By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 19th September 2022. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough injury claims guide. This could help if you’re looking for personal injury solicitors for Scarborough injury claims. We explain why solicitors in Scarborough are not the only option you have if you want to make a claim for a Scarborough traffic accident or other accidents that occur in the area,
Are you searching for accident claims advice? Have you suffered from negligence in Scarborough? If so, you could benefit from the expertise and knowledge of a no win no fee solicitor.
Typically, a physical or psychological injury could materialise from a vast range of different accident scenarios. This is why it’s important to understand what circumstances could be deemed as grounds for an accident claim.
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If you believe that the negligence of another person was to blame for your accident, it could be grounds for compensation. You could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Our accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough could help you successfully receive a settlement for damages.
Throughout this guide will be various types of information and advice about what an accident claim is. Plus, how a personal injury lawyer could help and support you. If you have a question which you feel may have already been answered in the past, then head to our FAQ section. Here, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions by those seeking advice.
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- Compensation For Criminal Injuries And Assaults
- Accidents In Public Spaces
- Medical Negligence In Scarborough
- How Much Compensation Could I Get For a Scarborough Accident?
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If you were harmed in an accident as a result of third party negligence, our accident claims solicitors could help you claim compensation.
An accident claim solicitor (who can also be referred to as a personal injury lawyer) is a legal expert who specialises in helping people to claim accident compensation from those who are responsible. In the event of an accident, this could include healthcare providers, road users, employers, private owners or even public services.
There are many different types of accident cases, such as whiplash, claims against the council or compensation for falls in a nightclub. If you are seeking assistance for accident compensation but you’re not sure where to begin, then our panel of accident claims solicitors are here to help. Of the various services which could be provided:
- They will assist you in collecting evidence to support your claim.
- They will evaluate the validity of your claim and ensure that you are within the accident claims time limit applicable to your case.
- They could also roughly estimate the potential compensation you are entitled to.
Keep reading our accident claims solicitor guide about what an accident claims solicitor does in more detail.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you bring a case forward for an accident at work in Scarborough. For most people, work is a necessary part of their lives. While you would often assume workspaces to be a safe environment, there may be cases where protection is not sufficient enough to stop you from being injured.
A workplace accident or injury claim tends to be brought for injuries or illnesses which have resulted from negligent supervision of an employer. In general, employers are legally obligated to take responsibility for their employees and provide them with a duty of care. However, if an employer chooses to ignore their duty of care by failing to provide a safe working environment, or to train you correctly, it could lead to severe consequences, such as an accident at work.
Protecting your from accidents at work
Some steps which employers should take to ensure you are protected from harm may include:
- Providing any equipment deemed necessary to conduct an activity safely, such as personal protective equipment.
- Generally upholding a safe working environment and providing safety equipment to employees.
- Allocating the appropriate safety training to employees so that their job role can be conducted in a safe way.
If your employer has failed to assign the appropriate safety precautions you could be entitled to make a claim for an accident at work.
You could also claim for psychological conditions caused by your work, if your employer has been negligent in their duty of care towards you, and this has caused psychological injuries. Below, we reveal 2019/20 statistics from the HSE on which industries are affected most by these conditions.
Currently, in the UK there are 1.6 million people suffering from an illness related to their work. In a variety of different ways and to varying levels, people may be harmed in the workplace. With this in mind, it may be important to be aware of the level of workplace accidents reported in your local area.
Below is the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, alongside the rate per 100,000 workers.
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES
|TOTAL – NON FATAL INJURIES PER 100,000 WORKERS
For further annual statistics for other areas across the country, read this PDF guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
A compensation claim for a road traffic accident in Scarborough can be made depending on the type of accident the victim has suffered. In the past, our panel of accident claims solicitors have conducted both direct and personal injury claims for the faults of other car drivers, pedestrians, passengers, cyclists and bikers.
The cause of an accident could range from hazardous weather conditions to reckless driving with no concern by another road user. An injury from a traffic accident could take various forms, some examples include:
- Airbag injury
- Seat belt injury
- Child restraints injury
If you have been involved in a road accident caused by third party negligence, you could be entitled to make an accident claim.
Arguably, one of the most common types of accidents that people could suffer from is ‘slip trip accidents’. These types of incidents can leave victims with a range of injuries, some of which can have both short-term and long-term impacts on a person’s health. From torn ligaments to broken bones, an accident claim can be made for injuries ranging in severity.
To receive compensation for a fall injury, it must be classified as the result of another’s breach in duty of care owed to you. A handful of examples are listed below:
- Wet or oily surfaces
- Icy pavements
- Occasional spills not properly attended to
- Loose rugs or mats
- Poor lighting
- Drawers negligently left open
- Obstructed views
- Wrinkled carpets
Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough have helped numerous clients receive compensation for their injuries. If you are looking to make accident claims in Scarborough, contact us today.
To suffer from a criminal assault is undeniably a traumatic experience for the victim(s) involved. It is unfortunate to suffer from deliberate harm under the hands of another, but our accident claims solicitors can help you claim compensation for injury from assault.
A criminal injury that results from deliberate harm could be physical harm or psychological trauma. You may be entitled to compensation for a physical injury that presents itself as a broken bone, or for psychological harm which is slightly delayed in presenting itself, such as PTSD. When circumstances such as these come about, it is likely that the accident claims time limit will begin from the moment you were either aware of the PTSD or it was diagnosed. This can be discussed in further detail by an expert solicitor from our team of advisors.
Furthermore, blameless victims of criminal accidents can claim compensation. They can do so through a government organisation known as the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (or ‘CICA’). Have you, a friend or a close relative have suffered from a physical or psychological injury as a result of a violent crime? You may be entitled to compensation under the Scheme. CICA claims generally have a time limit of 2 years, but there are some exceptions. Click here to find out more about how to make a claim through CICA. Alternatively, contact us using the information contained within this guide for more information.
A public space is considered to be an area or building that a person can enter as a member of the public. However, what constitutes a public space can encompass a large number of different spaces. It could include a local park, the street, a leisure centre or even a shopping centre.
For the purposes of making a claim, you must identify whether the public space in question is operated by a public body or a private owner. Some claimants find it useful to instruct a solicitor to help process their claim for accidents in a public place, as they will find out who is responsible for the accident on behalf of the claimant. Your claim could be made against a local authority responsible for the maintenance of a street, pavement or local park. In making a claim against a shopping centre or car park, your case may be against a private company.
If you are confused about what grounds your claim is on, contact our team of accident claims solicitors.
The services of medical negligence solicitors covering Scarborough could be helpful in making a claim for compensation. They could help if an existing injury/illness has worsened because of the negligent actions of a healthcare professional. You could also make a claim if those negligent actions led to a new injury or illness.
A healthcare professional owes you a duty of care to ensure that the treatment you receive is of reasonably expected standards. This could encompass a range of different professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists, cosmetic surgeons, or even general practitioners. If these standards drop below reasonable expectations because of clinical negligence, your treatment could result in harm which would have otherwise been avoidable.
For example, this could include:
- Cosmetic surgical errors: Permanent disfigurement or scarring that could have been avoided.
- Wrong-site surgery: A surgical procedure conducted on the wrong area, including amputation of the wrong limbs.
- Delayed/misdiagnosis: A mistake or incorrect referral from a healthcare professional during the diagnosis of your illness. This can also involve cases of cancer in which the delayed diagnosis left the patient with no choice but a more aggressive route of treatment.
- Infections: Diseases or illnesses contracted from staying in hospital or unsterilized equipment used during medical procedures.
Types of medical negligence are not limited to the list above. For more information and advice about medical malpractice, or how much you could be entitled to through a compensation calculator for medical negligence, contact our team of advisors today.
As we have mentioned, you don’t have to use solicitors in Scarborough for your claim. Your solicitor can be based anywhere in the UK.
If you successfully claim compensation for an accident in Scarborough, you would receive general damages for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you.
The table below shows bracketed amounts for a variety of injuries for cases in England and Wales. These figures are from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). They give guidance on general damages payouts for a range of injuries. However, the amount you could receive would depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
|Injured body part and severity
|Neck injuries – Moderate (i)
|This includes cases whereby existing injuries have been made worse, as well as dislocations and fractures.
|Arm injuries (c) Less severe
|Significant disabilities but substantial recovery
|£19,200 to £39,170
|Hand injury (g) Less serious
|Severe crush injuries for example, which result in significantly impacted function, despite or without surgery
|£14,450 to £29,000
|Back injuries – Severe (i)
|The most severe cases are those whereby there is disability and severe pain. This includes nerve root and spinal cord damage.
|£91,090 to £160,980
|Big toe -amputation
|Back injuries – Moderate (i)
|This includes injuries such as muscle and ligament disturbance, and those of residual disability of a lesser extent.
|£27,760 to £38,780
|Pelvic injuries (a) Severe
|Extensive fractures, dislocations of lower back and bladder future could be included here.
|£78,400 to £130,930
|Back injuries – Minor (i)
|A payout of a lower amount is for cases whereby a full recovery is made within a few months. If the recovery takes longer, a number of factors are considered to determine the payout amount. This ranges from the impact of the symptoms on the claimant’s life to the degree of pain encountered.
|£7,890 to £12,510
|Neck injuries – Severe (i)
|The biggest payout is for severe cases, like incomplete paraplegia.
|In the region of
Please note, however, that these figures don’t include special damages. You could receive special damages for any financial losses and costs caused by your injuries. They could include lost income, medical and travel expenses, for example. To get an idea of how much you could receive, why not call our team?
You may be happy to know that our panel of solicitors offer no win no fee agreements for any of the claims that they take on. Also known as a conditional fee agreement, your accident claims solicitor will take on the claim on the basis that their legal fees will be settled with a percentage of the final compensation amount if the case is successful. However, if for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, you won’t be responsible for settling your solicitor’s bill at the end of the claims process. For more information regarding the benefits of making a claim through a no win no fee agreement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The next step in your accident claim should be to contact a specialist from our legal team who can help you begin the claims process. Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough have up to three decades of experience in successfully handling personal injury claims. This is why we feel our legal specialists may possess the capabilities to help you make Scarborough accidents claims even though we are based elsewhere.
To contact our panel of specialist personal injury solicitors covering Scarborough, simply call us on 0800 0738 801 or click here to for other contact methods. You can also fill in our online contact form.
In this section we will answer questions that have been commonly asked to our panel of accident claims solicitors. Our experienced personal injury advisors would be able to answer any other questions you might have on the phone. If you’re interested in whether personal injury lawyers in Scarborough or law firms there measure up to our UK-wide service, please feel free to call us.
Are There Eligibility Criteria To Claim Compensation?
With up to 30 years of experience in handling compensation claims, our panel of solicitors are well equipped to assess the validity of your case. As our lines are open 24 hours a day, we are just a phone call away whenever you’re ready.
Will It Affect My Claim If My Solicitor Is Located Elsewhere?
We appreciate that it may seem strange to use a solicitor who is based somewhere else in the country, but your main priority probably will be the experience and skills that the legal firm possess, not their location. Your accident claims solicitor will be able to contact you via phone, email or post to ensure you are kept up to date with the progress of your claim.
Will A Medical Assessment Of My Injury Be Necessary?
A medical assessment is nothing to be worried about. Whether you’ve suffered a slip and fall at work, been injured in your motor vehicle and want to make car accident claims or you’ve been injured in an accident in a public place the purpose of this report is to supply impartial evidence of your injuries. This could be submitted in support of your case. A healthcare professional from our panel of doctors will detail how the accident and/or injury has impacted your life. Plus, what treatment you may require and any details of your future prognosis.
Where May I Travel To For My Assessment?
To ensure an impartial report is produced to support your claim, our panel of doctors can cover a wide range of locations close to your local area. These doctors may include:
Body and Sole Health Care,
101 Victorian Road,
98 Tennyson Avenue,
Could accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough help me if an accident has worsened a pre existing injury?
Do you already have a medical condition or injury? Have you been in an accident or suffered negligence that has made this worse? You could still be eligible for compensation. However, such claims could be quite complicated. You would need to be able to prove you’d suffered more than you would have suffered with a pre existing injury had the accident not occurred. This could involve detailed medical evidence. However, if you could prove that the actions of the liable party had led to your condition getting worse or becoming harder to treat, for example this could lead to a compensation award for you.
To give you an example of how this could work, let us look at a case for medical negligence. For example, you may have suffered a back injury at work. During treatment for this back injury a surgeon may have made a mistake which has led to the condition getting worse, not better. Your compensation award would not compensate you for the initial back injury, but rather for the undue harm the surgical mistake had caused you.
If you would like to speak to us about making a claim for an injury that has become worse because of somebody else’s negligence or dangerous behaviour, please do not hesitate to call us. We’d be delighted to give you further information on how we could help you.
What sort of questions should I ask accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough?
While you might be able to get information on personal injury solicitors covering Scarborough from their website, such as whether they are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and whether they are registered in England and Wales, this only provides a little insight into their legal services.
Not all solicitors offer the same level of service. When you are choosing a solicitor for your claim, you may want to ask them a few questions to make sure that you are getting an appropriate solicitor for your needs.
Some of the questions that you might want to ask could include:
- Do you work on claims on a no win no fee basis?
- Could you give me some free legal advice on my case, or would this put me under obligation to use your services?
- How many years experience do you have in helping claimants get the compensation they deserve?
- How can I be confident that my solicitor will fight for the maximum compensation possible for my case?
What evidence could help with a Scarborough traffic accident claim?
The evidence you’d need to collect to prove a claim for a Scarborough traffic accident that has caused you injury could include:
- Police reports – if applicable
- CCTV footage
- Contact details of any witnesses that could provide a statement
- Medical evidence
- Proof of expenses/losses caused by your injuries
These are just a few examples. If you call our helpline, our advisors could provide more guidance on what evidence could help you.
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We hope you’ve found our accident claims solicitors covering Scarborough guide helpful. Now, if you’re looking for personal injury solicitors for Scarborough claims, you know how to find them.