An accident could leave those involved with pain, suffering, and life-changing injuries. In circumstances where the accident was caused by negligence of a third party or a breach in the duty of care owed to you, there could be grounds for a compensation claim. This could be for a road traffic accident caused by a reckless driver, an injury suffered at an ill-maintained local park, or through medical negligence.
In this guide will be useful tips and accident claims advice to help make the process of receiving a settlement that little bit easier. At the bottom of this page, you will find an FAQ section answering common questions asked to our accident claims solicitors.
Our expert team of accident claims solicitors covering Salisbury could help you make a successful accident claims in Salisbury to compensate for your injuries. Although we are not based in Salisbury, we have a specialist panel of personal injury lawyers who are fully capable of handling accident claims across the country.
For more information, accident claims advice or help to get the ball rolling, call us on 0800 0738 801.
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- Salisbury Road Traffic And Vehicle Accident
- Wiltshire Area Injury At Work Statistics
- Injuries And Accidents At Work In Salisbury
- Medical Negligence Solicitors
- Assault Compensation And Other Criminal Injuries
- Public Accident And Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Salisbury
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- Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions
- Related Information For Salisbury Accident Claims
An accident claims solicitor is a legal representative who acts on behalf of a victim of third party negligence to help them receive compensation for their damages. A personal injury solicitor could specialise in a particular type of claim, such as road traffic accidents, or cover a broader spectrum of accident compensation areas.
To increase your chances of securing successful accident claims compensation in Salisbury and the highest possible settlement for your injuries, you may benefit from the services of a personal injury lawyer. Also known as an accident claim solicitor, a legal representative will have the knowledge and expertise needed for such a claim. What’s important is their ability to successfully manage accident claims in Salisbury and secure compensation so you can continue with your recovery.
The services which a solicitor could provide include:
- A free, no obligation consultation to assess the validity of your compensation claim against the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Expert, impartial advice about what course of action to take in order to receive a settlement.
- Assistance in the collection of vital evidence to support your case.
- An estimation of the potential sum awarded through a personal injury claims calculator.
If you have been harmed by an accident caused by another person’s negligent actions, it could be worth contacting a legal expert. Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you receive compensation for a wide range of personal injury’s.
A slip, trip or fall accident could all lead to serious injuries with both short-term and long-term complications for the victim.
Such accidents and incidents can happen almost anywhere, all of which can be caused by a range of circumstances. Below we have provided short descriptions of each type to increase your understanding of what may be grounds for compensation.
A slip is likely to occur when there is less friction than usual between a walking surface and a person’s footwear, or no friction at all. This could be the result of weather hazards, spilled liquids of an oily consistency, or a newly cleaned floor.
A trip is to be considered a person losing their balance from catching their foot or lower leg on an obstruction, such as loose cables or raised surfaces improperly signposted.
In the circumstances described above, a person could fall as a result of a slip or trip. This could lead to short-term or long-term injuries depending on the severity of the fall.
In some cases, these circumstances could lead to sprains, fractures or other musculoskeletal injuries. If you have suffered from slip, trip and fall in Salisbury which could have been avoided, you could be entitled to begin an accident claim.
We understand that road accidents can be caused by a range of circumstances and these might not always be your fault. There is a variety of different causes from which an accident might be caused, such as weather hazards or reckless driving of another road user. As a result, this could lead to numerous types of injuries, both physical and psychological. Some of these include:
- Brain injury
- Internal injuries/bleeding
- Severe chest injuries
However, injuries from road traffic accidents are not limited to the examples above. If you have suffered a minor, major or serious injury on the A338 road, A36 road or any other type of road in Salisbury, you could be entitled to make a claim as long as the accident was not your fault.
A workplace injury is a lot more common than you may initially think. In the UK alone, a staggering 1.4 million people suffered from an illness related to their work in 2017/18. A further 71,062 reports of people harmed in workplace injuries were recorded by a report produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
To illustrate the rates of workplace injury in Salisbury, we have created the table below for non-fatal and fatal injuries in the Wiltshire area.
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You could be entitled to claim compensation for a workplace accident if you have suffered an injury that resulted from a negligent employer. They could have failed to provide a safe working environment or ignored their responsibility to train staff correctly. In such cases, a personal injury solicitor could help you retain a settlement.
In an employer’s duty of care, they are required to provide a safe working environment at all times. There are various guidelines and articles of legislation which set out these responsibilities and recommend steps to prevent accidents at work occurring. This may include:
- A safe working environment and safe equipment provided to staff.
- Ensuring necessary safety equipment is provided, such as personal protective equipment.
- Allowing employees to conduct their daily job roles safely by training them in the appropriate ways.
To make a claim for Salisbury accident compensation, contact our expert team of accident claims solicitors covering Salisbury today.
You may require medical negligence solicitors if you have suffered unnecessary harm due to receiving substandard care from medical professionals.
Also referred to as medical malpractice, the term clinical negligence describes circumstances in which a healthcare professional fails to uphold reasonably expected standards of care while delivering treatment to a patient. This could encompass a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists or even your local GP.
If you were delivered a substandard of care, which either lead to a new injury/illness or worsened an existing one, you may be eligible to bring an accident claim forward. Speak to an advisor from our panel of accident claim solicitors today for more information.
Alongside bringing a personal injury claim forward for the categories listed above, our accident claims solicitors could also help you claim assault compensation for a Salisbury attack.
If you have suffered from physical harm or psychological trauma due to the criminal actions of another person, you could be entitled to claim compensation for a criminal injury.
In addition to this, the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA) is a Government organisation which seeks to provide compensation pay outs to blameless victims of criminal activity. If you, a friend or a family member have suffered from a physical or psychological injury you could be entitled to a pay-out. This will depend on the severity of the injury suffered. In cases of psychological harm that presents itself as PTSD, the accident claims time limit will begin from the moment you were aware of and diagnosed with PTSD.
A public place may encompass a number of different spaces, operated by a range of different bodies. This could include a local park, the street, a shopping centre or even a leisure centre.
Generally speaking, any space or building which can be entered as a member of the public could be considered a public place for the purposes of making a claim. In such cases, the space in question may be operated by a public authority or a private owner. For example, a private company may be responsible for a shopping centre or car park. In cases of injuries suffered in a street or park, a local authority may be held accountable.
For more information about public accident and injury claims, contact an accident claim solicitor today.
In a wide range of cases for accident compensation, a No Win No Fee agreement tends to be offered to the client. In these cases, the client will only be held responsible for their accident claim solicitor’s fees if their case is successful. If they are unsuccessful in securing a settlement, the final bill will not fall upon the client.
We believe this to be one of the most affordable ways in which a person can fund an accident claim. Contact our expert advisors today to find out if we can offer you a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim.
You may be wondering what to do next now that you understand the accident claims process. If you feel that you may possess valid grounds for a compensation claim under the accident claims time limit, your next step should be to discuss your options with an expert from our panel of accident claims solicitors.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to bring a case forward for whiplash or an accident at work, our specialist team could help you make a successful accident claim. Call us today on the number at the top of this guide or click here for more options.
In the next section of this guide, we will answer some of your frequently asked questions. If you find that your query is not listed, there’s no need to worry as our telephone lines are open 24 hours a day. An advisor will be waiting to answer your questions and provide you with free, accident claims advice.
How Do I Find Out If I Could Claim For My Injury?
While there may be plenty of legal firms in Salisbury who could provide you with their services, we feel that our personal injury lawyers are suitably placed to satisfy your legal needs. With up to three decades of experience under our belts, our expert solicitors could help you succeed in making accident claims in Salisbury.
Is My Solicitor Near Me?
A common misconception held by claimants is the notion that they are restricted to using the legal services of their local area. However, this is no longer the case. With so many forms of communication available, it’s now easier than ever to stay connected with a personal injury solicitor from across the country.
Instead of limiting yourself to solicitors in Salisbury, try and expand your search for a no win no fee solicitor placed elsewhere. In most cases, your accident claim solicitor will contact you via email, telephone or post.
Will I See A Doctor And Where Are They Based?
You could be seen by a doctor in or near to your location. We work with a panel of healthcare professionals who are able to cover your local area. In Salisbury, this panel includes:
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What Costs Or Expenses Could I Be Compensated For?
A legal expert can easily assist you in claiming compensation for any additional expenses lost as a result of an accident. As this could include a range of different costs, we have listed the most common below:
General Damages: In general, you could receive compensation for any physical or psychological suffering. This may include disfigurement, impairment or decreased quality of life.
Loss of Earnings: This could be for unpaid sick days as a result of the injury suffered, both past and future. You may also receive compensation for any decrease in earnings while receiving sick pay.
Travel Expenses: If you have paid for any travel costs associated with treatment for your injury, you could receive a settlement. This can be for flights, trains, buses or even petrol costs.
Medical Expenses: Any ‘out of pocket’ expenses for treatment(s), such as: physiotherapy, counselling, chiropractors, etc.
Care Claims: An individual who has served as your care-giver.
For more information about receiving compensation for your expenses, read our guide to workplace injuries.
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Article by HH Edited by Mel.