By Olivia Bird. Last updated 13th September 2021. This guide will look at how you could claim compensation with accident claim solicitors Rochester. If your accident was caused by a third party who owed you a duty of care, such as another road user, your employer or a medical professional there may be grounds on which to claim compensation for any avoidable harm.
Talk to Accident Claims UK today. We could supply claimants with excellent no win no fee solicitors ready to handle their Rochester accident claim. Our personal injury solicitors will always fight so that claimants receive the maximum amount of compensation that is possible for their suffering. So you should not get short-changed.
Whether you have been injured because of a traffic accident in Rochester or Rochester medical malpractice or wish to make a trip and fall claim, an accident in public places claim or wish to claim compensation for an assault, we could help.
Call Accident Claims UK today on 0800 073 8801 for your free consultation, or contact us using our online accident claims form. If after talking to our team you could make a claim our excellent accident claims solicitors covering Rochester could start working on your case right away.
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If you are injured or if you become sick because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of someone else who owed you a duty of care you could be entitled to claim compensation from them for your injuries. To claim compensation, you do not need an accident claims solicitor to represent you in your case however without expert help you could find that the claiming process is really complex.
You can trust our team to supply you with the right solicitor to handle your accident claim in Rochester, Kent. The easiest way to start your claim is to contact us by phone, you can find the number at the top of this page. Our panel of solicitors could provide you with effective accident claims advice and if they think that you have reasonable grounds to claim compensation, they could start working on your case right away.
If you have had an accident at work because of a slip trip hazard, exposure to a hazardous substance, or due to a health and safety hazard that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries from your employer.
Examples of accidents at work could include:
- Manual handling accidents that result in soft tissue injuries,
- Slip, trip or fall injuries,
- Head injuries in building sites or the construction industry.
- Avoidable accidents in agriculture or forestry.
- Illness caused by exposure to hazardous materials.
- Injuries involving broken furnishings.
Contact our team to make a Rochester accident claim for an accident at work. If you have reasonable grounds on which to claim, we could supply you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your case.
The table below has the number of reported injuries at work recorded by the Health and Safety Executive for the area of Medway. Information is not available at the more local level of Rochester, so statistics for Medway have been used.
|Total – n/on fatal injuries 2018/19
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers 2018/19
|Fatal injuries 2018/19
Speak to us today about making an accident claim in Rochester. If you have had an accident at work, we can let you know how much compensation you can claim.
Have you been injured in a road traffic accident in Rochester? Whether you were injured because of any type of vehicle accident as long as the accident was not your fault or was only partially your fault you could be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Examples of accidents you could claim for may be:
- Car accidents,
- Bike accidents,
- Hit and run accidents,
- Accidents on public transport,
- Pedestrian accidents (when crossing the road),
- HGV, lorry or truck accidents.
If you sustained an injury such as whiplash in any of these or other types of road traffic accidents you could make a traffic injury claim by getting in contact with our team.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, you could claim compensation for any injuries caused to you. Whilst there are many ways in which slip, trip or fall accidents in Rochester could happen, some common causes may include:
- Spillages are left on the floor at a restaurant or a cafe.
- Hazardous flooring.
- Loose railings on a stairway that have not been repaired.
- Broken and damaged flooring.
- Cracked floor or pavement tiles.
If you have been injured because of a trip and fall accident you could be entitled to make a trip and fall claim. We have a guide to this type of accident claim where you could learn more about how to make a claim.
If you have been assaulted violently or sexually, resulting in you being injured mentally or physically, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You could make a claim even if the person who abused or attacked you has not been brought to justice or even charged. This is because you can make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority CICA which is a government scheme so that those affected by violent crime can receive compensation. There is a criterion in which you need to meet and the personal injury claim time limit is also shorter.
Call Accident Claims UK today to enquire about making criminal injury claims for an assault in Rochester.
Public places in Rochester are usually managed by local councils or private landowners. Examples of public places can include pavements, parks, pedestrianised shopping areas, or shopping centres. Whoever is responsible for their operation, maintenance or ownership is responsible for making sure that they are safe for people to come and go.
If you have been injured because a public place was poorly maintained, for example, you tripped over loose pavement slabs or were injured because of broken outdoor gym equipment in a park, you could be entitled to a public place accident claim for your injuries. Our guide to public place accident claims contains more information about this type of accident claim and the injuries which you could suffer.
Medical practitioners such as doctors, nurses and dentists have a duty of care towards their patients. If they provide a patient with substandard care which makes the patient injured, ill or worsens their pre-existing medical condition, this is known as medical negligence.
In order to have a valid claim for medical negligence, it must be proven that a healthcare practitioner has acted in a negligent way and caused you to suffer unnecessarily. Have you been injured because of Rochester medical malpractice? Call Accident Claims UK today, to find out whether you could be eligible for damages for your suffering
If you have been avoidably injured or unnecessarily ill due to a breach in the duty of care that was owed to you we could supply you with an excellent no win no fee personal injury solicitor covering Rochester. No win no fee means that you only have to pay your solicitors fees when you win, so any financial risks are reduced and you do not need to find large sums of money to have a consultation or begin the process of claiming compensation.
Talk to us today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. We may be able to supply you with the right solicitor to handle your no win no fee Kent accident claim.
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident in Rochester, Kent, that was not your fault, call us today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If we think that you do have a case to make a claim one of our panel of personal injury solicitors may take on your claim and fight to win you compensation.
For further free personal injury claims advice and to begin your claim, call us today or fill out our accident claims form. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Here are some frequently asked questions that we receive from prospective claimants regarding personal injury claims:
Q: Do I need legal representation when making a personal injury claim?
A: It’s important to note that there is no legal requirement stipulating that claimants must have legal representation in order to make a personal injury claim. In fact, you have the right to make proceedings without any legal help if you wish. However, as we hope to have illustrated over the course of this guide, having a solicitor can be extremely beneficial to the outcome of your claim. Not only does our panel of accident claims solicitors Rochester have over 30 years of experience but they all work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning they only get paid if they win your claim for you. Therefore, you can rely on their services to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Q: What are the benefits of signing a No Win No Fee agreement?
A: If you have grounds to make a personal injury claim and you’re looking for legal representation to help you do so, a solicitor working on a No Win No Fee basis can offer many benefits. Compared to solicitors that traditionally charge for their services by the hour, No Win No Fee solicitors only charge once they’ve won your claim for you. In the meantime, they won’t charge you a penny. As there are no upfront fees to pay either, you don’t have to worry about your financial situation upon signing a No Win No Fee agreement.
If your solicitor is unsuccessful in securing your compensation for you, you won’t have to cover their fees. Therefore, the only time payment is ever taken under a No Win No Fee agreement is when it’s deducted as a success fee from your final settlement. What’s more, success fees are legally capped to a maximum of 25% as part of these agreements, giving you peace of mind that you won’t be short-changed at the last minute.
Q: Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?
A: If you have become sick or if you have been injured because of an accident caused by negligence on the part of another party, you could be eligible for compensation. You will need to start your claim before you run out of time to do so, as there is a 3-year time limit. There are exceptions so please call to find out more.
Q: Does It Help To Claim With A Solicitor Based Near Me?
A: When it comes to finding someone who could conduct your accident claim, it does not need to be a solicitor, lawyer or law firm based in Rochester. In fact, they do not need to be based in the wider Kent area. All they need to be able to do is to conduct your claim.
Today the claims process can very often be carried out remotely and there is no need for you and your solicitor to meet in person in the process of making a claim if you do not need to. To answer the above question, it will not necessarily help your claim to only choose between those closest to you and could harm your chances of finding the solicitor with the best possible experience to help you.
Q: Why Is It Important To See A Doctor?
A: If you are eligible to claim compensation, we will arrange for you to see a doctor for a medical assessment. Their medical report will be used to value your claim. This is important as it will help solicitors for both parties to see how you were affected by the accident. It also helps your legal team to best assess how much your injury may be worth. The defendant’s solicitors can also see that the valuation placed on the claim is reasonable for this injury.
Q: Where Will This Examination Be?
A: It will be arranged for you to have a medical assessment as near you as is possible. We have a nationwide panel of doctors and medical experts so to try to place you with one convenient to your location. The closest local medical experts include the following, however, your medical exam maybe with a different expert.
Blue Bell Hill,
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham,
Here are some further resources that could be of use to you, including links to local services and some of our alternative personal injury claims guides:
- Reporting Accidents, Incidents And Diseases At Work – Find guidance on how and when employers should report workplace accidents and injuries.
- Medway County Court And Family Court – If it becomes necessary for your claim to go to court, it could be heard at the closest county court in Medway.
- Accident Claims Calculator – See how much you could be able to claim with our personal injury claims calculator.
- Pedestrian Accident Claims Guide – Information on making pedestrian accident claims.
- Stress At Work Compensation Claims Guide – Stress in the workplace can be difficult to deal with. Learn more about how to deal with this situation here.
Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Rochester could help you today.
Article by HC
Edited by MM.