You’re probably here because you’re looking for accident claims solicitors covering Gravesend. They could help you claim compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by somebody else. That could include claims for a road traffic accident, a Gravesend nightclub accident, a factory accident or even an attack in Gravesend. No matter how serious an injury you’ve suffered, if it was caused by somebody else, you may be eligible for a compensation payment.
To discuss how we could help you begin a claim, please call 0800 073 8801. Our panel of accident claims solicitors are not based in Gravesend but could help you make a no win no fee claim in Gravesend.
To understand more about when you could make a Gravesend accident claim, please continue reading.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Gravesend
- Compensation For An Accident Involving A Trip Or Slip
- Car Crashes And Collisions In Road Traffic Accidents
- Clinical Negligence And Medical Malpractice
- Work Injuries And Accidents In Gravesend
- Injuries At Work Recorded In Gravesham
- Attacks In Gravesend And Criminal Injury Claims
- Compensation For An Accident In A Public Place
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Gravesend
- Begin Your Claim Today
- Commonly Asked Questions And Answers
- Resources For Accident Victims In Gravesend
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Gravesend?
Throughout everyday life, there are scenarios where accidents can happen. They’re not always avoidable and won’t always lead to a compensation claim. If they are caused by something somebody did or didn’t do though, then a claim might be possible.
This could be for an accident at work, at school, in a shop, on a public highway, while driving or for injuries sustained while traveling on public transport. The key point is, the accident must’ve been caused by somebody’s negligence.
Using accident claims solicitors covering Gravesend can help make your claim easier because they will:
- Advise and help you to gather evidence to support your claim.
- Prepare your claim and submit it to the defendant.
- Handle communication with the defendant or their legal advisors.
- Provide you with guidance on what to do if you receive a compensation offer.
In very rare circumstances, they could represent you in court if an agreement can’t be reached prior to this point.
Compensation For An Accident Involving A Trip Or Slip
One of the most common types of accident is a slip or trip leading to a fall. Depending on the nature of the fall, some accidents can lead to very serious injuries. They may require many months or years of treatment or they could result in injuries that never heal fully.
Some common injuries caused by slips or falls include:
- Fractured or broken bones.
- Head injuries including concussion.
- Soft tissue damage.
- Cuts and abrasions.
- Back injuries.
If you’re involved in a slip or fall, try to photograph the cause of the accident as this could make your claim easier to handle. Common causes for slips or falls include:
- Raised paving slabs, potholes or damaged kerbstones.
- Wet floors with no warning signs.
- Damaged handrails.
- Icy pathways that haven’t been cleared properly.
- Trip hazards that weren’t visible due to poor lighting.
- Cables trailed across walkways.
Car Crashes And Collisions In Road Traffic Accidents
There are a number of common injuries that are caused by road traffic accidents including:
- Fractured hands, fingers or wrists.
- Neck injuries including whiplash.
- Concussion and other head injuries.
- Soft tissue damage.
If you’ve suffered an injury in a car crash caused by somebody else, you could claim compensation from them. This could be if you were driving, a passenger, a cyclist, a pedestrian or a motorcyclist.
To help make your claim easier, try to photograph the scene of the accident before any vehicles are removed. Also, you should get the other road users details, ask witnesses for their details and seek medical attention where needed.
Clinical Negligence And Medical Malpractice
If you need any form of medical treatment or elect to undergo a cosmetic procedure, then you’ll be owed a duty of care by the professional who treats you. This means that they should keep you as safe as possible while treating you.
- Explain the procedure and highlight any risks or possible side effects.
- Follow the recommended procedure where possible.
- Use the correct equipment.
- Maintain hygiene standards.
If you’re injured or made ill because of your treatment, then you could seek medical negligence compensation for any suffering.
Reasons for claiming could include:
- Injuries or side effects sustained following treatment.
- Suffering caused by being given the wrong medication.
- Pain caused by treatment that wasn’t required.
- Suffering caused by a late or misdiagnosis.
Work Injuries And Accidents In Gravesend
Whether your employer is a small family business or a multi-national organisation, they’ll owe you the same duty of care while at work. This means they need to do all they can to ensure the workplace is as safe as possible.
While no workplace can ever be completely risk free, they need to take these steps to reduce them as much as possible:
- Risk assess the workplace for any potential hazards.
- Make changes to processes to reduce the risks.
- Train all staff properly.
- Ensure equipment is maintained and fixed when a fault occurs.
- Make sure staff wear personal protective equipment where needed (such as safety goggles or hard hats).
If you’re injured at work because one of the above didn’t happen, you could claim compensation. You shouldn’t worry about doing so as your employer can’t treat you any differently for making an honest claim and will have insurance to cover them for any claim.
Injuries At Work Recorded In Gravesham
To demonstrate how common accidents at work are, we’ve included the table below. It shows the accidents at work in Gravesham (the region that includes Gravesend) between 2013/14 and 2017/18 including any fatal accidents.
|Location||Total - Non Fatal Injuries||Total - Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal Injuries|
You can see the full report, from the Health and Safety Executive, here.
Attacks In Gravesend And Criminal Injury Claims
If you’re injured as a result of a criminal act being made against you, then you may be able to seek compensation via the government’s criminal injuries compensation authority (CICA).
Claims can be for sexual, physical and mental injuries caused as well as loss of income and other associated costs.
The scheme operates differently to a normal personal injury claim with different time limits, eligibility requirements and payment amounts. Therefore, if you’d like us to help you make a CICA claim, please speak with one of our specialist advisors.
Compensation For An Accident In A Public Place
Public place accidents are those that occur in places where you don’t need permission to visit. These can include parks, shops, footpaths, public highways, village greens, car parks and so on.
If you suffer an injury because an accident was caused by the land or property owner or occupiers negligence, then you could still claim compensation as they are likely to owe you a duty of care to keep you safe while your using their public place.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Gravesend
You might think that hiring an accident claim solicitor is expensive and you might not want to risk your money on claiming. That’s why our panel of accident claims solicitors offer a no win no fee service for all claims they handle.
A no win no fee agreement (or conditional fee agreement) means the solicitor is willing to work for free on the basis they’ll get paid if they win compensation for you.
Begin Your Claim Today
If you’ve read this guide about accident claims solicitors covering Gravesend and have decided you would like us to help you make a claim, then you can get in touch by calling 0800 073 8801. Our advisors are ready to talk through your claim or alternatively, you can use our live chat feature, 7 days a week.
Commonly Asked Questions And Answers
In the following sections we’ve answered some of the most common questions we’re asked when we’re contacted by new clients.
Is My Injury Eligible For Compensation?
Every personal injury claim is different so it’s difficult to say for certain whether you’ll be eligible to claim or not. The easiest way to find out is to call for a free assessment. However, in general, you could be eligible to claim if:
- The defendant in the case owed you some form of duty of care; which
- They breached causing an accident; in which
- You suffered an injury or became ill.
Our accident claims solicitors could offer to work on a no win no fee service if all of the above statements are true. While they’re not based in Gravesend, they’re more than happy to help make claims for accidents that happened there. Please get in touch to discuss how we could help you make your claim.
Is A Solicitors Location Important?
Nowadays, because communication is so much easier than in the past, many accident claim solicitors are happy to deal with claims over email or telephone. This means you can choose any accident claims solicitors covering Gravesend and not just those who are based there.
This gives you the potential to choose your personal injury lawyer based on their experience, their recent cases and their client feedback rather than choosing one just because they are local to you.
Are Medical Checkups Necessary?
While you may have visited Gravesend Accident and Emergency department or a GP following your accident, an independent assessment of your injuries is also required when making your accident claim.
Your personal injury solicitor will use the report, conducted by a doctor, to highlight the initial severity of your injuries, the impact they had on you and if there will be any type of repercussions on your health in the future. The report will be used in conjunction with medical records to try and ensure your injury is categorised correctly. This could mean that you’ll get the right level of accident compensation.
Where Could I Have This Checkup?
We understand that you probably don’t want to travel far for your medical assessment. Therefore, we try to find an assessment centre as locally as possible by using a panel of doctors across the UK.
In the Gravesend area, we could send you to:
Dartford, DA1 2EH.
Resources For Accident Victims In Gravesend
You’ve come to the end of this guide regarding accident claims in Gravesend. If you require any further information, please do get in touch. To assist you further we’ve included some useful links and resources below.
Dartford Court – The local court for Gravesend with details of opening times and contact details.
Concussion and Head Injuries – A guide from the NHS about what to do in the event of an accident which results in concussion.
Personal Injuries Claims Calculator – Information on how accident claims solicitors covering Gravesend calculate compensation amounts.
Car Accident Claims – Information on what to do following a car crash or other types of road accident.
Accident at Work Claims – A guide which explains how to make claims for accidents in Gravesend workplaces.
Article by BH.
Edited by CK.