By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 1st 2021. Welcome to this accident claims solicitors for Lancaster injury claims guide. Below, we show you why you don’t need to use local personal injury solicitors for Lancaster claims.
This article is a guide to making accident claims in Lancaster. Accident Claims UK and our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Lancaster can offer you free legal accident claims advice and no win no fee agreements for compensation claims if you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault at work, while driving or while out in public. Read on in this article for more information about different types of accident claims and how to get in touch with our advisors to connect you with an injury lawyer that could help you.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Lancaster?
- Claim If Injured In A Crash Or Traffic Accident
- Claim Compensation For A Trip Accident
- Claim If Injured In An Accident At Work
- Statistics Highlighting Work Injuries In Lancaster
- Claim If The Victim Of A Violent Crime
- Claim For An Accident In A Public Place
- Claim If Hurt By Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Lancaster
- How To Contact Our Team
- Accident Claims Q&A
- Information For Victims Of Accidents In Lancaster
Our panel of accident claims solicitors cover most areas of the UK and it includes the Lancaster area. The accident solicitors have up to thirty years of legal experience and are ideally suited to handing your personal injury claim. They aren’t based in Lancaster, but they can handle any accident claim using various communication tools that you may wish to make just as easily as an accident claim solicitor in Lancaster. They will handle and guide you through the accident claim process, including gathering evidence and representing your case.
There may be grounds for you to make an accident claim if you have been injured in a crash on the road that you think was provably the fault of another road user. Each and every road user has a duty of care not to put other road users in harm’s way. You can read more about car accident claims in our guide here, this road traffic accident guide includes a personal injuries claims calculator to give you an idea of how much money you could receive for each particular type of injury, for example see our whiplash compensation calculator.
You could make a no win no fee claim for compensation for trip on a pavement or on steps or indoors if you were injured and the accident was caused by the negligence of the owner or whomever is responsible for the property where the accident took place. If making a claim against the local council your situation must fit into a certain criteria. Examples of cases where you could make an accident claim for a slip or trip accident would be if you had slipped on a wet floor where mopping had recently been done or a drink had been spilled without being cleared up and there were no warning signs, if you tripped on wiring that had been left strung across the floor or if you slipped on ice that had not been gritted by the local authorities. If you are injured in a trip accident because an entity responsible for your safety failed in to act accordingly to obligated legislation or health and safety policies you may have the foundation to pursue a claim for damages.
You would have grounds for making a claim for accident compensation against your employer if you have suffered an injury in an accident at work that was caused by a lack of adherence to proper health and safety procedures by your employer. This might include failure to provide staff with proper safety equipment such as hi viz jackets, hard hats and breathing masks. Failure to provide staff with proper safety training or training on what to do in the event of an emergency. Companies must also perform risk assessments to determine potential hazards. Companies must ensure that equipment they use is well maintained and safe to use. You can also claim compensation for work related stress and for being the victim of assault while at work if your workplace did not have adequate security measures to keep staff safe.
This table shows the figures for reported work accident injuries in Lancaster for the years 2014/15 to 2019/20. The total number of non-fatal injuries, the rate of injuries and the number of people killed in workplace accidents for the periods stated. Follow this link if you want to see the source for these figures, which also includes the statistics for the rest of the country to get an idea of how Lancaster measures up in terms of workplace accidents
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100’000 workers
Sadly, some accidents at work could be fatal. We give you some common causes of workplace fatal accidents as per the 2021 statistics from the HSE below.
A person who has been injured as a result of a criminal act, either from being assaulted or suffering psychological harm from witnessing a criminal assault maybe entitled to criminal injury compensation. To be eligible to receive criminal injury compensation proof that the criminal assault took place is needed and that you have suffered an injury or psychological harm as a result, a criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible is not required before compensation is awarded. You could also claim for having been the victim of sexual abuse, see more information on sexual abuse compensation claims here. Criminal injury compensation claims are made to the Governments Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA).
The same principle of slip and trip claims applies to a personal injury and accident claim for an accident in a public place; the owner or operator of a property open to the public is responsible for making sure that said property is safe for the public and can be held liable for accidents that occur as a result of failing to do so. Some examples of these types of accidents might include developing food poisoning from food purchased in a shop or a restaurant. Being cut or burned while having your haircut at a barbers or stylists, or being injured at the gym as a result of using equipment that was mislabeled or faulty. You can find out more information about making personal injury claims for accidents in public and about how to make accident claims against specific large companies in our website’s public place accident guide here. Don’t forget to read through our personal injuries claims calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to for your injury.
You can make a no win no fee claim for compensation if you have been avoidably injured or suffered unnecessarily by medical negligence by a medical professional. Medical negligence, or clinical negligence, occurs when a health professional fails to follow correct procedures, carry out their duties properly and uphold their duty of care to the people in their care. This can come in a number of different forms and can have effects that range from painful and inconvenient injuries and illnesses to life threatening conditions. Examples of medical negligence could include neglect of residents in nursing homes, negligent misdiagnosis of illnesses by GP’s and other doctors, surgical procedures including dental and cosmetic procedures being carried out negligently or inadequate hygiene in hospitals leading to patients contracting serious illnesses such as MRSA. In order to be eligible to make a medical negligence claim it must be proven that a health professional has acted in a substandard and negligent way and this has lead to a patient suffering unnecessarily. Click here to read our guide on compensation claims for medical negligence.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors are no win no fee solicitors. These are solicitors that will not charge their clients for their time or services in the event that a valid accident claim fails to secure compensation for their claimant. Instead of taking payment from their clients when their claims are successful no win no fee solicitors will negotiate with their client prior to beginning the accident claim a certain amount of the accident compensation payment that they will receive as their payment, the maximum amount they can receive from the pay out is 25%.
Call or contact us today if you are interested in enquiring about making an accident claim in Lancaster with our panel no win no fee accident solicitors. Our number is 0800 073 8801 and our line operates 24/7. Alternatively you can fill out our websites contact form here and our team will try and get back to you as soon as possible.
In What Ways Could Your Team Help Me?
Our team of advisors will decide if the incident that you want to make a claim about constitutes a valid accident claim. There are certain limits that may obstruct you from making an accident claim such as the accident claims time limit, which means you cannot make a claim if you were over 21 when the accident took place and it has been more than three years since the effect of the injuries manifested. There are exceptions of course and our advisors can inform you of these. If it is deemed valid they will put you through to one of the accident solicitors covering Lancaster. Our accident solicitors will gather evidence to support your case, which will include arranging for you to meet with a doctor for a medical examination, and represent your case. Our accident solicitors have up to thirty years of legal experience making them ideal for working through an accident claim with you. Our accident solicitors will keep in regular contact with you during your claim to keep you updated on your claims progress.
Is The Location Of A Solicitor Important?
The location of a solicitor is not important. It does not matter how far away from you your solicitor is based, it doesn’t even matter if they are based too far away from you for you to be able to meet them in person during your claim as making a personal injury claim does not always require a solicitor and their client to do so. An accident claim can be made with a personal injury solicitor entirely through phone and email correspondence without the solicitor and their clients ever meeting each other. Since our accident claims solicitors are not based in the Lancaster area this is probably how an accident claim would proceed if you were to take one up with our accident solicitors. Don’t be put off by the prospect of working with an accident solicitor remotely, you will probably find it makes your accident claim less stressful as you will not have the inconvenience of having to attend meetings with your solicitor if you did not want to.
Will A Doctor Check Over My Injury?
Our solicitors will make sure that you are seen by a doctor for a medical examination as part of the accident claims process. This is a vital part of the process as the medical report will also allow your accident solicitor to determine how much money your claim will be requesting in compensation.
Will This Doctor Be Located In Lancaster?
Accident Claims UK works with a panel of doctors working across many different parts of the country. We do our best to ensure that all of our clients have access to a doctor based locally who can provide them with a medical examination rather than having to travel far from home to be seen by a doctor. We do this because we know that people might be discouraged from making a claim if they had to make arrangements to travel to another part of the country as part of the claims process. The names and practice addresses of the doctors we work with in the Lancaster area are listed below.
4-6 Dalton Square
Holiday Inn Lancaster
Lancaster LA1 3RA
Are there any questions I should ask accident claims solicitors covering Lancaster?
When choosing personal injury solicitors for Lancaster claims, there are some considerations you might want to make. Obviously, we have discussed the fact that you don’t need to use a local solicitor. But, whether you are making an accident at work claim, a claim for medical negligence or a fatal accident claim for a lost loved one, there may be other factors you might want to consider. There are such a lot of law firms out there, and making a choice between them could be tricky. You might want to consider the following:
- Are they registered in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority?
- Do they have lots of years of experience in providing specialist legal advice on many different types of personal injury claims?
- Could they offer you that legal advice free of charge?
- Would they give you a free of charge eligibility check?
- What kind of success rate do they have?
- Would they work on a No Win No Fee basis?
- What do independent reviews say about them?
- Would previous claimants recommend their legal services?
If you’d like to ask our team any of these questions, we’d be happy to talk to you. We’re sure we could give you peace of mind as to the effectiveness of our service. We’d be delighted to help with your claim.
Could accident claims solicitors covering Lancaster help me claim on behalf of someone else?
There may be some circumstances in which you might be wanting to make a claim for somebody else. One of the most common reasons for doing so is if a child you’re responsible for is injured in an accident that was not their fault. Whether you are looking to make child car accident claims, or a claim for a child who was injured at school or in a public place, you could act as their litigation friend. What this means is that you would be authorised to make decisions about their claim on their behalf and with their best interests at heart. Usually, once such claims are settled, the compensation awarded would be held in a trust for your child. However, you could apply to the court for release of some of the award should the child need it for medical treatment, for example. We could also assist if you wanted to claim for someone who has lost their life in a fatal accident, or on behalf of someone lacking the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
Thanks for reading our guide exploring accident claims solicitors for Lancaster claims. Now you’ll know why you don’t need local personal injury solicitors for Lancaster claims.