Have you suffered from an injury through no fault of your own but due to the negligence of a third party that has breached their duty of care towards you? If so, we’re here to help you claim compensation for your injuries and any financial losses. Our accident claims solicitors covering Oldham could act on your behalf to secure the highest possible settlement for an injury or illness caused by negligent actions of a third party.
There are various causes of accidents and injuries in day-to-day life, from accidents in the workplace to those on a motorway, pavement, on the road or through medical negligence. An injury suffered from these types of accidents could range in severity and affect the claimants life in a number of different ways, some of which we will discuss in great detail throughout this guide.
If you believe someone else was to blame for your accident you could be entitled to make accident claims in Oldham. Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help successful claims be made anywhere in the country, including Oldham, even though we’re based elsewhere.
For more information on the services an accident claims solicitor can provide and in what circumstances you could make a claim, choose from one of the relevant sections below.
When you decide to begin your claim, our specialist team will be waiting for your call. Speak to us today on 0800 073 8801.
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Accident claims in Oldham could be made for an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider, another driver, employer, public services or the owner of private premises.
An accident claims solicitor can help people across the country to claim the compensation they are entitled to. Through the legal process used to recover financial compensation, our panel of accident claims solicitors will look to help anyone who has suffered an injury, illness or harm at the expense of someone else’s negligent actions. This person could be either fully or partially to blame.
In general, a personal injury solicitor can operate specialist services from anywhere in the country to provide claimants with a number of different services, such as:
- An assessment of the validity of your claim and whether you are within the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Assistance with collecting evidence for your case.
- An estimation of the potential settlement you could receive instead of using a personal injury claims calculator.
For more information about how an accident claim solicitor could help you, click here.
Your place of work should be a safe environment at all times, where you can carry out your daily tasks without fear for your health and wellbeing. However, if an employer acts in a negligent way there is potential for avoidable injuries or illnesses to arise. In these circumstances, an accident claim can be brought for these injuries and illnesses that were the consequence of your employers negligence.
A duty of care is owed to you and your fellow employees by your employer(s). This could be set out by articles and guidelines from legislative authorities or Government bodies. Some examples of the steps an employer should take to ensure the workplace is a safe environment include:
- Train employees on how to carry out their job role in a safe way.
- Provide the necessary safety equipment for employees, such as personal protective equipment.
- Ensure a safe working environment is provided at all times.
Our accident claims solicitors could help you claim compensation for an injury or workplace illness caused through a breach in the duty of care by an employer.
There are a variety of different ways that people may be harmed in the workplace, which could differ in severity. At present, there are 1.4 million people suffering from an illness related to their place of work in the UK. In addition to this 71,062 cases of harm in the workplace were reported during 2017/18. More information on these statistics can be found here.
For a more detailed illustration of the rates of Oldham accidents in the workplace we have created this table. This table highlights the number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, as well as the rate of these per 100,000 workers.
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As we can see, although there have been no reports of fatal injuries in Oldham, there are significant reports of non-fatal injuries. For further annual statistics for other surrounding areas, you can download the PDF guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive here.
You could have reasonable grounds to make an Oldham-based assault compensation claim if someone has brought harm to you deliberately through a criminal act.
A compensation claim could be made for either physical or psychological trauma suffered by a victim of a criminal incident. This could be for a physical injury, such as a broken bone, or for psychological harm like PTSD. In cases of PTSD, the psychological harm may not present itself straight after a victim has been exposed to an incident. Your personal injury solicitor will advise you that, in such circumstances, the accident claims time limit will begin from the time you were aware of the PTSD and it had been diagnosed.
For more information on criminal injury compensation in Oldham, contact our team today. If you are looking for victim support, you may find this guide by the Oldham Council useful.
You could claim compensation for injuries suffered from a Oldham road traffic accident if the cause of the incident was the fault of another motorist, person or party. Road users may mean a pedestrian, passenger, driver, motorcyclist or a horse rider.
A personal injury solicitor could help you make a successful accident claim for cases involving whiplash caused by the negligence of a third party road user. These cases are usually caused by the head being thrown forwards, backwards or sideways in a sudden motion. Symptoms of this may include:
- Neck pain
- Pain around the neck/spine area
- Difficulty with swallowing
Finding out whether you can make a car accident claim in Oldham is easy and simple. Our team of specialist solicitors are here to listen to you and offer impartial advice on your case.
Here at Accident Claims, we understand it can be painful and embarrassing to suffer a slip, trip or fall in any way shape or form. If, however, your suffering was due to negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
This may be for an icy or uneven pavement which hasn’t been properly maintained by the relevant authorities, a footpath negligently obstructed or potholes in the road that cause pedestrians to fall over while crossing. In such cases, both public and private bodies could be held liable for your injuries.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Oldham possess the capabilities to lend our knowledge and expertise to anyone in the country to provide assistance with personal injury claims.
In terms of public liability, an injury suffered in a public place could be grounds to bring an accident claim against different parties, depending on the space in question and of course how the actual accident happened. Not all accidents are the responsibility of another. This bracket could encompass a shopping centre, leisure centre, a local park or the street. For the purposes of making accident claims in Oldham, any space or building that can be entered as a member of the public could be considered a public place.
A claim for accident compensation could be brought against a local authority responsible for maintaining the pavement or local park if they fail to keep it safe for public use and a person is injured or a private company in control of a shopping centre or car park that caused injury to an individual through negligence.
The term ‘clinical negligence’, also known as ‘medical negligence’ or ‘medical malpractice’ deals with the negligent actions of a healthcare professional which results in harm coming to a patient. This harm could take the form of a new injury/illness, or the worsening of an existing injury/illness.
As a healthcare professional legally owes you reasonable standards of care, the injury/illness you could contract from a negligent mistake made during treatment is seen as ‘avoidable harm’. This term has been used because sometimes harm can be seen as necessary when certain treatments have side-effects which cannot be avoided.
For more information on medical negligence settlements, click here. Our accident claims solicitors covering Oldham could help you secure the highest possible settlement for your individual case.
Regardless of whether you are looking for an accident claims solicitor or for accident claims advice, our panel of solicitors covering the Oldham area will be able to provide you with expert knowledge and answer any questions you may have.
When you begin your accident claim, you will find that one of the most affordable ways in which you could fund your case is through a no win no fee agreement. This will allow you to bring a claim forward without the financial worries.
A no win no fee solicitor will operate through a conditional fee agreement (or CFA). Under this agreement, you will only have to pay for your accident claim solicitor’s services if your claim is successful. The percentage of your settlement used for their fees will be pre-discussed beforehand.
Your next step should be to take the time to contact our specialist personal injury solicitors who will assess the validity of your claim. Our expert team will provide you with free accidents claims advice and provide information on no win no fee agreements.
To start your case, call us on the number at the top of this guide or click here for other options.
Finally, we will look at the most frequently asked questions our team have received in their experiences. We hope the answers given will provide you with additional information about the accident claims process.
How Do I Start A Compensation Claim?
Although there are hundreds of solicitors to choose from located across the country, we believe that we are ideally placed to handle your claim. Our solicitors have up to three decades of experience in handling accident claims, which is why we could have the expertise to help you claim the highest possible settlement for your injuries.
Where Are Your Solicitors Based?
Instead of searching ‘solicitors near me’ to find a locally based Oldham lawyers, why not widen your search for legal representatives based anywhere in the country. You don’t have to restrict yourself to using solicitors in your local area regardless of where you suffered your injury. Our accident claims solicitors could handle a case which has migrated from anywhere in the country, the Oldham area being one of those locations.
In most cases, your personal injury lawyer will communicate with you through phone calls, emails or by post to ensure you’re kept updated with how your case is progressing.
Why Am I Being Asked To Have A Medical Assessment?
As part of the accident claims process, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination with one of our panel of doctors covering the Oldham area. The purpose of this report is purely to benefit your case, so there’s no need to worry about it.
The details of the report will describe to what extent the accident and injury has affected your health. It will also explain what treatment you require and your future prognosis.
Where Are Your Panel Of Doctors Located In My Area?
Our panel of doctors who are able to cover the Oldham area when it comes to carrying out your medical assessment may include:
11 Queen Street,
1 John Street,
Sports Physio UK,
41B Market Street,
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Edited by Mel.