If you’re in the unfortunate position of trying to find an accident claims solicitor following an accident which wasn’t your fault, then this guide could be useful. We’re going to explain when claims could be made, the types of accidents that lead to them and how to choose accident claims solicitors in Greater Manchester (or those who can cover the area).
If you already know that you want to seek accident compensation, then please call one of our advisors today. Even though we’re not located in Greater Manchester, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you make a claim and might be able to do so on a no win no fee basis.
If you’d like to learn more about hiring an accident claim solicitor before contacting us, please feel free to carry on reading.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Greater Manchester?
- Greater Manchester Workplace Accident Statistics
- Claims For Accidents In the Workplace
- Road Traffic Accidents And Car Accident Claims
- Slip And Fall Injury Compensation Claims
- Criminal Assault Or Fatal Injury Claims
- Public Place Injury Compensation Claims
- Compensation Claims For Clinical Or Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Greater Manchester
- How Does A Personal Injury Claim Work?
- Accident Compensation Claim FAQs
- Where To Learn More
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Greater Manchester?
Accident claims solicitors covering Greater Manchester are those who have trained and specialise in the area of law that concerns compensating those injured by accidents that were not their fault. Also known as a personal injury lawyer, accident claims solicitors who can cover Manchester understand the relevant legislation that enables them to seek compensation for their clients claiming for car accident claims, workplace accidents, medical negligence claims and public place accident claims too.
Many solicitors offer a no win no fee service which means they need to be selective about the cases they take on. In some cases, you might be asked to show that the following are true:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care; which
- They breached causing an accident to happen; and
- Caused you to suffer an injury or illness.
If they agree to take on your claim, personal injury solicitors covering Manchester will usually offer to:
- Help you gather the required evidence to support your claim. This could be witness statements, CCTV or medical records.
- Prepare your claim and submit it to the defendant.
- Handle any communication with the defendant, their insurer or legal team.
- Advise you on what to do if an offer of compensation is received.
Greater Manchester Workplace Accident Statistics
In the table below, we’ve provided details of accidents at work that have occurred in the Greater Manchester area. This includes the number of fatalities, number of accidents and number of accidents per 100,000 employees.
|Location||Total - Non Fatal Injuries||Total - Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal Injuries|
Source: RIDDOR REPORT .
Claims For Accidents In the Workplace
Workplace accident are one of the more common claims handled by accident claims solicitors covering Greater Manchester. Under UK legislation, all employers, from small to large companies, owe their employees a duty of care to protect them while they’re at work.
This means that a business owner needs to undertake a risk assessment for each process or task and make changes where risks are identified. If you’re injured because your employer failed to keep the working environment safe, you could seek compensation against them.
You shouldn’t worry about the implications of making a claim as employers can not treat you differently for making a valid claim and have insurance in place to cover them for such claims.
You may be eligible to begin a claim if your injury was caused by:
- A lack of training for you or other staff.
- Faulty or poorly maintained machinery or equipment.
- A lack of safety equipment or personal protective equipment.
- Or there were no health and safety procedures in place.
Road Traffic Accidents And Car Accident Claims
A car accident claim in Manchester is another common type of compensation claim that is made. Car accident solicitors can take on cases where pedestrians, motorists, cyclists or motorcyclists are injured due to another road user’s negligence.
Our accident claims solicitors can help with claims for relatively minor injuries such as whiplash, through to serious life-changing injuries like paralysis.
Reasons why another road user may be responsible for an accident include:
- If they weren’t paying due care and attention.
- When they committed a crime such as drug or drink driving.
- If they pull out into your flow of traffic when there wasn’t enough time.
- Or if they were driving too fast around a corner, lost control and veered onto your side of the road.
As part of the car accident claims process, you should try and obtain evidence while at the scene of the accident. This means photographing the scene before vehicles are removed, speaking to witnesses and asking the other driver for their details.
Slip And Fall Injury Compensation Claims
Slips, trips, and falls could potentially lead to very serious injuries that can take years to fully recover from. What could seem like an innocuous accident can, in fact, cause complex injuries and a lot of pain.
The following scenarios could be eligible to begin a compensation claim using personal injury claims solicitors in Manchester:
- When you trip on cables which were trailing over a walkway.
- If you fell down some stairs because a handrail was broken.
- If you tripped on something which wasn’t visible to due inadequate lighting.
- When a wet or slippery floor causes you to slip because there were no warning signs in place.
- If you fall over a doormat at the entrance to a building because it had moved from its correct position.
Criminal Assault Or Fatal Injury Claims
Many victims of crime aren’t aware that there is a scheme, run by the government, to compensate them for injuries sustained as a result of a violent crime.
Claims can include compensation for pain and suffering, mental injuries, loss of earnings and other expenses. It’s not quite the same process as a normal personal injury claim, has different time limits and eligibility requirements. Therefore, if you’d like help making a criminal injury claim, please speak to Accident Claims UK for support.
Public Place Injury Compensation Claims
Public injury claims could be made for accidents that happen in places where you’re allowed to visit, use or pass through without asking permission. This could include parks, footpaths, public highways, shops, and other buildings.
A problem that could potentially occur with these types of claims might be identifying who’s responsible and under what legislation they owed you a duty of care. Luckily though, this is where our accident claims experts can help.
Compensation Claims For Clinical Or Medical Negligence
Any medical professional is duty-bound to help their patients wherever possible and to keep them safe throughout their treatment. If they fail to do so, through some form of negligence, a compensation claim might be possible.
You could seek damages for any illness or injury from:
- Medical professionals such as GPs, dentists, nurses, care workers, hospital staff, surgeons or anaesthetists.
- Private healthcare providers.
- NHS establishments.
- Cosmetic Clinics.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Greater Manchester
Many people worry about the cost of hiring accident claims solicitors in Greater Manchester (or those who cover the area). This is why many solicitors offer to take on claims on a no win no fee basis.
When you sign a no win no fee agreement, it will state that:
- You won’t need to provide any funds upfront.
- There’s absolutely nothing to pay should the solicitor be unsuccessful.
- And, if the solicitor wins, they’ll deduct a success fee (limited to 25%) from your compensation to pay for their service.
How Does A Personal Injury Claim Work?
When you contact us to discuss accident claims in Manchester, our team will assess your claim for free. If they think you’ve got a good case, they could introduce you to one of our accident claims solicitors.
Accident Compensation Claim FAQs
To help save time, we’ve answered some of the common questions we’re asked by new clients who contact our accident claim centre. If you have any further questions, please get in touch today.
How Could An Accident Claims Solicitor Help Me?
Our panel of accident claims solicitors have made many personal injury claims over a very long period. Some have up to 30 years’ experience and could be described as accident claims experts. Each of them offers a no win no fee service for claims they handle.
We offer a free consultation for anybody interested in making a claim and offer free legal advice about your options. Our team are friendly, professional and dedicated to trying to achieve the best level of compensation for each of our clients.
Does My Accident Solicitor Need To Be Local?
Accident claims in Manchester don’t necessarily need to be conducted by solicitors who are local to the area. Some solicitors are happy to offer accident claims advice and conduct claims over the phone and via email to reduce the need for face to face meetings.
This could mean you have a greater choice of solicitors to choose from and you could concentrate on their expertise and experience rather than the location of their office.
What Is A Medical Exam? Do I Need One?
When you make a personal injury claim, your solicitor will need to demonstrate how your injuries affected you and the way in which your injuries could affect you in the future. This will be used to work out the level of compensation awarded.
To understand the impact, an independent doctor will need to assess you before your claim is filed. We understand that you won’t want to travel too far for your accident claim so we have a panel of doctors across the UK and Greater Manchester could complete your medical assessment.
Where Might I Have A Medical Exam?
We work with a panel of doctors who are located in and around the Greater Manchester Area. Some of which are listed below;
32 Market Street,
Manchester, M1 1PL.
Rochdale, OL11 1HH.
Where To Learn More
You’ve reached the end of this guide and we hope you now understand that you are able to choose between accident claims solicitors in Greater Manchester and those based elsewhere in the UK.
To help you further, we’ve linked to some other resources which you might find useful when considering accident claims in your area.
Road Traffic Accident Reporting – Details provided by Greater Manchester Police about reporting RTA’s online.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – Information about the CICA scheme, including compensation amounts and eligibility.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator – A guide to show how much compensation can be awarded for different injuries in an accident claim.
Accident at Work Claim – Information on how accident claim solicitors can help with claims for accidents in the workplace.
Road Traffic Accidents – Please read through this guide if you have fallen victim to a road traffic accident.
Article by Brett.
Edited by Charlotte.