By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 8th September 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton guide. This could help if you’re looking for personal injury solicitors for Littlehampton claims.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be confused about what your options are and whether you are eligible for compensation. In these circumstances, it can be wise to seek the assistance of a solicitor who can give you impartial and professional advice about the accident claims process.
Our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton can help you find out whether you are entitled to make an accident claim. We can both offer accident claims advice about your unique case and provide a centralised estimation of how much compensation you could receive rather than using a personal injury claims calculator.
Below are some types of accidents that previous claimants have successfully received settlements for. We will discuss each one in detail, with examples of the scenarios they might occur in. However, there’s no need to worry if the accident you suffered from isn’t mentioned here as you can discuss your options with one of our helpful advisors on 0800 0738 801.
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- Accidents In The Workplace In Littlehampton
- Reported Injuries At Work In Arun
- Traffic And Road Accidents In Littlehampton
- Falling And Tripping Or Slipping Accident Claims
- Criminal Injury Victim Compensation Claims
- Public Injury Compensation Claims
- Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Littlehampton
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As soon as an accident occurs, it could be beneficial to seek expert advice at the earliest possible moment. In these circumstances, an accident claims solicitor can give you free, impartial advice to help you make an informed decision.
A personal injury lawyer could claim the maximum amount of compensation you could be entitled to on your behalf for a number of different scenarios. This may include the negligence of a healthcare provider, employer, a reckless road user, or the owner of a private premises or public space.
In many cases, it is common for an accident claims solicitor to handle numerous claims across the country but be based outside of your local area. Alongside helping people claim compensation from those responsible, a solicitor can also:
- Check the validity of your claim against the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Add valuable professional knowledge in the collection of evidence.
- Estimate how much potential compensation could be awarded.
To find out more information about how our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Littlehampton could help you make accident claims, read on in our detailed guide.
An employer acting in a negligent way could lead to an injury or illness that could have been avoided had the correct guidelines been followed. Such claims may be brought for injuries caused by defective equipment, falling objects on a building site, or even stress at work.
Your employer owes you a duty of care in the workplace. In order to retain a safe working environment, there are various guidelines and articles of legislation which clearly detail an employer’s responsibilities to prevent an accident at work.
In order to avoid harm in the workplace, an employer could:
- Provide a safe working environment as well as safe machinery, and equipment.
- Provide any safety equipment which may be necessary for specific job roles. This could include personal protective equipment.
- Train employees in the appropriate safety precautions in order to conduct daily job roles safely.
We have a panel of accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton who could help you claim compensation for an injury or illness contracted from your workplace.
In a report by the Health and Safety Executive, an estimated 693,000 injuries were sustained at work in 2019/20, according to the Labour Force Survey. In addition to this, a further 142 workers were killed while at work from 2020 to 2021. From these statistics alone, we can see that a significant amount of people are injured at work on a yearly basis. You can see industries most badly affected by fatal injuries below.
To help better illustrate the rate of accidents in the surrounding areas of Littlehampton, the table below incorporates the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries recorded for Arun. The rate of non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers has also been provided.
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS
A road traffic accident could encompass numerous types of road users and range in severity, from serious injuries caused by a fatal accident to whiplash following a rear-end car collision. In most cases, it’s likely that if your injury was caused by another road user’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
The cause of such accidents can vary from case-to-case, depending on the road user in question. Our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton can handle a wide range of complex traffic accidents, including:
- Rear-end collision
- Vehicle rollover
- Bike accidents
- Head-on collision
- Cyclist accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Boat accident/Boat crash
However, the expertise of our personal injury lawyers is not limited to this list which is why we recommend clients to speak to an advisor beforehand to discuss their case. Our accident claims solicitors could give you the best possible chance of receiving the highest settlement amount from your accident.
It can be argued that slip, trip and fall accidents are some of the most common ways in which people are injured in the UK.
A personal injury claim can be brought for a wide range of circumstances, some of which we have listed below:
- Oily/wet surfaces
- Weather hazards
- Uneven surfaces without signposts
- Loose rugs
- Uneven mats
- Blocked views
- Obstructed footpaths
- Poor lighting
- Wrinkled carpeting
- Draws obstructing walkways
Slips and trips could also result from the negligence of an employer or a public body that ignores its responsibilities regarding public pavements. Even potholes on the road and icy pavements that are not properly treated could be grounds for a compensation claim if a person is injured because of it. As a result of such negligence, a person could suffer from sprains, fractures or other musculoskeletal injuries.
To receive accident compensation for your injuries, contact a personal injury solicitor from our expert team today.
If you or a loved one suffers from the trauma of a violent crime or assault, it could have long-lasting effects both physically and mentally. Amongst the devastation that could be experienced, you could be left with almost no information or guidance about your legal rights.
Although it may seem daunting to make a criminal injury compensation claim, our no win no fee solicitors are specially trained to ensure your case is handled with care and respect throughout the claims process. While a settlement fee may not take away any physical or mental suffering entirely, it could help cover any excessive costs of medical treatment. This could be for a physical injury, such as a broken bone, or a delayed psychological injury, such as PTSD. In such cases where the PTSD is delayed, the accident claims time limit begins from the moment you were aware of the PTSD and it was diagnosed.
To help get your life back on track and receive compensation for your suffering, you can make a criminal injuries claim with our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton today. We have various contact methods available to those who are not comfortable with speaking to an advisor over the phone.
Furthermore, you may also want to seek the assistance of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Also referred to as ‘CICA’, this government organisation provides compensation to blameless victims of criminal violence. The amount awarded can vary from case-to-case, taking into consideration the severity of the injuries suffered. Click here for more information.
In order to make a personal injury claim, you must first establish that the injury suffered was the result of a breach in the duty of care owed to you by a third party. A public injury could take place in almost any walk of life, from a local park that should have been maintained by a local authority to a car park managed by a private owner.
When we speak of a public space, we refer to an area which you can enter as a member of the public. This includes local parks, shopping centres, leisure centres or even just the streets. Who the claim may be brought against then depends on the space in question. For an injury caused by the pavement or a local park, a local authority may be held responsible. For a seafront accident or Littlehampton beach accident, it may be an external owner. Call us today to discuss your claim.
You could be entitled to make an accident claim for an injury or illness contracted under the care of a healthcare professional which was otherwise avoidable. In this sense, ‘avoidable harm’ describes circumstances that could have been prevented had the correct procedures been taken.
While you are receiving treatment from a medical professional, you are owed an expected standards of care regardless of the procedure. This could be anything from cosmetic surgery to a routine check-up at your local dentist. If these standards drop below what is legally expected, it is likely that the patient could consequently be harmed. Examples of such negligence could include;
- Avoidable childbirth injuries, including Cerebral Palsy.
- Your GP prescribing the incorrect medication resulting in you having an adverse reaction and subsequently affecting your health.
- A surgeon operating on the incorrect part of your body and removing a healthy organ.
You can bring a claim against private healthcare sectors and public facilities, including the NHS. For more information, speak to our expert advisors.
To ensure the accident claims process is as easy as possible, we offer the majority of clients our services under a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement. This is arguably one of the most affordable ways in which a person could fund their claim.
Under this agreement, your solicitor undertakes the work for the client on the basis that their fees will only be settled if the case is successful. If the claimant is awarded compensation, a pre-agreed percentage of this will be set aside to cover the legal costs of the process. However, if their case is unsuccessful, they will not be held responsible for their fees. For more information regarding the benefits of using a no win no fee agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope that this guide has provided you with useful information about accident claims in Littlehampton. Now that you have a better understanding of how a personal injury lawyer could help you claim compensation, you may want to speak to one of our expert advisors to begin the claims process.
Whether you or a family member has been a victim of a stabbing in Littlehampton or suffered whiplash from a road traffic accident, our specialist team are more than happy to help. Call us today on the number at the top, fill in our contact form of this guide or click here for alternative methods.
Below we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions encountered by our accident claims solicitors in their professional experience. For accident claims advice more specific to your claim, call us today.
What Ways Could Your Team Help Me?
Our panel of accident claims solicitors can provide a wide range of services to you in order to help you successfully receive compensation for your damages. We have experience in a variety of different accident claims and we may be able to offer you a no win no fee agreement for your case. With our telephone lines open 24/7, our expertise is just a phone call away.
Could I Claim With A Solicitor From Outside Littlehampton?
While there could be many different personal injury solicitors in your local area, they may not always possess the same amount of experience in accident claims as other law firms across the country.
Instead of limiting your online search to ‘solicitors near me’, it may be more beneficial to consider the services of legal firms placed elsewhere for a much broader selection of options. Our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton have up to three decades of experience in handling claims, which is why we could possess the capabilities to successfully handle your claim.
Will I Need A Medical Check Up?
Your medical assessment will play a vital role in a personal injury claim. The purpose of this examination is to provide an impartial, detailed report about how your illness or injury has impacted your life, alongside specifics of what treatment you require and your future prognosis. Therefore, this medical report could be of particular importance in your accident claim case as it will form the basis of the valuation of your claim.
Where May I Have A Check Up?
We work with a panel of doctors across the country that may be able to carry out your medical assessment. In Littlehampton, this panel includes:
177 Goring Road,
Chichester – Forum House,
Chichester Park Hotel,
Could accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton help me if I’ve been injured in a hit and run?
Unfortunately come out whilst it is it legal requirement for motorists to stop at the scene of an accident that causes personal injury, hit and run incidents do still happen. But what happens to the victim who has suffered personal injury from such an accident? If the driver or other motorist cannot be traced, how would they get compensation? The answer lies with the Motor Insurers Bureau. This is an organisation whose primary purpose is to reduce uninsured driving in the UK. However, they also compensate people who have been injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. This could include hit and run victims. Making a claim through the MIB is something our personal injury solicitors covering Littlehampton would be only too happy to assist you with.
Would accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton assist with a child accident claim?
Whether your child was injured in a head on collision as a passenger in a car, or they suffered injury at school, if they have a valid claim, you could claim on their behalf. You would need to register to be a litigation friend to do so. We could assist with this process. Our solicitors could help you with the claim, where you would make decisions on your child’s behalf with their best interests at heart. Their compensation would normally be held in a trust fund for them. However, should they require funds to be released for reasons including medical care costs, you could apply to the courts for this. If you’d like to ask us anything about making a claim on behalf of a child, we’d be glad to help.
What should a personal injury solicitor offer?
When you’re looking for legal services, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of law firms and solicitors there are that are registered in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, the level of service they provide could differ significantly. As well as checking independent reviews, you might want to call and ask how many years experience your chosen solicitor has. As well as this, why not find out if they could offer you any free legal advice on your case, and whether they could take on your claim on a no win no fee basis under a conditional fee agreement. That way, you could get an idea of whether a solicitor could offer what you need.
If you are still unsure about various aspects of the accident claims process, call our accident claims solicitors covering Littlehampton or consider the resources below.
Reporting Accidents, Incidents And Diseases
What procedures to take under the Health and Safety Executive guidelines.
How can the police in Sussex help you?
Worthing County Court And Family Court
Important information about how to write to, contact or visit Worthing County and Family Courts in your area.
Accidents At Work
Advice for victims of workplace accidents
Pub And Bar Accident Compensation
With thousands of bars across the country, find out how you could claim for an injury
Taxi Accident Compensation
How to begin the accident claims process for a case involving a taxi.
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