By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 3rd September 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Dewsbury guide. This guide explains why personal injury solicitors covering Dewsbury don’t have to be based there.
You may have suffered an accident in the past few months which has left with you with an injury or psychological harm, these effects of the injury may have left you unable to work for a certain period of time, medical expenses or a decreased quality of life. If you believe that this accident was not your fault and caused by someone else, then you may have grounds to make a compensation claim. A compensation claim is a legal case that seeks to win financial compensation for the victim of an accident. Accident claims solicitors are personal injury lawyers who represent the claimants in cases like these. So if you want to pursue an accident claim in Dewsbury West Yorkshire with accident claims solicitors covering Dewsbury this article may just be what you need. Read this article below for more information about different types of compensation claims and legal services and how our panel of no win no fee accident claims solicitors can help you.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Dewsbury?
- Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Dewsbury
- Trip And Fall Compensation Claims
- Claims For Accidents At Work In Dewsbury
- Dewsbury Workplace Injury Statistics
- Road Traffic Accidents In Dewsbury
- Compensation For An Assault Or Criminal Injury
- Compensation For Accidents In Public Places
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Dewsbury
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- Questions Frequently Asked
- Dewsbury Area Resources
We have a panel of accident claims solicitors that cover different areas of the country that could help you claim personal injury compensation. We may not have solicitors that are based in Dewsbury itself, but we do have solicitors that can handle compensation claims in Dewsbury. Our accident solicitors will manage and represent your compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. They will give you all of the accident claims advice you need to know before starting the claim, gather evidence, put you in touch with a medical expert to perform a medical examination on your injury and represent your case. Once your case is underway they will keep you regularly updated with all of the details of your ongoing compensation claim. Our accident solicitors have up to thirty years of legal experience dealing with compensation claims.
If you or a loved one have been in a hospital, in a residential care home, or have been seen by a doctor or a dentist and have come away with an injury or an illness or some other worsening aspect of your health and you believe that it was caused by the failure of the medical professionals who were responsible for you, then you may have grounds to make a medical negligence claim. A medical negligence claim can be made against any part of the healthcare sector, from issues relating to cancer treatment to cosmetic procedures, in both the NHS and the private healthcare sector. If you have been looking for medical negligence solicitors that can cover the Dewsbury area then Accident Claims UK is the right site for you, our accident solicitors are not based in your area, but we do have accident solicitors covering Dewsbury.
Any organisation which owns a property which is open to the public, such as a shopping centre, a park, a restaurant and so on has a legal obligation to make sure that their property does not present the public with avoidable risks of tripping or slipping and falling. Trip and slip claims can be made against both public and private property operators, for example you could make a claim against the local authority for not properly maintaining pavements in your area causing you to trip and injure yourself, or you could claim against them for failing to properly keep the main pavements and roads clear from ice in winter. Against a private owner you may be looking to claim against a restaurant or a bar or nightclub that left spilled drinks out on the floor causing you to slip and injure yourself. To find out more about trip and fall compensation cases with our accident claims solicitors and how much much you may be entitled to receive, please view our other guides.
Every year thousands of people are injured in accidents in the workplace. Some accidents are simply unavoidable, others are caused by negligence or human error on the part of employers or negligent employees. If they are caused by negligence on the part of the employer or another employee a compensation claim maybe possible. This could come in a number of forms. Failure to identify risks by performing risk assessments or failure to make all staff aware of potential safety hazards that have been identified. Failure to provide staff with relevant equipment such as hi visibility uniforms, hard hats, breathing masks and radio equipment. Failure to ensure all staff are trained in their tasks and trained in safety measures. If you have been injured in a work accident that could have been prevented by your employer then you may have grounds to make a successful compensation claim. Call us today or view our accident at work guide to find out more about making a work accident compensation claim.
Here is a table outlining the number of non-fatal injuries from accidents at work in Dewsbury, how high the rate of non-fatal injuries are in Dewsbury and how many fatalities there were in workplaces in Dewsbury for the years 2014/15 – 2017/18. Here is the source for this information which includes the same figures for localities in other parts of the UK, so you can see how Dewsbury compares to them.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries
Below, we reveal the key facts surrounding work-related injury and illness in 2019/20 according to the HSE.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Dewsbury that was not your fault, you can make a personal injury claim for accident compensation with our panel of accident claims solicitors. If you where the driver or passenger in a vehicle that was in a car accident due to the actions of another road user, or if you were a pedestrian or a cyclist struck by a vehicle and it wasn’t your fault, then you could have grounds for a road accident compensation claim. You can find out more about road accident claims by visiting our websites page on car accidents. You can also read more about whiplash injuries, a very common effect of car accident injuries, on our website as well.
As well as claiming for injuries you have sustained in an accident, you can also claim for compensation for assault through our panel of accident solicitors. If you have been injured or have suffered psychological harm from being physically assaulted or by being the victim of sexual assault, you can claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Claiming compensation for a criminal assault related injury or psychological trauma does not require any individual to have been convicted of the offence, only proof that the assault took place and that you received an injury or psychological trauma as a result. You can read more about compensation for rape and sexual assault, especially how much compensation you may be owed, by reading about rape compensation and its personal injury claims calculator on our website.
As out lined in an earlier section of this article any organisation which owns a property, be it indoors or outdoors, is obliged to make sure that it is as free as possible from all possible accident hazards if open to the public. This includes not just trip and slip hazards but anything which might cause a member of the public to injure themselves while on their property. Furnishings in a public place must be secure and safe, chairs and tables should not be faulty or otherwise at risk of breaking or falling over while someone is using them. Shelves in a shop must not be allowed to present a risk of falling over or collapsing and injuring shoppers. Gym and playground equipment must be well maintained and safe to use. If you have been in an accident and been injured as a result while out in public and you believe that the responsibility for the accident lies with the business or public authority that owns and operates the property then you may have grounds for making a compensation claim. Call us today to talk to our team about starting a compensation claim in Dewsbury with our panel of accident claims solicitors who can cover the area. You can find out more about public place injury claims by visiting the relevant page on our website.
We can provide you with a no win no fee solicitor covering Dewsbury. With a no win no fee agreement you and you solicitor will agree before proceedings begin a certain percentage of your compensation sum that your accident solicitor will receive as their payment if compensation is awarded. This amount will not exceed 25% of your compensation total. If your claim is valid, but for whatever reason is unsuccessful then you will not be expected to pay your accident solicitor for their services.
If you wish to make an accident claim with our solicitors, or you have questions about making a claim and want free accident claims advice, call us now on 0800 073 8801 , our line is staffed 24/7. Alternatively you can fill in this contact form here, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Could I Claim Compensation For My Accident?
You can find out if you have grounds for making a compensation claim by calling us to arrange to speak to one of our accident solicitors, they will inform you before starting your claim if there will be any issues with going ahead with your claim such as the accident claims time limit. The first step of making a claim will be to look into the incident where your injury took place and to gather evidence to support your compensation claim. One of the most important steps in this process will be to arrange for you to be seen by a doctor for a medical exam. Once your claim is ongoing your accident solicitor will keep you regularly updated with the progress of your case.
Do I Need To Claim With A Solicitor Based Close To Me?
You don’t need to choose your solicitor or law firm based on their location and whether or not they are near your location, so it may not be wise to spend a lot of time google searching “solicitors near me” when you could be finding a solicitor better suited to your claim. You and your accident claims solicitors will be able to manage your case together over the phone, by text, by email or over social media. This will most likely be how you handle your case if you choose to work with our accident claims solicitors.
Will I Be Asked To See A Doctor?
You accident solicitor will ask you to see a doctor for a medical examination during your claim. This report will set the basis for the amount you receive in compensation.
Where Will This Appointment Be?
Your medical examination appointment can be in your local area. We work with a panel of medical experts that operates across many parts of the country. This is to ensure that all of our clients have the option of having a medical examination easily accessible to them, in an area they are familiar with as some of our clients may find it difficult to travel further afield for reasons including, but not limited to the effects of their accident injury. Listed below are some of the medical experts that we work with in the Dewsbury area for medical examinations.
33 Ney Hey road
116 Fitzwilliam Street
What do I need to be concerned about when choosing accident claims solicitors covering Dewsbury?
Whether you’re considering making a clinical negligence claim, or you’re claiming for an accident at work or on the road, you’ll now know that you have lots of solicitors registered in England and Wales to choose from, as long as they are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, this may provide you with somewhat of a tricky decision.
You may find that lots of different personal injury solicitors covering Dewsbury seem to offer exactly the same service. It may be difficult for you to differentiate between these. Therefore you need to know what else you need to look for when finding appropriate solicitor for your claim. Soon questions she might want to ask when choosing a lawyer could include:
- Do you have many years experience in processing claims like mine?
- Do you have past reviews from previous claimants that I could look at please?
- Could you offer me an no win no fee service?
- Would you be able to offer me any free legal advice specific to my case before I went ahead and began to work with you?
- How long have you been trading? And what’s your success rate?
The choice of solicitor could have some significant bearing on how your case goes. After all you would be choosing a person who would negotiate for a compensation settlement on your behalf, and who would put together all of the evidence to make a as strong a case as possible. If you would like to speak to us about how we measure up to these questions, and how we could provide you with a solicitor that could fight for the maximum compensation possible for your claim, please get in touch.
Could accident claims solicitors covering Dewsbury assist me if I want to claim on behalf of a child?
Has a child that you’re responsible for been injured in an accident that was not their fault? If so, did you know you could make a compensation claim on their behalf? Our accident claims solicitors would be only too happy to talk you through the process of making a claim for a child accident. We could give you guidance on making claims for road accidents in which a child is injured, accidents in the school playground, or accidents in public places, for example. We could show you how to apply to be a litigation friend to make decisions on your child’s behalf about their claim.
Thank you for reading this accident claims solicitors covering Dewsbury guide. We hope we’ve explained why personal injury solicitors for Dewsbury claims don’t have to be based there.