By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 23rd 2021. Welcome to our guide explaining what accident claims solicitors covering Sheffield claims could assist with. We could help you begin a claim with personal injury solicitors for Sheffield accident claims.
Have you been involved in an accident in Sheffield which caused you an injury? You might need to find accident claims solicitors covering Sheffield to help you seek compensation for any suffering caused by the accident. In this guide we’ll cover many types of accidents including accident at work claims, road traffic accidents, criminal injury claims and medical negligence claims too. Essentially, if you can prove somebody else was to blame for your accident and it caused an avoidable injury then you could begin a personal injury claim against them.
If you’d like to begin an accident compensation claim, then our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you even though we’re not located in Sheffield. Throughout this guide we’ll provide examples of accident claims that could happen in Sheffield and how an accident claim solicitor could help you get the compensation you deserve if you suffered an injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence.
If you’d like to discuss how our accident claims solicitors could help you begin a claim, please call 0800 0738 801 and speak to one of our specialists in personal injury compensation claims.
If you prefer, please continue reading to receive more accident claims advice prior to calling. You can find out about the personal injury cases we could help with, whether it’s a road accident, accidents in public places or other accidents that mean you have to deal with personal injury.
Choose A Section
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Sheffield?
- Rates Of Reported Workplace Injuries In Sheffield
- Claims For Accidents In The Workplace
- Road And Car Accident Claims In Sheffield
- Slip And Fall Claims
- Assault And Other Criminal Injury Claims
- Claims If Injured In A Public Place
- Negligence Claims Against Medical Service Providers
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Sheffield
- What Should I Do To Start A Claim?
- Accident Claims FAQs
- What Else You Need To Know
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Sheffield?
Being involved in an accident doesn’t automatically mean you’ll receive accident compensation for your injuries. You’ll need to be able to prove that another party was involved and was the cause of the accident which led to your injuries. Proving liability for an accident can be tricky, especially if the other party denies responsibility, which is why we’d recommend you use a personal injury solicitor to help with your claim.
A personal injury lawyer will understand the claims process and know what’s required and what’s not needed to make a successful claim and handle objections from the other party or their solicitor.
Accident claims solicitors will usually provide the following services as part of your claim:
- A free assessment of your claim to see whether you are eligible to claim and whether your claim is within the accident claims time limit.
- They’ll gather evidence to support your claim which will include evidence from medical reports or specialists.
- They’ll also deal with the insurer or solicitor that acts on behalf of the other party involved in your accident so that you don’t have to.
Whether you’re considering making injury claims for a car accident, an accident at work or injuries caused by a criminal act against you, we could help you begin your claim. To discuss how a personal injury lawyer could help you make an accident claim in Sheffield, please contact one of our advisors for free legal advice on what you need to do to begin.
Rates Of Reported Workplace Injuries In Sheffield
Accidents at work can happen in various ways with some more serious than others. In 2021 there were 142 workers killed in the workplace according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and in 2019/20 over 168,000 injuries reported under RIDDOR regulations (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences).
You can see what caused fatal accidents below.
In the table below, we’ve provided more specific data for workplace accidents in Sheffield including the number of fatalities.
|Total – Non Fatal Injuries
|Total – Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workers
The statistics in the table came from this HSE report which also provides data for the rest of the UK for comparison.
Claims For Accidents In The Workplace
Employers owe their staff a duty of care to try and protect them, wherever possible, while undertaking their work duties. They are bound by legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which set outs what measures and procedures they should follow to protect their staff.
Accident claims solicitors covering Sheffield could help you bring a claim against your employer for an accident at work if you were injured or became ill because your employer was negligent in any way.
As an employee you should be:
- Safe at work because your employer provides a safe working environment.
- Trained fully in your specific tasks.
- Provided with any protective equipment required to reduce risks.
If you have an accident because any of the above hasn’t happened or your employer hasn’t followed health and safety procedures, you maybe considering using personal injury solicitors in Sheffield for your case but remember you are not limited to using solicitors in your area, our personal injury solicitors could help you.
Road And Car Accident Claims In Sheffield
Sheffield has a very busy road network which is used by many road users every single day. If you’re injured in a car accident in Sheffield which was somebody else’s fault, then you could use an accident claim solicitor to seek compensation for your injuries.
The car accident claim process begins at the roadside where you’ll need to gather as much evidence as possible such as photographs of the scene and obtain the driver’s details including their insurance details.
Slip And Fall Claims
Slips, trips and falls can happen just about anywhere, but they don’t automatically mean that accident claims solicitors in Sheffield will take on your case. The accident needs to have been caused by the negligence of a 3rd party.
For instance, Sheffield city council accident claims might be made if you tripped and were injured because of a defect on a public highway such as a pothole or raised paving slab. There is a criteria in which the incident area must fit into in order for a person to claim please call our advisors for more information.
Other claims in this category could include accidents caused by wet floors in shops or offices where no warning signs were in use or accidents at work where poor or damaged lighting meant you were unable to see a trip hazard.
Assault And Other Criminal Injury Claims
You might not be aware, but you could make personal injury claims in Sheffield if a criminal act causes you to suffer. There are compensation schemes which can make payments to victims of crime which our accident claims solicitors could assist you with.
As well as physical injuries which could occur during violent crimes, you may be left suffering psychological damage which may not be immediately obvious. Post Traumatic Stress is a disorder that may affect people who have witnessed or been involved in a traumatic event. Claiming for PTSD can be complex so we would always advise using a criminal injury solicitor to help you file your case.
Claims If Injured In A Public Place
Accident claims solicitors in Sheffield can help you make a claim for accidents which have happened in many public places if you are injured and if it was caused by some form of negligent act.
Public places can be described as places that you are entitled to visit, as a member of the public, without permission. This could be a shopping centre, car park and public highways. This means that the claim would either be made against a local authority or a business owner responsible for the public place.
In some cases, proving responsibility can be tricky as, legally, the responsibility could lie with an occupier of a building or place rather than the owner. This is why we recommend using personal injury solicitors covering Sheffield to help determine who the claim would be made against.
Negligence Claims Against Medical Service Providers
Any medical professional owes their patient a duty of care to prevent ‘avoidable harm’. Therefore, if you’re injured, made ill or your existing medical condition is made worse because you received negligent treatment from a medical professional, then you may be eligible to seek compensation.
Claims can be made for NHS negligence claims, private healthcare provider negligence and could also be made for clinical negligence or medical negligence caused by cosmetic procedures. Contact our personal injury team for further guidance.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Sheffield
We know that the cost of hiring accident claims solicitors at many law firms can be daunting. A way of reducing the financial risk involved with claiming is to use a no win no fee personal injury solicitor.
This means that you don’t need to pay the solicitor up front, there’s nothing to pay your legal team if the case is lost and you only have to pay a success fee (which is deducted from the compensation) if the solicitor wins the claim.
What Should I Do To Start A Claim?
If you’d now like to discuss how we could help you make a claim using one of our panel of accident claims solicitors, you can call the number at the top of the page to speak directly to a specialist. Alternatively, to have us call you back, you could fill in our accident claim form.
Even though we’re not based in Sheffield, we have a panel of accident claims solicitors who can cover the Sheffield area and offer a no win no fee agreement for all claims they take on.
Accident Claims FAQs
We know that you may have some questions about our service, so we’ve provided some answers to popular questions below:
How Could The Accident Claims Team Help Me?
We understand that you have a lot of choices when it comes to hiring a personal injury solicitor in Sheffield and even though we’re not based in the area, we believe we have the experience and skills to help you make a successful claim.
Our accident claims solicitors have up to 30 years of experience with personal injury claims, they provide free legal advice about making a claim, have a great reputation and numerous happy clients and always try to make the claims process as quick as possible.
Our advice line is open 24-hours a day so you can call whenever it’s suits you.
Do I Need To Use A Local Injury Solicitor?
You might think, “I need to use solicitors near me”, but that is not always essential. Many modern solicitors are happy to deal with medical negligence claims over the phone and email to make the process less stressful and more convenient.
You are free to choose any solicitor you like and are not obliged to stick to those based in your area.
What Are Personal Injury Medical Examinations?
To provide evidence to support how your injury has affected you, and how it might affect you going forwards, you will need to have a medical assessment. These are carried out by a doctor or medical professional who provide a report for your solicitor to be used in conjunction with other evidence to support your claim.
Where Could This Examination Be Carried Out?
We aim to ensure you don’t have to travel far for a medical assessment by having a panel of doctors and medical specialists in the Sheffield area. Some of the specialists we could refer you to include:
Sheffield, S60 5BD.
119 Eyre Street,
Sheffield, S1 4QW.
What Evidence Would Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Sheffield Require?
Personal injury solicitors covering Sheffield claims could use a variety of different types of evidence that could support your claim.
- Evidence of the accident – this could include CCTV, or photographs of the scene of the accident as well as your injuries. In some cases, they may obtain a police report, or they may contact witnesses to get statements. They may also require a statement from you.
- Evidence of your injuries – you would see an independent medical expert to verify your condition and injuries. They may also require your previous medical notes. You could also take photos of your injuries and keep an injury diary.
- Evidence of costs/losses – whether you’re making loss of income claims or you require compensation for medical treatments for your injuries or condition, you would need evidence of these costs and losses. You would be wise to keep hold of payslips and bank statements as well as bills and credit card statements.
Could Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Sheffield help me claim for Psychological injuries?
Should you suffer because of an accident, medical negligence or criminal injury for example, you could suffer more than just physical injuries. You could be affected psychologically, and you could even suffer PTSD in some cases. Personal injury solicitors covering Sheffield could help you claim for such injuries. If you’d like to learn more about making such claims, please get in touch.
What to look for when choosing accident claims solicitors for Sheffield claims?
As we mentioned, you don’t have to use a local solicitor when making claims for accidents in Sheffield. However, there are some things you may want to consider when you make your choice, including:
- Choosing solicitors registered in England and Wales that are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Opting for solicitors with good reviews from previous claimants
- Choosing a service that offers you a free, no-obligation check to see if you could be eligible
- Opting for solicitors with many years experience in helping claimants make a wide range of claims
- Choosing solicitors that work on a No Win No Fee basis
If you’d like to speak to us about how we measure up to these points, we’d be happy to explain how our service works and explain how we could help you achieve the maximum amount of compensation for your personal injury claims. All you need to do is call us.
What Else You Need To Know
Now that you’ve reached the end of this guide about accident claims solicitors in Sheffield and those who can cover the area, we’ve linked to some extra guides and resources which you may find useful.
Accident at Work Reporting – Information from the Health and Safety Executive about how to report different types of accidents in the workplace.
Car Accident Reporting – An online service from South Yorkshire police where you can report road traffic accidents.
Sheffield Combined Court Centre – Details of the opening hours and contact details for the local court in Sheffield.
Slip, Trip and Fall Claims – This guide provides a more comprehensive look at when you could claim for slips and falls.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator – Our useful guide which shows how much compensation can be awarded for specific injuries in a personal injury claim.
We hope you have enjoyed our guide explaining what accident claims solicitors covering Sheffield claims could assist with. We could help you begin a claim with personal injury solicitors for Sheffield accident claims. Why not get in touch.