Have you been injured in Grimsby due to a lapse in health and safety? If so, our accident claims solicitors covering Grimsby could assist you in making a personal injury claim. Here at Accident Claims UK we have solicitors that can cover the Grimsby area to help with many different types of personal injury claims. With our solicitors having up to 30 years experience with accident claims we are sure that we can offer you a solicitor that is bested suited to pursue your case on your behalf.
Eligibility To Make An Accident Claim In Grimsby
There are some eligibility criteria which claimants need to meet in order to claim compensation. In most cases (though there are exceptions), you need to make a claim no later than three years after the accident took place. If you were diagnosed with an illness or injury which develops over time you may find that the accident claims time limit applies from the date of which you became aware of this illness.
Your accident claims solicitor may need to prove that you were owed a duty of care by the defendant, that they breached this duty of care and that your injuries were caused by the breach.
For more information on accident claims in Grimsby please read our guide below and when ready, talk to our personal injury solicitors.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Grimsby?
- Claims For Accidents At Work In Grimsby
- Statistics For Reported Rates Of Injuries At Work In This Area
- Car And Other Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Slip And Trip Accident Claims
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims After An Assault
- Public Liability Accident Claims
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Grimsby
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- Accident Claims Solicitors FAQs
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When making an accident claim in Grimsby you may wish to use a personal injury solicitor to help you in doing so. But, what is an accident claim solicitor or personal injury solicitor? Accident claims solicitors help people in making compensation claims. The guiding principle of personal injury law is that the compensation settlement should (where best possible) return the claimant to circumstances similar to those if their accident had not taken place.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you at every stage of the claims journey from an initial assessment, through to making your claim and if necessary taking your case to court.
Compensation could be awarded for factors, such as:
- Your injuries and/or illness.
- Property damages.
- Lost earnings or income.
- Medical and care costs.
For further accident claims information, please read below.
If you have been injured due to an accident or incident in the workplace that was not your fault you could be able to make an accident at work claim with a no win no fee solicitor. Any workplace should be safe for those employed there to be able to carry out their duties without fear of injury or illness. Employers should conduct risk assessments of potential hazards and mitigate them. This may be by taking action to maintain machinery or to provide the correct and necessary training or personal protective equipment.
This does not mean that accidents in the workplace do not happen. They may be caused by unsafe working conditions or practices. They may also be due to other employees failing to pay due care and attention or to follow the correct health and safety procedures.
Our accident claims solicitors could help you with a variety of accident at work claims, such as:
- Office accidents.
- Factory accidents.
- Falls, either on the same level or from a height.
- Forklift truck accidents or other work vehicle accidents.
- Machinery accidents.
You can read more about how we could help you to make a Grimsby compensation claim for an accident at work in this guide.
In the previous section, we have looked at how people could be harmed due to accidents at work and how our team could help you. In addition to this, we shall now look at how many people have been injured in the workplace in this area. The statistics have no relation to compensation claims.
These figures look at the number of reported injuries at work during 2018/19 in the North East Lincolnshire statistical area. It does not refer to the number of people who have subsequently made North East Lincolnshire compensation claims for said accidents or injuries. We should also note that these figures do not show the number of people who were eligible to make a claim.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries (2018/19)||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (2018/19)||Fatal injuries (2018/19)|
|North East Lincolnshire||225||329||1|
You could find further information about these statistics and those for other areas in this data from the Health and Safety Executive.
If you have been injured in an accident on the road in Grimsby, whether in a Grimsby bus accident, a car accident, bike accident or another form of accident on the road, you could be able to seek compensation from the party responsible. Types of road traffic accident claims which a solicitor could help with:
- Car accident claims.
- Accidents on public transport.
- Passenger accidents and injuries.
- Pedestrian accidents and injuries when crossing the road.
- Coach, bus or taxi accidents.
- Whiplash accidents and injuries.
If you are within the applicable time limit to make an RTA claim, usually three years, view our dedicated guide to road traffic accident claims.
One of the most common forms of an accident in the workplace or elsewhere are slip, trip and fall accidents. They are responsible for a large number of personal injuries and personal injury claims. Slips, trips and falls may also be the initial cause of a more serious accident, such as falling from a height causing serious injuries or falling into something such as a machine.
Data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that in the year 2018 to 2019 of the 69,208 injuries reported under RIDDOR, 29% were attributed to slips, trips and falls on the same level.
No matter whether you were injured in the workplace, in a shop or whilst walking down the street due to a fall, if a third party was responsible for the accident happening, you could potentially claim compensation. You can read further information about slips, trips and falls in our specialist guide.
If you have been injured in a violent attack or were witness to a loved one being harmed in a violent attack you could possibly claim compensation after this assault. You could also claim compensation if you experienced abuse or if you were harmed due to any other form of criminal attack. Whether your injuries were physical or they were psychological, victims of violent crimes could seek compensation for the damage caused.
Claiming compensation through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority also known as the CICA is a little different to the general personal injury claim. There is a set criteria in which you would have to meet in order to be eligible to claim. Please click here for more information on criminal injury compensation.
If you have been assaulted in the workplace, see how our accident claim solicitors could help you.
Public liability accident claims could be made for accidents and injuries which were suffered in public spaces. For the purposes of accident claims in Grimsby (or indeed across the country), public places are defined as any space in which a member of the public can come and go without the need to seek permission. They do not specifically refer to publicly owned spaces and such accident claims could be made for accidents which happened on private property, such as shops and shopping centres.
Public liability accident claims are often made against the public liability insurance of the person, persons or organisation/company who is responsible for managing the space where you were avoidably injured. Not all public accidents causing injury with qualify for compensation, it must be proven that the third party has acted in a negligent way. Learn more about how these claims work and how accident claim solicitors could help in this guide.
Thankfully, medical negligence is not something which most patients or their families have to worry about during medical care. Medical negligence is also sometimes referred to as either medical malpractice or clinical negligence. All of these terms broadly refer to similar circumstances where you were avoidably harmed due to the way in which a medical practitioner treated you negligently. Most patients under the care of the NHS or private practices and hospitals can expect to receive very high standards of treatment. However, if there are lapses in the minimum standard that is required then negligence may occur.
If you have been unnecessarily harmed due to the way in which medical care has been dispensed in this area, you could make a clinical negligence compensation claim if negligence can be proven, such as one for Grimsby hospital accident and emergency mistakes and errors.
Our no win no fee solicitors could handle your claim through what is known as a conditional fee agreement. As a claimant, this means that you will not be asked to pay anything to be advised about making a claim or to begin the claims process.
No win no fee solicitors were created so that people who may not otherwise be able to access a solicitor’s services or afford to make a claim are able to access one to make a claim. The solicitor will work based on what is called a success fee – paid if the claim is successful – rather than on set amounts or upfront costs.
You could contact our team for accident claims advice today. Contact us and our friendly team could advise you as to whether you could make a successful personal injury claim and how our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you.
There are several ways in which you could contact us. Firstly you could call us on 0800 073 8801. You could also email our team at Office@AccidentClaims.co.uk or you could fill in the contact form to request a callback.
Our team understands that you may still have lots of questions about how Grimsby compensation claims work. We answer frequently asked accident compensation questions below.
Q: How Do I Begin An Accident Claim?
A: Starting a personal injury claim or taking any sort of legal action could seem daunting if you have not done so before. However, you should not be worried about having to go through overly complicated processes to begin your accident claim.
Follow these simple steps to begin your claim:
- Contact our team using the methods above.
- Discuss your case with a member of our team.
- Be matched with a solicitor.
- Sit back as your personal injury claim is conducted.
Q: Does It Matter If My Solicitor Is Not In My Local Area?
A: You are in no way limited to making a personal injury claim with an accident claims solicitor based in your local area. Clients ask if claims are affected by not using ‘solicitors near me’. Where a solicitor is located is not likely to affect the way in which your claim is managed or the outcome of it. Solicitors often do not need to meet you in person and can update you via phone calls, emails or postal correspondence. We think that the experience a solicitor brings to your claim is more important than where their offices are.
Q: Do I Need Medical Evidence To Make A Claim?
A: To make a claim, you may need to have sufficient evidence which shows that you were harmed, and how this harm was caused to you. Part of building this picture is for you to be seen by an impartial medical expert. An examination could be organised for you in the early stages of the claims process.
Q: Will I Need To Travel Far To Have A Medical Assessment?
A: Whilst you may not need to make your accident compensation claim with a local personal injury solicitor, it could be beneficial to have your medical with a doctor who is based in your local area. After being injured you may not be able to travel long distances. This is why we also work with a panel of doctors based around the country who conduct medicals for our claimants. Your medical could take place with:
The Oasis Health Club,
North East Lincolnshire
367 St Nicholas Drive,
Our accident claims solicitors will organise your medical checkup and it may be scheduled for a different location or with a different doctor.
This guide has looked at how you could be helped by accident claims solicitors covering Grimsby, the circumstances in which you may wish to claim with our accident claims solicitors as well as providing answers to some of your frequently asked questions. Below you can also find resources for this area which could be helpful if you have been injured, whether you are intending to make an accident claim or not.
Report Accidents At Work – This is a Health and Safety Executive resource to help report accidents in the workplace.
Great Grimsby Combined Courts – Here you can find details of the location and contact details for the Combined Court Centre
Humberside Police – Reporting non-injury road traffic accidents and collisions.
North East Lincolnshire Council – Reporting Health and Safety complaints to the regional council.
Article by RB
Edited by PM