By Olivia Shelby. Last updated 7th September 2021. Were you involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Were you harmed as a result? If so, you could be looking for accident claims advice to help you decide if you’re eligible to claim compensation.
There are many ways in which you may have been harmed and compensation could be claimed as a result. For example, an accident in the workplace, on the roads or pavements, in a public place or even through medical negligence are just some of the circumstances which could be successful in receiving damages. If you believe that you were injured because of the negligence of a third party, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Our solicitors covering the Peterborough area could help you pursue Peterborough accident claims for different types of personal injury.
When you feel that you are ready to begin the process, contact our specialist team by calling 0800 073 8801 or filling out an accident claim form on this page.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Peterborough?
- Statistics Highlighting Work Related Accidents In Peterborough
- Claims For Work Related Accidents
- Claims For Criminal Injuries, Assaults And Abuse
- Claims For Clinical Malpractice
- Claims For Road Or Car Accident
- Claims For Public Place Accidents
- Claims Trips And Falls
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Peterborough
- How To Take The Next Steps
- FAQs And Further Explanations
- Further Resources
If you have been harmed in an accident in Peterborough which wasn’t your fault, you could receive compensation with the help of our panel of accident claims solicitors. Types of accident claims can vary depending on the environment in which they occur and who the fault falls upon.
For example, an accident claim in Peterborough could be made against a healthcare professional for providing negligent treatment to a patient, another driver for driving carelessly or even an employer who has failed to provide the proper safety procedures.
A personal injury solicitor could provide claimants with a number of services, such as:
- An assessment of whether your claim is eligible under the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Collecting evidence for your case.
- An estimation of your potential damages would be more centralised than a personal injury claims calculator.
Sometimes it’s easier to get an understanding of the extent of work-related accidents when they’re displayed clearly in the table.
Currently, in the UK, there are 1.4 million people suffering from work-related illnesses. Further from this, in 2018 – 2019 there were 69,208 reported employee injuries in the workplace.
Below is a table illustrating the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, as well as the rate per 100,000 workers, to help give you a better understanding of the amount people injured by work related accidents.
|NON FATAL INJURIES TOTAL (2018/19)
|NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS (2018/19)
|FATAL INJURES (2018/19)
Accident claim solicitors could help you receive damages for a workplace injury or illness that has arisen due to the negligent actions of an employer. This could be in the form of failing to provide correct safety equipment or allowing dangerous machinery to be used in the workplace.
In order to uphold a safe working environment, employers should abide by various articles of legislation that set out an employer’s responsibilities. This could include:
- Supplying the correct safety equipment and a safe working environment.
- Providing the necessary safety equipment for specific jobs, such as personal protective equipment.
- Training staff in appropriate safety measures to ensure their job is carried out in a safe way.
Such measures could be used to ensure working at height is conducted appropriately to avoid unnecessary harm.
If you have suffered an injury or contracted a workplace illness because your employer has failed to maintain basic safety procedures, contact one of our accident claims solicitors today.
To make accident claims for criminal injuries, assaults, and abuse, one of our accident claims solicitors covering Peterborough could also help you make a compensation claim.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government-run scheme that allows victims to make a claim for any criminal injuries that they have sustained as a result of a criminal act being committed against them. A claim for a criminal injury or accident might be possible if a criminal act against you has resulted in physical harm or psychological trauma. When exposed to a criminal situation, the psychological harm could present itself at a later stage in the form of PTSD. When this happens, the accident claims time limit begins from the moment you were aware of the PTSD and it had been diagnosed. If you have suffered a physical injury, such as a broken bone, you could also be able to make a claim.
If you are looking for further accident claims advice about assault compensation payouts, speak to one of our advisors today.
In circumstances where the negligent care of a medical professional has dropped below reasonable expectations and lead to the harm of a patient is what may be classed as ‘medical negligence’. In these cases, the harm caused should be considered as ‘avoidable harm’ if the proper measures were otherwise taken in the process.
If an instance of clinical malpractice has taken place in a healthcare facility, be it a hospital, dental practice, private cosmetic facility or even a GP practice, you could be searching for the assistance of an accident claims solicitor to assist you in making a claim.
In any case of medical negligence, our accident claim solicitors can cover the Peterborough area and may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries or illnesses.
If you are searching for ‘car accident solicitors near me’ or ‘car accident claims calculator’, then this section of the guide could be of use to you.
In 2018, 1249.3 million vehicle miles were travelled on Peterborough roads. Between July 2016 and June 2017, however, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership recorded 159 slight accidents, 44 serious accidents and 2 fatal accidents in the Fenland district alone. With such a high number of recorded incidents in a one year period, it could be argued that one of the most common reasons that a person makes a compensation claim in the UK is as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault.
A road traffic and pedestrian accident claim could be made by someone travelling on capitals road network or even using a crossing as a pedestrian. Generally, the cause of road accidents may be due to a car driver, moped rider, cyclist or pedestrian acting in a negligent way. One part of the car accident claims process is to prove that a third party is responsible for your suffering as a result of their negligence. If you have been in a road accident, such as a car accident where you have suffered injuries through no fault of your own then you may be able to make a claim.
You can learn more about the car accident claims process in our guide by clicking here.
With certain public spaces becoming overbearingly encompassed by large numbers of people at any one time, an injury suffered that was otherwise unavoidable could be brought against a number of different parties.
The space in question could include a local park, the street, a shopping centre or even a leisure centre. In certain circumstances, accident compensation could be received from a local council or authority for the lack of maintenance for a pavement or local park or from a private company for an injury suffered at a shopping centre or car park.
Contact our accident claims solicitors covering Peterborough today for advice if you have been harmed as a result of a public place accident.
As one of the most common ways in which people are injured in the UK, you could be looking to make trips and falls accident claims in Peterborough for an incident that wasn’t your fault.
Data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that these types of accidents are the most common way in which people are injured at work. This could be caused by a negligent employer who fails to implement a safe working environment or because pavements have not been maintained by the relevant authorities. Another slip and fall claim example could be if potholes on the road have led to the injury of a pedestrian. These types of incidents could also be caused by icy footpaths which have not been properly treated or obstructions were left negligently and caused a hazard as a result.
If you have suffered a sprain, fracture, or another type of musculoskeletal injury from a slip, trip or fall caused by someone else, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
For further explanations on how to identify slip and trip hazards and what action to take, click here.
How your accident claim will be funded may be one of your biggest concerns when it comes to making a compensation claim. However, we believe one of the most affordable ways in which you could fund your claim is through a no win no fee agreement.
Also known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’ (or CFA), this type of agreement works on the basis that your solicitors’ fees will be settled with a percentage of the settlement you receive if your claim is successful. If, however, your case is unsuccessful, the bill for your solicitors’ time and services will not fall upon you.
You may be wondering to yourself what the next steps are in your accident claim or where to go from here. In beginning your personal injury claim, check in with our specialist personal injury lawyers and begin the claims process. Whether you are looking to make accident claims in Peterborough, for help with work-related accidents, or you need advice about criminal injury compensation cases, we could help. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover the Peterborough area despite not being based in the area.
Below we have provided some answers which you may find useful to questions that our panel of solicitors have been frequently asked. If your question isn’t listed, why not give us a call? Our expert advisors would be more than happy to answer your questions.
Is there a time limit for making a personal injury claim?
In most cases, there is a 3-year time limit for you to make a personal injury claim within. If you don’t begin your claim within these 3 years, then you’ll typically no longer be eligible to claim compensation once this limitation period has ended. Therefore, if you’re thinking about making a claim but you’re undecided, it’s imperative that you decide within the relevant time limit for your case. There are some cases where exceptions to this 3-year limitation period are necessary, such as cases where claimants lack the mental capacity to make legal proceedings for themselves. However, every case is different, so if you’d like a free consultation, please get in touch with one of our specialist advisors today.
What does a litigation friend do?
There are some cases where a victim is unable to make a claim for themselves. Whether they’re mentally incapacitated or they’re under the legal age to make a claim, a litigation friend can allow them to still get the compensation that they deserve. For example, if your child is entitled to compensation but they’re not yet 18, you may be burdened with paying out of pocket for injury-related costs. If this is the case, you may consider acting as their litigation friend so you can secure their payout without having to wait for their 18th birthday. This way, their compensation can be used to cover any necessary expenses, while the rest is placed into a trust for them to access for themselves once they come of age.
How can No Win No Fee agreements benefit the claimant?
If you’re considering making a claim with help from legal representation, the thought of solicitors’ fees may have come into mind. Traditionally, solicitors charge fees for their services at an hourly rate as they work on your case. If they fail to win your claim for you, these fees aren’t reimbursed and you may be left out of pocket. However, if you choose to work with a solicitor that offers a No Win No Fee service, this won’t be a concern. Instead, they won’t charge you a thing until they win your case for you. Known as a success fee, this is a small, legally capped charge that will be deducted from your settlement at the end of the claims process. If they fail to win your claim, no fee will be charged, meaning the financial risk involved in making a claim is eliminated.
How Could No Win No Fee Solicitors Covering Peterborough Help Me?
While there are countless personal injury lawyers based in various law firms across the country who could potentially handle your claim, we believe that our services are ideally placed to take on your case. With up to thirty years of experience in handling accident claims, our no win no fee solicitors possess the capabilities to assist you in making a claim. Our expert team of advisors is available on a 24/7 basis to answer your calls and offer you free, impartial advice to your queries.
Should I Limit My Search To Local Firms?
You can use the services of an accident claim solicitor from anywhere in the country, which means you don’t have to feel restricted to legal firms in your local area. Modern technology allows for easier communication meaning that wherever your solicitors are based in the country, they will provide you regular updates, whether that be through email, over the phone or via the post.
Do All Claims Require Medical Assessments?
In order to make a claim for compensation, the onus is on you, the claimant to prove that you have been injured as a result of a third party’s negligence. That is why an essential part of your claim is for you to undergo an independent medical assessment. This report will produce evidence of your injuries to support your case. The assessment will detail how your accident and/or injury has affected your health and what future prognosis you will require.
Where May I Have This Medical Assessment?
We work with a panel of different doctors from across the country who could carry out your medical assessment. In Peterborough, this panel may include:
Broadway Chiropractic Clinic,
64 Broadway Peterborough,
Laura Sanchez Pallares
2 Staplee Way,
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Article by HH.
Edited by CK.