By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 15th September 2021. Welcome to this guide on accident claims solicitors covering Greenock. Here, we look at what to consider when using personal injury solicitors for Greenock claims.
Are you a resident of Greenock, in the county of Renfrewshire, Scotland, who has recently been injured because of a Greenock accident that was not your fault? By recently, we refer to accidents which have happened in the accident claims general time limit of three years.
Our panel of trusted personal injury solicitors have up to thirty years of experience. Our panel of solicitors offer the option to make a no win no fee claim, and will always fight to win you the highest amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you have been injured because of whiplash, medical negligence, a crush injury in the workplace or any other type of injury that has been caused due to failure to uphold the duty of care owed to you by a third party you could be entitled to make an accident compensation claim.
Call today and speak to our advisors on 0800 073 8801 for your free personal injury claims consultation, or use our online accident claims form. If we believe that you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury claim for an accident in Greenock, we could put you in touch with an accident claim solicitor from our panel. If you have legitimate grounds to make an accident claim for compensation, contact us today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Greenock?
- Slip And Fall Personal Injury Claims
- Clinical And Medical Negligence
- Inverclyde Reported Work Injury Statistics
- Claims With Workplace Accident Lawyers
- Greenock Traffic Accident Injury Compensation
- Criminal Injuries Claims
- Public Injury Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Greenock
- Speak To Accident Claims Solicitors
- Frequently Asked Questions About Accident Claims
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An accident claims solicitor is a legal professional that handles general claims for accident compensation. They are also sometimes referred to as a personal injury lawyer, or a personal injury solicitor. These professionals may conduct a variety of different types of accident claims, from slips and fall accident claims through to accidents in public place claims.
There are also accident claims solicitors that handle specific types of claims, such as workplace accident lawyers, or medical negligence solicitors. If you wish to make a personal injury accident claim in Greenock, we could provide you with an excellent accident claims solicitor from our panel that covers the Greenock area. Call us today for free accident claims advice and to begin your compensation claim. If you have been avoidably injured or unnecessarily made ill because of an accident that was not your fault, we could provide you with an excellent lawyer from our panel covering the Greenock area to handle your claim.
Remember, there is normally an accident claims time limit of three years. This means that you will have three years to begin your personal injury claim, from the time you became injured, or became aware that you had been harmed. There are sometimes exceptions to this rule, so call to speak to an advisor, if you are concerned about falling outside the accident claims time limit.
Unfortunately slip, trip and fall injuries are relatively common. This is because even small health and safety hazards such as uneven flooring, a spillage on the floor that has not been cleared away, or a loose floorboard, can cause a slip, trip or fall accident. Fortunately, many of these accidents will only result in minor injuries that will heal on their own. However, if you have experienced an injury from a slip, trip or fall accident in Greenock, such as a broken or fractured limb, and it was caused due to third party negligence you could be entitled to make a slip and fall personal injury claim.
To begin your slip and fall personal injury claim in Greenock, you might consider gathering evidence such as taking images of the cause of the accident to strengthen your case. If you have legitimate grounds to make an accident claim for a slip, trip or fall injury, we could provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer from our panel to handle your case.
Medical negligence is when a medical practitioner delivers substandard care towards a patient. Examples of medical negligence could include a doctor misdiagnosing a patient’s condition when they would have been expected to spot the signs, a dentist damaging healthy teeth when they remove a tooth, or a surgeon operating on the wrong part of the body. If you have been injured, made ill or had a pre-existing medical condition worsened because of medical negligence in Greenock, you could be entitled to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.
To begin your clinical negligence claim for compensation in Greenock, contact our specialists. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover medical negligence claims for compensation. So call now to see if you are entitled to claim.
During the reporting year 2019/20, 65,427 employee non-fatal injuries were reported by employers to (RIDDOR), according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Below are the injury at work statistics for Inverclyde. They do not indicate how many people may have claimed compensation in this area.
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You can find this information along with data for other parts of the UK and additional information here. Data comes from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Below, we show the 2019/20 statistics from the HSE covering work-related illnesses. In some cases, you could claim for such illnesses, if your employer’s negligence has led to them.
Your employer owes you a duty of care. This means that they are obliged to provide you with a safe and hygienic space in which to work. If an accident happens at work because of negligence on the part of your employer, for example an employee falls down the stairs because of a broken handrail not being fixed, the employer could be held legally liable for the employee’s injuries. These rules are codified in laws such as the Occupiers Act of 1957 and the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. If you have been injured at work because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to claim accident at work compensation.
Have you been injured in a Greenock traffic accident or Greenock road accident that was not your fault? Or have you been injured on public transport in a Greenock rail accident or Greenock bus accident, that was caused by negligence on the part of the transport company, vehicle driver, or another party? If you have experienced whiplash, or another injury caused by a Greenock traffic accident that was caused by negligent driving of a third party you could be entitled to Greenock road accident compensation. Call our advisors to find out more information.
If you have been injured because of a violent criminal assault, you could claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), whether or not the assailant has been caught. Criminal injury cases are different to those of accident claims, being assaulted is certainly no accident and if they are pursued through the CICA your circumstances must meet a certain criteria in order for you to be eligible to claim.
You can also claim compensation for an accident leading to an injury that happened in a public place, if your accident was caused by substandard conditions or neglect and disrepair of the public space. Examples of places where you could potentially be injured in a Greenock public space include a pavement, in a park, or in a shopping centre. Your public liability claim may be against your local council, local authority or a private land owner. Public liability cases can be complex so using a personal injury solicitor that specialises in public place accidents maybe advisable.
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault in Greenock, whether it’s for a road traffic accident or medical negligence you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. We could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor from our panel, which means that your solicitor will only charge you if you win your case. For many of our clients, this is the less stressful and more affordable way to claim compensation. Call us today to speak to one of our well-informed advisors about the benefits of making a no win no fee accident claim, the claims process, and how to make a fatal accident claim for someone else’s accident.
Q: Could I Claim For My Injury?
A: If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault but due to the negligence of a third party that owed you a duty of care, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Q: Will My Solicitor Be Near To Me?
A: You may not need a solicitor who is located closely to you as it is not likely that you should need to meet with them in person if you do not want to. Nor is it likely that you should need to visit their office. In most instances, all communication can be conducted remotely.
Q: What Happens In A Doctor’s Assessment?
A: The doctor will assess your injuries and will produce a medical report, which your solicitor will use to value your claim. This report may also be shown to the defendant’s legal representatives as proof of your injuries.
Q: Will My Doctor Be Near To Me?
A: Our panel of solicitors will arrange an appointment for you to have a medical in a location as close to you as possible. For example;
Mark Innes Burgin
The Glasgow Station Clinic,
6th Floor The Connal Building,
34 West George Street, near Princess,
151 West George Street,
Regent Medical Group,
126 West Regent Street,
Would accident claims solicitors covering Greenock be able to assist me if I suffered injury in a restaurant?
If you’ve been injured in a Greenock restaurant, and the accident was not your fault, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. Personal injury solicitors covering Greenock could help with a number of different restaurant compensation claims, including:
- Staff accidents – If you work in a restaurant and have suffered an injury in an accident at work, this could lead to compensation. If you could prove that your employer had been negligent in taking care of your health and safety at work, for example, by not providing you with training or giving you safe work equipment, you could be eligible for compensation.
- Customer accidents – You might be under the misapprehension that if you weren’t employed by the restaurant, you could not claim compensation for an accident that happened there. However, this may not be the case. If a restaurants negligence leads you to suffer an injury as a customer, you could still take action against them. For example, if a poorly lit stairwell led to a slip and fall incident, this could lead to compensation.
- Allergic reactions – Restaurants should give you allergy information relating to products on their menu. There are 14 specified allergens that should be listed on the menu, or on a separate menu. If they are not, and you suffer an allergic reaction from consuming an allergen unknowingly, this could lead to a claim.
- Food poisoning – Finally, you could claim for food poisoning if unsafe hygiene practices in the restaurant led to you suffering food poisoning.
We could provide you with specialist solicitors to help you make such claims. All of the solicitors we could provide you with are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and could fight for the maximum compensation for your case. We could also assist you on a no win no fee basis. To access our legal services, simply give us a call.
Could accident claims solicitors covering Greenock assist if I wanted to claim for my son or daughter?
When you make a child accident claim on behalf of your child, you’d act as their ‘litigation friend’, making important decisions about their case. We could help you to claim on behalf of your child for a range of accidents, including child car accidents, accidents at school, in the park or incidents of medical negligence. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.
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We hope you found this guide on accident claims solicitors covering Greenock interesting. Now you’ll be aware of what to consider when using personal injury solicitors for Greenock claims.