Gravesend Accident Claims Solicitors – No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims Covering The Gravesend Area

Accident claims solicitors Gravesend

Accident claims solicitors Gravesend

By Olivia Fitzpatrick. Last updated 1st September 2021. Welcome to our personal injury claims guide, where we’ll discuss how our panel of accident claims solicitors Gravesend could help you.

Solicitors 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 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?

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 travelling 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.

If you’d like help beginning your claim, then please call one of our advisors. If your case is strong, we could introduce you to a no win no fee solicitor to start your claim.

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 concussions.
  • 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 cleaned 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:

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.

They should:

  • 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.

Claims are possible against the NHS or private healthcare providers alike. Please let us know if you’re considering making a medical negligence claim.

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.

Updated September 2021.

LocationTotal - Non Fatal InjuriesTotal - Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workersFatal Injuries
Gravesham602241

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.

To begin a claim for injuries sustained in a public place accident, please speak with one of our legal advisors.

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.

A success fee is taken from any compensation awarded. This means you don’t actually have to find the funds to pay the solicitor.

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.

Do I need a lawyer?

You may be asking yourself whether you need to have a lawyer in order to make a personal injury claim. The answer is that you have every right to make a claim without legal representation. However, having a professional on your side can boost your claim’s chances of success and help ensure that you secure the payout that you deserve.

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; as a result of 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.

How much compensation could I be eligible to claim?

Each case of personal injury varies, from the types of damage caused to the finer details of how it happened. For this reason, there is no way of determining ‘average payouts’. Instead, you can speak to one of our advisors today to get a personalised consultation about your unique case. This way, you could learn how much compensation you could be eligible to claim and even be connected to our panel of personal injury lawyers for help securing the maximum payout you deserve.

How are personal injury claims valued?

Generally, personal injury compensation is awarded based on the extent of damage suffered by each claimant. Therefore, the more damage you suffered, the more of a payout you’ll likely be able to anticipate. If you’re wondering how to evidence the extent of your suffering, a medical assessment can be key to proving general damages. On the other hand, documentation of any financial losses or out of pocket expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries can help prove special damages.

Why can No Win No Fee agreements be useful?

If you’re looking to get legal help in making a personal injury claim, the prospect of solicitor’s fees can be daunting, not to mention the inherent financial risk in using their services if your claim fails. With this in mind, there are no upfront fees as part of a No Win No Fee agreement and you won’t have to pay during the claims process either. In fact, you won’t have to pay anything at all if your claim fails. If your claim succeeds and you’re awarded your payout, your solicitor will take a small cut from your overall settlement as a success fee. However, all success fees are legally capped, so don’t worry.

Is A Solicitor’s 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 is 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:

Salman Baig
KTB Physiotherapy,
Westgate House,
Spital Street,
Dartford, DA1 2EH.

Andrew Akiri
2 Bourne Mead,
Dartford, DA5 1QL.

How can I get in touch with Accident Claims today?

As mentioned, we have a team of specialist advisors ready and waiting to give you a free consultation. If you’d like to see if you could claim or learn how much you could be entitled to, why not get in touch today? There are a few contact options to choose from but the simplest thing to do is call the number at the top of this page or chat to one of our advisors using the messaging feature for an instant response.

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.

Thank you for reading our personal injury claims guide today. If you’d like to learn more about how our accident claims solicitors Gravesend could help you, please get in touch today.

Article by BH.

Edited by CK.