If you have been affected by an injury or by psychological harm as a result of an accident, and you have reason to believe that the accident was not your own fault, then you should consider getting in touch with us to discuss making an accident compensation claim with our panel of accident claims solicitors. If it can be proven that the accident was the fault of another individual or entity then you may be awarded accident compensation, a financial sum to compensate you for the effects of the injuries, depending on the severity of the injuries this sum may be considerable. Accident claims in Hamilton could be made if you have been in an accident at work, in public, on the road, as well as if you have been affected by medical negligence or a criminal assault. To be eligible to make a claim third party negligence must be present. Our panel of accident claims solicitors are not based in the Hamilton area, but can cover accident claims in Hamilton. Read the article below to find out more.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Hamilton?
- Compensation For An Accident At Work In Hamilton
- South Lanarkshire Workplace Injury Statistic
- Accidents On The Road, In A Car Or Other Transport Accidents
- Slip Trip Compensation
- Accidents And Injuries In A Public Place
- Instances Of Medical Negligence In Hamilton
- Criminal Injury Claims For Compensation
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Hamilton, Scotland
- Contact An Accident Claim Solicitor
- Frequently Asked Questions About Accident Claims
- Hamilton Accident Victim Resources
Although none of our panel of accident solicitors are based in Hamilton, they can cover compensation claims in Hamilton. Our panel of personal injury lawyers could handle your accident claims case by giving you accident claims advice, gathering evidence, calculating how much compensation you may be entitled to and representing your case. Our panel of accident claims solicitors have up to thirty years of legal experience and will keep in regular contact with you to update you on every new development in your case.
You may be eligible for work accident compensation if you have suffered an injury at work that you believe can be proven to have been caused by a lack of proper health and safety in your workplace. The law requires that your workplace be safe, with risk assessments performed, staff informed of any possible risks, staff properly trained in their tasks and how to respond to accidents and provided with adequate safety equipment, such as masks, hard hats hi visibility clothing and so on. You could also claim for a workplace injury if you have been injured in an assault at work on the grounds that your employer should have provided better security measures to ensure the safety of staff. Work related stress can also be grounds for a compensation claim.
We have included this table of statistics for workplace injuries in Lanarkshire to let you see how common workplace injuries are in your area. You can compare these statistics to the statistics for other areas of the UK by following this link to the source on the Governments Health and Safety Executive website.
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Car accident claims are a common form of compensation claim. You could receive compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or a cyclist and you have reason to believe that you can prove it was the fault of another road user. Visit our guide to car accident claims for more information and to view our personal injury claims calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you may be owed for being injured in a car accident.
Compensation claims can be made for injuries sustained from tripping or slipping and falling down which were caused due to third party negligence. Injuries from falling over can sometimes be quite severe and sometimes can have long term consequences such as lasting pain or requiring surgery. The responsibility for making sure that a property is safe from tripping and slipping hazards is on the owner and operator of that property. This rule applies to both private and public property owners, for example you could possibly make a claim against the local council for failing to grit the roads and pavements if you have slipped and injured yourself in icy weather. Local councils have certain criteria in which your accident must fit in order to be able to claim. You could make a claim against a private business if you have slipped on a wet patch of floor or tripped on a step that wasn’t marked out. There could be grounds for making a claim for slip or trip compensation if you have tripped and hurt yourself because the owner or operator of the premises allowed the flooring, whether indoors or outdoors to fall into disrepair. You can read more details about slip and trip compensation on this page here. This page includes a personal injury claims calculator which will help you estimate how much compensation your injury may entitle you to.
If you have been injured while out in public, for example if you were in a restaurant, a nightclub, at the gym or in a park, and you think you could prove that it was down to a lack of safety in the premises, then you should contact us today. Compensation for an injury in a public place can be awarded if it can be proven that the accident was the result of the owner or operator of the premises where the incident took place neglecting safety. To give some examples to illustrate this point, a café or a restaurant might serve hot drinks such as tea or coffee at a temperature high enough for customers to suffer scalding, a hairdressers might have staff that are improperly trained, resulting in the customer receiving cuts or scalding from hairdryers, the instructions on equipment in a gym might be improperly labelled or the equipment itself might be faulty resulting in the customer causing an injury to himself or herself. If you would like more information about public place accident claims and how our panel of accident claims solicitors can assist you in making a claim, follow this link to read our websites guide to public place accident claims, this page also has a personal injury claims calculator to help you work out how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Medical negligence is when a doctor, hospital or a medical professional has failed to properly carry out their duties and up hold their duty of care to their patient, resulting in the patients’ health suffering. Medical negligence can include, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, infections contracted during a stay is hospital and neglect in residential care homes and so on. Medical negligence can have serious consequences including the preventable death of a patient. Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you make a compensation claim for medical negligence on behalf of a loved one as well as claiming for medical negligence you have suffered yourself. See our guide to medical negligence claims and the clinical negligence claims procedure for more information.
Injuries resulting from an accident are not the only kind of injuries that our panel of accident solicitors could help you make a compensation claim for. You could also claim for criminal injury compensation through our panel of solicitors. Criminal injury compensation is financial compensation you could be awarded if you have been injured or have suffered psychological harm as a result of a criminal assault or sexual abuse. The money will come from the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) and can be awarded so long as there is proof that you were the victim of a criminal assault and suffered an injury or psychological harm as a result, a conviction against the person(s) who assaulted you is not required for you to be eligible for criminal injury compensation. Click here to visit our page on compensation for rape and sexual assault.
We could provide you with a no win no fee solicitor. Under a no win no fee agreement with your solicitor you will be expected to pay your personal injury solicitor with a portion of the compensation you receive, how much this portion is will be decided between you and your personal injury lawyer prior to the beginning of the case, though it won’t exceed 25% of the total amount. If your case is unsuccessful but valid, you will not be expected to pay your solicitor for their time and services. The benefit of working with a no win no fee solicitor is that win or lose, you will not be expected to pay your solicitor out of your own pocket.
If you would like to begin making an accident compensation claim with our panel of accident solicitors, then ring our number on 0800 073 8801 , this phone line operates 24/7 so you can call us at any time. Alternatively you can fill out our websites online contact form and our team will work to get back to you as soon as possible. You can use either of these contact methods for free expert accident claims advice as well.
Could I Make A Claim With An Accident Claims Solicitor?
You could claim for compensation if you have been injured in an accident and you believe it could be proven that it was another party’s fault. Contact us today if you want to know if your accident injury has grounds for a valid accident compensation claim, there may be certain obstacles to making a claim that your accident solicitor will inform you of, such as the accident claims time limit. If you are over 21 and it has been more than three years since the effects of your injuries have manifested, then you may not be able to make an accident claim. Your accident solicitor will prepare for your case by gathering evidence, which will include arranging for a medical examination of your injury, and give you any accident claims advice you may need. Once the case is ongoing your accident solicitor will represent your case and keep you updated at all times of the progress of your case.
Does Their Location Matter?
The location of your accident solicitor doesn’t matter at all. An accident compensation claim can be carried out without you and your accident solicitor having to meet each other in person if you do not want to. Instead you can discuss your claim over the phone or by email and social media; in fact you would probably find this more convenient than having to regularly arrange and travel to face-to-face meetings. Our panel of accident solicitors are not based in the Hamilton area so this is probably how your case would be handled. The level of experience and expertise of an accident claims solicitor matters more than their location, and our accident claims solicitors have up to thirty years of experience.
Will My Injury Be Checked By A Doctor?
Yes, you will need to be seen by a doctor. In order to make a valid accident compensation claim you will of course first need proof that you actually have an injury, a report from a medical examination is the way we ensure you have this. We work with a panel of doctors that can cover medical examinations that we will put you in touch with for this examination.
Where Could A Doctor Check My Injury?
We will make sure that you have a medical examination performed by a doctor as close to your home as we can. We work with a panel of doctors that cover medical exams for accident claims in most parts of the country, including the Hamilton area. We know how important it is to be able to have access to a local doctor for a medical examination, especially when the nature of your injury may make travelling difficult. The names and practice addresses of some of the doctors we work with in your area are listed below.
The Medical Suite 25 Blythswood Square
Hamilton Accident Victim Resources
151 West George Street
Article by JY Edited by Mel.