Welcome to Accident Claims UK. In this guide, you will find information and advice about various of accident claims. We will look at the many ways in which you may have been harmed in an accident, from road accidents to public liability, medical negligence to criminal injury. In addition to this, we will present you with examples of what types of services our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Redditch could provide.
To make a claim for compensation it’s no longer necessary to limit yourself to legal firms or accident claims solicitors in Redditch because the accident happened in that area or that is where you live. Our accident claims solicitors who are not based in Redditch can cover the Redditch area and could provide you with the knowledge and expertise to help you claim the highest possible settlement for your damages.
When you are ready to begin your claim, call our specialist team on 0800 073 8801.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Redditch?
- Claims For Accidents In Public Places
- Claims For Accidents In The Workplace
- Rates Of Injuries In Redditch Workplace Accidents
- Claims For Road Or Car Accidents
- Claim Trip Or Fall Compensation
- Claim For Medical Negligence
- Redditch Criminal Injury Damages Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Redditch
- Contact An Accident Claims Expert
- Accident Claim FAQs
- Further Local Information
An accident claim is a type of legal case in which a person may receive compensation for their injuries if another person or third party body was to blame. This could be the negligent actions of another road user or a breach in an employer’s duty of care which has resulted in harm.
In these circumstances, a personal injury solicitor could make a huge difference in the total settlement you receive for your damages. Our accident claims solicitors strive to help clients receive the highest possible settlement for their injuries in a range of accident claims.
When you come to contacting an accident claim solicitor from our panel, they will provide you with specialist services to help your claim progress. Some of these services could include:
- An assessment of whether you have a valid claim under the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Professional assistance in collecting evidence for your case.
- An estimation of your potential settlement through a personal injury claims calculator.
To gain additional information about how our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you claim the compensation you could be entitled to click here.
Also known as ‘public liability’, a public injury claim involves a number of different spaces which can encompass any member of the public. This could include a street, local park, shopping centre or a leisure centre, providing the owner has neglected the space in question.
For the purpose of making a personal injury claim, your accident claim solicitor must first ensure that your injury was caused by a breach in the duty of care by a third party body. Whether it is operated by a public body or private owner, a claim for accident compensation could be made.
Your employer is legally obligated to protect you from harm at work. They must inform you about health and safety issues that might affect you, alongside reporting certain accidents and incidents when they occur. To ensure accidents are prevented, there are various professional guidelines available to employers that recommend efficient steps to take and safety training techniques. Some of the responsibilities of an employer include:
- Providing a safe working environment and safe equipment.
- Ensure the necessary safety equipment for particular jobs is provided, such as personal protective equipment or noise-cancelling headphones.
- Training employees appropriately so that their job role can be carried out in a safe way.
However, not all workplace injuries are caused by an employer. Common causes of workplace injuries include repetitive strain injury, exposure to loud noise or being hit by falling objects. To discuss the types of workplace injuries and make a workplace accident claim contact our panel of expert personal injury lawyers today.
A work accident may cause harm to people for a number of different reasons. For accident claims solicitors covering Redditch, such as our own, these types of cases are some or the most common claims made.
In 2018/19, there were 69,208 reports of people being harmed in the workplace in the UK alone. In addition to this, 147 were killed at work between 2018/19. To learn more about these statistics, you can read this report published by clicking the above link.
When we think of workplace accidents in our local area, sometimes a table can be handy in summarising the key facts. To better illustrate the number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, as well as the rate per 100,000 workers, we have created the table below for the Redditch area.
|LOCATION||TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES (2018/19)||TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS (2018/19)||FATAL INJURIES (2018/19)|
You can download further annual statistics for other areas of the country through a PDF guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
A road traffic accident of any degree can be a traumatic experience for those involved and often result in injuries ranging in severity, from whiplash to broken bones. After the shock of an accident, you may need time to distinguish who was at fault and what your next steps may be.
Unfortunately, road traffic accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. If a car accident, lorry accident, or Redditch bus crash was caused by the negligent actions of another person and caused you harm as a result, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
For more information about the car accident claims process read our online guide. If you believe your injuries were caused by third party actions, contact our team today.
To make a claim for slip, trip or fall compensation you will need to first identify what the cause was. Your injury could be the result of potholes on the road, icy pavements not properly treated or even a footpath negligently obstructed by someone leaving items there and thus causing a hazard. Accident claims in Redditch could also be brought for:
- A negligent employer
- Loose wires/cables
- Wet or oily surfaces
- Weather hazards
- Uneven flooring
- Unanchored or loose rugs/mats
- Poor lighting
- Obstructed views
The result of these causes could lead to injuries such as sprains, fractures, or other musculoskeletal injuries. More information on causes and prevention can be found in this HSE report.
If you were unnecessarily injured by a professional while receiving treatment at a healthcare facility, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. In these types of cases, the circumstances under which healthcare professionals cause you harm are referred to as ‘medical negligence’.
All practitioners from the healthcare sector legally owe you a duty of care to deliver. When their levels of treatment drop below reasonably expected standards it may result in ‘avoidable harm’. The term ‘avoidable harm’ is used because sometimes certain treatments may have unavoidable injuries which cannot be avoided. There is the potential for clinical malpractice to occur in either private facilities or NHS sectors, such as Redditch accident and emergency.
If you feel that you may have been harmed as a result of medical negligence, contact a member from our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Redditch today. They could help you make a claim for the mistakes of a healthcare provider that have resulted in your injuries.
While our accident claims solicitors are capable of covering a range of compensation claims, another area of accident claims we can cover is an injury caused by criminal actions. This could be if someone has deliberately harmed you through a criminal act which has led to physical or psychological harm. A criminal accident which might result in harm could take the form of a broken bone or psychological harm which presents itself later, such as PTSD.
Although making a criminal injury claim may seem daunting, our solicitors are specially trained to handle each case with care to help you receive a settlement for your suffering. You may be wondering ‘Who qualifies as a victim of crime?’ as our expert team will advise you, even cases where the perpetrator was never identified or caught could still be successful.
You can make a claim for criminal injuries that you have sustained as a victim of violent crime through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). For more information regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A No Win No Fee solicitor can cover a range of different cases, from road accident claims, claims for trip or fall compensation. Regardless of what type of accident claim you are looking to make, one of your chief concerns should be how you will fund your case. Generally speaking, one of the most affordable ways to fund your claim is by using a No Win No Fee agreement.
Also referred to as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’ (or CFA), these types of financial agreements tend to be offered to claimants if their solicitor believes the claim is likely to succeed.
The solicitor in question undertakes their client’s work on the basis that their fees will only be paid if the claimant receives a settlement figure. If, for whatever reason, the case is unsuccessful, the client won’t receive a bill to pay for their accident claims solicitor.
Your next step in beginning a personal injury claim should be to contact a specialist from our team who could help you begin the claims process. Even if your accident occurred in Redditch, we could help. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover claims in the Redditch area without being based there. Whether you need to make a claim for a motorcycle accident or you simply want accident claims advice, our specialists could help.
In the final section of this guide, you will find further information in the form of frequently asked questions. This FAQ encompasses frequent questions asked to our specialist solicitors, answered with helpful information and further advice.
How Could I Be Helped By A Solicitor?
Our panel of accident claims solicitors have up to three decades of experience in handling accident claims of several types. With so much experience in such a diverse range of accident claims, we may be able to offer you expert services under a no win no fee agreement. Our team of advisors are just a phone call away 24/7, so call us today on the number provided at the top of this guide.
Do I Need To Find A Local Solicitor?
You could use a solicitor based anywhere in the country with the same services as those local to you. We recommend to our clients to search outside of their local area and refrain from typing into search engines ‘solicitors near me’. In most cases, you will communicate with your solicitor by phone, email or through the post.
Are Medical Exams Important?
To ensure your claim is supported with important evidence, you will be asked to undergo a medical examination. The purpose of this is to have your injuries or illnesses assessed by a medical professional. The doctor who conducts your exam will write an impartial report which will be used to help the progression of your case.
This will include details of how the accident and/or injury has affected your health, what treatment you may require and what your future prognosis is.
Where Could I Have My Personal Injury Claim Medical?
We work with a variety of doctors across a panel who could carry out your medical assessment. In Redditch, this panel includes:
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
Nancy Doyle Clinic,
27 New Road,
Regus Building Coventry,
3 The Quandrant,
For areas that haven’t been covered in this guide, consider the links below which will provide you with additional resources and helpful information.
Reporting Accidents, Incidents And Diseases
Guidelines by the Health and Safety Executive on how to efficiently report accidents, incidents and diseases
Combined Court Finder
Where to find courts in the Redditch area
Emergencies In Redditch
For information on emergency planning and emergency services in Redditch, see the guide provided
Gym Accident Claims
How you could claim compensation with for an accident that caused you an unnecessary injury at the gym.
Whiplash Claims Calculator
See how much you could be entitled to with our Whiplash compensation calculator
Article by HH.
Edited by CK.