By Olivia Latitude. Last updated 7th September 2021. This is a guide for those who have been hurt or become sick due to an accident that was not their fault, such as medical negligence in the Norwich area. This guide aims to show how you could work with accident claims solicitors covering Norwich to pursue a no win no fee compensation claim. At the bottom of this guide, you will also find a link to our personal injury claims calculator which could help you to see how much compensation you may be entitled to claim.
For more accident claims advice and information, please read the guide below and when ready contact our team.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Norwich?
- Norwich Workplace Accident Claims Statistics
- Claims For Workplace Accidents
- Claims For Norwich Car And Roads
- Claims For Injuries Caused By A Slip, Trip Or Fall
- Claims For Assaults Or Criminal Injuries
- Public Liability Claims For Accidents In A Public Place
- Careless Medical Treatment
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Norwich
- Bringing A Lawsuit
- Most Commonly Asked Questions
- Local Services And More Information
If you need to make an accident claim for an incident in Norwich you may find that you turn to a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. But what is an accident claims solicitor or a personal injury lawyer?
Simply put, they are a form of a legal expert who specialises in helping people to make personal injury claims, such as those which we look at below. The assistance and guidance of a solicitor could improve your chances of receiving a settlement amount for your damages. Any area of the law could be difficult to navigate and may require the specialist knowledge that a solicitor has. Personal injury solicitors covering Norwich may also be able to help you secure a higher amount of compensation than if you conducted the case yourself.
As we will see in this guide, accidents at work are diverse and there are many different circumstances in which a person may be injured. Across the UK, around 1.4 million people suffer from the after-effects of workplace accidents or injuries. You can see statistics related to how many people are harmed in the workplace by clicking here to read a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
In order to illustrate how many people have been injured in accidents at work, we have created the table below. To do so, we used publicly available information from the HSE and published it in the RIDDOR. You can find more information and statistics here.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries 2018/19||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers 2018/19||Fatal Injury 2018/19|
Above we have seen how common workplace injuries in the Norwich area are. Remember, if you have been injured in a workplace accident here or elsewhere in Great Britain, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you to successfully bring a lawsuit against your employer, or the party responsible if different. You will need to make sure that you begin your claim within the more general three-year accident claims time limit.
A workplace accident may be caused by a variety of different factors, such as a colleague acting in a negligent way or by an employer failing to follow the correct health and safety guidelines, fully training staff or issue the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
A thorough assessment of how you have been affected will be carried out as part of your claim. Your workplace accident compensation settlements may compensate you for various factors, such as changes to your employment status or employability, lost income, physical injuries, psychological traumas and other harm caused to you. You could even be compensated for future care costs if necessary.
You can read more about your legal rights after a work accident claim by clicking here.
You may have found this article whilst searching for ‘car accident solicitors’ with the intention to claim compensation for a car accident in Norwich. No matter what vehicle you were in, whether you were a driver, a passenger or if you were a pedestrian, if you were injured in a road crash caused by another road user, you may be able to make a road traffic accident claim.
No matter the vehicle you were travelling in and the circumstances which led to them, to be able to make a road crash claim you need to clearly show three things:
- That the accident happened in the last three years or that your injuries became apparent in that time frame.
- That another road user (who by default owes you a duty of care) caused the accident.
- That this accident was the cause of your injuries.
You could make a road traffic accident claim as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist. The car accident claims process will be broadly similar.
There is a variety of different slip, trip, fall hazards that could lead to a person becoming injured as a result. Whilst the circumstances in which such accidents may happen vary, they may often be caused by the negligent actions of another person. In general, they could happen because either a local authority, business or a private party has not taken the necessary steps to maintain a public space and mitigate any slip, trip, fall hazards.
Slip and fall accident claims could be made for:
- Damaged, broken or uneven flooring.
- A defective pavement.
- Spillages or wet flooring.
- Poor lighting.
You could make an accident claim against a local authority for a public liability claim or against a private business, either depends on who has acted negligently. Contact us today to make your personal injury claim.
If you have been the victim of an assault, sexual abuse or other form of criminal attack you may be able to claim compensation from the party responsible. Any type of violent crime, attack or assault could affect you in a number of different ways. You may find that your emotional health, physical wellbeing or even your finances are affected. In order to be able to make informed choices about what to do next, you must first have a basic understanding of your rights, which can be found in this guide from the government. You can also discuss your potential options with a personal injury solicitor.
Our accident claims solicitors are experienced at helping people in circumstances that may be similar to yours. They could help you to claim compensation through the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority). This is a Government-run organisation that awards compensation to blameless victims of violent crime. This is intended to help those who have experienced either mental or physical injuries, although a settlement amount could never undo the crime experienced.
A solicitor could help you claim compensation for various crimes, such as:
- Sexual abuse or other forms of physical abuse.
- Victims of terrorism.
- Assaults and attacks.
- Childhood trauma.
- Hit-and-run attacks
Accidents in a public place could happen suddenly and without warning. You may find that you fall over or suffer another form of an accident because the owner of the public space did not maintain it adequately. In such cases, you could be able to make a public liability claim.
Public liability claims could be made against anybody, organisation or individual who is responsible for maintaining a public space and ensuring the safety of those using said space. For the purpose of a case made with an accident claim solicitor, public space is one where any member of the public may freely enter. Anyone who enters this space is legally owed a duty of care by the party responsible for the space in question, e.g. local council, restaurant owners, zoos, etc.
Careless treatment by a physician, nurse or another healthcare provider could lead to patients being seriously harmed. This is often termed as ‘clinical negligence’, ‘medical negligence’ or ‘medical malpractice. All three terms are generally used to describe circumstances in which a medical professional has failed in their duty of care to a patient and caused an injury as a result of this, or have made the existing condition worse. Negligence may present as a doctor taking the wrong action, failing to recognise symptoms of an illness or operating on the wrong limb during surgery.
At Accident Claims UK, we think that the last concern you have about bringing a lawsuit or making a personal injury claim is how you could pay to do so. This is why we are happy to say that our panel of accident claims solicitors includes no win no fee solicitors who could start working on your case without having to ask you for any upfront fees or charges.
If you are worried about making a claim and how much it could cost, one of the most effective ways of doing so is with a no win no fee solicitor. No win no fee personal injury solicitors work on a claimants case without asking for any fees or charges until the end of the claims process. At this point, the no win no fee agreement should specify a percentage of the settlement which will be paid to the solicitor. The upper limit of this as a percentage of the settlement is set by law. If there is no settlement awarded to the claimant, there will be no fees due to be paid to the solicitor.
We hope that this guide has helped to prepare you to make a personal injury claim. If you feel ready to begin your claim, your next step may be to get in contact with one of our experts and discuss your claim in person over the phone. Our panel of accident claims solicitors are here every day to get started on your case. They could assess whether you do indeed have ground on which to make a claim, advise you of what you need to do next and help you start your claim.
There are several different ways in which you could get in touch with our accident compensation specialists.
- You could call us now on 0800 073 8801 for an assessment of your claim and discuss what has happened to you.
- You could send us the details of your claim to Office@AccidentClaims.co.uk.
- You could use the form on this page to request a call back from a member of our team.
We are ready to start work on your accident claim today.
Whilst we have tried to provide you with a lot of information related to accident claims in this guide we understand that you may still have some questions. In the following sections, we provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions of accident claims solicitors. If the answer to your question is not dealt with below, contact our team who will be happy to help.
How Will Personal Injury Solicitors Covering Norwich Help Me?
Personal injury solicitors could help a claimant in several different ways. They could provide you with specialist advice and knowledge. They may also be able to help you in collecting the evidence (especially medical evidence) which you need to make a successful claim. They could also help you with your medical examination and compile a comprehensive medical report.
What is the time limit for making a personal injury claim?
Most personal injury cases have a 3-year time limit within which a claim for compensation can be made for them. So, if you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ll likely have 3 years from that date onwards to begin your claim if you wish to seek compensation for it. If you attempt to begin your claim outside of this time limit, the chances are that you will no longer be eligible to do so as your eligibility will have expired. There are some exceptions that can be made to this typical 3-year time limit, however. For example, for children under the age of 18, the time limit doesn’t actually begin until they come of legal age to claim.
Do I have to have a solicitor?
There is a common misconception that you have to have a solicitor in order to make a claim. However, in actuality, there is no law stating that you need legal representation to be able to seek compensation. Therefore, if you want to make a claim by yourself, you have every right to do so. However, many people favour having the expertise of a personal injury lawyer on their side. Their experience of the claims process, as well as their knowledge on how to navigate it best, can help ensure that you get the most compensation that your claim is worth. Why not see how our panel could help you by getting in touch today for a free consultation?
Do I Have To Use A Solicitor Near Me?
The simplest to this question is no. There is no obligation for you to choose a solicitor based in your local area. Subsequent to this, there may also be no specific advantage either. The solicitor handling your claim may not have to meet you in person. They will update you on your claim either on the phone, by email or through the post. This leaves you free to choose a solicitor based anywhere in the country.
What Is A Medical Assessment?
All accident claims require evidence that the particular accident did happen, that is was caused by the defendant and that the victim was harmed as a direct result of this. By having your health assessed and examined by an independent expert, they can create a report showing how your were harmed, what treatment you have already required (and may require in the future) as well as what the impact has and will be on you.
Will This Be In My Local Area?
We understand that if you are dealing with an injury or illness, you may not want the additional stress of having to travel a long way for a medical assessment. This is why we work with a panel of doctors across the UK who could carry out your medical assessment. Close to Norwich, these include:
Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar
Norfolk Physiotherapy Clinic
38, Magdalen Road,
Rajeev T Jahagirdar
Norfolk Physiotherapy Clinic,
38, Magdalen Road,
How can I get in touch with Accident Claims?
Whether you’d like to see if you could be able to claim or you’re interested in seeing how much compensation you could be eligible for, having a free consultation with one of our advisors can help provide clarity. If you’d like to access this free consultation today, there are a number of ways that you can reach our advisors. Firstly, we advise calling the number at the top of this page to speak to one directly. This way, you can provide as much detail as possible over the phone, getting a real-time response. Alternatively, if you’re not ready to discuss your case just yet, you can fill out an online claims form on our website and book a call back. In the meantime, you can chat to one of our advisors using the instant chat feature on your screen now.
This guide will have shown you just some of the many and varied circumstances in which accident claims solicitors covering Norwich could help you to claim compensation. Remember that whilst we are not based in Norwich we could help you. Below we include additional helpful guides as well as local resources which you may need if you have been the victim of an accident in this area.
- How Employers Should Report Accidents At Work – This is a resource from the Health and Safety Executive to help employers correctly report accidents in the workplace.
- Norfolk Police Road Traffic Accident Reports – Report a road traffic accident or collision to the Norfolk Police force.
- Norfolk Combined Court Centre – If your personal injury claim has to go to court, your case with a personal injury lawyer may be held here.
- Personal Injury Claims Calculator – You could use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much you could be owed in compensation.
- Road traffic accident claims guide – Our guide to car crashes, cycling accidents, moped collisions and the like.
- Accident in the street claims guide – Our guide to claiming for an injury sustained on the street.
Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Norwich could help you.
Written by R.B.
Edited by H.H.