Whether you live, work or are visiting Keighley for business or pleasure, or even just passing through, an accident that happens there could have a profound effect on your life, not only in terms of suffering from pain or illness but also financially if you have been left unable to work because of it. If an accident happens due to the fault of someone else, or you contract an avoidable illness because of someone’s negligence or behaviour, you could look into making a claim for compensation.
Whether you suffered as a result of a work accident, a road traffic accident, clinical negligence or a slip or fall, if someone else could be seen as being to blame for the accident, you could look for accident claims solicitors covering Keighley to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. But, how do you find the most appropriate injury claim solicitor to offer accident claims advice or go ahead with a claim?
In the guide below, we offer information on how to find the appropriate accident claim solicitors to take on your case. We also take you through some examples of common accident claims in Keighley that could happen, from a car accident in Keighley to clinical negligence claims. We’ll guide you on the accident claims time limit that could be appropriate in your situation, as well as introducing our accident claims solicitors, and explaining how we could help. To find out more, click on the sections below. If you find anything unclear, then do call our friendly team on 0800 073 8801.
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Accident claims solicitors covering Keighley could help you in a variety of different cases, whether you’re seeking compensation for a road accident in Keighley or making an accident at work claim for compensation. A personal injury solicitor must undergo years of training to become qualified and the experience they could bring to assist you in making a claim could be invaluable. While you could go ahead and make a personal injury claim by yourself, you might find it stressful, and you may struggle to understand the complexities of personal injury law. A personal injury lawyer would be able to explain everything to you in jargon-free language, allowing you to be informed of all aspects of your accident claim, without you having the stress of making a claim. Better still, if you choose a no win no fee solicitor, you wouldn’t have to find the money up front to pay for their services.
But, how do you find such an accident claim solicitor? How do you know if the one you’re looking at is right for you? We have produced some guidance below;
- Ask about their experience. The solicitor you’re looking at should be able to provide you with proof they’ve worked on cases like yours before and could provide you with information on their accident claim success rate too.
- Speak to them about fees. As mentioned no win no fee means not having to find funds upfront, but not every solicitor would work to this method.
- Read reviews. A good personal injury solicitor should have testimonials, or you could look for them on independent sites.
If you’re satisfied with all the accident claim solicitor’s responses to these questions, then you may choose to go with them for your personal injury claim.
At Accident Claims UK, all our panel of accident claims solicitors could provide the information you need to make a decision that is right for you. So let’s take a look at the kinds of claims they could handle.
Accident claims solicitors covering Keighley could assist with work accident claims in the area. Work accidents could happen in a number of different ways. You could be injured in a factory accident from poorly maintained machinery which malfunctions, causing you to become trapped in it, or you could be injured in an office because of poorly lit stairwells causing a fall. In each of these cases, your employer could be in breach of health and safety law, as they are required to ensure the workplace is as safe as reasonably possible. In the first case, they could have failed to perform adequate maintenance to the machinery, while in the second, they may have failed to ensure adequate lighting for you to move around safely. These are just a few examples of what could lead to a claim. If you’re unsure as to whether your incident could lead to a personal injury claim, then we could help.
In addition to these one-off incidents, if your employer had failed to reduce risks of you suffering industrial illnesses such as tendonitis, repetitive strain injury or workplace deafness for example, and you went on to develop these conditions, then our solicitors could assist you in making a claim for compensation.
Below you will find statistics for workplace injuries in the city of Bradford which Keighley is based in. For full details of injuries at work in other areas, you can visit the website for the HSE. These statistics cover 2018/2019.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries (2018/2019)||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (2018/2019)||Fatal injuries
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was caused by third party negligence and you have suffered an injury as a result you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. While many drivers take the utmost care when driving, there could be instances where some drivers do not, and this could cause a road traffic accident. Whether you have been injured by a speeding driver in a lorry, car, van, taxi or bus, or someone has run a red light and hit you as a pedestrian, if you have been injured due to road user negligence you may have a valid claim for compensation. You may be able to make a claim through the motor insurance bureau (MIB) who will compensate you for the injuries that you have sustained through no fault of your own when a driver cannot be identified or who has no insurance. For more information on this, you could simply call our advice line.
Whether you trip over a trailing wire in your workplace that was not secure or you slip on a spillage in a warehouse that was not cleared up or highlighted with warning signs, you could consider looking for accident claims solicitors covering Keighley to help you claim compensation for any harm suffered. There are a number of different ways that you could be injured in this manner, and it could happen in various places; from hotels, shops, public places, workplaces, hospitals, and more. The responsible party for your personal injury claim would be the person/entity that had a duty for your safety while you were in the area – this could be anyone from your employer to a local council. To see who may be liable for your slip or fall claim, simply call our team.
We mentioned in the last section about slips and falls in public places, but these are not the only accidents that could happen in public. You could make an accident claim for any number of reasons.
A public place could be a shopping centre, a library, a leisure centre or a park. You could be injured from unsafe storage of books in a library, causing them to fall on you, or you could have park equipment that was poorly maintained collapse under you for example. However your injury occurs, if it was the fault of someone else, you could look at making accident claims in Keighley to help compensate you not only for your pain but for any financial consequences of your accident.
Medical negligence could happen in a number of different settings. These could include:
- The operating theatre
- The consultant’s office
- A hospital ward
- Accident and Emergency in Keighley hospital
- A GP clinic
- A birthing suite
- A dentist’s office
- A care home
- And more…
Healthcare professionals have a duty of care to all of their patients. If they fail to look after you properly and you are left worse off in terms of your health because of their negligence, then you could find accident claims solicitors covering Keighley to handle your claim.
While the time limit for compensation claims is generally 3 years, the time limit for claims that are made through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is just 2 years.
Through CICA you could make a claim for the injuries that you have sustained as a result of criminal actions. You could claim as a victim of a violent crime or for emotional harm from witnessing such an act. The time limit of 2 years may not apply in cases of historic sexual or physical abuse – so please do get in touch with us to discuss your circumstances further.
Here at Accident Claims UK, our solicitors offer a no win no fee agreement as a funding option for all claimants. This means that you will not need to pay your solicitors fees until the end of the claims process. This is known as a success fee and will be deducted from your final settlement amount. It is also worth mentioning that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not need to pay your solicitor for their fees. For more information regarding the benefits of utilising a no win no fee agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you’d like to know approximately how much compensation you’d be looking at for a certain injury, you could look for a personal injury claims calculator online, but we’d recommend calling our team instead, as these calculators may not take into consideration something pertinent to your specific situation.
There are plenty of reasons to get in touch with us, including our free advice helpline 0800 073 8801, as well as the fact that all our accident claims solicitors covering Keighley work on no win no fee basis. Should you wish to, you could email firstname.lastname@example.org use the live chat feature on this page or fill in our online contact form. However you choose to get in touch, you’ll find our expert advisors friendly, approachable and knowledgeable – and we’re happy to help you any way we can.
Here we look at some of the more frequent questions we’re asked about making a claim for compensation.
How Could A Personal Injury Solicitor Assist Me?
As we mentioned, you could try and make a claim on your own, but for some claimants, the process might be too complex. An accident claim solicitor with years of experience could help to fight an angle of your case that you may not have considered. Here at Accident Claims UK, our accident claims solicitors covering Keighley could offer a great deal of experience and assist you in making your claim.
Should I Claim With A Local Solicitor?
While you could search for ‘solicitors near me’ in your internet browser, you might be missing out on some great solicitors. We offer a nationwide service to our clients and although our solicitors are not based in Keighley they can cover the area with ease. They will ensure that you are kept up to date regularly with the progress of your claim whether that be through email, over the phone or via the post.
Will I Have To Visit A Doctor For A Medical Checkup?
In order to make a claim for personal injury, you are required to attend a medical assessment with an independent doctor. This is because independent medical reports are used to help calculate the basis of your settlement amount.
Where Could I Have My Checkup?
You may not have to worry about travelling to see the medical expert, as we have a panel of doctors that we work with who cover the area. Some examples of these doctors include:
Mark Innes Burgin
West Yorkshire Physiotherapy Centre,
The Old Schoolhouse,
Town Gate, Wyke
The Old School House
HSE – Reporting Accidents – This page on the HSE site covers how and what to report.
Bradford Accident Reporting – This page talks about health and safety at work and investigations/complains pertaining to this.
All About Keighley Police – Details of the local police.
Local Court – Bradford court details can be seen here.
What Are Your Rights? – Accident at work – your rights are explained here.
Cycling Claimants – This guide covers cycling accidents.
Care Home Negligence – You can read about claiming in this guide.
Article by JJ.
Edited by CK