By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 9th 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors for Eastleigh claims guide. Here, we explain what you need to know about finding personal injury solicitors for Eastleigh injury claims.
Making accident claims in Eastleigh need not be a stressful experience. If you instruct accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh that you could trust to fight your case, then this could minimise the stress and allow you to focus on recovery. But, how do you know whether you’ve got a valid case? And how can you maximise your chances of receiving accident compensation? Within this guide, we introduce you to our services, as well as providing advice on what could constitute a claim, what you might need to know about the process, and we will also explain why no win no fee lawyers could be a good choice to make.
Simply read below to find out all about how our no win no fee accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh could help you, and if you have any questions, call 0800 073 8801 for advice you could trust.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Eastleigh?
- Eastleigh Workplace Accident Claims
- Hampshire Workplace Injury Statistics
- Claims For Road Traffic Accidents In Eastleigh
- Trip And Fall Injuries
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Claim For An Accident In A Public Place
- Claim For Clinical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Eastleigh
- Talk To Our Accident Claims Team
- FAQs Asked Of Accident Claims Solicitors
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If you were injured in an accident in Eastleigh, and it was not your fault, you may be looking for accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh. Whether you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, a fall or trip in a supermarket or other public place, or you’ve been injured in work, finding an accident claims solicitor to help you could be a wise decision.
Solicitors train for a very long time, and this is to give them a deep knowledge of the law, which they build upon the more experience they have. Most people looking into making accident claims in Eastleigh may have no experience in the law, and if they do not, there is a chance that they might not know the most appropriate methods for obtaining a compensation award. Having a personal injury lawyer on your side could make the difference between a successful claim and one that is rejected.
Below, we take you through some important information on accident claims in Eastleigh, as well as how we could help provide a solicitor covering Eastleigh that could fight your case for you. We offer free advice too – so don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need clarification on anything contained in this guide.
Having an accident at work in Eastleigh is no doubt, a very stressful event. You may be worried about losing your job if you went ahead and made an accident claim but there is no need to fret as your employer, by law has a duty to treat you no differently should you wish to make a claim.
In addition to this, they would have insurance (again, required by law) to ensure that they are covered should a claim be made against them.
Accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh could cover workplace injury claims where:
- An employer did not provide PPE where needed – and you were injured as a result.
- An employer did not risk assess you and minimise the risk of workplace injuries caused by your job (ie Repetitive Strain Injury/Asbestosis/Vibration White Finger) and you developed that condition because of your work
- An employer did not provide adequate training for using machinery or lifting and you were injured because you did not receive this training
- An employer did not keep the workplace free of trip hazards and you fell at work because of this.
Of course, there are many other potential scenarios, and the above are just some examples. If you feel there is a possibility of making a claim, you may wish to call our team to discuss work accident claims in more detail.
If you would like to know the numbers in terms of workplace accidents in your area you can see them in the below table. The full list of tables can be found on the HSE’s site.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal injuries|
Below, we show some key facts from the HSE’s 2019/20 statistics.
Have you been in a car accident either as a passenger or a driver and it was not your fault? Were you injured in a pedestrian accident when a driver was driving erratically? Whatever the reason for your road traffic accident, whether you were a driver, a passenger, a cyclist, motorcyclist or another road user, if you weren’t at fault, you could look into claiming with accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh.
Even if the driver is no longer traceable, as they fled the scene, or they are uninsured, there could be a way to make a claim. Your personal injury lawyer could help you put in a claim to the Motor Insurance Bureau for untraced or uninsured drivers.
Tripping over may seem like too simple a reason to look into making an accident claims for compensation, but you may be surprised at how serious a trip can be. Depending on how hard or from how high you fall, you could suffer extremely serious injuries. Whether a supermarket floor was wet and slippy and there was no signposting to this, or whether a hotel carpet provided a trip hazard as it was improperly placed, causing you to trip or slip, then you could find yourself facing months of recovery for the injuries that you have suffered. You may require time off work to heal, which could impact you financially too. If you’ve had a slip or trip accident that you feel could have been avoided if someone had made an area safe that had a duty to do so, then you could be entitled to a personal injury claim.
Can I claim criminal injuries compensation? Well, the answer depends on the situation you’ve found yourself in. If you were directly a victim of assault, and it wasn’t your fault, then you could look for accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh to help you put a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Similarly, if you were a victim of abuse, whether physical or sexual abuse, or you were witness to violence that caused you to suffer emotional harm, then you could also consider making a claim.
Supermarkets, shopping centres, parks and pavements could all be classed as public places. When you suffer an accident that was not your fault in a place such as these, you may be wondering who you could make a claim against. The answer is: it depends very much on who had a duty to make that place safe for public use.
If your child suffers an injury on a poorly maintained public playpark then the local authority could be to blame. If you suffer an accident at Eastleigh train station, it could be the owner/operator of the station or for a train accident, it could be the operator of the rail network. These are just a few examples. The accident claims time limit for these types of claims is usually 3 years, but it might be worth acting as quickly as possible as evidence may be easier to retrieve if not much time has passed since the incident.
Medical negligence in Eastleigh could cover a huge number of different incidents. These could be summarised (although this is not an exhaustive list) as follows:
Avoidable birth injury claims -If a midwife or healthcare professional has not followed procedure during the birth of your baby, and/or the required standards of care have not been met, and you or your baby suffer avoidable harm a result, then our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh could help.
Surgical injury claims – If your surgeon has been negligent as a result of operating on the wrong part of your body to failing to take out all instruments when they closed up, then you might require further surgery to correct this. If your anaesthesia has not been monitored properly, or poor post-operative care has meant you suffering from illness, or complications that you otherwise would not have had to deal with, then it could be that you could make a claim.
Care home claims – If substandard care in a care home or carer negligence has taken place and you or your loved one has seen their health decline because of this negligence, then this could lead to a claim.
Dental negligence – Should your dentist remove a healthy tooth, damage a healthy tooth while working on another, or given you treatment or advice that was negligent, your oral health may suffer. If this suffering is attributed to the negligence, then you could consider making a claim.
GP/Hospital Negligence – This could include anything from misdiagnosis to negligent cancer treatment to infection due to poor hygiene. If your health has suffered due to clinical negligence, then you may be eligible to make a claim.
Whatever the type of medical negligence, we could help you make a personal injury claim if you’ve incurred injury or illness, or worsening of a condition due to negligence.
A no win no fee solicitor is something we would certainly recommend should you be looking into when making an accident claim. Your solicitor will not take payment upfront for their services, no will they require payment throughout. They will only require payment if your claim has been successful meaning that if your claim is not successful, they will not be entitled to their fees. When the claim is successful, they will deduct their fees from the settlement figure, this is what is known as a “success fee”. For more information regarding the benefits of making a no win no fee agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It could not be easier to find accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh. Whether you’ve had an accident in a public place, or you’ve been in a road traffic accident, you’ve suffered trip and fall injuries, our accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh could help you. Call 0800 073 8801, or fill in or contact form and you’ll soon be speaking to an accident claims advisor who will take some details and answer any questions you have.
The following are frequently asked questions – about the accident claims process. We hope you find them useful.
What Ways Could Accident Claims UK Help Me?
Here at Accident Claims UK, we could assist with accident claims in Eastleigh if you’re involved in an accident or suffer an illness because of someone else, as we are a nationwide service. We could help with anything from giving free accidents claims advice on the strength of your case, to provide you with our panel of accident claims solicitors who could help put forward your accident claim. With friendly, approachable advisors who have experience in dealing with even the most sensitive of cases, we could be the only call you make to begin your personal injury claim.
Do I Have To Claim With A Solicitor Near Me?
While many people may assume that searching for “solicitors near me” in a search engine would bring up the most appropriate matches for accident claims solicitors in Eastleigh, it may come as a surprise to hear that you do not necessarily need to call an Eastleigh based solicitor’s office to begin your claim. We believe that, as a claims management company that offers a nationwide service, we are well-placed to offer a wealth of assistance when it comes to making your claim even though we are not based in your area and would not give you a local solicitor.
What Are Accident Claim Medical Exams?
As part of the claims process, there would be a requirement for you to see a medical expert. This independent doctor would assess your current condition, your medical notes and even you where necessary to combine a comprehensive medical report that would be used to calculate the valuation of your injuries.
Where Could My Medical Exam Be Carried Out?
Wherever your solicitor is based, they should still be able to locate a medical expert to see you within your local area. We have a panel of doctors covering Eastleigh, which include:
Upper Market Street
Unit 3c Mount Industries
Chickenhall Lane, Barton Park
Could accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh help if I want to claim on behalf of somebody else?
If you’re searching for personal injury solicitors covering Eastleigh because you want to make a claim on behalf of a child, or because you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death or fatal accident incident, we could help. For child accident claims, you would need to act as the child’s litigation friend. This would mean you would be in a position to make decisions about their claim on their behalf. Of course, your child could claim for their own accident once they turned 18 if no claim had been made before then. However, sometimes, it could be wise to claim as soon as possible after the incident. That way it may be easier to gather evidence for your claim.
When claiming for a lost loved one, you may be able to get compensation to help towards funeral costs. You may also be able to get a bereavement award and even compensation for the loss of household income.
We know how sensitively these claims need to be handled. We would be happy to assess your claim in a free initial consultation, and could give you legal advice and guidance on how to move forward with a claim.
How do I find good accident claims solicitors covering Eastleigh?
When you make a compensation claim, you usually only get one chance to do so. While it is not a legal requirement to have legal representation on your side, many claimants prefer this, as it means a professional is handling their case. This takes much of the legal legwork off their shoulders, allowing them to concentrate on recovering from injury or illness. While it would be set to check that the solicitor you’re using (or the law firm) is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is registered in England and Wales, there are some other factors to take into account too.These could include:
- Whether the solicitor has been offering legal service for a while – how many years experience do they bring to the table?
- Could they offer you a free initial consultation and free legal advice?
- Would they work on a no win no fee basis?
- Could you see some reviews from previous clients?
- What is the solicitor’s success rate?
- Are any of the cases they’ve handled successfully similar to yours?
We would be happy to speak to you if you have any questions about the legal services we provide.
All About Reporting Accidents – The HSE website has lots of useful information on reporting incidents. You can read it here.
Southampton’s Local Court Information – You’ll see the details of Southampton court here.
Hampshire – Report An accident – If you’ve been in an RTA in Southampton, reporting details are here.
Claiming Whiplash Compensation – This guide covers what could be a common injury in RTAs.
Claims For Burns – If you’re claiming for a burn injury, this guide could be useful.
Do You Work For Yourself? – Self-employment claims for compensation.
This is the end of our accident claims solicitors for Eastleigh claims guide. Hopefully, we’ve now told you all you need to know about finding personal injury solicitors for Eastleigh injury claims.