Making personal injury compensation claims doesn’t need to be a headache. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover the Salford area, and are experienced in assisting claimants to get the compensation they are eligible for. In this guide, we give advice and information that relates to the claims process, and how one of our solicitors can help you, by processing a claim on your behalf.
Are you unsure whether you have a valid claim or not? Or maybe you just need some general advice on how to start your claim? No matter what help you need, our claim advisors are available 24/7 on 0800 073 8801. Give them a call to have all of your questions about accident claims in Salford answered, and learn how to proceed with your claim.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Salford?
- Salford Accident At Work And Personal Injury Claims
- How Many People Were Injured At Work In Salford?
- Road Accident Claims In Salford
- Slip And Fall Settlements
- Injuries Caused By Criminal Attacks
- Public Liability Injury Claims
- Medical Negligence Claims In Salford
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Salford
- Contact Us
- Most Frequent Questions, Answered
- Find Out More Below
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Salford?
Even though you may have a valid reason to make a personal injury claim, the process of preparing to do so, and also of processing the claim itself, may require specialist legal expertise. Put simply, to make accident claims in Salford you may want the help and assistance of a personal injury solicitor or accident claims solicitor.
Your solicitor will give you advice on how to prepare evidence such as photographs and proof of financial loss such as invoices and receipts. They will also value your claim for you (which will likely mean you need to undergo a medical examination). Once the preparation has been done, the solicitor will then proceed to process your claim for you, and hopefully, reach a settlement.
As part of our service, we can provide you with a solicitor that will advise you on how best to prepare for making your claim, and then process it for you. Talk to one of our team members on the number below to learn more about the service we offer claimants.
Salford Accident At Work And Personal Injury Claims
Your employer has a duty of care towards its workforce, and also members of the public visiting its premises, to ensure the environment is safe and free from health hazards. This is not something that the employer can overlook, they are legally obliged to proactively uncover and then mitigate all potential risks to the health of employees. However, accidents at work can and do happen, resulting in an injury at work claim, caused by hazards such as:
- An employee is injured while carrying out a dangerous task that they have not been trained for.
- An employee is injured due to not being provided with adequate, well-maintained safety equipment.
- An employee contracts a work-related illness due to being exposed to a harmful chemical or some other dangerous substance at work, due to lax safety protocols.
All of these are examples of how an employee could suffer harm at the hands of their employer, that could result in them being able to make an accident claim. We can provide you with a solicitor that is experienced in processing accident at work personal injury claims. Call our team on the number below to learn more.
How Many People Were Injured At Work In Salford?
The table below shows statistics related to accidents at work in the Salford area, covering the period 2013/14 – 2017/18.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal injuries|
You can find further detailed information about the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, at the following link:
Road Accident Claims In Salford
All victims of a road traffic accident could be able to make a compensation claim, if a third party caused it. This means the person in control of a vehicle such as a car, motorcycle or bicycle, their passengers, and also pedestrians and people riding horses. Road traffic accidents can result in injuries ranging from cuts and bruises, through whiplash, fractured bones or even death in extreme cases. They could be caused by hazards such as:
- Drivers who are distracted not paying due care and attention to the road conditions.
- Road users who have been drinking or using drugs.
- Dangerous or reckless driving such as racing or speeding.
- Hazards that have been left on a public road, such as construction equipment.
When an accident is caused by a third party, for reasons such as these examples above, then it could be possible for the victim to make a road accident claim for any injuries they have experienced. Speak to one of our claim advisors on the number below, to find out how our solicitors can help you with your RTA claim.
Slip And Fall Settlements
Slips, trips and falls are a very frequent kind of accident. Often, they result in no injury at all apart from a little embarrassment. But in some cases, they do cause physical harm, and sometimes grave injuries. Any time you leave your home and go out in public, walk down the street, go shopping, visit a restaurant or any other establishment, the legal entity responsible for the premises are expected to make it safe. This includes removing all slip, trip and fall hazards. If the operator of the premises does not ensure that members of the public and employees are not at risk of a slip, trip or fall type accidents, and this results in harm to a person on the premises, either directly or indirectly, then reason to make a claim could exist. We can help with these kinds of claims, our solicitors can offer you, accidents claims advice, for example, what a slip and fall settlement letter is, and also process your claim for you.
Injuries Caused By Criminal Attacks
The claim process for people who have been the victim of a violent crime is slightly different. In these kinds of claim, the personal injury solicitor will likely not be able to pursue the criminal for compensation, for a variety of reasons. However, there is an alternative available, in the form of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). For victims of crimes such as assault, rape, mugging or any other physical attack, CICA provides a way for them to make a compensation claim when no other route to receiving compensation is available. We can provide you with a solicitor that has experience in making CICA claims. They will be able to walk you through the process of making a claim, and advise you on how best to prepare for your claim. Speak to one of our advisors on the number below to learn more about this service.
Public Liability Injury Claims
What happens if you trip over in the street? Or slip on a wet floor at your local library? Who is responsible for these kinds of places? It would be the local authority that is responsible for ensuring members of the public are safe on public streets and in public buildings, as well as when using other public facilities such as a council-run car park, or a children’s playground. If you are injured in an accident that was caused by a hazard that the local council in Salford should have taken care of, or at least marked clearly as a hazard, then you could be able to make a claim for accident compensation. We can provide you with a personal injury lawyer that would be able to process this kind of claim for you. All you need to do, is call our claims team on the number below and speak to one of our advisors to get started.
Medical Negligence Claims In Salford
Have you been harmed either physically or psychologically by Salford medical negligence? Your doctor, or any other medical professional that you are relying on to treat you, is expected not to cause you any unnecessary harm. When they do, it could be deemed as negligence. If a medical professional acts in a negligent way that they could have avoided, you could have a valid basis for a claim. However, you must have actually suffered harm in order to be eligible to claim. If you are unsure of your eligibility, we can help. Use the number below to have a conversation with one of our claim advisors. Explain what has happened to you, and the situation that led to you coming to unnecessary harm. They will tell you whether you have a valid reason to make a claim or not.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Salford
There is a way for you to gain access to the services of expert accident claim solicitors, while minimising any financial risk to yourself. We can arrange for you to deal with a No Win No Fee solicitor. We wouldn’t expect you to pay anything at all when we take the claim on initially, or while the solicitor is processing it for you. We also wouldn’t charge you any fees at all if you don’t receive any compensation. When you do receive a compensation payment though, our solicitors would need to be paid. So, we would take the legal fees out of the money we received automatically, and then we would pass the remainder over to you. So, you can see how this does indeed minimise financial risks, as you don’t pay your legal team until you have won some compensation.
No matter what injuries you have suffered, or how they were caused, if a third party was even partially to blame, you could be able to make a claim. We recommend that you contact our claims team on 0800 073 8801 for some free claims advice. They will explain to you how our accident claims solicitors can help you, and if you have a valid claim, arrange for an accident claim solicitor to process it for you.
Most Frequent Questions, Answered
To get additional information about the claims process, and get answers to the most frequent questions, you can find out more below.
How To Start An Injury Claim
Starting a claim isn’t difficult. All you need to do is speak to our claims team on the number above. They will evaluate your claim for you, and let you know whether we can be of help. If we can, they will explain how we can provide you with a personal injury solicitor who will process your claim for you. They can also give you specific information and advice, such as which accident claims time limit will apply for your claim.
How Important Is A Solicitors Location?
You don’t need to use a local legal firm if you do not want to. You can use whichever legal firm you prefer. For example, you could use our service, which can provide you with a solicitor that is experienced in processing accident claims.
Will I Have To Be Examined By A Doctor?
You might have used a personal injury claims calculator already to get a rough idea of the value of your claim. But if you want to get a more accurate indication of how much you might receive for accident claims in Salford, a solicitor will need to value it. To do this, the solicitor will use the results of a medical examination to work out the kinds of damages you could claim, and how much.
Where Could This Doctor Be Based?
We can organise a medical examination in Salford for you, that will allow our solicitors to value your claim for you, from these doctors:
|Kirsty Hollinworth||Campanile Hotel||Salford||M5 4RS|
|55 Ordsall Lane, Regent Road|
|Andrew Johnson||The Sorrell Group Practice, Bolton Road Surgery||Salford||M6 7HL|
|23 Bolton Road|
|Suzanne Fletcher||Bolton Road Surgery||Salford||M6 7HL|
|23 Bolton Road|
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Article by MW Edited by Mel.