By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 3rd September 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Dudley guide. This guide explains why personal injury solicitors covering Dudley don’t have to be based in the area.
Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault? Do you believe you may have a valid reason to make a compensation claim? if so, then please check out the guide below. It covers the kind of information about making accident claims in Dudley that you may need to know, to be able to make educated choices about your own claim.
If you need additional help and advice, or are ready for one of our no win no fee accident claims solicitors covering Dudley to start working on your claim right away, please talk to our claims team on 0800 073 8801. They are available 24 hours a day, to answer any questions you have about personal injury cases, and to help you to get your claim started.
Choose A Section:
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Dudley?
- Claim For Medical Negligence
- Claim Criminal Injury Compensation
- Claim For An Accident At A Public Place
- Claim For A Trip Or Fall Accident
- Claim For An Accident In The Workplace
- Statistics For Reported Injuries At Work In Dudley
- Claim For A Dudley Road Traffic Accident
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Dudley
- Speak To An Accident Claims Solicitor
- FAQs For Accident Claims Solicitors
- Dudley Area Resources
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Dudley?
Do you know how your accident claim solicitor will help you when you make your claim? Your solicitor can do a lot more than simply process your claim for you. For example, your solicitor can:
- Value your claim for you.
- Arrange for you to have a suitable medical examination to prove the extent of your injuries.
- Help you to organise evidence.
- Help you to organise witness statements.
- Process your claim.
These are just some of the ways that our accident claims solicitors can help you when you make your injury claim, there are others. To learn more about the service we offer, speak to one of our expert advisors on the number at the bottom of the page.
Claim For Medical Negligence
According to a study conducted by the UK Government, the legal costs alone related to clinical negligence in the UK in 2016/17 amounted 1.6 billion pounds. This gives a clear indication of the extent of clinical negligence claims in the UK. And this fact relates solely to NHS claims, not private healthcare claims.
Whenever you visit your GP, the hospital, your dentist or even your optician, you are trusting a medical professional to fulfil their duty of care towards you. Meaning they should never cause you any harm that could have been avoided. Of course, if mistakes still happen and patients are injured by a medical professional that is supposed to be caring for them this could be classed as negligence. If you were to be injured in such a way, medical negligence solicitors covering the Dudley area could be able to process a clinical negligence claim on your behalf.
Claim Criminal Injury Compensation
A crime survey of England and Wales, that was conducted in 2017, revealed the fact that 4% of all males, and 20% of all females have suffered some form of sexual assault since the age of 16. This would include rape, sexual abuse, etc. And of course, this is only one kind of violent crime. Others include aggravated robbery, mugging, assault and murder.
To answer the question, can you claim compensation for assault? Yes, you maybe able to there is a specific criteria and the process of doing so is subtly different from other kinds of accident and injury claims. Victims of violent crimes can make a claim through the CICA (Criminal Injury Compensation Authority). This is because a victim may not be able to pursue the perpetrator of the crime for compensation. A criminal injury compensation lawyer could assist you with this claim through the CICA, for the physical and psychological damage that was caused by the violent crime to the victim. This is something that our team of solicitors can help you with. Speak to a member of our claims team to learn how.
Claim For An Accident At A Public Place
When you leave your home to go shopping at the local centre, visit the local park, take some books back to the library, or simply go for a stroll, there will be some legal entity that is responsible for ensuring the publicly accessible place you are in, is kept hazard-free. There are two scenarios here, that relate to an accident at a public place, thus:
- You are injured in a public place such as a park, in the street, at the local library, or in some other place that the local council is responsible for.
- You are injured in a place that is operated by a third party such as a company, that the public is allowed to enter. For example, a shopping mall, a privately-run car park, an airport, etc.
If you are injured in a public place due to negligence, then the entity responsible for ensuring it is safe for public access is the third party you would pursue for damages. If you are unsure just which legal entity this might be, we can provide you with advice on making accident claims in Dudley. If you speak to one of our claim advisors, they will be able to tell you whom you may be able to claim compensation from, and how our accident claim solicitors can help you by processing your claim.
Claim For A Trip Or Fall Accident
Slips, trips and falls are a very common form of accident, that can afflict members of the public or people who are at work. The UK Health & Safety Executive has actually produced some guidelines aimed at the general public, related to the best way to help prevent slips, trips, and falls, such as:
- Report any near-miss accidents.
- Proactively remove slip, trip and fall risks or report them.
- Help by keeping floors dry and clean, and cleaning up spillages.
- Avoid causing obstructions with electric cables.
- Report inadequate lighting.
Of course, even if you always make sure you do these things, it doesn’t mean that you won’t ever fall victim of a trip or fall accident. After all, it is the responsibility of the operator of the premises to ensure the kinds of hazards that cause these accidents are mitigated. If you are injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, our accident claims solicitors are experienced in this kind of claim, and could be able to help you.
Claim For An Accident In The Workplace
According to a Labour Force Survey undertaken by the Health & Safety Executive, 693,000 injuries were sustained by people at work in 2019/20.
The causes of injuries were listed as below:
Employers are required to take adequate measures to ensure that the working environment their employees have to work in, are as safe as possible. This requirement is laid out in the Health & Safety regulations for the sector the company works within. When people are negligently harmed in a work-related accident that can be traced back to the employer being the cause of, then a personal injury solicitor could be able to help the victim to make a personal injury claim for an accident at work.
Statistics For Reported Injuries At Work In Dudley
Below, you will find a table that shows statistics related to workplace accidents in Dudley in the period 2014/15 – 2019/20.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You can find further detailed information about the period 2014/15 – 2019/20, at the following link:
Claim For A Dudley Road Traffic Accident
Road traffic accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from simple cuts and bruises, caused by minor accidents, to a fatal accident where one or more people die. Any road user can be injured in a road traffic accident, this can be a bike accident, a car accident, or even a pedestrian accident. If you are using public roads in a legally acceptable fashion, and you are injured in an accident that was caused by another road user, then you could be in a position to make a claim for the harm you suffered. Our team of solicitors can help you to make road traffic accident claims in Dudley. Our claims team can tell you more about this, on the number below.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Dudley
Have you considered using the services of a No Win No Fee solicitor to have your accident claim processed? This could be a good way for you to proceed with your injury claim, without exposing yourself to unnecessary financial risk.
There would be no charged levied by the solicitor to start working on your claim, or during the time they are processing a claim on your behalf. The solicitor will also not charge a fee for claims that do not result in the claimant receiving any compensation. The only time you have to pay your solicitor, is when they have received an actual compensation payment for you. When this happens, the lawyer will deduct their fees automatically, and you will receive the remainder of the money.
Speak To An Accident Claims Solicitor
Our claims team operates an accident helpline around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are always available to give you some accidents claims advice, answer your questions, and also explain how we can help you to move your claim to the next stage. Contact them today on 0800 073 8801 to get your claim underway.
FAQs For Accident Claims Solicitors
The sections below provide tertiary information that relates to the process of making a claim for accident compensation.
How Do I Make An Accident Claim?
One of the first things you can do, if you think you have a valid claim, is to use a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough idea of the value of your claim. Later, our solicitors can give you a more accurate estimate. We also recommend that you speak to our claims team, to learn key information related to your claim, such as the accident claims time limit that will apply.
When you speak to one of our claim advisors, they will go over your claim with you, talk about your legal options, and then offer you some free legal advice on what to do next. You can use the number above to begin this process.
How Much Does My Solicitors Location Matter?
The location of your legal team doesn’t actually matter at all. You can always keep in touch with your solicitor by email or telephone, wherever they happen to be in the UK. Our panel of accident claims solicitors are not based in Dudley but do specialise in injury and accident claims of all kinds, and can help anyone in the country to get the compensation they could be entitled to, wherever they happen to live in the country.
When Do I Need A Medical Assessment?
A personal injury lawyer will likely request that you visit a medical professional, to have yourself examined and your injuries evaluated. This is a key part of the claims process, as the results of this examination are then used by the solicitor to actually value your claim accurately.
Where Could I See A Doctor For This Assessment?
If you speak to a member of our claims team, they will be able to arrange a medical examination with a local doctor in Dudley, including these below:
|1A Parsons Street
|Dudley Physiotherapy Centre
|1a Parsons Street
|David McCollum (MedCo GP)
|Meeting Room, Quality Hotel Dudley
What kind of accident at work claims could accident claims solicitors covering Dudley help me with?
According to the Health and Safety at Work etc 1974 Act, your employer has a legal duty to protect you from workplace-related and work-related injury or illness. There are a number of ways in which they could do this. They should risk assess the workplace, and also any tasks you take on as part of your job. Then they should look at the risks involved and look to reduce these as much as reasonably possible. Should they fail to do so, their negligence could cause you to suffer work related injury or illness. You could make claims with our personal injury solicitors covering Dudley for:
- A lack of PPE leading to you suffering an injury in the workplace. You could also claim if the PPE you are given is not up to the job it is meant for, or it doesn’t fit you, or you are not trained to use it properly.
- A lack of training or inadequate training leading to you suffering a workplace injury.
- Hazards in the workplace that are not signposted or removed. This could include wires as trip hazards wet floors and more.
- Failing to deal with your reports of stress at work due to workload that is too heavy for one person.
- Failing to protect you from an assault at work when they could have.
These are just a few examples. Our team here at Accident Claims UK could help to assess your claim to see if you could have a workplace injury claim. Please do not hesitate to call us as this assessment would be free of charge.
What services should accident claims solicitors covering Dudley offer?
While it would be wise to check whether your chosen law firm or solicitor is registered in England and Wales to practice and that they are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, there are other aspects of their service you could look at to make a decision on which lawyer is right for you. We would advise you to check whether they could take your claim on a no win no fee basis and how many years experience they have in providing legal services, for example. We would also advise you to check whether they can offer you free legal advice, and what their success rate has been for previous claims.
Dudley Area Resources
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Thank you for reading our accident claims solicitors covering Dudley guide. We hope we’ve explained why personal injury solicitors for Dudley claims don’t have to be located there.