Have you been involved in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligent actions? Were you harmed as a result of this? If so, you could be entitled to claim accident compensation for the injuries that you sustained.
In this guide to accident claims solicitors covering Mansfield, we will provide you with a wide range of information about how you could make a successful personal injury claim for your injuries. Despite not being located in Mansfield, our team of expert solicitors possess the capabilities to make successful claims for anyone based anywhere in the country.
The aim of our accident claims solicitors is to help you receive the highest possible settlement for your damages. If you feel that you are ready to begin your claim, call us today on 0800 0738 801.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Mansfield?
- Accidents In A Public Place In Mansfield
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Slip, Trip, Fall Compensation Claims
- Clinical And Medical Negligence In Mansfield
- Accidents In The Workplace
- Statistics Highlighting Workplace Injuries In This Area
- Traffic And Road Accidents In Mansfield
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Mansfield
- Contact An Accident Claim Solicitor
- Accident Compensation Claim FAQs
- Local Information
There are many ways in which harm from an accident could be caused by negligence, from a breach in duty of care by an employer to a public body ignoring their responsibility to maintain a local park or pavement. Accident claims in Mansfield could be made for an injury or illness that wouldn’t have occurred if the third party responsible hadn’t acted with negligence.
For example, if you were involved in a road accident in Mansfield which was caused by the actions of another road user, you could be entitled to make a claim. Accident compensation could also be claimed for negligence of a healthcare professional, another driver, employer or the owner of private and public premises. To ensure you have the best chance of making a successful accident claim you may benefit from using the services of a solicitor.
An accident claims solicitor typically specialise in a range of different cases to help people receive the compensation that they could be entitled to. The services of an accident claim solicitor which could be provided to you include:
- They will help you collect vital evidence for your case.
- They will also assess how valid your claim is and whether it is applicable under the claims time limit related to your injuries.
- You could also be provided with a centralised estimation of the potential compensation you may receive rather than using a personal injury claims calculator.
Read our guide to compensation claims for more information on how our accident claims solicitors could help you.
An accident in a public place caused by a breach in the duty of care owed to you by a third party is called ‘public liability’. In such cases, the public place in question could encompass a series of different spaces, such as a local park, shopping centre, leisure centre or a street itself. For the purposes of making a claim, providing the space in question can be entered as a member of the public and the injury you have suffered was the result of third party negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
Who the claim may be brought against is dependent on who the third-party responsible for the space is. This could include a local authority responsible for the maintenance of the pavement or a local part, or even a private owner of a shopping centre or car park.
To make a public space accident claim, contact our accident claims solicitors covering Mansfield.
To help you make a claim for criminal injuries compensation, the proficiency of our accident claims solicitors could make a difference in your settlement case. If someone has deliberately harmed you through a criminal act, our expert team could help you.
In circumstances where a criminal injury or criminal accident has caused you harm, the resulting injury could be physical or psychological. You may be eligible for compensation for a physical injury, such as a broken bone, or psychological harm which does not initially present itself to the victim, such as PTSD. In cases concerning PTSD, the accident claims time limit will begin from the point that you became aware of the PTSD and it had been diagnosed.
For additional support, some victims can find help through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (or ‘CICA’). CICA is an executive agency sponsored by the Ministry of Justice which provides compensation for blameless victims who have suffered from acts of criminal violence. Further information can be found in this Government guide to applying for compensation under the CICA.
If you or someone close to you has been a victim of criminal injuries, contact an accident claim solicitor from our team today.
There are many ways in which slips, trips or falls could be caused and lead to an undue injury. The blame could fall upon an irresponsible employer or a neglected pavement. The result of this that could entitle a person to slip trip and fall compensation claim include:
A slip could occur when there is too little or too much friction/traction between the footwear of a person and a surface. The negligence in these circumstances is where the third party responsible did not properly signpost the hazard or deal with it correctly. Common causes include:
- Weather hazards
- Occasional spills
- Loose mats/rugs
- Oily/wet surfaces
- Icy pavements
If a surface or step is uneven, it could lead to a person tripping and injuring themselves as a result. Again, in these cases, it is the responsibility of the owner to signpost or provides appropriate maintenance for this issue. An injury could be caused by:
- Poor lighting
- Wrinkled carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Obstructed views
- Bottom drawers not closed properly
To make a claim for trip or fall compensation, contact our accident claims solicitors covering Mansfield today.
If you received a substandard of care while receiving treatment from a healthcare professional that resulted in an injury that could have been avoided, you may need to consult an accident claims solicitor.
The term ‘medical negligence’, sometimes referred to as ‘clinical negligence’, describes circumstances in which a medical practitioner fails to uphold reasonably expected standards of care. Any type of medical practitioner could be held liable for your injuries, such as a doctor, dentist, general practitioner or even a nurse.
An ‘avoidable injury’ is termed this way as it depicts harm that could have been avoided if the correct precautions were taken by the medical professional conducting your treatment. This can range from a misdiagnosis to foreign objects left inside your body after surgery.
Our panel of medical negligence lawyers covering Mansfield can provide clients with expert legal advice. Contact us to find out how.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors are always here to offer you accidents claims advice with regards to injuries or illnesses suffered in the workplace. Generally speaking, when we talk about workplace accidents we are referring to situations where an employer has breached their duty of care to you. As your employer is responsible for the health and wellbeing of all of their employees, to ignore such responsibilities is classed as negligence.
You could be entitled to claim work accident compensation if your injury or illness was caused by a dangerous work environment. In professional guidelines and articles of legislation produced by authorities, there are recommendations and steps that employers should take to ensure the safety of their employees. Of the various ways in which an employer can provide care to their employees, some steps they should take could include:
- Ensuring employees are trained appropriately so that they can carry out their job role safely.
- Providing any necessary safety equipment for the task at hand, such as personal protective equipment.
- Generally maintaining a safe working environment and providing equipment that is safe to use.
You may be wondering how many people in the Mansfield area are injured at work, which is why we have created the table below to illustrate these facts. The table includes the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, alongside the rate per 100,000 workers.
As there are currently 1.4 million people in the UK suffering from illnesses related to their work, with a further 69,208 work injuries were reported in 2018/19, it’s clear to see that unfortunately, these cases do happen.
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For more information on these statistics download the Health and Safety Executive PDF from the HSE.
To suffer a fatal crash in Mansfield is a traumatic experience for all those involved. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of another road user can lead to accidents ranging in severity, such as a bus crash. However, when someone is involved in an accident on the road, our accident claims solicitors covering Mansfield are able to assist in claiming a settlement to help compensate for their injuries.
Whether you were injured on the part of a car driver, moped rider, cyclist, or pedestrian to name just a few, you could have grounds for an accident claim. If you are looking for further information about claims for car accidents, our detailed guide can be found here.
How to fund your accident claim will probably be one of your chief concerns before you decide to make a compensation claim. It may seem daunting to decide how your legal fees will be settled and you may be unsure about where to start.
There’s no need to worry. Our personal injury lawyers offer all of their services on a No Win No Fee basis to help make the financial side of accident claims in Mansfield that little bit less stressful.
A No Win No Fee solicitor works on an agreement whereby the cost of their legal services are settled by receiving a small portion of compensation received if the case is successful. Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (or ‘CFA’), this percentage will be agreed between you and your personal injury solicitor at the beginning of your case. If, however, your accident claim is unsuccessful then the final bill for your lawyer’s services will not fall on you.
If at any point while reading this guide you felt as though your injury or illness was caused as a result of a negligent accident, your next step should be to contact a member of our team. We are not based in Mansfield, however, with many years of experience under our belts, we are more than capable of conducting accident claims for clients in Mansfield.
Although this guide is packed with useful information, it’s only natural to have questions and queries. This is why we have created an FAQ section to illustrate some of the frequent questions asked to our advisors. However, if you find that your question isn’t listed below, feel free to contact our specialists for accident claims advice. Our lines are open every day, 24 hours a day.
Why Might I Need A Solicitor?
You may find a solicitor could be helpful in the progression of a compensation claim on your behalf. Their knowledge and expertise could be the difference between a successful case and a lost opportunity for a settlement. While you may feel that you are limited to Mansfield solicitors, our solicitors who are not based in the area have up to thirty years of experience in handling claims across the country and offer a nationwide service. We can connect you to an expert no win no fee solicitor who can cover the Mansfield area and could help you claim for a range of accidents.
Do They Need To Be Based Close To Me?
With so many communication methods available, there’s no need to feel restricted to solicitors in your area. It’s easier than ever for your personal injury lawyer to contact you via email, phone or through the post.
Why Am I Seeing A Doctor For An Assessment?
An important part of the accident claims process is for your solicitor to collect evidence that will support your claim. A medical assessment with an independent doctor is one of required pieces of evidence.
Although it may seem daunting to trust a medical professional, especially if you have suffered from medical negligence, this assessment will simply produce a report detailing how the accident and/or injury has affected your health, what treatment you may require and what your future prognosis could hold.
Where Will This Assessment Take Place?
We work closely with a panel of doctors who could conduct your medical exam in your local area, which means you won’t have to travel far. Local to Mansfield, this panel includes:
Centre for Business Excellence,
Mamtha Balendra Kumar
Saltergate Physiotherapy Centre,
Saltergate Physiotherapy Centre,
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Article by HH.
Edited by CK.