Whether an accident at work has led to you suffering an injury, or you’ve experienced negligence in a medical setting, you might have landed on this page because you’ve been looking for accident claim solicitors who could cover accident claims in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we could provide you with accident claims solicitors covering Royal Tunbridge Wells to assist with making such claims. Below, we explain in more detail what could lead to you making claims for accident compensation, along with offering accident claims advice on time limits for claiming, what you could need to collect in the way of evidence, and whether you could consider using a no win no fee solicitor to take on your personal injury claim.
Why not go through the guide below to see whether you could make accident claims in Tunbridge Wells for any avoidable harm you have suffered. If you’re unsure of anything contained in the sections below, you could always call us for more advice. We offer free advice, and you could reach us on 0800 073 8801 to discuss anything pertaining to your accident.
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When it comes to accident claims in Tunbridge Wells, you might not even know you could pursue one. So how could you tell whether a personal injury solicitor could help you? If the following statements are true, in general terms, this could mean you might have cause to claim.
- You have obtained an illness or an injury, which could be mental or physical, or even a mixture of the two.
- The illness or injury you have obtained came from an accident or incident that was not your fault or developed over time from an ongoing incident.
- The accident and injury/illness would have been avoided had the right precautions had been in place.
- The accident took place because the duty of care which was owed to you by a third party was breached.
- You are claiming before the accident claims time limit. This can differ depending on the specifics of your case, but in general would be 3 years from the date of most incidents, or from the date of discovery of injuries in others. Some claims time limits are shorter, for example, criminal injury claims through the CICA, while some historical abuse cases from years before could still be heard. If you are unsure which applies to your case, then a personal injury lawyer could help make this clear for you.
Do the above statements ring true to you? If so, it might be wise to look for accident claims solicitors covering Royal Tunbridge Wells who could handle Royal Tunbridge Wells accident claims. These professionals train for a number of years to become qualified and then build on that training with each and every case they handle. This experience could be invaluable when it comes to your case. This is because the accident claim solicitor could draw on previous cases that they have successfully handled and use the same methods to help with your compensation claim.
But what kind of claims could these accident claims solicitors covering Tunbridge Wells handle?
There are many different types of personal injury claims that could be made. As long as the accident could be considered someone else’s fault, and that person had a responsibility towards your safety, for example, a driver on the road, a medical professional, an employer, or a building owner, or the local council, and you suffer unnecessarily then you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
A few examples might be:
- Your employer did not train you on how to use a piece of machinery even though you needed to use it – you were injured using the machine as you were not aware of how to use it safely.
- A piece of unsafe public park equipment collapsed under you, injuring you, even though it was not marked as unsafe by the local council, who knew of the issue with the equipment.
- A spillage in a supermarket that was not clearly marked or cleared up quickly caused you to slip and become injured.
These are just a few examples. Whatever your injury or the accident that caused it, why not look at the sections below to further look into whether you could have a claim.
Workplace accidents could happen in any number of workplaces. Whether you have been injured on a construction site, in an office, or in a shop or restaurant, or while driving for work or working at height, if the accident could have been avoided, and your employer was found to be negligent, you could consider making a workplace claim with personal injury solicitors covering Tunbridge Wells. This is because employers have a legal responsibility to protect your health and safety within the workplace, by reducing risks of your job wherever reasonable and providing a safe workplace. They could go about doing this by:
- Providing PPE so that you are protected from harm while doing your job – this could include gloves, workboots, a hardhat, safety goggles, for example.
- Training you on safe working practices.
- Ensuring you take regular breaks.
- And more…
There are two types of workplace injury that your employer could be held liable for in terms of your workplace health and safety. The first relates to conditions relating to your work that could develop over a period of time, and these could include
- Industrial deafness
- Vibration white finger
This list is not exhaustive. For a full list of conditions that could be considered industrial illnesses, you could visit the HSE website. If there were foreseeable risks to you developing a condition of this type, and your employer ignored these, and did not take action to lower these risks, then if you develop the condition as a result, you could ask for personal injury advice on making a claim from personal injury solicitors covering Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The second type of workplace accident claim our panel of accident claims solicitors could assist with is one that arises from a single incident of negligence leading to an accident at work. This could be failing to maintain a piece of machinery, causing it to malfunction, causing you an instant injury which could have been avoided had the machinery been serviced regularly.
If you’re unsure as whether accident claim solicitors could help you, why not give us a call.
If you’re looking for accident claim statistics for workplace injuries in your area, you could find them in the table below. Further details are available on the HSE’s own site.
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Many different injuries could be inflicted if you have a trip, a slip or a fall. Some could be minor and might involve a trip to the GP, and some could result in you having to visit accident and emergency at a Tunbridge Wells hospital. If the incident that caused the trip, fall or slip wasn’t your fault, you could have cause to pursue an accident claim for compensation. Who your claim would be against could depend on where you were when the trip, slip or fall occurred. Accident claims in Royal Tunbridge Wells could be brought against;
- A supermarket
- A local authority
- An employer
- A hotel
- A restaurant
- And more…
Each of these could have a responsibility to ensure the place you are visiting as a member of the public is safe to do so. If they have failed to do so, for example by not providing good lighting, not affixing flooring correctly, not signposting spillages or getting them cleared up quickly, then you could look into pursuing an accident claim. To find a lawyer for an accident claim, all you need to do is call us. We’ll do the hard work for you.
Accident claim solicitors could also help after a road accident in Tunbridge Wells. Whether it’s a lorry accident in Tunbridge Wells, a car accident in Tunbridge Wells, a crash in Tunbridge Wells involving a motorbike, or another type of road traffic accident, our accident claims solicitors covering Royal Tunbridge Wells could help you make an accident claim if someone else was to blame. This is because road users have a responsibility to use the road safely and a duty of care to other road users. If they fail to do so, and you receive an injury, such as whiplash or something more serious, then you could make accident claims in Tunbridge Wells for compensation.
You could also seek out accident claims solicitors covering Tunbridge Wells if you were a victim of a criminal act that caused you to suffer an injury. In many cases, you could be bringing your claim through the CICA, which was set up to ensure that victims of crime could be compensated for injuries they have received. An accident claim solicitor could help you if you were a direct target of an attack, or if you suffered harm in another way, perhaps as a witness to violence who has suffered mentally from seeing the violent act.
Claims against Tunbridge Wells borough council could be brought as the result of a public place accidents that happened in areas that they have a responsibility to maintain. If an area falls into disrepair and you become injured as the damage has not been repaired you could possibly pursue a claim. The council’s have a strict criteria in which your circumstances must fit into in order to be able to make a claim. They could also be brought against gym owner/operators, shopping centre owners, and in fact anyone responsible for a place you could visit as a member of the public. If they have failed to make the area safe, or warn of hazards, and you become injured, you could consider finding a personal injury solicitor to help you make a claim.
Did your dentist miss the signs of oral cancer, causing the disease to progress further than it should, or did your GP misdiagnose you and give you medicine that caused side effects that you did not need to take? Did a surgeon make a mistake during an operation, leading to you having further surgeries to correct the harm? Did poor infection control in a hospital cause you to become more ill when you were staying in hospital for an unrelated reason? Whatever the negligence, if it occurred in a clinical setting, and caused you an unnecessary injury, accident claim solicitors covering Tunbridge Wells could help you make a claim for compensation.
Finding a personal injury lawyer that works to a no win no fee agreement need not be difficult. Accident Claims UK could help provide such a personal injury solicitor for Royal Tunbridge Wells accident claims. The benefits of no win no fee claims could include:
- Your solicitor would be unlikely to take on a claim they did not feel they could win.
- Your financial risk could be reduced.
- Your solicitor could push for maximum compensation you deserve as they would also benefit from this.
Here at Accident Claims, all our panel of accident claims solicitors work on this basis. Why not call us to find out more.
If you have further questions about us, our service or your claim you could contact us at any time by one of the following methods:
- Telephone: 0800 073 8801
- Email: email@example.com
We’d be delighted to talk over any aspect of your claim, and look forward to hearing from you.
There are a few more questions we’ve answered in the sections below. We hope you find this information useful.
Could I Claim Compensation For My Injuries?
We offer free telephone consultations where we would assess your chance of making a successful accident claim. We’ll always be honest about whether we feel you do or do not have a claim. We would not waste your time. If we think you could have a chance to claim, then we could offer to provide you with an accident claims solicitor covering Tunbridge Wells to help you.
Could I Claim With A Solicitor Outside My Area?
There is no law, rules or legislation to say you have to use accident claims solicitors within your area. Through advances in telecommunication you can work with a solicitor based anywhere in the country.
Would I Have A Medical Exam?
If you are making a full claim you will need to take part in a medical exam. This is due to the fact that an independent report needs to be compiled in many cases in order to work out your settlement figure. You might find that any answer you get from a personal injury claims calculator would be different than your eventual settlement. This could be because your medical evidence could have an impact on the amount you could claim.
Where Could This Medical Exam Take Place?
We do have a panel of doctors that could cover claims in this area. These could include:
Calverley House Business & Conference Centre
55 Calverley Road
8 Chilston Road
RIDDOR – If you need any information on reporting injuries or incidents, it might be useful to visit RIDDOR’s site.
Kent Police – This provides local police contact information.
Maidstone Court – Here, you’ll find the local court details.
More On Public Place Accidents – Our guidance on public place accidents can be found here.
Bus Injuries – Injured on a bus? This guide could help.
Ice And Snow Claims – See here for details on claiming for accidents on snow or ice.
Article by JJ
Edited by MM.