If you’re injured, it could have a significant effect on your life, but when you are injured in an accident that could have be avoided, this could be extremely frustrating and difficult to come to terms with. In some circumstances, receiving an injury could not only have an effect on your health but also on your finances. This could make it a very stressful time indeed. If you were injured because of someone else’s behaviour or negligence, then it may interest you to know that in some cases, you could have cause to launch a compensation claim with accident claims solicitors covering Hastings. While this would not ease your physical pain, it could well help you financially.
Within the below sections of our accident claims in Hastings guide, we explore what you might need to know to embark on the personal injury claim process. This will include information on claiming for an accident at work, assault compensation payouts, making a medical negligence claim, and even information on accidents in a public place. If you’re considering making an accident claim, we’ll also introduce you to our panel of accident claims solicitors, and explain how they are able to cover the Hastings area.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Hastings?
- Claiming For An Accident At Work In Hastings
- Numbers Of Reported Injuries At Work In Hastings
- Slip, Trip Or Fall Claims
- Bus, Bike, Car And Road Traffic Accidents In Hastings
- Accident In A Public Place
- Criminal Injury And Assault Compensation
- Medical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Hastings
- Talk To Accident Claims UK
- Answers To FAQs
- Local Resources And Services
Accident claims solicitors covering Hastings are different to accident claims solicitors in Hastings. You could use either for accident claims in Hastings. While a personal injury solicitor covering Hastings may not be physically based in the area, it should not mean you couldn’t use that personal injury lawyer for your accident claim.
These solicitors could help put together a personal injury claim on your behalf for accident claims in Hastings. However, there are certain conditions that could need to be met for them to do so. You would have had to be injured or suffered ill-health because of an accident that was not your fault, and the person/entity you would be claiming against would have had some responsibility to ensure your safety. For example, if you were injured in a Hastings bus accident because the driver drove erratically and crashed, the driver or the bus company could be held liable. This is because they have a duty to provide a safe service.
The next thing to consider could be when the accident happened. There is an accident claims time limit. This differs in some cases, but in most cases, it would be 3 years exactly from the date of the accident. Exceptions to the limit of 3 years could be if the accident involved a child injury, or if a condition has developed over time and been diagnosed after the event.
Accident compensation could be sought from your employer if their negligent action or inaction has led to you suffering an injury at work. Whether the employer in question has failed to give you manual handling training, and you have injured your back when lifting, or they have not given you the required protective equipment, or PPE, for the job you were undertaking which caused you a preventable injury, you could consider calling our accident claims solicitors to see if you could have a claim for an accident in work in Hastings.
Some employees may fear that they would suffer mistreatment at work for speaking out about an accident at work, but not only should their employer be covered by insurance for instances such as this, they are also required by legislation not to treat any employee differently for making a claim. Besides, speaking out may avoid the same things happening to another employee.
When it comes to injuries at work in the Hastings area, it might be of interest to look at the below statistics, provided by HSE. You can view the full report here.
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Slip trip fall prevention is big business these days. There are a number of anti-slip products on the market, and the HSE provides advice on helping land, business and property owners and operators to reduce such a risk to people using their property or land suffering this type of accident. This is because many property/land owners or business owners have a duty to keep their property as safe as possible for those that use the areas. Slip, trip or fall incidents could arise from supermarket spillages that caused slips because they weren’t cleared up or clearly signposted, or if someone has tripped on a poorly fitted carpet. These are just a few examples of how this type of claim could occur. Our accident claims solicitors could assist with claims of this nature.
Whether it’s a Hastings bike accident or a Hastings bypass accident, or even a head-on collision on a minor road, if you suffered an injury in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, there may be a chance you could make an accident claim with accident claims solicitors.
Road users have a duty to abide by the rules of the road, and if they act negligently or dangerously at the wheel and cause you an injury, you could be in a position to make a claim. Common injuries from car accidents could include anything from cuts and bruises to broken bones and whiplash. In severe cases, death could even be caused by a road accident, or life-changing injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident that was not their fault, or you have suffered injuries in a car crash that was the fault of another road user, it could be that you have cause to make a claim.
Whether you’re injured in the park due to faulty park equipment, or you’ve tripped on a broken pavement that is badly defected and caused you an avoidable injury, it could be that you are able to make accident claims in Hastings with a personal injury lawyer. Responsibility for such areas can fall on different companies or authorities however if they fail to keep those areas well-maintained and in a good state of repair, and you suffer injury because of this, they could be seen as being at fault for your accident.
Criminal activity could lead to a person, whether the intended victim or not, becoming injured. One of the first things we may think of when it comes to criminal activity could be assault. This would obviously likely cause injury. However, if you are injured when, for example, a criminal is making a getaway and you are in their path, then this could potentially lead to you making a compensation claim for criminal injury. This could be slightly different from the standard accident claim as you could be claiming with CICA. If you’d like some information on making an accident claim in Hastings because of criminal injury, it could be a good idea to call us for advice.
Finally, our non-exhaustive list of common accident claims leads us to medical negligence. Many of us may presume that the medical professionals handling our care could never make a mistake, but this may not always be the case. Medical negligence claims occur if a medical professional fails in some manner which could have been avoided when providing care to us, and this results in our illness or injury becoming worse, or even a new injury or illness being caused. There are a huge number of different types of medical negligence that could occur. From surgical errors requiring a person to go through further surgery to correct the problem, to mistakes made by midwives during childbirth, to incorrect tooth extractions by a dentist, there could be a wide range of claims that could occur in the Hastings area.
It may be the case that you already know what a no win no fee solicitor means, but if you don’t, this section could be enlightening. If you choose accident claims solicitors covering Hastings that work on this basis it could mean you have less risk financially if your case was not successful. Any compensation paid from the claim would have a percentage set aside to cover legal bills. With no win no fee, if there is no compensation, there should not be any legal bill to pay your legal team. If you would like to know more about this method of payment and the percentages our panel of accident claims solicitors would agree to, then do not hesitate to give us a call.
Whether you’re interested in finding out more about the personal injury claims time limit, or you’d like to go ahead and begin a claim, you can talk to us. Our freephone line – 0800 073 8801 – connects you to one of our trained advisors who would be only too happy to help answer any questions you have and get you the help you may need to make a claim.
What Services Could A Solicitor Provide?
Your chosen accident claims solicitor could assist with accident claims advice, all the way through to collating evidence and putting it together to form a strong claim. Accident claims solicitors study for years to become solicitors, and they could use former examples of previously settled claims to show how your claim should attract a certain level of compensation.
Do I Need A Local Solicitor?
You do not necessarily need to search for accident claims solicitors in Hastings to take on your claim. A lot of communication these days is done digitally and via the phone, so you have the whole of the UK to look at when choosing a solicitor to handle accident claims in Hastings.
Is It Important To See A Doctor?
As part of your claim, you would be asked to see an independent medical expert who would assess your state of health and review your medical notes if you have already seen a doctor in most cases. This evidence, along with your examination would form an important part of your claim.
Where Will I See The Doctor?
We have a panel of doctors that cover Hastings, so you could potentially see an independent medical expert close to where you are located. This is regardless of where the solicitor you choose is based. Local medical experts on the panel could include:
Laura Sanchez Pallares
455 Old London Road
7-11 Carlisle Parade
Reporting incidents – HSE – This page, from the HSE website explains the reporting of incidents pertaining to health and safety.
Report to Sussex Police – If the incident you’ve been injured in involves a road accident or criminal behaviour, then you might need this link.
Hastings court – If you are in need of court information you can find that here.
Elbow injuries – These could, in some cases, be very complex. Read more about this type of injury claim here.
Whiplash – If you would like to know about the condition or claims relating to whiplash, then do read our guide here.
Have you been injured in a taxi? – Our guide explains the steps you might want to take if you have.
Edited by Mel.