By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 16th September 2021. Welcome to this accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil guide. Here we explore what to consider when using personal injury solicitors for Merthyr Tydfil claims.
Wherever you are in Merthyr Tydfil, whether on the road, in a shop, at your place of work, in a hospital or anywhere else, if someone has a responsibility towards your health and/or safety and you are injured or fall ill because they have not acted responsibly, there could be an avenue for you to explore accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil with the assistance of accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil .
This guide was set up to cover incidents that cause injury in Merthyr Tydfil where third-party liability is present. This liability could be because the person responsible was your employer, your doctor, an owner of premises you visited as a member of the public, the local council, or road users that are legally obliged to follow the rules of the road. The guide covers some common claims examples, as well as offering accident claims advice concerning the accident claims time limit, how to obtain the services of a no win no fee solicitor, and more. Here at Accident Claims UK, we’re available on 0800 073 8801 if you wish to clarify anything within this guide, or if you’re looking for accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil. Why not read on to learn more about these types of accident claims.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Merthyr Tydfil?
- Merthyr Tydfil Workplace Injury Statistics
- Work Accidents And Injuries In Merthyr Tydfil
- Car Vehicle And Road Traffic Accidents
- Trip Injury Claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Accidents Causing Public Injuries
- Medical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Merthyr Tydfil
- How To Speak To Our Team
- Answering Questions About Injury Claims
- Related Accident Claim Resources
If you’re considering making accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil, you may be wondering whether you could goat it alone. The truth is, you could, but there are many reasons that people choose not to – a decision that we believe is very wise. The issue with claiming accident compensation is that it isn’t usually as simple as filling in a form. If a liable party refuses to admit liability, then would you know what to do? And if you receive an offer of compensation that you feel may be unfair, then is there anything you could do about it? All these conundrums and all the stress of claiming could be taken away by an accident claims solicitor. With years of experience in filing accident claims, a personal injury lawyer would be able to not only explain any legal jargon to you, but advise on all aspects of your claim, from building the initial case, to ensuring that you are advised on whether a settlement offer was a good one or not, and if it wasn’t fighting for more compensation for you. All this experience could be invaluable, and since with no win no fee meaning you wouldn’t have to pay upfront for legal representation, using accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil could be of real benefit.
Below, we look at different types of personal injury claims, explaining what could lead to these claims and how you could go about making claims with the help of an accident claim solicitor. We also delve further into how Accident Claims UK could help you, and answer some FAQs about accident claims as well.
For those interested in how common workplace accidents are in Merthyr Tydfil, take a look at the statistics from the HSE.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Below, we reveal common causes for such injuries from the HSE’s 2019/20 statistics.
Workplace accidents could occur because of numerous factors. However, workplace accidents that could lead to injury claims could all have one common factor, and that is that your employer could be liable for what has happened to you.
In terms of types of workplace claims, there are two main ways in which they could come about. The first is by way of an industrial illness or work-related condition that developed over time. There is a large list of workplace illnesses and conditions that could be covered here, including:
- Vibration white finger
- Industrial deafness
- Respiratory and lung diseases
- Skin conditions
- Occupational cancers
- And more..
If there were foreseeable risks of workers developing these conditions, then an employer should have reduced this risk to as low as could be considered reasonable. If they didn’t, then it may be worth getting in touch with accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil to see if you could claim.
The other way in which people could make workplace injury claims is by a single accident at work that has led to an injury. This could be considered the most common one people could think of when they think of workplace claims. Injuries from being crushed, falling over, being trapped in machinery, being burnt etc could all fall into this category, as long as your employer had not taken steps to protect you from foreseeable risks. Some examples could include:
- An employer who did not put guards on machinery and you became trapped in them.
- An employer who did not train you to use equipment and you were injured while using it.
- An employer who did not insist on the removal of trip hazards from an area and you fell and injured yourself.
- An employer who did not provide you with gloves and you injured your hands performing a task that should have required you to protect your hands.
Obviously, we cannot list every potential accident here, but we hope this illustrates the type of incidents that could potentially lead to accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil.
Accidents on the road could range in severity, from a scratched bumper to a road traffic accident causing whiplash to a fatal accident, and everything in between. Whether you were knocked over on a crossing as a pedestrian because a vehicle failed to stop, or you were hit in a head-on collision on a motorway, if someone was at fault, then you could look into beginning road traffic accident personal injury claims with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor. Accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil could assist with:
- Motorway crashes
- Byway accidents
- Car accidents
- Taxi crashes
- Motorbike accidents
- Bike accidents
With a three year accident claims time limit on most personal injury claims of this type, you may wish to get in touch with an accident claim solicitor sooner rather than later, so that you could ensure your claim is within the limit.
Depending on where you were and the reason for a slip or fall, you could have cause to launch accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil. A few factors need to be considered:
- How did the accident occur – If you fell over your own feet and no-one else was involved, then you would not have a claim. However, if you fell over a trip hazard that was not signposted or down stairs that were dimly lit and you couldn’t see them properly, depending on whether there was a liable party – you could make a claim.
- When did the accident happen – Most accident claims time limit expires 3 years after the date of the accident. However, some exclusions to this limit could apply, so do call us to check if you’d be an exception.
- Were you injured? In order to claim you must have suffered unnecessarily.
Answering these questions could well give you an idea of whether you could start accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil for a slip or fall. Why not call to be connected to accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil who could begin your claim for you.
You may not already be aware of this, but the Government has an agency that was put in place to help compensate victims of crime for injuries (both mental and physical) that they have had to suffer because of someone else’s criminal acts. As long as a report to the police has been made, and you were claiming before the time limit for your case – this is often 2 years from the date of the crime – then you could look into making a criminal compensation claim through CICA with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil. The time limit may differ for sexual abuse and rape cases.
You could claim as:
- A targeted victim of assault, whether ABH, GBH, common assault or sexual assault.
- A victim of historical abuse (The time limit for claiming could differ here so call to check this with us)/
- Someone injured while trying to stop someone else committing a crime.
- A witness to some violent act by a criminal that has left you traumatised.
This is not an exhaustive list, so if you were injured in another way by someone’s criminal behaviour, you could call our personal injury claim advice line for clarification.
Any place you could go to as a member of the public, whether you pay an entrance fee or not, could be classed as a public place. The owner/operator of that place has a duty of care to the public and should have in place public liability insurance to cover the cost of any claims if they are found to be liable for an injury or illness that occurs in these public places.
Public places could include parks, leisure centres, gymnasiums, theme parks, office buildings, shopping centres and more.
If you’ve been injured in a place like this, and are unsure as to whether you’d be able to claim compensation, you could always call our team and we’d be happy to clarify whether accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil could help you.
Whether your doctor has given you negligent advice for a condition you’re suffering with, and this advice has led to worsening health, or they have misdiagnosed you, giving you treatment you didn’t need and side-effects you didn’t want, you could possibly seek compensation for medical negligence with accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil. It’s not just doctors that could be held accountable for negligence, however any healthcare professional has a duty of care to you, so if they are negligent and your health suffers as a result of this, you could make accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil for medical negligence. Some of the accountable parties could include:
- Hospital doctors
- Care homes
- And more….
All our accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil work under CFA agreements – which are the agreements that set out the rules of a no win no fee arrangement. You wouldn’t need to find any money upfront to go ahead with a no win no fee claim, and your financial risk could be dramatically reduced by claiming in this way. As well as this, you could be sure your personal injury solicitor would be aiming for the maximum compensation possible for your claim, as this could ensure your accident claim solicitors earn more too. This is due to the fact that their fee could be a percentage of your settlement. The more you receive, the more they receive.
Whether you’ve suffered injury in a car crash, been injured by a broken paving stone, or suffered industrial illness at work, our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil could assist with accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil. We welcome all calls to 0800 073 8801, whether you want to know more about our opinion on using a personal injury claims calculator or wish to know more about the conditional fee agreement that covers no win no fee claims. If e-mail is your preferred method of communication, then simply message firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively, you could always use the chat feature or contact form on this page.
Below, we’ll cover a few extra questions you could have surrounding accident claims in Merthyr Tydfil .
Could Your Team Handle My Claim?
Accident Claims UK could help with all kinds of claims, whether you’re looking at making a trip injury claim, a child accident claim or are looking for legal advice on accident and injury claims of another nature such as an injury at work. As long as someone else was responsible for the accident, they had some responsibility towards your safety, and their negligence or actions led to your suffering, we could help to provide you with accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil. We could also give you advice on the claims process.
Will I Claim With A Local Solicitor?
Search for solicitors near me and you could be inundated with results. How do you go about choosing the right medical negligence solicitors or road accident lawyers for your case? You could simply use our nationwide service, where we could provide an accident claims solicitor who could make home visits that we have already vetted to handle your claim. We work with some fantastic injury lawyers that could provide accident claims advice and we would be glad to recommend them to you.
What Happens During My Medical Appointment?
During a medical assessment by an independent medic, you could be asked questions about your injury, and the doctor could review your notes as well. They might need to examine you too. All the information they collect would be put into a report that could be given as evidence of your claim.
Where Could A Doctor Assess My Injury?
We work with doctors all over the UK, so you could see one nearby to where you live. Examples could include:
Something Else’s Clinic
56 Brecon Road
Would accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil assist with claims against ex-employers?
You do not necessarily need to still be working for an employer to make an accident at work claim against them. Specialist solicitors, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, could help with claims from ex-employees against companies they’ve worked for previously. Not only could they assist with workplace injury claims of this nature but also for work-related conditions such as asbestosis or hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), for example.
Whether you were fired by the company you worked for or you left for another job, or even if the company has ceased trading, our personal injury solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil could fight for the compensation your cases deserves. You would, however, need to be claiming within the appropriate time limit. Our advisors could assess your claim to see how long you could have to make your claim. We could then offer the appropriate legal services to you to ensure you have all the information you need to move forward with a claim.
Would accident claim solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil help with a claim on behalf of a child I’m responsible for?
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you could make a claim for personal injury compensation for yourself. However, if a child is injured, they would not be considered to have the capacity to make a claim on their own. If you wanted to make a claim on behalf of your child before they turned 18, you could do so as their litigation friend. We could help you to do so. Our personal injury solicitors are well versed in helping parents claim for child car accidents, school accidents or accidents in a public place, for example. We could even help you if your child has suffered medical negligence that has caused harm to their health. Of course, if you decided to wait until your child turned 18 to make a decision on whether they would like to claim for themselves, you could do so. However, we should make you aware that as time passes, in some cases, evidence could be more difficult to gather. We would be happy to talk to you over the phone to help you make a decision on whether to claim or whether to wait for your child to come of age. We want you to be confident that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Accident Reporting – Merthyr Tydfil council’s reporting page for workplace accidents.
Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court – While many claims could never reach court, here are the local court details should you need them.
Police Contact Information – Report an RTA.
Injuries From Burns– Our definitive guide on this type of injury can be found here.
Injured Your Ankle? – If it was not your fault, read this guide to see if you could claim.
Car Accident Whiplash– Explanations on how you could claim for whiplash.
We hope this accident claims solicitors covering Merthyr Tydfil guide was useful. Now you’ll be aware of what to look for when seeking personal injury solicitors for Merthyr Tydfil claims.