By Brett Williams. Last updated 28th August 2021. Accident claims in Great Yarmouth are sometimes possible if you suffer an injury in an accident caused by somebody else. It’s not always clear cut or obvious who’s to blame for an accident so this guide aims to help you decide whether you can use accident claims solicitors covering Great Yarmouth to help you make a claim. We’ll explain the types of accidents that can happen and what evidence you’ll need to support your claim.
If you’d like to begin a claim right away, please call 0800 073 8801 and speak with a specialist advisor. Alternatively, to find out how our accident claims solicitors could help, please continue reading.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Great Yarmouth?
- Accident At Work Claims Solicitors
- Reported Numbers Of Work Injuries In Great Yarmouth
- Claim Compensation If Injured In A Traffic Accident In Great Yarmouth
- Claim Compensation If Injured By A Trip Or A Slip
- Claim Compensation After Criminal Injuries
- Claim If Injured In A Public Place
- Claim If Harmed By Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Great Yarmouth
- Speak To Us
- Commonly Asked Questions
- Where To Find Out More
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Great Yarmouth?
A personal injury solicitor could help with many different types of accident claims such as an accident on Great Yarmouth seafront, a roller coaster accident, an accident at work or even a Great Yarmouth circus accident! The list is pretty much endless, but a claim isn’t always possible. Here are some example questions accident claim solicitors might ask before agreeing to take on your claim:
- Have you been injured or made ill?
- Was this caused by an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence?
- Did that person owe you a duty of care?
If you’ve answered yes to all 3 of the questions, a personal injury lawyer could be willing to help you claim. If you’re unsure about any of the answers, call one of our advisors for free legal advice about your claim.
You’ll also need to ensure that your claim is submitted within the 3-year accident claims time limit because anything outside of the time limit maybe rejected. The 3 year period begins from the date your accident happened or the date a doctor diagnosed your injuries.
Accident At Work Claims Solicitors
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was designed to protect workers safety wherever possible. It puts an onus on employers to assess the workplace and ensure as many risks are reduced or removed as possible.
Failure to do so could mean you’re entitled to compensation through an accident claim if avoidably injured using accident claim solicitors. You shouldn’t worry about claiming as your employer could be breaking the law if they disciplined you or treated you differently for making a claim.
Examples of where an employer could be liable for injuries include:
- If your accident was caused because you hadn’t been trained properly.
- If you suffered an injury because protective equipment wasn’t available.
- If you were injured because a piece of equipment wasn’t maintained regularly.
- Where your injuries were caused by a known fault which hadn’t been repaired.
Reported Numbers Of Work Injuries In Great Yarmouth
We’ve provided the table below because we wanted to show how many work accidents in Great Yarmouth have been reported. The data is from the period 2013/14 to 2017/18 and shows workplace accidents in the area that were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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The full HSE report, which includes all areas of the UK, can be viewed online here.
Claim Compensation If Injured In A Traffic Accident In Great Yarmouth
Evidence is a key element in any successful road accident claim Whether it’s a motorcycle accident, a car accident on the A47 in Great Yarmouth, or an accident while at work, evidence could really improve your chances of being compensated.
Therefore, to help with your claim, if you’re involved in an accident you should:
- Act quickly to photograph the scene of the accident because, when the vehicles are removed, it can be difficult to show what happened.
- Get the other driver’s details.
- Ask witnesses for their details.
- Visit Great Yarmouth accident and emergency or your local GP.
- See if any vehicle was fitted with a dashcam. Secure copies of the footage if possible.
Claim Compensation If Injured By A Trip Or A Slip
If you suffer an injury caused by a slip trip or fall, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries if the accident was caused because somebody else was negligent.
If you do fall, and you’re injured, you should try to get witnesses details and photograph the cause. It’s also really important, if the accident occurred at work, in a shop, at the gym, in a hotel or a restaurant, that you report the accident. A copy of the accident report book entry can be used as evidence to support your claim.
Examples of negligent acts that could cause a fall include:
- Leaving a floor wet and not using warning signs to highlight the risk.
- Broken handrails.
- Door mats out of position or curled over.
- Trip hazards which are difficult to see due to poor lighting.
- Trailing cable across a workplace.
Claim For Compensation After Criminal Injuries
Accident Claims UK could help you claim if you’ve been injured following a criminal act against you. That’s because the UK government operate a scheme called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The scheme allows you to seek compensation for physical, sexual and mental injuries caused by crime as well as some expenses.
If you’d like help beginning a CICA claim, please contact us ASAP. Our accident claims solicitors could help you make your claim and ensure it’s filed within CICA time limits and within their eligibility criteria.
Claim If Injured In A Public Place
If you’re injured in a public place, you may be able to ask for compensation if the person responsible for the place failed to adhere to obligated legislation dealing with health and safety. Public places claims could be for a Great Yarmouth beach accident, an accident in a park or an accident on a public highway. Therefore, you’ll need to find out who’s responsible. It might be a local authority, a private business or an individual.
Claim If Harmed By Medical Negligence
When you’re treated by a medical professional, if the treatment is substandard and causes you to become injured or ill, you could claim for medical negligence.
Claims aren’t just against the NHS though. They could also be made against businesses providing beauty treatments and cosmetic surgery or private healthcare providers.
You could possibly claim if you suffered because:
- Side effects or risks were not explained prior to treatment and they caused you ill health.
- Your treatment was delayed due to a negligent misdiagnosis which caused your condition to deteriorate.
- An infection caused you to suffer due to poor hygiene.
- The correct procedure was not followed causing avoidable harm.
- Incorrect equipment was used which caused a preventable injury.
- The incorrect medication was prescribed or administered which had adverse health effects.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Great Yarmouth
Our accident claims solicitors work on a no win no fee service for all claims they take on. This is because it allows more people to claim because it reduces the financial risk involved with claiming.
When using no win no fee services there’s no upfront fee for the claim to start. You won’t pay the solicitor if the solicitor fails to win the case and if they do win, you won’t need to find the funds to pay them because their fee is deducted from the compensation automatically. Success fees are limited to 25% by law.
Speak To Us
If you’ve found this guide about accident claims solicitors covering Great Yarmouth useful and you’d like to use us to begin your claim, you can contact us by:
- Calling an advisor on 0800 073 8801.
- Speaking online using our live chat facility.
- Asking us to call you back when it’s convenient by filling in this online form.
Commonly Asked Questions
When we’re contacted about accident claims, clients often have very similar questions about our service. Therefore, to allow you to concentrate on your claim, rather than how we work, we’ve answered some of the most common questions here.
What Is An Accident Claim?
If you would like accident claims advice from specialist claims advisors, then we can help. Our team understand how claims work and what evidence you’ll need to support your claim. They offer a free assessment of your claim and if they believe your case is strong enough could introduce you to a no win no fee solicitor.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors can help with claims in the Great Yarmouth area and have up to 30 years’ experience of making claims for compensation. Although we are not based in the area through advancements in telecommunication we can complete your claim using the phone and email service. They understand the UK legislation used to support claims and try to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
What Types Of Personal Injury Claims Are Possible?
When a personal injury claims solicitor considers taking on a claim, they will want to see that you were owed a duty of care by somebody who was negligent and, as a result of that negligence, you were injured or made ill. There are many different scenarios that can lead to a compensation claim. Some of the more common types of claims are:
- Road traffic accident claims.
- Medical or clinical negligence claims.
- Public place accident claims.
- Workplace accident claims.
- Criminal injury claims (through the CICA scheme).
What Time Limits Apply For Accident Claims?
All compensation claims have time limits. For personal injury claims or accident claims a 3-year time limit will apply in most cases. The limitation period will commence either from the date of the accident or from when injuries are diagnosed (the date of knowledge).
Exceptions to the 3-year rule include claims involving children or those without the mental capacity to launch legal action themselves. In these situations, personal injury solicitors can use the litigation friend process to let somebody else represent the claimant.
Will I Need A Solicitor Near Me?
These days you don’t have to choose local solicitors. You could choose accident claims solicitors covering Great Yarmouth as well as those based there. That’s because many are happy to conduct claims over the telephone and email.
This means that if you do not want to you do not need to meet your solicitor face to face, which some claimants prefer, and you could base your decision on which solicitor you’ll use on their experience and how you get on with them after discussing the case rather than where their office is.
Why Does My Accident Claim Solicitor Want Me To Visit Another Doctor?
When making any form of personal injury claim, a key role for your accident claim solicitor is to demonstrate how serious your injuries were because the amount of compensation paid is directly linked to the injury severity.
That means you’ll be sent for an independent medical assessment. A doctor will examine you and ask a number of relevant questions so that they can work out how you were impacted by the injury, whether you’re fully recovered or whether you’ll continue to suffer in the future.
Once the report is completed, your solicitor will use it, and other medical evidence you’ve provided, to work out the correct compensation amount. Therefore, a medical assessment is a vital part of any accident compensation claim.
Where Will I See A Doctor In This Area?
We think it’s really important that you don’t have to travel too far for a medical assessment. That’s why we have a panel of medical specialists and doctors around the UK. Here are some local to Great Yarmouth we could use in your claim:
Thorpe End Clinic,
Norwich, NR13 5AJ.
Where To Find Out More
Thanks for reading this guide which covers how accident claims solicitors covering Great Yarmouth can help you seek compensation. To provide further assistance, we’ve linked to some additional resources and guides below.
Report a Road Accident – Information from Norfolk Police on how to report a car accident, a motorbike accident or any other traffic accident in Great Yarmouth.
Norwich Court – Information from the local court serving Great Yarmouth.
Whiplash Injuries – This guide from the NHS explains the symptoms of whiplash injuries and what treatment is available.
Accident at Work Claims – A guide which explains when accident at work solicitors could help you if you’re injured while working. The guide includes an accident at work claim calculator.
Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors – This guide explains, in further detail, when you might be entitled to compensation due to suffering caused by medical negligence.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator – This useful guide helps to you work out how much compensation you could claim for different types of injury.
Please contact our team if there’s anything our personal injury solicitors or accident claims solicitors covering Great Yarmouth can do to help you.
Article by BH Edited by Mel.