claimant Resources
Whether you have been injured at work, in a public place, on the road, or even in the hospital, you could have suffered mentally, physically and financially. Accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld could help you seek compensation for financial costs directly resulting from your accident, as well as compensation for your physical and mental injuries. But with so many accident claim solicitors to choose from, how do you find the right one for you?
You may choose to ask around for friends or family recommendations, but it may be wise to note that claims do differ widely, and one type of claim could be dealt with very differently to another. If your friend suffered medical negligence, it will differ from you becoming injured in a road traffic accident. Therefore, you might need to find a solicitor with experience relating to your specific area of personal injury law.
You could do a search online, but how do you know whether the reviews on a solicitor’s website were independent? You could check independent websites, but this may be too much hassle as there could be lots of solicitors listed that might not even cover your case. We believe Accident Claims UK is well-placed to help if you are seeking accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld. As a nationwide service, we could connect you to a solicitor from our panel who has the relevant skills and experience to take on your claim. Our panel of solicitors also work on a no win no fee basis, as well as offering free advice – as you’ll see from the sections below, or by calling our team for advice.
If you’re looking to make a claim for compensation as a result of an accident at work then you may be doing so because you feel that your employer was responsible for your injuries. Claiming after a work injury depends on you being able to prove your employer’s negligence or failure to adhere to health and safety law which led to your injury. A workplace accident lawyer could work on cases where a single accident has caused your injury, or where an industrial illness has occurred, if it could be proven that your employer has contributed to your injury or illness you may be eligible to pursue a claim. Some examples of both types of claim could be seen below:
- An employer has not trained you in how to lift correctly but your job requires you to carry loads across a warehouse – you suffer an injury to your back because of poor lifting techniques.
- An employer did not provide you with full instructions on how to safely operate a machine and you are injured because of improper use.
- An employer has failed to provide adequate light in your work area, and you have tripped over a hazard left on the floor.
- An employer has failed to allow you regular breaks from repetitive work and you have developed repetitive strain injury.
These are a few examples, but we’re happy to speak to you about the specifics of any workplace claim.
North Lanarkshire injuries at work statistics could be found here and on the HSE website.
|Total – non fatal injuries (2018/19)
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (2018/19)
|Fatal injuries (2018/2019)
You can see some insight into the causes of work injuries in 2019/20 below. Figures are taken from the HSE’s report.
Falling over from standing to ground level could still leave serious injuries, but it could be expected that falls from a height could cause the most severe injuries. However you fell, if you have suffered an avoidable injury, for example, because someone did not fix an escalator, or secure a rug to the floor, or make scaffolding safe, then you could look into making an accident claim with personal injury solicitors covering Cumbernauld for your injuries and the costs relating to them.
When making a criminal injury compensation claim through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) for criminal injuries that you have sustained, you might not be aware that the accident claims time limit is shorter than the time limit set for claims for personal injury. The time limit for criminal injury claims to be made through the CICA is 2 years, but exceptions can be made for claims of historical abuse.
Criminal injury claims could be made by targeted victims of violent crime, those injured in the course of someone else committing a violent crime (though they may not be the intended victim) and even those who have been mentally harmed through witnessing such a crime.
If you’ve obtained injuries due to a road traffic accident in Cumbernauld that was not your fault, such as whiplash, broken bones, head trauma or any other injury, then you could be looking for compensation with the help of an accident claim solicitor. There are some things you could do after a road accident to help your claim and these are listed below:
- Get witness information – If there were bystanders or other motorists that have stopped after an accident, it might be wise to look at getting their contact details. They could be asked for witness statements in the future and this could help your case.
- Get the other driver’s information – if this is possible. If the driver has moved away from the scene and can’t be traced, or if they are uninsured then you could look at making a road traffic accident claim in Cumbernauld through the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) who deal with claims of this nature.
- Make some notes about what has happened – it might be easier to recall these details straight after the accident and you may forget critical details over time, so it is best to get these written down as soon as possible.
- Take some photographs – if you can, snap some pictures of the scene and your injuries. This could be used as evidence.
Whether you’ve managed to get this evidence or not, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld could be able to help you with a road accident claim. We could advise you on the claims process for a fatal accident, those for head injuries or other road accident injury cases.
If you had an accident in Cumbernauld town centre, in a public park, or even in a leisure centre, and it was down to disrepair, for example then you could look for accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld to help you make a claim. Whereas some claims could be made against the local authority, for example, public park or pavement accidents, some could be made against private companies, if they were seen to be responsible for the place you were in when injured. For more information regarding these types of circumstances, please get in contact with us.
Claiming for medical negligence in Cumbernauld could differ slightly to other personal injury claims. This could be because the negligence may not have been discovered immediately, so this could affect the accident claims time limit. This could mean that the limitation period starts when the negligence is discovered. Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld could assist with:
- Surgical claims – These could include retained instruments, failed anaesthetic, improperly sterilised equipment leading to infection and more.
- Avoidable birth injury claims – These could include failure to notice distress in mother and baby leading to injury, incorrect usage of some birthing tools, clear signs of retained placenta that were not treated quickly, leading to further issues.
- Dental negligence – This could include instances where oral cancer was missed, a healthy tooth was removed, the dentist damaged a healthy tooth etc.
- Care home negligence – failure to dispense medicine, no/poor mobility supervision, failure to prevent or treat bedsores and more.
Generally speaking, if medical negligence has led to your health suffering and it could have been avoided, then you could have a possible claim for compensation.
Working with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel of accident claims solicitors could help to reduce the monetary risk of making a claim. This method relies on the successful conclusion of your case, as it is a portion of your settlement that would settle the fees of the personal injury lawyer. If your accident claim solicitor does not win your case, then you do not have to pay their fees. You could take a look at a personal injury claims calculator to work out an approximation of what you could be looking at in terms of an award, but to find more information on this, you could call our advice and support line.
Whether you’ve decided to make accident claims in Cumbernauld or you’ve come up against some questions you’d like answering, Accident Claims UK could help. We offer a free advice and support line on 0800 073 8801 that will help answer your questions, provide advice on your claim and possibly connect you to our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld who could fight for compensation on your behalf. Or, you could use the contact form on our site or send an email to email@example.com instead.
Let us go through some questions you might still have surrounding accident claims in Cumbernauld.
Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?
In general terms, if you have been avoidably injured or made ill by third party negligence then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Whether you’ve had a car accident, a slip, trip and fall, or have suffered a workplace accident and injury, if it could have been prevented then you may be eligible to make a claim. Accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld could assist with this process, providing advice, support and invaluable knowledge that could strengthen your claim and also maximise your settlement opportunities.
Could I Claim With A Solicitor From Anywhere In The UK?
Searching for ‘solicitors near me’ might be your first thought but if you do so you might just be missing out on a solicitor that has the specific experience in making a claim just like yours. Here at Accident Claims UK, we could connect you to our panel of solicitors covering Cumbernauld who will use their specific knowledge of cases similar to yours to fight for the maximum amount of accident compensation that you could be entitled to.
Is It Important To Get A Medical Assessment?
Whether you were treated at the scene of the accident, or you visited your GP for advice and treatment, you will still have to see a doctor for your claim. Why? Your medical evidence supporting your claim will need to be independent and will need to discuss your injuries related to your accident and any possible future treatment at great length.
Do You Work With Doctors In My Area?
Do not worry that you would have to travel a long way from where you live for your medical examination. You could see a doctor close by as we have a doctor’s panel we work with that includes:
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Could I use accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld to make a claim against an ex-employer?
If you no longer work for the employer you want to take action against, personal injury solicitors covering Cumbernauld could still assist with work-related illness and injury claim. In most cases, you would have up to 3 years from an incident or date of knowledge to claim. Therefore, as long as you’re within the relevant time limit, solicitors could still help with a claim.
If you’re worried because your ex-employer isn’t trading anymore, we could still help you. In some cases solicitors could help launch claims against a valid insurance policy that was in place at the point you suffered your workplace injury. Claiming against an employer that is still trading would involve claiming against their insurance too. If you’d like to speak to us about any aspect of claiming from someone you no longer work for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Could I claim on behalf of a child?
If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been involved in an accident that was not their fault, you could become their litigation friend and make a claim on their behalf. We could help you with this.
What to consider when choosing accident claims solicitors covering Cumbernauld?
Considering the solicitor you choose could impact the amount of compensation you receive as well as the success of your case, it’s important to take the decision of which law firm to go with seriously. You’ll likely want someone with years of experience, and it could be helpful if this experience included claims like yours. Another consideration you might not previously have been aware of is whether they’re registered in England and Wales, and whether the solicitor is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Further to this, you might want to check that they offer legal services on a no win no fee basis, and that they could provide you with some free legal advice over the phone. It would be even better if they could provide this legal advice without any obligation to use their services too.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we’d be delighted to talk to you about how our service ticks all the boxes. We could provide you with specialist solicitors under an no win no fee agreement who have experience and could fight for the maximum compensation possible for your case.
Know Your Rights – Do you know what rights you have after a work accident? Read here to find out.
Injured On A Bike – You could look at this guide specific to bicycle accidents if you’ve suffered in this manner.
Negligence In Care Homes – Claimants could be the patient or a dependent or someone acting on behalf of the victim. Read more about these claims here.
Information On Reporting An Accident – Incident reporting information can be found on the HSE site.
North Lanarkshire Council – This page helps you find council services near you.
Scottish Court Details – You can find details of the courts here.
Police Information – Here is the information for local police services.
We hope you found our accident claims solicitors Cumbernauld guide helpful. This advice could help you choose personal injury solicitors for Cumbernauld claims.