By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 26th 2021. Welcome to this guide on choosing accident claims solicitors covering Hereford. Here, we look at why you don’t need to use local personal injury solicitors for Hereford accident claims.
Are you currently seeking an accident claims solicitor who is able to cover the Hereford area? Have you recently been involved in an accident due to third party negligence that resulted in a personal injury? If so, why not contact one of our expert advisors? If you can provide evidence that you endured injury due to third party negligence, you could be owed compensation. If so, one of our accident claims solicitors covering Hereford could assist you through the accident claims process.
An incident resulting in an injury or harm can occur at any moment, and more often than not, they can take you by surprise. From accidents in the workplace to those on the road, regardless of the location, an accident caused by third party negligence can impose on your daily life. If you believe you have encountered physical and /or psychological injuries due to the negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to compensation.
If a personal injury occurs, it is reasonable to be hesitant. We completely understand that the claims process can be a daunting and stressful period, which is why Accident Claims UK can offer you a no win no fee solicitor. For more information relating to accident claims in Hereford, the article below shall outline the different types of claims you could make, and how our personal injury solicitors could assist you.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Hereford?
- Claim For An Accident In The Workplace
- Hereford Workplace Injury Statistics
- Car Crash And Traffic Accident Claims In Hereford
- Claims For Trip Accidents And Slip Accidents
- Criminal Injury Compensation
- Claims For Accidents And Injuries In Public Places
- Medical Negligence In Hereford
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Hereford
- How To Contact Us
- Questions Frequently Asked About Accident Claims
- References And Services For Hereford Claimants
If you have been injured in an accident due to third party negligence, an accident claims solicitor covering Hereford could represent both you and your claim. An accident claims solicitor sometimes referred to as a personal injury lawyer, is hired to provide knowledgeable guidance to their clients, assisting them throughout the accident claims process.
If you have been involved in an accident as a direct result of third party negligence, we could provide you with an accident claims solicitor. You may also read more information regarding the steps you should take if an accident occurs elsewhere on our site. Our highly experienced and professional injury lawyers are quick thinking and resilient problem solvers. When handling your claim, our solicitors are able to display compassion, excellent written skills, and obtain a strong code of ethics and responsibility. This means that our solicitors could provide aid when preparing legal documents, filing legal complaints, representing clients in court, and guiding you through the process.
An accident within the workplace can often be an unexpected and shocking turn of events. Despite the measures set in place, accidents can still result in suffering and injury. An employer has a vital duty to ensure a safe working environment has been provided for all of their employees. This can be achieved by carrying out specific health and safety procedures to ensure hazardous causes have been prevented.
In the case of a workplace incident, one of our accident claims solicitors covering the Hereford area could assist you with your workplace compensation claim. Naturally, there are some working environment’s that present higher levels of danger due to job requirements. However, there is no denying that an incident could occur regardless of the job, its scale, and it’s the environment. There are always practices and measures set in place that need to be adhered to, which in return, ensures a safe workspace for all employees. But if this duty of care has been breached, resulting in an accident in the workplace, it could leave you physically and /or psychologically injured. To discover more information regarding your legal rights after a workplace accident, browse our other guides.
Like previously outlined, there are a number of reasons that contribute to workplace incidents. In the UK, there there were 693,000 people who suffered injury in their place of work in 2019/20. The statistics provided by the HSE outlined in the graph below indicate some of the specific information relating to Hereford.
Location Total - Non Fatal Injuries Total - Non Fatal Injuries Per 100,000 Workers Fatal Injuries
Herefordshire 187 238 1
Below, we have included some HSE information on common work-related illnesses. You could also claim for these if you’ve suffered them due to your employer’s negligence.
Being involved in any form of road or car collision is naturally a traumatic and unforgettable experience. Whether the road traffic accident was caused by someone else’s careless actions, or simply a misfortunate set of circumstances to have occurred, the shock and suddenness of an accident can be physically and mentally imposing. If you believe your accident was directly caused by third party negligence, there are steps you could take to claim compensation.
A car or traffic incident does not exclusively include cars, as this can be extended to cyclists, motorcyclists, and even pedestrians. If the incident resulted in avoidable injuries, such as whiplash, that has subsequently affected your daily life, compensation could be an effective way of helping you return to a place prior to your accident. The compensation provides financial aid for treatment, adaption, or fixing the damage to your vehicle plus monetary damages for any pain and suffering.
Like most accidents, there are a number of injuries you could encounter due to a slip, trip, or fall. If you believe that your trip accident was a direct result of negligence, caused by a lack of health and safety, a breach of care, or insufficient practice, speak with one of our advisors today. Our accident claims solicitors covering Hereford could assist you with the procedure and discuss your claim in greater detail. Whether your slip accident was caused by a slippery or greasy floor, an uneven walkway, loose cables, or an unseen obstruction, you could make a claim for compensation for any harm suffered.
If you have suffered an injury due to a violent crime, making a compensation claim maybe the last thing on your mind. Violent crimes can affect people in a plethora of ways, resulting in physical and /or psychological issues. These effects could impose on your daily life, finances, and affect your social life. Although the claims process may feel unsettling, our expert personal injury solicitors covering Hereford aim to guide you through the process, putting any stresses and concerns at ease.
Like previously stated, being a victim of a violent crime could impose on your finances. Our panel of accident claims solicitors completely understand that the damage inflicted by a criminal crime goes beyond finances, but if you have been physically and /or psychologically injured, your rehabilitation can be a costly experience. The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government-funded body that aims to assist blameless victims of violent crime, providing compensation and support. With the help of our personal injury solicitors covering Hereford, we could assist you when making a criminal injury compensation claim.
If you have suffered an injury in a public place due to the negligence of another, our accident claims solicitors covering the Hereford area could assist you when making a claim. When visiting a location such as a supermarket, car park, restaurant, or when using a public road or pavement, there is a duty of care that is required. It is vital that owners, mangers and occupiers are constantly implementing health and safety to ensure the public is kept as safe as possible. These practices are legally required to ensure a certain level of safety has been acquired, minimising any potential outcomes that could be perceived as dangerous.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident and a breach of care has occurred, there are a variety of people who could be liable for any injuries suffered. This could include public bodies such as the city council, private property owners, and organisations. Every accident in a public space is personal to the individual situation, therefore, the final figure could vary. A personal injury claims calculator could provide a hypothetical estimate, but is not to be taken as an exact compensation measurement.
Medical negligence is a term that is used to define if a medical professional or health care provider acts in a negligent way which causes a patient to be harmed unnecessarily. Often referred to as clinical negligence, medical negligence can take a variety of forms. Most typically, medical negligence relates too wrongful or delayed diagnosis, improper practice, or poorly advised information from a medical professional.
When visiting a medical professional, it is presumptuous to believe that the treatment we receive will contribute to the improvement of our health. We certainly do not expect our condition to deteriorate. This is because there is a level of trust that is installed within medical professionals and the services they provide. Medical negligence could occur due to poor practice, resulting in injury, harm, or the progression of a pre-existing condition. If you think you have been directly affected by medical negligence, please contact one of our panel of accident claims solicitors to discuss your claim further.
If you are looking for a no win no fee accident claims solicitor covering the Hereford area, we could provide you with one. Our accident claims solicitors are always happy to offer their clients with a no win no fee agreement. Therefore, if you claim holds validity, but is unsuccessful, you will not be left with a fee. You will only ever be charged by your legal team if your claim is both valid and successful, resulting in compensation. If this is the case, this shall result in the solicitor taking a percentage of the compensation as a means to pay their fee’s. This is often referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
If you wish to speak with one of our expert advisors in relation to your claim, please contact us on 0800 0738 801. Alternatively, you may fill out one of our forms and we shall contact you as soon as possible.
Below you will find that we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the claims process. This should hopefully answer your queries with relation to the accident claims process.
When Could I Make A Claim?
If you have endured an injury due to somebody else’s negligence and are seeking a no win no fee solicitor, our highly experienced team would be happy to help. When making a claim, there is a 3-year window in which you must begin to make your claim. This begins from the moment your accident or injury symptoms occurred. There are exceptions and if you are unsure how long you have to claim a simple call to our advisors will answer your question.
Should I Only Choose Between Solicitors In My Area?
We always advise that a solicitors location should not be prioritised over experience and knowledge as where they are based will have no overall bearing on whether the claim is a success or not. Therefore, you do not have to use an accident claims solicitor specifically in Hereford. Although you have the option to meet with your solicitor in person, you can also engage in regular communication via the phone, text, email, and the post.
Do I Need To Visit A Doctor?
As a part of the accident claims process, evidence must be collected to help, support and strengthen your claim. Therefore, you are required to undergo a medical examination. In doing so, this examination will produce a report that shall outline specific details regarding your accident, explaining the injury and/ or affects you have endured. This also includes the treatment you require and future prognosis.
Could I Be Medically Assessed Close To Me?
Although we may not be located in your area, we work with a panel of doctors who are located across the country who could carry out your examination. Our panels of doctors covering the area of Hereford include;
The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC),
Stephen Grant Charlesworth-Jones
Kyrle House Practice,
Could accident claims solicitors covering Hereford assist for claims against restaurants?
There are a variety of reasons you could be looking for personal injury solicitors covering Hereford. One reason could be if you have suffered injury or illness due to a restaurant’s actions/negligence. There are a variety of claims you could make against a restaurant. These could include:
- Claims for slips, trips, and falls – if there’s a wet floor that isn’t cordoned off or signposted, or there’s an unsafe tile, you could suffer injury. If you do, you could make a claim for compensation.
- A claim for food poisoning – if good food hygiene practices aren’t followed when storing, cooking or preparing food, you could suffer food poisoning. You could make a claim for this if you could prove the restaurant were at fault.
- Allergic reaction claims – You could claim for an allergic reaction if you could prove it was the restaurant’s fault. For example, you might have ordered a dish from the menu that didn’t list an allergen, but the dish contained it. You could also claim if you’d asked staff to leave something out of your meal and they ignored your request and didn’t tell you.
These are just a few examples of the types of restaurant accident claims we could assist with. Please do get in contact if you’d like to discuss your case with us. We’d be happy to help you.
Could I use accident claims solicitors covering Hereford for housing disrepair claims?
Have you been injured or fallen ill because of the condition of a rental property? Had you reported the disrepair to your landlord or the local authority, but it wasn’t fixed? If so, you could be eligible to claim compensation for illness or injury resulting from housing disrepair. Our personal injury solicitors covering Hereford could assist with claims including those for:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning claims resulting from an unsafe boiler
- Injuries caused by gas explosions/fires from a faulty boiler
- Broken bones and soft tissue injuries, as well as other injuries caused by broken flooring, unsafe stairwells and other forms of disrepair
- Illnesses caused or exacerbated by damp and mould
Housing associations, local authorities and private landlords all have a responsibility to ensure that the properties they rent out are in a safe condition. If you have reported disrepair and it has not been fixed in a timely manner, it could lead to illness or injury. If it does, we could help you make a claim for compensation.
- Gov.UK – Find local courts in your area.
- West Mercia Police – Issues relating to this area.
- HSE – Accidents, Incidents, Diseases.
- Accident Claims – Accident relating to London.
- Elbow And Ankle Injuries – Read about the effects and causes.
- Self Employed Injury – Read more information relating to this issue.
We hope you enjoyed this guide on choosing accident claims solicitors covering Hereford. Now, hopefully, you know why you don’t need to use local personal injury solicitors for Hereford claims.