By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 26th 2021. Welcome to our guide to accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft. We have created this guide to explain why personal injury solicitors covering Lowestoft don’t have to be based locally.
Are you searching for accident claims solicitors to help you make a compensation claim? Are you confused about the accident claims process and whether your claim is valid? Do you feel daunted about the amount of legal advisors out there? If so, this guide could be of use to you.
From accidents in the workplace to those on the road, some injuries suffered from these accidents are not always your fault. There are many ways in which you could have been harmed by an accident, which is why we have created this guide to help you place your claim in the right category.
Even though we are not based in Suffolk, our accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft have up to three decades worth of experience in handling accident claims. Far too many people feel that they are limited to legal firms in their area. Which is why we feel people could be restricting themselves by only searching for ‘solicitors near me’.
If you believe that someone else was to blame for the harm you have suffered in an accident, you could be able to make a personal injury claim. Call us today on 0800 0738 801 to speak to our specialist team.
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- Car, Road And Traffic Accidents In Lowestoft
- Injuries In Trip And Fall Accidents
- Accidents In The Workplace
- Numbers Of Injuries At Work In Suffolk
- Criminal Injuries, Assaults And Abuse
- Injuries Suffered In A Public Place Accident
- Injuries Suffered Due To Medical Malpractice
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Lowestoft
- How To Contact Us
- Accident Claim Frequently Asked Questions
- Lowestoft Area Services
If you have been harmed by an accident in Lowestoft that was caused by the negligence or another person, authority or private business, and it is valid within the accident claims time limit, you could have grounds to make an accident compensation claim with a legal expert.
This could encompass a broad spectrum of accident types, such as the negligent actions of a healthcare professional, another driver, your employer, and the owner of a public service or private premises. In any case, to have the best chance of making successful accident claims in Lowestoft and securing the highest possible settlement for your damages, you could use a personal injury solicitor.
Accident claims in Lowestoft could be made with any one of our legal experts covering the Suffolk area. We can offer you a range of specialised services which could help people make claims for those who are responsible for their injuries. These services could include:
- A centralised estimation of the highest possible settlement you could receive under a personal injury claims calculator.
- The collection of vital evidence which will be used to support your case.
- A personal assessment of your case to confirm whether it is valid under the applicable accident claims time limit.
Instead of searching for ‘solicitors near me’, consider the legal services of our expert accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft. We could help you receive the highest possible amount of compensation for your injuries.
To make a case for a road traffic accident with accident claim solicitors, you must first be able to provide your injuries were caused by another motorist or road conditions. If the road traffic accident in Lowestoft you were a victim of was caused by another road user, contact our team today.
Many car accidents are the result of external causes, such as reckless or drunk driving, a car hitting another vehicle or even an object left negligently on the road. This could lead to a bike crash, car accident in Lowestoft, whiplash, a motorbike accident in Lowestoft or any other type of road accident in Lowestoft.
Our expert team of legal advisors possess the capabilities to help you make a claim for compensation.
A slip, trip or fall could be caused by anything from a negligent employer or because the local authority has failed to maintain pavements correctly. This could even include potholes in the road that cause pedestrians to fall, icy pavements during the cold periods, footpaths that have been obstructed by another or even weather hazards that have not been properly sign posted.
In some scenarios, these could lead to sprains, fractures, or other types of musculoskeletal injuries which may impact a person’s life both short-term and long-term.
For accident claims advice about injuries from trips and falls, contact our team.
An accident claim solicitor from our specialist team could help you bring a workplace accident or injury claim even though we are not based in Lowestoft. These types of accident claims can be brought for injuries or illnesses which have been caused by an employer’s negligent actions.
To ensure that the workplace is kept safe for their employees, there are various acts of legislation in place which legally oblige employers to provide certain aspects of safety equipment/training. For example, an employer must:
- Provide the necessary safety equipment required by certain types of jobs, such as personal protective equipment.
- Train employees in the appropriate manner to allow their daily job role to be carried out in a safe way.
- Provide a safe working environment in general and safe equipment.
If you believe your employer has acted negligently and this has led to you suffering from harm, contact us today on the number at the top of this guide.
To help create a better picture of how many people are harmed from workplace accidents, we have created this table illustrating the rate of reports in Suffolk. This table will look at the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, as well as the rate per 100,000 workers.
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As we can see, there is a high number of non-fatal injuries in the Suffolk area. If you feel that you have suffered from an accident at work, contact our expert team to make an accident claim today with a personal injury lawyer.
More statistics about injuries at work in other areas of the country can be found here.
We have also included a graph showing the most common causes of workplace injuries according to the HSE for 2019/20 below.
Unfortunately, regardless of how safe our local areas are, some people could suffer due to the criminal actions of another. However, when this happens victims could claim compensation to help with the trauma of this experience.
There are numerous ways in which you could receive compensation for your damages. For example, under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Or ‘CICA’), blameless victims of violent crime throughout the UK could be provided with compensation. This government organisation pays out awards ranging from £1000 to £50,000 depending on the severity of the injuries.
If you have been harmed by a criminal injury you could be entitled to accident compensation. Our accident claims solicitors could help you receive a settlement for a criminal injury or criminal accident that may have resulted in physical harm or psychological trauma. In circumstances where a victim has suffered from PTSD, the accident claims time limit will begin from the moment they were aware of the PTSD and it was diagnosed.
If you, a family member or a friend have suffered from physical or psychological injuries at some point in your life, you may be entitled to compensation under the Scheme and through our accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft.
What is considered as a public place could include a large number of different spaces, including a leisure centre, a local park, a shopping centre or the street. Who the claim may be brought against depends on who the space is operated by. This could either be a public body or a private owner.
For the purposes of making a claim, a local authority that is responsible for maintaining the pavement or a local park may be held accountable. Whereas a private company that owns a shopping centre or a car park could be held responsible for an injury suffered on their premises.
Our panel of accident claims solicitor could help you receive compensation for an accident in Lowstoft.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft could help you receive compensation for medical negligence. Also known as ‘medical malpractice’, negligence within the healthcare system refers to harm suffered by a patient at the expense of a breach in duty of care by a healthcare practitioner.
An injury or illness caused by the failure to uphold reasonably expected standards of treatment by a medical professional could range in compensation, which is why it’s best to speak to an advisor from our expert team. From misdiagnosis to amputation of the wrong limb, anything that would have been avoidable had the proper precautions been taken could be grounds for a settlement. Call us today to find out whether you are entitled to make a claim.
Whether you are searching for compensation for a fall injury or Lowestoft car accident, you may find the services of a no win no fee solicitor to be one of the most affordable ways in which you could fund your claim. One of your main priorities should be how to fund your case, which is why it’s important to consider all the financial options available to you.
We offer no win no fee agreements to all of our clients as we believe this is one of the most beneficial ways to conduct an accident claim.
Under this agreement, your personal injury lawyer will take on your case on the basis that a percentage of the compensation awarded will be used to settle their legal services. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s fees. It’s that simple.
When you decide to begin your compensation claim, there are a couple of methods you could use to contact us. We have a team of expert advisors who are just a phone call away. As our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are always ready to take your call.
If you don’t feel comfortable with speaking to someone over the phone just yet, click here to find out other ways to contact our team.
In the final section of this guide, we have answered some questions that previous clients have frequently asked to our expert team of advisors.
What Steps Could I Take To Make A Claim?
The vast amount of legal firms available from across the country may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure about who could be suitable for your particular claim. However, we believe our expert solicitors are ideally placed to handle your claim. With up to three decades of experience in accident claims, our accident claims solicitors are widely experienced in numerous types of accident claims.
Are Local Solicitors Best For My Claim?
You are entitled to use a solicitor who is located anywhere in the country. There’s no need to feel restricted to personal injury lawyers if you feel that the capabilities of a legal expert based elsewhere are more suitable to your claim. Your solicitor will communicate with you via telephone, email or post in the majority of accident claims cases.
Will I Have An Assessment Of My Injuries?
In order for you to make a successful claim for your injuries, your accident claims solicitor will ask you to undergo a medical assessment by an impartial doctor. The purpose of this examination is to produce a report detailing the extent of your injuries and how they have impacted your life. This report could be the difference between the highest settlement possible and a missed opportunity for compensation, which is why this assessment is important.
Where Could I Be Medically Assessed?
When it comes to your medical assessment, we have a panel of doctors who can cover your local area. In the Suffolk area, this panel includes:
44 Felaw Street,
Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Norfolk Physiotherapy Clinic,
38 , Magadalen Road,
Rajeev T Jahagirdar
Norfolk Physiotherapy Clinic,
38 , Magadalen Road,
Could accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft help if I have life-changing injuries?
Whether you’ve suffered a simple broken bone or you’ve experienced a life-changing injury such as an amputation or spinal injury, our personal injury solicitors covering Lowestoft could assist you. No matter what your injuries, if they were caused by someone else’s dangerous or negligent behaviour, it still doesn’t matter where your solicitor is based. If you are a long-term hospital patient, you could opt to video chat with your solicitors, or talk to them on the phone. They could even visit you in hospital if you would like. Your solicitor could handle your claim via e-mail, use file sharing software and more to keep in touch with you.
One of the things that we should mention about life-changing injuries is that you could also be affected psychologically, and you may be put in a precarious financial situation too if you’re unable to work. If you have suffered psychologically, a lawyer could help you get compensation for the psychological effects of your physical injuries as well as your physical pain and suffering. They could also assist if you need an interim payment to help you pay your mortgage or rent payments for example in some cases.
Could accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft help me claim on behalf of someone else?
In some circumstances, you might wish to make a claim on behalf of someone else. This could include situations where a child you’re responsible for suffers injury in an accident that someone else could be held liable for. Whether your child has been injured at school, on a school trip, in a car accident, supermarket accident or somewhere else, you could become their litigation friend. This means you would have the authority to make decisions about their case on their behalf. Any compensation they receive would be held in a trust for them, however, if you needed to pay for their medical treatments, you could request for some of the compensation to be released for this purpose.
Another reason people could make a claim on behalf of someone else is if they suffered a fatal injury that was not their fault. Claims for fatal accidents and wrongful deaths could include compensation for funeral costs, as well as loss of household income. It could also include an award for the suffering and pain your loved one experienced before they passed away.
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We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our guide to accident claims solicitors covering Lowestoft. Hopefully, now you know why personal injury solicitors covering Lowestoft don’t have to be based locally.