By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 31st 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors Lytham St Annes guide. Here, we offer insight into what to consider when choosing personal injury solicitors for Lytham St Annes claims.
Have you suffered an injury while at work, while out in public, while driving, cycling or walking in Lytham St Annes? Do you believe that the accident was someone else’s fault? If so then our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes could help you make a no win no fee personal injury claim to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team of legal expert advisors is also on hand 24/7 to provide you with expert accident claims advice. This article will give you all you need to know about some of the different types of accident claims in Lytham St Annes you could make with our no win no fee solicitors as well as answering some frequently asked questions about how the accident claims process itself works.
You should know that our panel of accident claims solicitors are not based in the Lytham St Annes area, but we do have accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes to represent compensation claims prospective clients who wish to make a claim there, this article will go into some detail later on as to how the location of your solicitor doesn’t matter to your accident claims process.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Lytham St Annes?
- Claims For Accidents At Work In Lytham St Annes
- Injury At Work Statistics For This Area
- Claims For Road Traffic Collisions And Accidents
- Claims For Slips And Falls
- Claim With Criminal Injury Solicitors
- Claim For Accidents In Public Places
- Claim With Medical Negligence Solicitors
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Lytham St Annes
- Start Your Claim
- Questions And Answers
- Local Area Resources
As mentioned already, our accident claims solicitors are not based in Lytham St Annes, but this may not matter for the sake of your accident claim. We have accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes who can handle your claim through phone and email correspondence (more on this later). An accident solicitor is a personal injury lawyer who will handle the various details of your claim, from giving you accident claim advice about whether you have legitimate grounds for a compensation claim and advising you on your claims chances of succeeding, gathering evidence, arranging a medical examination, calculating how much compensation you will claim for, representing your case and keeping you constantly updated on the progress of your claim.
You are entitled to a reasonable degree of safety while you are at work. If you have suffered an injury in an accident while you were working that you think was at least partly due to the actions (or inaction) of your employer towards safety then you may well have grounds for a compensation claim. Injuries from an accident at work could be caused by employers failing to perform risk assessments, failing to inform and train staff on potential dangers and what to do if an incident arises, failing to provide staff with safety equipment such as goggles, gloves steel toed boots, hi viz clothing, hard hats and so on and failing to ensure equipment and machinery used by staff is well maintained and fit for use.
You may also have grounds to seek compensation if you have been injured from being assaulted at work due to a lack of proper security or if you have been affected by workplace related stress issues. Find out more about different types of workplace injury claims you could make with us and our no win no fee solicitors by reading the guide linked above, this page also includes a personal injury claims calculator to help give you an idea of how much compensation you might receive for your injury, though remember that it is not a substitute for speaking to one of our trained expert advisors.
In the table below you can see the statistics for reported work accidents, the rate of reported work accidents per 100’000 workers and the number of fatalities at work in Blackpool and Drawen. Here you will find the source for these figures in a national report on the number of workplace injuries so you can see for yourself how Blackpool and Darwen workplace safety compares to other parts of the UK.
|Total – Non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100’000 workers
|Blackpool and Darwen
You can also see
the HSE’s statistics the rates for which industries are most affected by work-related mental health conditions from 2019/20 in the graph below.
If you have been injured in a road traffic collision that you believe wasn’t your fault then you may have grounds to seek compensation in a road traffic accident claim. You can make a road traffic accident claim for a variety of different circumstances in which your accident may have taken place. Regardless of whether you are a driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist etc if you are injured due to third party negligence on the road you may have a right to claim for any harm suffered. You can read more about making a road traffic accident claim in this guide on our website; this guide has a personal injury clam’s calculator to let you assess for yourself how much money you may be eligible to receive if your accident claim is successful. There is a separate page for whiplash injury claims, a very common form of injury claim often associated with road traffic collisions, which has its own personal injury calculator.
Our panel of accident solicitors can cover claims for trip falls and slip falls. You can make a compensation claim for an injury you sustained from tripping and falling on the basis of the fact that the owner of a property or the organisation responsible for the space where the accident took place have failed in their responsibility for ensuring that their property does not present a risk of tripping hazards. Local councils, for instance, need to ensure that pavements are not in a state of disrepair so as to present a tripping hazard, nor are they permitted to allow main roads and major pathways to be left ice during winter without putting down grit and salt. Private companies must also keep their properties safe from tripping hazards, steps that are easy to miss should be marked out with warnings, wet floors must be marked out with a sign, spillages must be cleared us as soon as possible.
If you have suffered from an injury or psychological harm from being attacked in Lytham or from witnessing violent crime or suffering sexual abuse or rape in Lytham then our criminal injury claim solicitors covering Lytham St Annes can help you make your claim for criminal injury compensation. Victims who have been injured due to a violent crime may be entitled to criminal injury compensation from the governments Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). The person or persons responsible for the harm you have suffered do not have to have been found guilty of the offence for you to be entitled to receive compensation.
You are entitled to a reasonable degree of safety while out in a public place, “public” in this case meaning any public place such as a restaurant or a bar, a supermarket, a park or a leisure centre and so on. The owners and operators responsible for such public spaces are expected to ensure that their premises do not contain hazards posing a risk to their guests, customers and members of the public. Shops and restaurants could be held liable for compensation if a customer develops food poisoning from food they were served or if they were burned or scalded by food or drink they were served. Parents can claim against schools or nurseries if their child has come to harm due to negligence. All furnishings, furniture and equipment in a public place must be safe for public use. To find out more about public place injury claims, read our guide here.
If you or a loved one have suffered health problems as a result of medical negligence then you could possibly claim for compensation through our panel of accident solicitors covering Lytham St Annes. Medical negligence comes in many forms and can be summarised as any situation in which medical professionals provide substandard treatment in a manner which falls short of fulfilling their duty of care to their patients which results in avoidable harm. Some examples of medical negligence include; providing patients with incorrect prescriptions and medications which causes ill health, patients develop infections while staying in hospitals due to poor hygiene standards or as a result of negligent surgery, or neglect of residents in nursing homes. You can read more about medical negligence claims in our guide here.
You can work with a no win no fee solicitor for your accident compensation claim with Accident Claims UK. With a no win no fee solicitor you will not be asked to provide payment up front for your accident solicitor, instead they will discuss with you before making the claim how much of your compensation amount you would be prepared to share with them as their payment, the accident solicitor will not ask for more than 25% of the total amount. If your claim does not succeed in winning compensation then your accident solicitor will not ask you for any payment.
You can start the accident claim process today by ringing our 24/7 phone line on 0800 073 8801 or by filling out our websites contact form. You could also contact us if you simply want to ask more questions or to receive free accident claims advice.
Could I Claim Compensation For My Injury?
You can find out whether you have a basis for a compensation claim by calling us or filling out a contact form to talk to our team of advisors. When you fill them in on all of the details you can provide about the circumstances of your accident they will advise you as to whether you will be eligible for compensation, there may be legal obstacles to you making an accident claim such as the accident claim time limit, in which case, unfortunately, your claim may have to be dropped. If your claim looks like it has valid grounds they will refer you to one of our accident solicitors covering Lytham St Annes. Your accident claim solicitor will take matters from there, advising you on the amount of compensation you may be entitled to and beginning the accident claims process proper.
Could I Have A Local Solicitor?
You have the right to choose a solicitor from anywhere in the country which allows you to choose a solicitor best suited to your case rather than one situated in your area. Our accident solicitors are not based in the North East but we do have accident solicitors covering claims in Lytham St Annes. You could probably go through your accident claims process without actually meeting your solicitors face to face, in fact it could make your claim a good deal easier, you can have all the needed conversations and exchanges of information with your solicitor by phone or email or text without needing to visit their office.
Could I See A Doctor?
You will be asked to be seen by a doctor while making an accident compensation claim. It’s important to receive a medical examination in order to receive a doctor’s report proving that you have been injured and to what extent. This doctor’s report is the necessary proof for supporting your claim for compensation and for determining how much compensation you will be claiming for.
Where Will This Doctor Be Based?
We know that having to travel far to be seen by a doctor for an accident claims medical exam, especially if you are dealing with the effects of a particularly bad injury from your accident may not be an option. We work with a panel of doctors that cover medical claims across the country to ensure that anyone who makes an accident claim with our panel of accident solicitors can have easy access to a doctor to give them a medical examination. The details of some of the medical experts we work with in your area are listed below.
141 Mowbray drive
Blackpool FY3 7UN
141 Mowbray drive
Could accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes assist with claims under the Whiplash Reforms Programme?
If you’re searching for personal injury solicitors covering Lytham St Annes because you have a low value injury claim from a road traffic accident, you might be worried. You might have heard about the introduction of reforms to how whiplash injuries of this type are processed. The Whiplash Reforms Programme was brought in from May 2021, and means that low value injury claims from RTAs are compensated in a different way. Now, these low value soft tissue injury claims must go through the government’s portal. No longer can claims be settled without medical evidence either. In addition to this, there’s no way for the claimant to get legal costs from the defendant. Such claims are calculated based on how long the injured party has suffered with their injury. This is measured under a new tariff that has been put in place.
You may be worried that solicitors wouldn’t be able to help you claim. However, this may not be the case. To check whether the whiplash reforms could affect your case, why not give our team a call.
How do I choose the right accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes
As mentioned earlier in this claims guide, you don’t have to use someone local to you when looking for personal injury solicitors covering Lytham St Annes. You could choose from lawyers and law firms across the UK, so long as they are registered in England and Wales. However, it might be worth checking whether they’re authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority too. In addition to all this, there are some considerations you might want to take note of, as they could help you choose a solicitor that is appropriate for your claim. Think about the following questions:
- How many years experience has the law firm or solicitor in question?
- Have they handled many other claims successfully?
- What do independent review sites say about them?
- Could they give me free legal advice and an eligibility check?
- Do they operate under No Win No Fee terms?
- Are they easy to contact?
- Do they keep claimants up to date with the progress of their claims throughout?
If you are looking for accident claims solicitors covering Lytham St Annes that give positive answers to all these questions, the team at Accident Claims UK would be only too happy to help you. Why not get in touch to discuss your case.
Final Words on Accident Claims Solicitors covering Lytham St Annes
We hope our accident claims solicitors Lytham St Annes guide has been useful. Now, you should be aware of what to consider when choosing personal injury solicitors for Lytham St Annes claims.