By Brett Williams. Last updated 28th August 2021. Have you recently been involved in an accident caused by third party negligence? Are you searching for an accident claim solicitor who could assist you when making a personal injury claim? If so, why not contact one of our accident claims solicitors covering the area of East Kilbride? They have several years of experience in the personal injury industry and could assist you in making a successful claim.
There are a variety of ways in which neglectful actions could result in injury and suffering. From medical negligence, roadside incidents, to accidents in public places. When accidents such as these occur, you could be left with life-altering and costly physical and /or psychological suffering. So, if you believe you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another, our accident claims solicitors could be of service.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering East Kilbride?
- I Had An Accident At Work, Can I Claim?
- Reported Injury At Work Statistics For South Lanarkshire
- East Kilbride Road Traffic Accident Compensation
- Slip And Fall Settlements
- Victim Of Crime Compensation
- Accidents In Public Places
- Clinical Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering East Kilbride
- Contact An Accident Claims Expert
- Answers To Common Accident Claims Questions
- East Kilbride Information
An accident claims solicitor covering the area of East Kilbride could provide legal assistance if you have suffered injuries due to third party negligence. From a car crash, a workplace accident, or a slip, trip, and fall. An accident could occur at any time. When negligence ensues, it could leave you with physical and /or psychological repercussions. An accident claims solicitor could also be referred to as a personal injury solicitor, and there are a variety of services they could provide. These could include;
- Assess your claim and its validity
- Collect evidence
- Check whether your claim is within the applicable accident claims time limit
- Estimate your potential compensation via a personal injury claims calculator
To discover more information regarding accident claims, contact our accident claims advice team. They can offer you a free no-obligation consultation and discuss your potential claim in greater detail.
An employee rightfully expects their place of work to uphold a high level of safety and caution, but when an accident occurs due to the negligence of an employer, it could be a life-altering and costly experience. An employer has a legal sense of responsibility when it comes to workplace safety. To ensure health and safety measures have been met, there are a variety of steps an employer should take that could help minimise or prevent work-related accidents ahead of time. These include;
- Risk Assessments
- Providing Safety Equipment, such as Personal Protective Equipment.
However, a workplace accident claim could be presented in relation to injuries or illnesses that have arisen due to workplace negligence. Regardless of the job role and business, an accident in the workplace is an unfortunate thing to endure. It could result in unnecessary physical injury, financial loss, and psychological suffering. So if you believe your work-related accident was a breach in the duty of care, resulting in avoidable injuries due to third party negligence. One of our accident claims solicitors could be of assistance when making a workplace injury compensation claim.
People could be injured in the workplace due to a variety of factors. The HSE outlined that over 1.4 million people are currently suffering from a work-related illness. The HSE is consistently releasing reports in relation to workplace injury, and in doing so, they display a plethora of factual information. Below, you will find some statistics provided by the HSE that outline work-related injury for South Lanarkshire, which East Kilbride is apart of.
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When involved in a roadside traffic accident, it could be a result of third party negligence. Depending on the severity of a roadside incident, it could result in costly and detrimental altercations. This may impose on your finances, result in life-changing physical injuries, and could potentially affect your mental well-being. There are a variety of ways in which a roadside accident could impose upon your life.
Based on stats supplied by gov.uk, 26,610 people within the UK were killed or seriously injured in relation to a road accident. In the event you endure injury or harm due to a third party, you could be eligible for accident compensation. Neglectful actions of other road users could vary depending on the circumstance. Some examples may include;
- Driving Under the Influence (This may include alcohol or drug use)
- Weather Conditions
- Roadside Maintenance (Such as potholes)
- Reckless-Driving (Speeding, Aggressive, Running a Red Light)
- Distracted Driving
If you believe that your road traffic incident in East Kilbride was caused by the negligence of another driver, our personal injury solicitors could be of service. When an accident on the road happens, it could leave you with a serious injury. You could still make a potential claim if the incident involved a car, motorbike, cyclist, or even a pedestrian. So if you believe another individual’s neglect contributed to your accident, then our accident claims solicitors covering East Kilbride could assist you in making a claim.
If you have recently been injured in relation to a slip or trip accident, it could be a direct result of third party negligence. Unfortunately, a slip or trip accident could happen at any given moment, and if it is a result of negligence, then our personal injury solicitors could assist you. The HSE identified that various methods could help prevent accidents from occurring. Some of these methods include;
- Risk Assessments
- Effective Equipment Checks
- Wearing The Correct Footwear / Protective Equipment
- Effective Management
The HSE has outlined that the workplace is where common slip, trip, and fall incidents occur. As a result, they could be caused by third-party negligence that was inflicted by an employer. Accidents such as this could have a lasting impact on your day-to-day life, as nobody intentionally prepares for an accident at the workplace. When an injury at work occurs, it could infringe upon your finances and your professional relationships as well as both your physical and mental well-being. So if you believe that your employer has failed to effectively provide a safe working environment, resulting in injury and /or harm that could have been avoided, please feel free to contact us today. Our accident claims advice team are always ready to answer your questions relating to a slip and fall settlement case.
If you are searching for a personal injury solicitor who could assist you with a criminal injury claim, contact us today. From broken bones to PTSD, there are a variety of consequences that could potentially affect your day-to-day life if you have fallen victim to a violent crime. However, it must be noted that there is an accident claims times limit that comes into effect. In criminal injury claims the time limit is 2 years.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government body that is set up to provide victims of criminal acts with compensation as a result of the injuries/illnesses that they have endured. Being the victim of a violent crime is not an easy process. You could potentially face financial loss, medical expenses, physical injuries, and psychological suffering. If you wish to make a criminal injury claim, one of our accident claims solicitors covering the area of East Kilbride could assist you.
An accident in a public place could occur due to a variety of reasons, and there are a lot of places that qualify as a ‘’public place’’. From parks, shopping centres, supermarkets, and private buildings, there are a lot of places that could be identified as an area for public use, which subsequently means the liability for each location could vary.
Depending on the space that’s in question, you could potentially claim against your city government or a specific individual or organisation. Regardless of the ownership/occupier, the person in charge has a legal and ethical sense of responsibility to prevent accidents and ensure visitor safety. A simple way for the responsible party to prevent accidents could be achieved through risk assessments and regular maintenance. If you have had an accident in a public location, but are unsure whether you have a valid claim, please contact our accident advice team. They are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your circumstances in greater detail and outline whether you are eligible to make a claim.
Clinical Medical Negligence
Clinical malpractice is the event in which a medical professional, such as a nurse, doctor, or dentist inflicts avoidable injury or harm onto a patient. Clinical malpractice may often be referred to as medical malpractice, and if you believe you have suffered due to third party negligence in a medical setting, our personal injury solicitors could assist you. Regardless if you suffered at the hands of a private healthcare provider or the NHS, both parties owe you a duty of care to ensure the best treatment possible.
When medical malpractice occurs, it could happen in a variety of ways. From misdiagnosis, misjudgment, insufficient care, to a lack of training. You do not expect a highly regarded professional such as a doctor to deviate from standard procedure, but if it were to happen, both your mental and physical health could be affected. So if you believe you have suffered at the hands of medical malpractice, resulting in injuries or suffering that could have been avoided, please contact our panel of accident claims solicitors. They could provide you with expert and legal assistance when claiming accident compensation.
If you wish to make a claim with our personal injury solicitors, they will always offer you a no win no fee agreement. A no win no fee solicitor is someone who operates under a Conditional Fee Agreement, which effectively means they will only take a percentage upon the claimant receiving compensation. This fee shall be deducted from your compensation. Therefore, if your claim is accepted by a solicitor and results in an unsuccessful outcome, you shall not be charged for their services. So if you believe that you have endured injury due to the neglect of a third party, please contact our accident claims advice team.
If you wish to speak to someone from our team regarding your potential claim, there are several ways you can do so. Call one of our expert accident claims advisors for free (no obligation) legal advice. Our number is 0800 0738 801. Alternatively, you can submit an online form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
We hope that this online guide has provided you with all of the information that you were seeking. However, we have gone one step further and answered some of the frequently asked questions we receive. You can find the answer to these down below.
How Do I Know If I Could Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible for accident claim compensation. If you can supply evidence that another party caused your avoidable injury, whether it was as a result of the neglect of a medical professional, a distracted roadside user, or due to the neglect of an employer. If you can highlight a breach in the duty of care, one of our accident claims solicitors could assist you in making a claim for compensation. To discover whether or not you have a valid claim, please contact us today. Our accident claims advice team can discuss the claims process in greater detail, as well as answering any further questions you might have.
Can Accident Claims Solicitors Covering East Killbride Make Criminal Injury Claims?
If you’ve been assaulted, raped or suffered because of any type of violent crime, you might not realise that compensation may be possible. While you might not be able to claim against the criminal who hurt you, there is a government scheme that could help. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) operates the scheme and allows claims to be made even if the criminal hasn’t been caught, charged, or even prosecuted.
The claims process is slightly different to other types of claims in that you must claim within 2-year of the incident and you must have a police reference number. However, cases of historical abuse and other exceptional circumstances could mean the deadline for claiming is extended. It is therefore a good idea to check with a solicitor whether you’re able to claim via the CICA scheme.
I’ve Lost Money As A Result Of My Accident, How Do I Claim It Back?
If liability for your accident and injuries is agreed upon following a personal injury claim, you could also ask for special damages to be paid. These are used to cover expenses, costs or financial losses caused by your injuries. Within a special damages claim, you could request that medical expenses, lost income, travel costs and care costs are paid back. Furthermore, if you are left disabled, you could ask for the cost of home or vehicle adaptations to be covered too.
Will I Have A Local Solicitor?
If you are seeking the expert and legal guidance of a personal injury solicitor, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering the area of East Kilbride could be of assistance. Accident Claims UK is a national company that could provide you with a personal injury solicitor up and down the country. It is not a legal requirement for you to use local solicitors as modern technology allows you to keep in contact with your accident claims solicitor remotely. You can connect with your solicitor via telephone, email, and the postal service.
Will I Be Asked To Visit A Doctor?
A necessary requirement within the accident claims process is a medical assessment. Upon completion, this examination shall detail the injury you endured, whilst highlighting any future treatment or complications you may require. The examination is a part of the evidence collection process and will be used when making your claim for accident compensation.
Where Might This Doctor Be Based?
We work with a panel of doctors who cover the area of East Kilbride. The assessment shall be performed by an impartial doctor. Your personal injury solicitor can discuss this process with you in greater detail upon meeting. Our panel of doctors within your local/neighbouring areas include;
Mark Innes Burgin,
The Glasgow Station Clinic, 6th Floor,
The Connal Building, 34 West George Street, near Princess,
Glasgow, G2 1DA
151 West George Street,
15 Royal Cresent, Lower Ground Floor,
We understand that the accident claims process may appear daunting, so we hope that this online guide has answered your queries and concerns. In the event that we haven’t answered the questions that you have, we have also taken the liberty to provide additional materials that you may find of use. You can find these below.
The HSE- The reporting of accidents, incidents, and diseases
South Lanarkshire – Local and county courts.
Hamilton Sherrif-Court – Discover more
Scotland Police – Learn more about your local Police.
Car Accident Claims – Can I claim compensation?
Ankle Injury Claims – When you can and cannot claim
Self Employed Accidents at Work – Am I eligible to claim?
Thank you for reading our article about how our personal injury solicitors and accident claims solicitors covering East Kilbride process compensation claims.
Article by MB.
Edited by CK.