By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 25th 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool guide. This guide explains why personal injury solicitors covering Hartlepool don’t have to be based locally.
Are you looking for accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool to help you claim compensation for an accident that has caused you harm which was not your fault? If so, this guide could provide you with useful information.
There are numerous ways in which an injury could arise from an accident which was not your fault. From an accident in the workplace and on the road, to negligent treatment from a healthcare professional and harm from criminal assault, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you receive the highest possible settlement for your case.
If you believe that your accident wasn’t your fault, but the fault of someone who owed you a duty of care and breached it which lead you to suffering an avoidable injury or unnecessary illness you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Call our solicitors today on 0800 073 8801 to discuss your options. Despite not being accident claims solicitors in Hartlepool, our expert solicitors could still help you make a successful accident claim.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Hartlepool?
- Claims For Accidents At Work
- Statistics For Injuries In The Workplace In Hartlepool
- Hartlepool Road Accident Claims
- Claims For A Slip, Trip Or Fall
- Criminal Injuries And Assault Claims
- Claims For Accidents In Public Places
- Clinical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Hartlepool
- Contacting Our Experts
- FAQs Answered
- Local Services And Further Guides
You could be entitled to a settlement if you have been harmed by an accident in Hartlepool which was caused by someone else. In many cases, injuries could occur from negligence of an employer, another driver, a healthcare professional, the owner of a private premises or public services.
Our expert lawyers could ensure you have the best possible chance of receiving compensation for an injury or illness which has caused you to suffer unnecessarily due to the negligence of someone else. A no win no fee solicitor from our panel could provide you with accident claims advice about almost any area of accident claims, including an accident in public places and slip trip and fall claims.
Alongside a solicitor offering expert knowledge of the accident claims process, a personal injury lawyer could also provide you with a range of useful services to ensure your claim progresses in the right direction. These services could include;
- An assessment of your claim against the applicable accident claims time limit to evaluate the validity of your case.
- Expert assistance in the collection of relevant evidence.
- A centralised estimation of your potential compensation you may receive rather than using a personal injury claims calculator or an assault compensation calculator for criminal injuries.
You may have found this guide by searching ‘solicitors near me’ or ‘accident at work how do I claim?’ A personal injury solicitor could help you bring accident claims in Hartlepool for an injury suffered in a workplace only if it can be proven that your employer or another employee is responsible for the harm you suffered. Such claims could be made for an employer acting in a negligent way or failing to provide correct safety measures in order to prevent injuries and illnesses arising.
As an employee, you are owed a duty of care by your employer under various guidelines and articles of legislation. The responsibility of providing a safe working environment to employees is the employers legal responsibility. Employers are expected to;
- Train employees in an appropriate way so that their job role can be carried out safely.
- Ensure any necessary safety equipment is provided at all times, such as personal protective equipment.
- Generally provide a safe working environment and safe equipment.
If you have any questions about workplace injuries or an illness contracted because of negligence, contact our accident claims solicitors for help.
For harm suffered in the workplace, people may suffer in a variety of different ways and to different degrees too. In the UK there are currently 1.6 million people suffering from illnesses related to their place of work. In addition to this, numerous cases of people being harmed in the workplace are further reported by RIDDOR as 65,427. For more information regarding these statistics, click here.
To put these rates of accidents in the workplace into perspective, we have created the table below to illustrate the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries in the Hartlepool area. This information includes the rate of non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS
If you would like additional information about these statistics, along with rates for the North East or the country as a whole, you can download this PDF guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
Below, we’ve included some statistics from the HSE about injuries and workplace illness for 2019/20.
When some people are harmed in a road accident, it could be on the part of another road user acting negligently. Whether they are another car driver, moped rider, pedestrian crossing the road or a cyclist, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
To make a claim for a Hartlepool road accident or Hartlepool car accident, you will need to prove that a third party is responsible for the injuries you have suffered through negligence. In such cases, a personal injury solicitor could help investigate the circumstances to establish liability with their knowledge and experience in the industry.
During a five-year period between 2014 and 2018, a total of 31,801 road casualties including deaths, serious and slight injuries occurred in the North East region. Of this total, some 2,328 (7%) involved vehicles travelling above the legal speed limit. In Hartlepool specifically, a total of 73 accidents contributed to this total number of accidents. More information about these statistics can be found through the Hartlepool Borough Council website.
For more information and help about car accident claims, read our guide on car accident compensation.
Data from the Health and Safety Executive revealed that slip, trip or fall accidents are the most common way in which people are injured at work. Further from this, various organisations state that these are either one of or are the most common ways in which people are injured in the UK.
These types of injuries could be caused because of a negligent employer or a pavement which hasn’t been maintained correctly. They could also be caused by:
- Obstructed footpaths
- Icy pavements
- Wet surfaces
- Uneven steps which haven’t been properly signposted
- Exposed wires
- Poor lighting
- Wrinkled carpeting
- Bottom drawers not being closed
- Weather hazards
For advice on how to receive compensation for your injuries, you may find the services of accident claim solicitors useful. Contact our team of accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool today on the number provided at the top of this guide.
A personal injury claim could be made if someone has deliberately harmed you through a criminal act.
Violent crime can affect people in different ways. It can impact both physical and psychological wellbeing of a victim. Although physical injuries could present themselves almost instantly, such as through a broken bone, psychological injuries may not be present straight away after a victim has been exposed to a situation. In such cases, the accident claims time limit will begin from the time you were aware of the PTSD and it had been diagnosed.
If you have been harmed by a criminal injury, our team will help you claim compensation by assigning you an accident claim solicitor. For additional support, look to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (or ‘CICA’ for short). The government organisation provides compensation to blameless victims of violent crime throughout the UK.
Public liability is a part of tort law and is often used if a member of the public injures themselves or becomes ill because an entity who provides a public service has acted in a negligent manner and breached their duty of care which has lead to unnecessary suffering. Public spaces are generally places the public can go without needing permission. If a member of the public has been caused an injury due to a faulty and defected pavement they would look to the Local Council if they intended to make a claim. For incidents caused due to negligence which occur in a shopping centre or car park, a private company may be held responsible.
In general, any space or building a person can enter as a member of the public could be considered a public place for the purposes of making a claim. To claim accident compensation for a preventable injury suffered in a public place, contact a personal injury lawyer from our team today.
You may find that the treatment you receive at a hospitals accident and emergency or another healthcare facility is of excellent standards. However, if a medical professional fails to deliver reasonably expected standards of care, ‘avoidable harm’ may occur. The term ‘avoidable harm’ refers to an injury or illness contracted in medical facilities that would have otherwise been avoidable if the proper precautions were initially taken.
Clinical negligence could happen in dental practices, hospitals and cosmetic private hospitals among other places if minimum standards fail to be met. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors could help you begin with the process of clinical negligence claims.
No Win No Fee is a term used to describe an agreement between a lawyer and a client in which the claimant cannot be charged by their lawyer if their personal injury claim is unsuccessful. Accident claim solicitors will usually offer these agreements to their clients if they feel that the claim in question is valid.
Typically, claimants will only have to pay a maximum of 25% from the amount that is recovered. This can vary depending on the types of case being handled, but an agreement will be decided between you and your accident claims solicitor prior to progressing the claim.
We hope that this guide has provided you with helpful information about personal injury claims. If, however, you still have some unanswered questions check out our FAQ section below. This section will provide answers to frequently asked questions our expert team have received in the past. If you would like to contact our team to begin your claim, call us on the number provided at the top of this guide or click here for more options.
Below we have answered some frequently asked questions which people have asked at various stages of the claims process. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one our accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool.
What Could A Solicitor Do For Me?
There are a range of services an accident claims solicitor could provide to you. These can range from giving you impartial accident claims advice about your case to offering you a no win no fee agreement for your claim.
We believe that our panel of accident claims solicitors are ideally placed to handle your claim no matter where you are based. With up to three decades of experience in handling accident claims under our belt, we may be able to offer you our expert services.
Call us today on the number at the top of this guide. We are here to answer your calls 24 hours a day.
Should I Find A Local Solicitor?
While we appreciate that it may feel easier and simpler to rely on the legal services local to you, but always advise choosing a solicitor on their credentials rather than their location. This is why we recommend to all of our clients to scrap the ‘solicitors near me’ search as it could rule out a solicitor specifically trained in your area of personal injury.
Our accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool can lend their knowledge and expertise to an ever-growing list of accident claims.
Does My Claim Need Medical Evidence?
One aspect of the claims process is to collect medical evidence to support your claim. If your personal injury lawyer is confident they can secure a settlement for your damages, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination.
The report produced from this will be an impartial assessment of the injuries/illnesses sustained from the accident, how they have affected your health, what treatment you require and your future prognosis.
Where Could I Have A Medical Assessment?
We work with a panel of doctors across the country that could carry out your medical examination in your local area. Some of which could include:
Jurys Inn Middlesbrough,
Jurys Inn Middlesbrough,
276 Marton Road,
Would accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool be able to assist with an allergic reaction claim?
If you’re looking for personal injury solicitors covering Hartlepool because you’ve had an allergic reaction, we would be happy to assess your claim. Many people in the UK have food allergies, and whether you’ve experienced a peanut allergy, a dairy allergy or an allergy to other food products, you’ll know that the symptoms of such a reaction could be intensely unpleasant. Should your food allergic reaction be caused by the negligence of a food business, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Examples could include:
- If a restaurant has not updated their allergy menu, and you unknowingly consume an allergen
- You ask serving staff to prepare your dish without an allergen and they leave it in
- You’re advised by serving staff that a dish doesn’t contain allergens, but it does
Whether you’ve experienced anaphylaxis or a less serious allergic reaction, we could help you make a No Win No Fee claim.
Could accident claims solicitors help with housing disrepair claims?
It is a landlord’s responsibility to keep your property in a safe state of repair. If you live in a property that has fallen into disrepair and your landlord, whether private or local authority, has been made aware but not fixed problems in a timely manner, this could pose many risks to the tenants. Should you be injured or fall ill due to housing disrepair, accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool could help you claim injury compensation. You could make such claims if:
- Damp or mould has caused you to suffer illness
- A faulty boiler has caused carbon monoxide poisoning
- You’ve been injured due to a broken window
- The stairs are rotten, leading to a fall
This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like us to assess your housing disrepair claim to see if you could be eligible for compensation, please call our team. We would be happy to assist.
What about data breach compensation? Could you assist with these types of claims?
If an organisation breaches your data protection, and this leads to you suffering harm, either material or non-material, you could be eligible for data breach compensation. You would need to prove that the organisation was at fault for the breach and that the breach had caused your financial or emotional harm. We could help you with these claims. Why not call us for a free case assessment.
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Thank you for reading this accident claims solicitors covering Hartlepool guide. We hope we’ve explained why personal injury solicitors for Hartlepool claims don’t have to be based there.