By Olivia Middleton. Last updated 8th September 2021. A guide that explains how our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Leicester can assist with making a claim. We will cover many of the different kinds of accidents that are commonly claimed for, and explain why you could be eligible to make a claim of this nature.
Although we have not provided a personal injury claims calculator, our claims team will be able to give you an estimate of the worth of your claim, if you give them a call on 0800 073 8801. They can also tell you the time limit is going to apply in your case. Additionally, they can explain why we feel our claims service could be the perfect way for you to have your claim processed for compensation.
Choose A Section:
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Leicester?
- Reported Injuries At Workplaces In Leicester
- Employee Accidents At Work
- Leicester Car And Road Traffic Accidents
- Trips And Falls In Public
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Accidents In A Public Place
- Medical Negligence Claims In Leicester
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Leicester
- How To Start Your Claim
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Further Information
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Leicester?
In order for you to be eligible to make an accident claim, our accident claims solicitors will need to be able to show that a third party was responsible, at least partially, for the accident that caused you harm. A key word here is the word partially. You could still make a claim for an injury caused by an incident that you contributed to yourself.
In this situation, the legal team representing the claimant (you) and the legal team representing the defendant (the third party), will negotiate a reduced level of liability, as a percentage. Any compensation settlement you are awarded will be calculated in line with this.
If you need some advice on who to claim against, and whether you have a valid claim or not, we can help you. Speak to a member of our claims team on the number at the bottom of this page. They will evaluate your claim for you, and then let you know whether you are eligible to make a claim, and who you will need to pursue compensation for the injuries that you have sustained.
Reported Injuries At Workplaces In Leicester
The table below provides statistics from HSE relating to workplace accidents in the Leicester region:
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries (2018/19)||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (2018/19)||Fatal injuries (2018/19)|
One of the kinds of accident claims in Leicester that a personal injury lawyer can help a claimant with is work-related accidents. Every employer in the UK has to comply with all rules and regulations related to maintaining a safe workplace. When compliance is not met, it can lead to hazards and injuries such as:
- Exposure to harmful chemicals.
- Soft tissue injuries and muscle strain.
- Falling objects hitting a member of staff.
- Exposure to excessive noise.
- Severe cuts, lacerations, bruises and fractures.
- Long-term health issues such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
If it can be proven that negligence on the part of the employer, led directly or indirectly to an employee suffering harm in some way, the employee could be in a position to make a compensation claim.
Leicester Car And Road Traffic Accidents
Of all the types of compensation claims made, arguably, road traffic accidents are one of them. A road traffic accident can affect the driver, a passenger or even a pedestrian that is struck by a moving vehicle. The legal entity that a claim will be made against will be one of two types.
- Another road user, and this includes passengers of vehicles who cause an accident as well as pedestrians.
- An organisation of some kind, whereby the organisation is responsible for the hazard that caused the accident. For example, a company truck that spills diesel on a road, causing an accident.
If you are unsure of who you will need to make your claim against or need some information about the road traffic accident claims process, please give our claims team a quick call. They can tell you who we think you should pursue damages.
Trips And Falls In Public
After road traffic accidents, slips, trips, and falls are supposedly one of the most frequently seen kinds of accidents in the UK every year. These accidents can happen at any time and in any place. They are often caused by hazards such as:
- Dirty or wet floors that have not been cleaned, and were not marked by a warning sign.
- Damaged floor coverings such as a warped floorboard, cracked floor tile or frayed carpet.
- Badly lit stairwells or inadequate safety rails.
- Broken or badly laid pavements.
- Uneven pavements, such as cobblestones.
Hazards such as these can result in injuries ranging from simple cuts, sprains, etc. through to more serious injuries such as fractures or dislocations. The elderly are particularly at risk for serious injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall. If a third party was responsible for causing the hazard that resulted in the accident, it could be possible for the victim to make a claim through accident claim solicitors covering Leicester.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
When a person is injured in a violent crime, such as a mugging or an assault, this could result in two separate kinds of legal proceedings. If the perpetrator of the crime is apprehended, they could be the subject of a criminal case. If the victim of the crime suffered any form of harm, they could also be able to claim damages. However, it is highly unlikely that the person who committed the act has the financial means to compensate the victim.
In cases such as this, a person making a claim for criminal injury compensation would make a claim through CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority). CICA is a UK Government-funded organisation, that was put in place so that victims of client crimes have a way to secure compensation. For more information regarding the CICA claims time limit, and the process in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Accidents In A Public Place
The local council is responsible for maintaining all publicly accessible municipal sites, to a safe standard. This includes facilities such as:
- Public roads and footpaths.
- Children’s playgrounds and other play areas.
- Public parks and green spaces.
- Public buildings such as a local library.
- Council operated car parks.
When a facility such as these is not maintained adequately, it could result in a hazard being caused. In turn, such a hazard could result in a member of the public being injured, in a way that accident claim solicitors could process a claim for. We have personal injury solicitors covering Leicester that could help you make such a claim against the local authority.
Claims of this nature can also be made against private owners, such as those who own, shopping centres, restaurants and so on. For more information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Medical Negligence Claims In Leicester
As a patient, you should be able to expect every medical professional to fulfil their duty of care towards you, not to do you harm. If you have been harmed by a medical professional due to what you believe is negligence, then the following statements will be true:
- The doctor, nurse, GP, surgeon, etc. had a duty of care towards you.
- The medical professional failed to meet this duty of care in a way that harmed the patient.
- The medical professional could have avoided breaching their duty of care in some way.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Leicester
As part of our claims service, we can provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim. When you use a team of No Win No Fee solicitors, there won’t be a charge at the time they take your claim on. They also won’t charge any fees while they process your claim for you. In the event that they cannot secure you any compensation whatsoever, they also won’t charge a fee. When they do win you compensation, they will deduct their fee from the final settlement figure and then forward the rest to you.
How To Start Your Claim
Do you need some accident claims advice? Or maybe you believe that you have a valid reason to make a claim, and need a good accident claim solicitor to process it for you? Either way, your next step is to have a conversation with one of our claim advisors on 0800 073 8801. They will go over your claim and evaluate it. If they believe that you do indeed have a valid basis for a claim, they will explain how our claims service can help you to do this.
Here are some answers to questions we commonly get asked about accident claims solicitors Leicester:
How can I establish whether I have a valid claim?
With regard to personal injury claims, claimants must be able to prove that they suffered as a result of third-party negligence. if you’re not familiar with what the term negligence means, it generally refers to when a third party fails to uphold their legal duty of care to you. If you suffer as a result of their breach of duty, you could be entitled to claim compensation. The following checklist could be used to give you an idea of whether you could be eligible:
- A third party owed you a legal duty of care
- Which they failed to uphold
- And you suffered as a result
An example of this could be your employer failing to provide you with necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) but instructing you to work with harmful chemicals. If you sustain chemical burns as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering. Get in touch today, whatever your situation, for a free consutlation.
How does a No Win No Fee agreement function?
Generally speaking, a No Win No Fee agreement allows claimants to access legal representation quickly when making a claim without having to save up for solicitors’ fees. As part of a No Win No Fee agreement, you don’t actually have to pay any of your solicitor’s fees until they win your compensation for you. At this point, they’ll deduct a small ‘success fee’ from your payout, which is legally capped and therefore can’t be more than 25%. If they fail to win your compensation for you, you won’t have to pay them a success fee. Instead, there won’t be any fee to pay them at all. This way, you won’t be left out of pocket, regardless of whether your claim fails or not.
How can I contact an adisor at Accident Claims?
We have a team of specialist advisors that are available to speak to you any time, any day. If you’d like to discuss your situation and see what your rights are, whether you’re wondering if you have grounds to claim or you’d like to see how much compensation you could be eligible for, our team can help. After asking a few simple questions about what happened, they’ll offer to connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers if you have grounds to make a claim. This way, you can access their No Win No Fee services and begin your claim right away.
How Could We Help You Make A Claim?
When you use our claims service as the vehicle for a compensation claim, you are assured of several things:
- Do all we can to get you the maximum level of compensation possible.
- Act in a transparent manner, keeping you updated on the status of your claim, and all we have been doing on your behalf.
- Not charge you anything until we have actually secured a compensation payment for you.
Please speak to a member of our claims team, to learn about the service we offer, and how it could be the best choice for making your claim.
Will I Have To Use An Accident Claims Solicitor In My Area?
There is no legal rule that says you need to use a local firm of solicitors to process your compensation claim. Indeed, the location shouldn’t really play any part in the decision-making process. You should, instead, choose the best solicitor possible, who would have the best chance of achieving a successful resolution, and win you the largest compensation settlement for your case.
Will I Have To Be Medically Assessed?
All claimants must undergo a medical examination so that the results of the assessment can be submitted to prove the extent of the harm the claimant suffered. This assessment forms the basis of evidence for compensation claims and confirms your injuries, their prognosis and will also highlight any future treatment that you may benefit from.
Will This Assessment Be Carried Out In My Area?
Our solicitors can arrange for you to have a medical examination local to Leicester from the following doctors from our panel.
|Zahir Ali||Regus Leicester Grove Park||Leicester||LE19 1SY|
|1st Floor Gateway House, 4 Penman Way|
|David McCollum (MedCo GP)||Hilton Hotel Leicester||Leicester||LE19 1WQ|
|Junction 21 Approach|
|Hisham Haq||Holmfield Consulting Rooms||Leicester||LE2 1SD|
|No 1 Holmfield Road, Stoneygate|
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Article by MW.
Edited by CK.