This guide is for those who are looking to make an accident claim in Gateshead. If you have suffered injuries, in an accident for which a third-party was even partially to blame, this guide will be of use to you. The aim of our guide is to cover the basics of making a personal injury claim, and how a solicitor could be able to assist you in processing your claim.
While our accident claims solicitors are not based in Gateshead, we have accident claims solicitors covering the Gateshead area with ease. We can also help you by answering any questions you have about the process of making a claim. For some free advice, speak to our claims team on 0800 073 8801.
Choose A Section:
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Gateshead?
- Gateshead Accident At Work Claims
- Reported Workplace Injuries In Gateshead
- Public Liability Accident Claims
- Road Traffic Accident Claim Solicitors For Gateshead
- Accidents And Slip And Fall Claims
- Negligent Medical Treatment
- Victim Of Crime And Assault Compensation
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Gateshead
- Talk To An Expert Solicitor
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Local Services And Guides
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Gateshead?
Do you need to make an accident claim, but don’t understand what it is that a personal injury lawyer can do for you, or how to choose one? Your solicitor is responsible for handling the legal aspects of your claim. They will help you to prepare for your claim, and ensure that you have all of the evidence and supporting documents you need, this could include getting a medical examination done. As your legal representative, your solicitor will communicate with the legal team representing the defendant, and attempt to achieve a successful settlement to your claim.
We can provide accident solicitors covering Gateshead as part of our service offering. A member of our claims team will be happy to tell you more about this, if you speak to them on the number at the end of this guide.
Gateshead Accident At Work Claims
Your employer, no matter where you work, or what industry you are in, is legally obliged to ensure that the place you work in is as safe as possible. But of course, mistakes are made from time to time, and employees are injured. Some of the common causes of workplace accidents are:
- Adequate safety equipment is not provided, or safety equipment has not been maintained properly.
- Employees tackling dangerous tasks have not been provided with adequate training to perform them properly.
- Employers have failed to comply with Health & Safety regulations related to their industry.
- The employer has not worked to proactively highlight new health risks and mitigate them.
All of these are ways that an employee can be exposed to the risk of illness or injury at work, due to the actions of their employer and in cases such as this, accident claim solicitors could be able to help the injured employee make compensation claims in Gateshead.
Reported Workplace Injuries In Gateshead
The table below covers the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, and shows data related to workplace accidents in Gateshead.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal injuries|
You can find further detailed information about the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, at the following link:
Public Liability Accident Claims
Whenever you are in a public place, such as walking down the street, using council run leisure facilities, visiting the library or a public park, or any council operated facility, it is the local authority that is responsible for ensuring your safety. When the council fails to maintain public facilities to a safe standard, it could result in accidents such as:
- A child injured due to a faulty piece of equipment in a public playground.
- A pothole or broken paving slab causes a person to trip while walking on a public pavement.
- Inadequate care and supervision at a public swimming pool causes a drowning accident.
All these are examples of accidents that could be the responsibility of the local council. If you are injured in such an accident, you could be able to use a personal injury solicitor to process accident claims in Gateshead for the harm you have suffered.
Road Traffic Accident Claim Solicitors For Gateshead
Road traffic accidents are a frequent occurrence on UK roads. They range in severity from minor to fatal. When another road user causes a hazard, it can lead to an accident that harms other drivers, passengers or even pedestrians, for example:
- A driver does not leave enough stopping distance colliding with the car in front causing a road traffic injury such as whiplash.
- A pedestrian steps into the road, causing a crash in which a passenger on a bus suffered a head trauma.
- A construction firm leaves material or tools causing an obstruction on a road, causing an accident that results in a car driver breaking their nose on the airbag.
These examples show how a hazard caused by a third party, results in an injury to a road user. If liability is proven, a road traffic accident claim solicitor could be able to follow the car accident claims process and secure compensation for the injured victim.
Accidents And Slip And Fall Claims
Despite the simple nature of slip, trip and fall accidents, they can cause surprisingly serious injuries, even fatalities. Old people, with bone conditions such as osteoporosis, are always at risk of severe injuries when they fall. Typical hazards that can cause these accidents are:
- Food that has been dropped on the floor of a fast-food outlet.
- Drink that has been spilled on the floor of a pub or bar.
- Cleaning wet floors that have no wet warning signs.
In these examples, the operator of the premises is responsible for removing such hazards before they cause an incident. If they don’t and this results in somebody suffering an injury, then a claim could be possible. Our accident claims solicitors are experts in slip and fall claim handling, speak to one of our advisors to get your slip, trip or fall claim started right away.
Negligent Medical Treatment
Clinical negligence isn’t always the result of a medical professional making a negligent mistake. It could be caused by omission, not providing antibiotics after a surgical procedure if an infection is possible, for example. Or by oversight, not noticing that a person who is staying in hospital has developed bedsores, for example.
Whenever a medical professional causes harm to a patient in a way that could have been avoided, this could be deemed as negligence. If the healthcare facility admits negligence did take place, then our solicitors could help victims in claiming in Gateshead for the harm they suffered.
Victim Of Crime And Assault Compensation
The perpetrator of a violent crime can go uncaught. This means that if victim doesn’t know who their attacker was they could still go on to claim compensation. Without this information, how can the victim go about making a compensation claim? In 1996, the UK Government established a new executive agency known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. CICA replaced the older Criminal Injuries Compensation Board as the vehicle for making claims for violent crimes such as an assault, rape, mugging or murder. When your solicitor processes a claim for assault in Gateshead, it is not the criminal that is pursued for damages, it is CICA. If you would like to know more about how we can help you to make a CICA claim, please use the number below to talk to a member of our claims team.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Gateshead
Did you know that using a No Win No Fee solicitor reduces many of the financial risks associated with making a claim? This is because the solicitor is not paid until such time as you have received a compensation payment. When you make No Win No Fee claims in Gateshead, you don’t pay anything to your legal team to have your claim started, and while it is processed. You also don’t pay your solicitor if the solicitor doesn’t get you any compensation. If you do receive a payment, the solicitor will take the money they are owed in fees from it, then give you the rest. We can provide you with a solicitor under such a fee structure, to help you to make a claim. Talk to one of our claim advisors on the number below to learn more about the service we offer claimants.
Talk To An Expert Solicitor
We offer a single service, that provides all of the help that people need to make Gateshead accident claims. Our claims team can give you free advice on how to proceed with a claim, and our team of solicitors can then process your claim for you. If you think you have a valid claim, and are ready to move forward with it, you can contact our team on 0800 073 8801, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Could Your Team Help Me?
Our team of claim advisors can help you with general information and accidents claims advice. They can evaluate your claim for you, and let you know whether you could be eligible to make a claim or not. They can also provide you with critical information related to the overall claims process, and this would include working out and telling you which accident claims time limit would be applicable in your own case. To speak with one of our claim advisors, you can use the number in the section above to contact them.
Will I Meet My Solicitor?
It is entirely up to you if you want to meet with your solicitor face to face. Our solicitors can use email, telephone, etc. to keep in touch with you and update you on the status of your claim. Everything can be done remotely. If you need to give the solicitor any documents, this can be done by post. So the entire process of making a claim is very simple.
Will I Need To See A Doctor?
If you want to know how much accident compensation you might be able to claim, you could use a basic personal injury claims calculator to get a rough idea. To get a more accurate estimate, you will need a solicitor to value your claim for you. To do this properly, your solicitor will generally ask you to go for a medical examination. The results of this examination will show the kinds of injuries that you suffered, how bad they are, and whether you are likely to make a full recovery or have some form of permanent disability.
Where Will I See A Doctor?
We can arrange an appointment with a local doctor in the Gateshead area for you, such as these:
|Ian Watson||The Axis Building||Gateshead||NE11 0NQ|
|Kingsway North, Team Valley|
|Rizwan Shafiq||Gateshead Regus Office||Gateshead||NE11 0NQ|
|The Axis Building,|
Local Services And Guides
These links lead to external sites with some relevant information:
Additionally, these other guides we have published could also be useful reading:
Article by MW Edited by CK.