By Olivia Fitzpatrick. Last updated 1st September 2021. Whether you were involved in an accident at work, a road traffic accident, a public place accident or you fell victim to a crime or medical negligence, you could be able to claim compensation. This guide will explain how our panel of accident claims solicitors Gosport could help you get the payout you need. Using their decades of experience handling personal injury claims, they can ensure that your claims process is smooth and efficient.
If you have suffered an accident in the Gosport area and you have been looking for a solicitor to handle accident claims in Gosport, then you have come to the right place. Although we are not based in the local area our solicitors have the expertise to handle claims on a nationwide basis.
You can read more about different types of accident claims, how our accident solicitors can help you and how to contact us in the article below. In the below sections about different types of accident claims, there is a link to a personal injury claims calculator and a table that you can use to get an idea of how much compensation you may be eligible to receive if your accident claim is successful.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Gosport?
- Traffic, Road And Car Accidents In Gosport
- Accidents And Injuries At Work
- Numbers Of Injuries Reported At Work In Gosport
- Injuries From Trip And Fall Accidents
- Injuries Suffered As A Victim Of A Crime
- Public Place Accidents And Injuries
- Injuries And Illness From Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Gosport
- Talk To A Specialist In Accident Claims
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information On Local Services
We have a panel of accident claims solicitors covering most areas of the UK, including solicitors who can cover accident claims in Gosport. Solicitors do not have to be based in the area in order to represent claims for that specific place. Our accident claims solicitors are lawyers with up to thirty years of legal experience. They’ll take care of each stage of the accident claims process for you.
First, they’ll help you establish whether or not you have grounds for making a claim, for example by ascertaining whether or not you will be impacted by the accident claims time limit. They’ll then put you in touch with a doctor for you to have a medical exam, and work to gather other forms of evidence to support your case and they will represent your case in court. They will keep you updated at every stage while the case Is ongoing.
If you have been in a car accident in Gosport, or any other kind of road traffic accident such as a bike accident or a motorcycle accident and you think that you can prove that another road user was responsible, then you could claim for road traffic accident compensation with our accident solicitors if you have suffered an injury.
If you were in a car crash as either the driver or as a passenger in a vehicle, if you were a pedestrian who was hit by another road user, even if you were a driver involved in a cyclist accident caused by the cyclist and you suffered an injury, as long as someone else was responsible for the accident you could be eligible for compensation for any harm. If you’d like to stay on our website, you can read more about road traffic accident claims, such as whiplash claims, and see how our panel of accident solicitors can help you.
If you have been injured in a work accident in Gosport, and you think that it was caused by negligence on your employer’s part, then you could be eligible to make an accident claim and be awarded compensation.
Negligence towards workplace safety by an employer may include; failing to perform risk assessments, failure to provide safety equipment, failure to provide safety training, failure to provide security measures resulting in staff suffering assaults and failure to ensure the safety of equipment and machinery used in the workplace. Our accident claims solicitors covering Gosport can handle accident at work claims.
Government statistics show that injuries at work have fallen by a third over the past thirty years. Nevertheless, workplace injuries and fatalities still happen far more often than anyone would like.
Below is a table listing the number of reported workplace injuries, the rate of workplace injuries and the number of fatal workplace injuries in the Gosport area. The report from which these figures came from shows how Gosport compares to other parts of the UK.
Updated September 2021.
|Total- non fatal injuries
|Total- non fatal injuries per 100’000 workers
You can make a personal injury claim with our accident solicitors covering Gosport if you have been injured due to a slip, trip and fall that could have been prevented had the right health and safety procedures been adhered to. If there is evidence that the fall was caused by an avoidable hazard which the owner of the premises where the accident took place could or should have taken action to prevent then this will serve as the basis for your claim.
Examples of this could include leaving spillages on the floor without a slip hazard sign, allowing wires to be strewn across a walkway, not highlighting unexpected steps with a “mind the step” sign.
It is not only injuries from accidents that our panel of accident claims solicitors can help you claim compensation for, you can also claim compensation for injuries or psychological harm that you have suffered as a result of a criminal assault. This can include physical assault or sexual assault, such as rape.
The money you will receive from a successful compensation claim will come from CICA, the Governments Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. You can successfully claim for criminal assault compensation even without a conviction of the person responsible, so long as you do have proof that you were injured in the incident and/or have suffered psychological harm as a result.
If you suffer an injury in a public place due to negligence then it may be possible to make a personal injury claim with our accident solicitors covering Gosport against the entity which owns and is responsible for the property in which the accident took place.
Public place accident and injury claims can be made against either a private owner or the public operator of premises where an avoidable accident has taken place if there is proof that the entity responsible for the premises was responsible for the accident by not maintaining proper safety standards.
Examples would include ensuring that furniture is safe and secure, ensuring that food and drink are not served hot enough to injure customers, ensuring that equipment or machinery that might be used by the public does not present an accident hazard.
Another kind of personal injury claim that you could make with our panel of personal injury solicitors is for medical negligence or clinical negligence. Medical negligence is where a medical professional; such as a doctor, a nurse, a general practitioner, a dentist or a residential care home staff member treating a patient fails to carry out proper procedures and neglects their duty of care to their patient causing the patient unnecessary harm.
Just a few examples of this include; incorrectly performed dental procedures leading to damage to healthy teeth or infection, negligent misdiagnosis of an illness by a GP causing further ill health, improperly prescribed or administered treatment causing adverse health effects or neglect of elderly or vulnerable care home residents.
Accident Claims UK is ideal for you if you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor. It is our policy for our accident claims solicitors to offer all of their clients a no win no fee agreement for their claim. In a no win no fee deal you and your solicitor will agree between each other a certain amount (no greater than 25%) of your compensation that your solicitor will receive as their payment in lieu of payment if your compensation claim is successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, but still considered valid, then your accident solicitor will not charge you a penny for their services.
If you wish to start the process of making an accident claim, or if you would like to talk to our team for free legal accident claims advice, then call our phone line at 0800 073 8801 or fill out the contact form on our website. Our phone line operates 24/7 and if you fill out a contact form our team will work to get back to you as soon as they can.
What types of damage could I claim compensation for?
As part of a personal injury claim, there is typically two types of damage that could be compensated. The first is known as general damages, which covers physical injury and psychological harm. The second is known as special damages, which covers financial loss suffered as a result of your injuries, such as medical expenses and loss of earnings. To see what you could claim for and how much you could be entitled to, why not get a free consultation from our team today?
Can I claim on behalf of another claimant?
Yes, this is a role known as a litigation friend. An example of why you may wish to assume this role is on behalf of your child. If they’re under 18 and therefore unable to make legal proceedings, you could do so on their behalf. This way, you could secure the compensation that they’re owed in a trust, which they can access once they come of age. In the meantime, you could access it to cover any injury-related costs that you’d otherwise have to pay out of pocket for.
How do I know whether I have a valid claim?
In order to determine whether you could have grounds to seek compensation, you can speak to one of our advisors today for a free consultation. This way, you can also see how much compensation you could be entitled to and even be connected to our panel of personal injury lawyers for legal representation. Typically, you’ll need to be able to prove that you suffered as a result of third-party negligence. To determine this, the following three points must be met:
- The third party owed you a legal duty of care
- Which they breached or failed to uphold
- Leading you to suffer some form of damage as a result
Why Claim With A Personal Injury Solicitor?
You are not actually legally required to have a personal injury solicitor to represent you and your case, claimants can represent themselves even if you have no legal qualifications or prior legal experience. You should give yourself the best chance of making a successful accident compensation claim by having a professional represent you, gather evidence, provide you with expert legal advice and arrange for you to have a medical examination.
Our no win no fee solicitors will also ensure that you are regularly updated with every development in your accident claims progress.
Why Does It Not Matter Where My Personal Injury Solicitor Is Located?
It doesn’t matter where your personal injury lawyer is located because there is actually no requirement for you and your personal injury lawyer to actually meet in person in order to carry out an accident claim.
It’s perfectly possible and acceptable to make all arrangements for your case, and to receive updates on the progress of your claim from your solicitor entirely by phone, email or social media. It’s quite likely that you will go through the entire claims process without ever actually meeting your accident solicitor in person if you do not want to. Our accident claims solicitors are not based in Gosport but we can cover the area through many various communication methods.
How does a No Win No Fee agreement work?
No Win No Fee agreements are designed to allow claimants to access legal representation quickly and fairly. As there are no upfront or running fees to pay, there’s no need to wait and save up for a solicitor. Instead, you can enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with the knowledge that you won’t have to pay a penny until your claim is won. Once this is achieved, a small success fee will be taken from your settlement to cover your solicitor’s services. But don’t worry, as this figure is legally capped to remain low.
Why May I Be Asked To See A Doctor?
Your accident claim solicitor will refer you to a doctor for a medical examination because you must have evidence that you have been injured to support your claim. In order to prove that you were indeed injured or suffered psychological harm in your accident, you will need the official statement of a doctor.
In addition to proving that you were injured, a medical examination will confirm the extent of your injuries, which will also be useful in determining how much compensation you may be entitled to in the event that your claim is successful.
Where Could I Have A Medical Examination?
We always endeavour to provide claimants with medical experts within their area or as close to as we can. We work with a panel of doctors based all over the UK. You can read the names and addresses of the doctors we work with nearest to you in the list below.
Ana Quitano Ruiz
Queen Alexandra hotel
- Portsmouth Combined Courts Centre
- Reporting A Road Traffic Accident To The Hampshire Police
- Gosport Borough Council Health And Safety Website
- Road traffic accident claims guide
- Accident at work claims guide
- Criminal injury claims guide
Thank you for reading our guide, where we’ve discussed how our panel of accident claims solicitors Gosport could help.
Article by JY Edited by Mel.