By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 7th 2021. Welcome to this accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli guide. We hope this helps you choose personal injury solicitors for Llanelli claims.
Being injured in an accident caused by somebody else can be really annoying and lead to a lot of pain and suffering. This is why by law victims of personal injury have the right to pursue a claim for damages. Accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli can help with a claim and could improve your chances of receiving the correct amount of compensation.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors aren’t based in Llanelli but are able and happy to help make accident claims in Llanelli. If you would like to discuss how we could help you make a no win no fee compensation claim today, please call 0800 073 8801.
If you’d like to know more about making a personal injury claim before calling, then please continue reading this handy guide.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Llanelli?
- Injuries Caused By Workplace Accidents In Llanelli
- Injuries Recorded In Carmarthenshire
- Claim For A Road Traffic Injury In Llanelli
- Slip Compensation Claims
- Public Accidents And Injuries
- Llanelli Medical Negligence
- Assaults And Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Llanelli
- Speak To Accident Claims UK
- Answers To Your FAQs
- Related Services And Information
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Llanelli?
There are different types of accidents that could lead to a compensation claim. Too many to list here but we will cover some of the more common. A claim could be possible if you suffer an injury in an accident which was caused by somebody else who owed you a duty of care.
It could include a medical negligence injury, an M4 accident, a train accident, an assault or a compensation claim following a slip. So long as you suffered an injury and you didn’t cause the accident yourself, it may be possible to claim against the liable party. This guide will explain what to do following an accident and why somebody else might be liable for your injuries.
If you decide to work with us, our accident claim solicitors will:
- Help you gather evidence required to back up your claim.
- Compile and submit your claim.
- Deal with the defendant or their solicitor on your behalf.
- Provide advice about any offer of compensation you receive.
You should be aware that we can only help if your claim is made within the accident claims time limit of 3 years. That’s either from the date of the accident or when your injuries were diagnosed. There are exceptions please call our advisors for more information.
Injuries Caused By Workplace Accidents In Llanelli
As an employee, you are automatically owed a duty of care by your employer. This is because the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 dictates that employers should keep staff safe at work wherever possible.
This means that they’re required to assess the workplace for risks and make adaptations to reduce the risks. This means that they should:
- Prepare a health and safety policy, ensuring staff are aware of it.
- Train staff fully in their duties.
- Ensure protective equipment is worn where needed.
- Maintain and repair any equipment or machinery.
If you’ve been injured because one of the above hasn’t happened, you might be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the injury. You shouldn’t be put off from claiming either. Your employer can’t discriminate against you for deciding to claim and they’ll have insurance in place to protect them against such claims.
Injuries Recorded In Carmarthenshire
The table below illustrates the level of accidents at work in Carmarthenshire (including Llanelli) reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over a number of years.
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It shows the number of accidents, accidents per 100,000 employees and any fatal accidents that have occurred. To view the full statistics for the UK, you can download the full HSE report here.
Fatal accident statistics for 2020 can be found on the HSE website. You can see some of these statistics below.
Claim For A Road Traffic Injury In Llanelli
Any form of road traffic accident (RTA) caused by another road user could mean you’re able to make a personal injury claim if you sustained any form of injury following the accident.
The best advice following an RTA is to act quickly as evidence can be moved from the scene if you wait. You should:
- Take photographs before vehicles are moved.
- Ask witnesses for details and statements.
- Get the other driver’s details.
- Seek medical treatment at either a GP surgery or hospital.
- Report the accident to the police either online, via 101 or via 999 in emergencies.
Slip Compensation Claims
A compensation claim could be made if you slip, trip or/and fall due to a hazard that should not have been their and you are injured as a consequence. These could occur just about anywhere and, if they are caused by another’s negligence, someone who had breached their duty of care towards you this could mean you’re entitled to compensation.
Claims could be made for injuries caused by:
- Falling down the stairs because of a broken handrail.
- Tripping on a doormat that wasn’t in the right position.
- Slipping on a wet floor where no warning signs were used.
- Bad lighting that meant you were unable to see a trip hazard.
Public Accidents And Injuries
If an accident happens in a public place, which is the result of a person responsible for maintaining the area not adhering to obligated health and safety legislation, if an injury occurs they maybe held liable. It maybe difficult identifying who is responsible for the area, it may not always be apparent, that is where accident solicitors can be really helpful as they may know how to determine the occupier or owner of a public space.
Land registry records can be searched and offer a good starting point, or you could ask neighbouring businesses or individuals who they think owns the property or land where your accident happened.
Llanelli Medical Negligence
Medical negligence can be defined in different ways including if a medical practitioner or health care provider through negligent treatment or substandard care causes avoidable harm such as a new injury, illness or allowing a medical condition to worsen.
Claims could possibly be made for avoidable injuries sustained in medical treatment, as well as cosmetic surgery, against the NHS or private healthcare companies. Medical professionals could include nurses, care workers, doctors, surgeons, dentists, beauty specialists, hospital staff and midwives.
Amongst other things, claims could be possible for:
- Illnesses or side effects because the wrong medicine was prescribed.
- Wrong site surgery.
- Suffering caused by a delay in treatment following a negligent misdiagnosis.
- Pain, illnesses or suffering caused by infections due to poor hygiene.
Assaults And Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
One other type of claim that could be possible, although through a slightly different route, is a claim for any physical, sexual or mental injury caused by a criminal act against you.
You may be able to claim through the Government’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The scheme means that even though you might not be able to claim against the criminal directly, you could still be compensated.
Amounts paid differ to a standard personal injury claim, the time limits are different, and the eligibility criteria differs too. Therefore, to ensure your claim is handled correctly, why not contact an advisor and see whether we could help begin your claim.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Llanelli
A worry for some people is the cost of hiring an accident claim solicitor. You needn’t worry about that because you can reduce the financial risk of making a claim by using a no win no fee solicitor.
Our accident claims solicitors all work on a no win no fee basis. This means that:
- Your claim will be assessed for free.
- If your case is taken on, you won’t have to pay up front.
- There’s nothing to pay the solicitor if the solicitor loses the case.
- You’ll pay a success fee (limited to 25%) if the solicitor wins compensation.
Success fees are deducted automatically from the compensation. They’re used to pay the personal injury lawyer for their work and because they’re taken from your compensation, you don’t need to find the funds to pay them yourself.
Speak To Accident Claims UK
Hopefully, you’re now ready to contact us to begin your claim. If so, you can get in touch by:
- Calling free on 0800 073 8801.
- Using our live chat facility.
- Or asking for a call back by filling in this online form.
Answers To Your FAQs
You probably now have many questions regarding accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli and how they work. To help you save some time when you contact us, we’ve answered some of the more commonly asked questions below.
Could I Claim Compensation With An Accident Claims Solicitor?
When you contact us here at Accident Claims UK, we’ll offer you a free assessment of your claim. One of our specialists will look at what happened and work out whether you could be entitled to compensation. If they think you have a strong case, they could refer you to one of our panel of accident claims solicitors.
Usually, you’ll need to be able to show that:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- Which they breached in some way which resulted in an accident.
- You suffered injuries in that accident.
If that’s true, the solicitor we refer you to can have up to 30 years of accident compensation claims experience. They’ll work on a no win no fee basis and will try as hard as they can to ensure you receive the right level of compensation for your injuries.
Do You Have Solicitors Near Me?
Many people think, “I’ll need to find solicitors near me”, when, in reality, there’s no need these days. As communicating with clients is so much easier than it was in the past, many accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli are happy to handle claims remotely.
This could mean you have a wider choice of solicitors to choose from and can choose based on their reputation, experience and recent cases they’ve handled rather than the location of their office.
What Happens At My Medical Exam?
As part of any accident claims in Llanelli, your personal injury solicitor needs to prove how serious your injuries were. The compensation amount will be based on the severity of injury, the immediate impact on you and the future impact that they may cause. Therefore, you’ll need to undergo a medical assessment, performed by a doctor.
They’ll assess you medically and ask a number of questions which will be used to provide a report to the solicitor. This report, along with other medical evidence, will form the basis of your claim.
Could I Visit A Local Doctor?
Our panel of doctors used to undertake medical assessments are based all over the UK. Here are some local to Llanelli that we could use:
Michael A Williams
Sancta Maria Hospital
Swansea, SA1 6DF.
Riaz Moosa Raza
Swansea, SA4 4HL.
What kind of accident at work claims could accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli assist me with?
Personal injury solicitors covering Llanelli could assist with a range of work-related injury claims. Some examples of claims they could assist with could include:
- Slips, trips and falls at work – if you have fallen downstairs at work because a handrail collapsed or the lighting was poor, this could be considered an avoidable workplace accident. If it is, you could claim compensation for your injuries.
- Stress at work – if you have made your employer aware that your workload is too much or you are suffering stress in another way because of your job, your employer should work with you to try and reduce your stress. If they do not, and you suffer further, this could amount to a breach of duty of care by your employer.
- Assaults at work – should an employee or customer assault you at work, this could also lead to a claim if your employer has failed to protect you.
- Work-related illness – there are a variety of work-related illnesses and conditions that could lead to a claim. These could range from industrial deafness to RSI and other musculoskeletal disorders.
If you’re unsure as to whether your work-related illness or injury could lead to compensation, please call our team. We would be happy to offer legal advice to you. If we believe you have a valid claim, we could provide you with specialist solicitors with years of experience to assist you. They could fight for the maximum compensation possible for your case.
What do I need to know about the accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli I’m working with?
Before choosing your solicitor to help you with your claim, it could be wise to do a little research. You could look into the law firm to check they’re authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, or SRA, and that they’re registered in England and Wales. Other things you might want to look into is whether there are any reviews on independent websites that talk about the level of service they offer. You could find out whether other claimants have been impressed with the legal services they provide. You could also check out whether they’d offer you free legal advice and whether the legal services they offer are on a No Win No Fee basis. If you’d like to speak to us at our registered office about any aspect of our services, we’d be glad to talk to you.
Related Services And Information
You’ve reached the end of this guide about accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli. We are happy to provide accident claims advice if you still have questions and have also linked to some useful guides and resources below.
Report a Road Problem – To report a road problem, such as a pothole, use this Carmarthenshire Council Page. Don’t forget you could make road traffic accident claims in some pothole related incidents.
Local Court – A link to the court serving Llanelli with details of opening hours and contact details.
Dyfed-Powys Police – Details of the best method of contacting the local police following an accident.
Clinical Negligence – Information about claiming medical negligence compensation if you’ve suffered an injury after negligent treatment.
Road Accident Claims – If you’ve suffered an injury in a traffic accident or vehicle crash, then this guide could prove useful to help you make a successful claim. We could also help with cyclist accident claims.
Whiplash Claims – A guide which explains when you might be able to claim for a road traffic injury such as whiplash, including a compensation calculator, details of no win no fee agreements and other insights.
Thanks for reading this accident claims solicitors covering Llanelli guide. We hope this helps you choose personal injury solicitors for Llanelli claims.