By Brett Williams. Last updated 30th August 2021. If you have suffered an injury or psychological harm from being in an accident that was not your fault and you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor, Accident Claims UK may be able to assist you. We have accident solicitors covering Jarrow from our panel of personal injury solicitors with up to thirty years of legal experience. Whether you have suffered an accident at work, in public, or on the road, whether you have tripped and fallen, suffered from medical negligence or have been affected by a violent crime our accident claims solicitors can provide you with expert accident claims advice. Although we are not based in Jarrow with advances in technology and communication we can easily cover accident claims in the Jarrow area. Read the article below to find out more information about different types of accident claims and how our accident solicitors can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you are interested in making a claim, if you want free no-obligation accident claims advice, or if you just want to find out more, then call our 24/7 phone line at 0800 073 8801, or fill out our website’s contact form here.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Jarrow?
- Injuries Reported At Work In The South Tyneside Area
- Jarrow Accident At Work Compensation
- Claims For Road Accidents In Jarrow
- Slipping Or Falling Compensation Claims
- Can I Claim Criminal Injuries Compensation?
- Public Space Injury Compensation
- Medical Negligence Solicitors Covering Jarrow
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Jarrow
- Speaking To Solicitors Covering Jarrow
- Answers To Your FAQs
- Related Resources For Jarrow
Our accident solicitors are not based in Jarrow, but we do have accident solicitors covering Jarrow available for you to use in making an accident claim. An accident solicitor is a personal injury lawyer, they will handle the management of your accident claim case, they will gather evidence to support your case and represent your case. They will carry out most of the tasks relating to making an accident claim.
This table outlines the number of injuries relating to accidents at work in South Tyneside that have been reported for the years 2013/14 to 2017/18. It includes the number of fatal injuries as well as the rate of workplace injuries per 100’000 workers. This is the source of these figures; it is a national report so you will also be able to see the figures for the various towns and regions in the UK.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100’000 workers
You could have grounds to ask for compensation for an accident at work if the accident was caused by negligence towards safety by your employer and it caused avoidable injury or illness. Some examples of how this might happen could include; failing to provide you and your colleagues with proper safety equipment such as breathing masks, gloves and harnesses, failing to equip you and your workplace with well-maintained and functional equipment and machinery, failure to perform risk assessments to identify potential dangers in the workplace and/or failing to keep staff informed of such dangers. Providing staff with inadequate training for their roles or for what to do in emergencies, failing to provide security for the workplace to prevent staff from being assaulted at work, failure to ensure that the workplace is well lit, well ventilated and that emergency exits are functional and accessible. Employers are also required to ensure that staff do not face undue pressure and workloads that could lead to workplace stress.
You could make a road traffic injury claim for a road traffic accident in Jarrow through our no win no fee accident solicitors covering injury compensation claims in Jarrow. If you have been injured or left with psychological harm from being involved in a car accident that you did not cause then you may well have grounds for a valid accident compensation claim. No matter whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, driver, passenger if you are injured due to the negligence of another road user you may have grounds for damages. One of the common injuries that car accident victims suffer is whiplash, you can read our guide to whiplash injuries and also view our whiplash personal injury claims calculator on our website here.
Falling over from a trip or slip can lead to severe injury. Owners or operators of public spaces are obligated by law to ensure members of the public using such premises are not caused avoidable harm which could be caused by preventable hazards. For example, if you are shopping in a supermarket and you slip and injure yourself on a spilt drink that had not been cleaned up or marked with a warning sign you may have grounds to pursue a public liability claim for any harm suffered. You could also claim if you have tripped and been injured while out in public on defective pavements which the local council is responsible for. The local council has certain criteria in which your circumstances must fit in order to be eligible to claim. Please feel free to read our guide and view our personal injury claims calculator for slip, trip and fall accident claims.
You can claim for criminal injury compensation through our no win no fee solicitors. You may be entitled to criminal injury compensation if you have been the victim of a crime in Jarrow, stabbing, sexual abuse, assault and so on, this includes psychological trauma from having witnessed a violent crime. A suspect does not have to be identified or convicted for you to have grounds to claim for criminal injury compensation, just proof that you have been harmed in some way by a criminal assault. Compensation for criminal injury is handled by the governments Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) (follow the link for more information about how CICA works).
Any public space is either owned by a private body or a public authority. The bodies responsible for any public space are responsible for making sure that their property is a safe place for guests, customers and visitors. Examples of accidents and injuries that may be caused by the failure to do so can include people being injured in a gym, leisure centre or another place where the public uses equipment by the equipment being mislabeled, faulty or by staff failing to properly inform users of its correct use. Another example of this sort of claim would be a claim for compensation for food poisoning contracted from food bought from a restaurant or a supermarket that should not have been sold. For more information about public space injury compensation accident claims please feel free to read our guide.
Accident Claims UK can provide you with a medical negligence solicitor to help you make a claim for either private practice or NHS medical negligence. Claims for medical negligence can be made if your or a loved one’s health has been harmed by substandard care in the healthcare sector. Some examples of what this entails include; negligent misdiagnosis of a patient’s symptom by a doctor or GP, resulting in a lack of treatment or ineffective treatment which means a condition may be allowed to worsen unnecessarily. Neglect of elderly or disabled people in residential nursing homes, mistakes or errors without reasonable cause in medical care, dental or cosmetic surgical procedures resulting in infection or injury due to unhygienic practices. The one factor that is vital in order to be able to pursue a claim is that avoidable harm has been caused. For more information about medical negligence claims please feel free to read our websites guide.
Accident Claims UK can provide you with a no win no fee solicitor, a no win no fee solicitor will not require you to pay them upfront with your own money. They will agree to receive part of your accident compensation amount as their payment, which of course they will only get if your compensation claim is successful, meaning that you will not have to pay them for an unsuccessful accident claim. Your no win no fee solicitor will not take the majority of your compensation sum, they will receive no more than the maximum of 25% of the amount.
To speak to our team about starting an accident claim with our panel of accident solicitors or about receiving free legal expert accident claims advice call our 24/7 phone line any time you wish at 0800 073 8801, or fill out our website’s “start a claim” form.
When Could I Claim Compensation?
You should get in touch with us if you have had an injury resulting from an accident that you believe was caused by another person or negligence by an organisation or business. Our advisors will inform you if your circumstances validate an accident claim. If your claim is deemed to have a valid basis you will be put in touch with one of our accident solicitors covering Jarrow. They will begin gathering evidence to support your claim; this will include arranging a medical exam by a doctor. They will handle most of the work of making an accident claim, including representing your case once it is underway. They will keep you in the loop of what they are doing with your case and how your case is progressing.
Do I Claim With Solicitors Near Me?
There is no legal requirement to claim with a solicitor in Jarrow. The location of the solicitor is actually not important since it is entirely possible to go through the entire claims process without meeting your solicitor in person. Discussions with your solicitor can be done over the phone, documents that you both need to read can be emailed. This is most likely how you would manage an injury claim with one of our accident solicitors as they are not based in the Jarrow area.
What Happens During A Medical Exam?
When you go in for your medical exam a doctor will assess your injury and provide an official doctors report. This will provide proof that you were injured, which will ensure that your claim is valid, and outline exactly how severe your injury is, which will allow you and your accident solicitor to determine how much accident compensation you should be entitled to.
What Could Lead To A Personal Injury Claim?
To make a successful compensation claim you must be able to show that you have been involved in an accident (or incident) that was caused by somebody else’s negligence and that, as a result, you sustained injuries or were harmed financially. Injuries can be both physical and psychological.
There are many different reasons that you may wish to claim. Some examples include:
- Accidents in public places like shops, gyms, on the high street etc.
- Workplace accidents.
- Road collisions.
- Injuries caused by violent criminals.
- Medical negligence such as a misdiagnosis, medication errors or avoidable childbirth injuries.
- Slips, trips or falls.
What Evidence Do Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Jarrow Need?
When taking on a claim, solicitors will ask for evidence that shows a) who was to blame, b) how the accident occurred and c) what injuries you sustained. The types of evidence you could use to do this include:
- Photographs or videos of the accident scene.
- Accident reports.
- Medical records from a hospital or GP.
- Witness statements.
- CCTV or dashcam footage.
- Police or ambulance reports.
The more evidence that you can secure, the better as, if you cannot prove liability for the accident and your injuries, the defendant’s representatives may well turn down the claim.
What Time Limits Apply In Personal Injury Claims
Where an adult is injured, the personal injury claims time limit is usually 3-years. This will either be from the date that the accident or the ‘date of knowledge’ i.e. when the injuries were diagnosed. If a child is injured, a claim is possible (by a parent or guardian) at any time before the child’s 18th birthday.
Will I Have A Medical Exam Near Me?
You can have an exam in your local area as Accident Claims UK works with a panel of doctors that operate across the country. You won’t have to worry about making arrangements to travel to a different area of the country in order to have your medical examination done, this should hopefully make things easier and less stressful for you, especially if the nature of your injury is severe enough to make travelling an issue. The names and practice addresses of some of the medical experts from our panel that cover your area are listed below.
Salah El Ai
4 Towers avenue
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Clasper Way, Swalwell
Thank you for reading this guide on how our personal injury solicitors and accident claims solicitors deal with compensation claims. To learn more about how we can help, please call our advice line today.
Article by JY Edited by Mel.