By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 31st 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors Ramsgate guide. Here, we offer insight into what to consider when choosing personal injury solicitors for Ramsgate claims.
This article is a guide to inform you about how you can make an accident claim in Ramsgate with our accident solicitors covering Ramsgate. If you or one of your dependants has suffered an injury, in an accident and you believe that it was not your fault, then you could have grounds to make a personal injury claim. Read more below to find out different types of personal injury claims and how our accident solicitors can help you deal with them. If you have already decided that you want to make an accident compensation claim, then call us at 0800 073 8801 or fill in our websites contact form.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Ramsgate?
- Claims For An Accident At Work
- Statistics Covering Injuries At Work In Thanet
- Ramsgate Road And Traffic Accident Claims
- Tripping Accident Claims
- Criminal Injuries Victim Compensation
- Accidents And Injuries In Public Places
- Malpractice In Medical Care
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Ramsgate
- Talking To Our Team
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Reference Materials
Our accident solicitors do not have offices in Ramsgate and are not based there; however we do have accident claims solicitors covering Ramsgate. These accident solicitors will carry out all the roles of any other personal injury lawyers, giving you legal advice, gathering evidence, calculating the amount of compensation you will ask for and representing your case.
You have a right not to be placed in unnecessary and avoidable danger by an unsafe working environment, it is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that your workplace is safe for you and your colleagues by providing you with safety training and safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, ear protection and hi viz clothing etc. By ensuring that there is proper safety measures in place such as ventilation and extraction, proper lighting, security to protect staff from potential violent assault and sufficient emergency procedures in place. You may associate the danger of workplace accidents and injuries with certain industries involving manual labour and machinery, but workplace injuries can and do happen in any sector of the workforce. Even in a workplace where there is little to no risk of physical harm you can still be affected by issues such as workplace stress caused by bullying or unreasonable workloads which you could also make an injury at work claim for through our accident solicitors. To find out more about making a no win no fee workplace accident claim with our accident solicitors please call a member of our team on the number provide.
We have included this table in this article to give you an impression of how common it is for people to be injured at work in your local area. Specifically it includes the actual number of injuries and deaths at work as well as the rate of injuries per 100’000 workers. We have also included a link to the source of these figures, a RIDDOR report, so that you can compare Thanet to other towns in terms of workplace safety.
|Total – Non Fatal injuries
|Total – Non fatal injuries per 100’000 workers
You can also look at the key facts from the HSE for 2019/20 work-related injury and illness below.
Our accident claims solicitors could cover a no win no fee personal injury claim for a Ramsgate road traffic accident incident. Although we are not based in the area our expert solicitors can cover Ramsgate as if they were around the corner. You may have grounds for a case if you believe that the accident was not your fault. For instance if you were in a car crash in which you were struck from behind by another vehicle and were injured. If you want know more about making a claim over a Ramsgate road traffic accident and to view a personal injury claims calculator, visit our guide to road traffic accident claims here.
If you have tripped and fallen over and injured yourself you might be tempted to simply blame your own clumsiness, but in fact an injury from falling over could be grounds for a personal injury claim. The owner or operator of a property or pavement or road where the accident took place is responsible for ensuring that it does not present tripping hazards. The owner or operator of a business could be liable if a customer has slipped and hurt themselves on a wet floor that was not marked out with a warning sign or on a spilled liquid that was not cleared up. The owner or operator could also be liable for a claim over a tripping accident if someone has tripped and hurt themselves on wiring or piping that was left strewn across the floor or on carpeting or linoleum that was in a state of disrepair. Local authorities could possibly be responsible if a claimant has injured themselves slipping and falling over on an icy stretch of pavement that should have been gritted and/or salted. Local authorities could also be liable if someone has been injured by tripping on a section of pavement that was severely uneven and in a state of disrepair. If you have been injured in a tripping accident, you can find more details about making a slip, trip or fall claim on this page here.
Someone who has fallen victim to being injured or suffering psychological harm as a result of a criminal assault or other violent crime could be entitled to criminal injuries victim compensation. Whether you have been physically injured, for example in a stabbing , or whether you are suffering from the psychological effects of witnessing someone else be the victim of a violent crime you may have valid grounds for making a crime injuries victim compensation claim. You also have grounds to claim if you have been the victim of rape or sexual abuse. You can claim criminal injury victim compensation without the person responsible having been convicted, only proof that you were injured in a violent crime is required. Criminal injury victim compensation comes from CICA-the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
When you are in a public place then the owner or operator of the premises you are in becomes at least partly responsible for your safety. Specifically they must ensure that there are no preventable hazards to your health posed by their property and its contents. This is the same principle as the responsibility to prevent trips and slips as discussed in the previous section but applied broadly to all potential risks of accident and injury. To give some examples; a shop and a restaurant can be liable for compensation if a customer falls ill with food poisoning and the food is proven to be unfit for sale or the kitchen where the food was prepared found to be below hygiene standards. You could also claim against a shop or supermarket if you have been injured by objects falling off of a shelf or display due to not having been stacked correctly. You also have the right to make an accident claim on behalf of your child if they have been injured in a public place, for example in a play area with unsafe playing equipment. If you have suffered an injury in a public place and you wish to learn more about making a no win no fee personal injury claim with our accident solicitors covering Ramsgate, then follow this link to our public place accident guide.
You have a right to expect decent treatment from both the NHS and private health practitioners. When the quality of care you receive falls below a reasonably expected standard, diverges from the proper procedure and results in your health suffering it is referred to as clinical malpractice or medical negligence. Malpractice in clinical practice is grounds for a compensation claim, whether it took place in the NHS or in a private practice, or if it was in relation to non-medically necessary care and procedures such as cosmetic procedures. Any medical negligence which causes harm to your health could be grounds to make a medical negligence claim. Some examples of medical negligence could include misdiagnosis or incorrect prescriptions by a GP, neglect of residents in nursing homes and errors and mistakes in surgery that cause the patient to suffer organ damage, blood loss or infection. You can read more about malpractice and clinical negligence in this guide.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors are ideal for you if you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor. A no win no fee solicitor can offer you an accident claim deal that doesn’t involve you having to pay for their services with your own money, instead all they will charge you is a portion of the compensation you are awarded. They will not charge you a large amount; the most they will ask you for is 25% and if your claim is not successful in winning compensation they will not ask you to pay them anything. This is what’s also known as a conditional fee agreement.
You can talk to our team if you want to discuss starting a claim or if you just want to ask a few more questions and receive free legal expert accident claims advice. Call 0800 073 8801, our free 24/7 phone line, or fill out a start a claim form on our website and our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
How Do I Know If I Do Have A Claim?
You don’t have to be sure that you want to make a claim or that you have grounds to make a claim to talk to our team. Call us or get in touch through our website if you want to find out for sure whether you have valid grounds for an accident claim, our team will advise you on whether or not you do. There may be technicalities that prevent you from making a claim, such as the accident claims time limit. You may not be able to make a claim if you were over 21 when the accident happened and it has been more than three years since the effects of the injury appeared. There are exceptions to the rule so we always advise calling us for clarification. If your claim is valid however we will offer to put you in touch with one of our accident solicitors covering Ramsgate.
Do I Claim With A Local Area Solicitor?
By limiting your options to solicitors in or near to Ramsgate you run the risk of not finding one who has the best level of experience and expertise relevant to the circumstances of your case and thus you could risk the outcome of your case. Our solicitors are not based in Ramsgate but rest assured, this won’t make a difference to your ability to make a claim with them or the standard of legal service you receive. There is no actual requirement for you to meet your solicitor in person, anything that needs to be discussed or shared between you can be done through phone calls, texts, emails, social media or video chats.
Do I See A Doctor As Part Of The Claims Process?
Yes you can, and in fact our accident solicitors will make arrangements, being seen by a doctor is an important part of the accident claims process. In order to make a valid personal injury claim and receive the full compensation you are entitled to you will need a medical report written by a doctor who has examined you which officially confirms that you have suffered the injury that you say you have and outlining the full extent of that injury. This will serve as proof to support your case and will also enable your personal injury solicitor to calculate how much compensation your injury is worth.
Where May I See This Doctor?
You can see a doctor for your examination in your local area. We know how off putting or difficult it might be if the only doctors available to perform medical exams were in another part of the UK which would require significant time and expense and arrangements to be made for you to be able to visit, especially if your injury has left you with some form of disability. That is why we work with a panel of medical experts working across many different parts of the country so that none of our clients are left without a doctor in their local area. The doctors we work with in Ramsgate are listed below.
37 North Gate
Laura Sanchez Pallares
12-17 Upper Bridge Street
Could accident claim solicitors covering Ramsgate help me if I was partially at fault for an accident?
Were you involved in a road traffic accident and are not sure whose fault it is? Perhaps you feel that you were partly to blame but there was someone else he was also to blame for the incident. If you have suffered injuries in an accident that was partly your fault but there was blame on the other side, we could still help you with a claim for compensation. In some cases, you could receive compensation that was reduced to reflect your involvement. These are known as split liability claims. Sometimes, they can, however, be somewhat complex.
Using personal injury solicitors covering Ramsgate for such claims could give you the best chance of getting the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
The liable party refused my claim, could accident claims solicitors covering Ramsgate help me?
If you have put in a claim to an employer or another party that was to blame for an accident which caused you to suffer injuries, they may in some cases refuse it. Whether they’re claiming they are not to blame, or they dispute the severity of your injuries, this is something personal injury solicitors covering Ramsgate could help with. They could help to gather the evidence that makes your case as strong as possible and they could argue for compensation on your behalf. If the liable party still disputes your claim, a personal injury solicitor could help you take your case to court. They could support you throughout and help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have had a claim refused, please call our team. We would be happy to assist you.
What happens if I get injured by an uninsured driver?
Uninsured driver claims are also something we could assist with. Accident claims solicitors covering Ramsgate could assist you with making a claim to the MIB (Motor Insurers’ Bureau). Our team will be glad to assess your case to see if you could claim through this organisation, which compensated victims of untraceable and uninsured driving. We could then help you put the strongest case possible forward for compensation. If you’ve been injured in a hit and run, or the at fault driver in a car accident was not insured, we’d be happy to talk to you about helping you with your claim. We could even assist if you’ve been hit by a foreign vehicle.
We hope you enjoyed reading this accident claims solicitors Ramsgate guide. When choosing personal injury solicitors for Ramsgate claims, we hope you’ll consider us.