By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 27th 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors for Sittingbourne claims guide. We hope we can explain why personal injury solicitors covering Sittingbourne don’t have to be based locally.
If you have suffered an injury from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be searching for legal support and professional guidance for the accident claims process.
Unfortunately, an accident could occur in many different unexpected ways and could lead to both short-term and long-term injuries for those involved. Regardless of how your injury was caused and to what severity, our panel of accident claims solicitors are here to help you through it.
For the purpose of making a personal injury claim, you must be able to provide evidence that the accident was caused by a breach in the duty of care owed to you. This will be explained in more detail further into this guide.
Throughout this guide we will run through the most common types of accidents which could be sufficient grounds to receive compensation from. There will be useful hints and tips, along with accident claims advice to help you make a successful claim.
Although we are not based in Sittingbourne, we have an expert team of legal advisors who cover the area who could increase your chances of a successful accident claim in Sittingbourne. When you feel ready to make begin your claim, call our accident claims solicitors covering Sittingbourne on 0800 0738 801.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Sittingbourne?
- Compensation Claims For Public Place Injuries
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Workplace Accident Compensation
- Statistics For Injuries At Work In Kent
- Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- Trip Or Fall Compensation
- Criminal Injury Victim Compensation Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Sittingbourne
- How To Contact Us
- Qs & As About Accident Claims
- Resources For Victims Of Accidents In Sittingbourne
You could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries if you were harmed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Accident claims in Sittingbourne could be made for major or minor accidents, providing you have been left with a physical or psychological injury. Even a minor crash in a dual carriageway could result in long-term brain injuries.
But an injury may not always be visible, like a permanent scar, broken bone or any other type of serious injuries. A personal injury lawyer could help you bring a case forward for psychological injuries caused by a variety of different circumstances.
Our team of accident claim solicitors are experienced in numerous areas of compensation claims, such as medical negligence, road traffic accidents, or the negligence of an employer, the owner of private premises or public services. To ensure you have the best possible chance of securing a settlement, a solicitor could provide you with:
- An expert assessment of whether your claim is valid within the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Professional guidance to collecting vital evidence to support your claim.
- A centralised estimation of the potential settlement amount through a personal injury claims calculator. Where some online calculators may provide a rough calculation, our accident claims solicitors will provide you with an amount unique to your case.
An injury suffered in a public place could be embarrassing and, if severe, life changing too. As there are a number of different ways people can suffer a public place injury, the vast amount of terminology and legal jargon referring to each different type of claim may be overwhelming. In such instances, a personal injury solicitor could help simplify the process to help you make a stress-free claim.
As a public place can encompass a large number of different spaces, it’s important to be sure the claim is brought forward against the right party. For example, your claim may be against a local authority if they were responsible through negligence for the injury suffered in the street or at a local park. In situations where a shopping centre or car park has been neglected, your case may involve a private company.
Call our expert team of accident claim solicitors today for advice about public place injury claims today.
The term ‘medical negligence’ refers to circumstances where a healthcare professional delivers a substandard of care to their patients during treatment. In cases where this has resulted in a physical or psychological injury, the victim may be entitled to compensation.
As someone providing treatment to you, a medical practitioner owes you a legal duty of care. This includes doctors, dentists, surgeons, nurses, general practitioners and even residential home staff. In most cases, the injury inflicted is described as ‘avoidable harm’ because sometimes procedures may have side-effects which cannot be avoided.
Sadly, there are far too many victims of medical negligence who fail to receive useful advice about what course of action to take in making a medical malpractice claim. Although your trust in medical professionals may be tarnished by your experiences of negligence, you will need to undertake a medical assessment from a specialist doctor in order to make a successful clinical negligence claim.
Further from making an NHS negligence complaint, your next steps in making a claim for medical negligence should be to contact a legal expert about your case. Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help victims of medical negligence receive compensation for their sufferings.
To avoid a workplace accident or injury, employers are legally required to abide by various guidelines and articles of legislation which set out their responsibilities. Included in these guidelines are steps which some employers should take, including:
- Providing a safe working environment and safe equipment for employees.
- Making sure any safety equipment is provided at all times, including personal protective equipment.
- Taking the necessary steps to train employees in an appropriate way in order for their job role to be carried out in a safe way.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping clients receive workplace accident compensation for their injuries. We have an expert team of legal representatives who have worked on various types of workplace accident cases, including head injuries, fractures, back injuries and cases of repetitive strain.
In a report released by the Health and Safety Executive there were 142 reports of workers killed in their workplace between 2020/21. In addition to this, a further 693,000 injuries occurred at work in 2019/20, with 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.
The key facts for 2019/20 are included below.
With such a high amount of people suffering from work-related injuries, we have created this table to help better illustrate rates of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the district of Kent. This also includes the rate of non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
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You can find more information, along with statistics for accidents at work in other areas across the country, by clicking here to download this PDF guide released by the Health and Safety Executive.
Were you involved in a road traffic incident in Kent? Have you been injured in an A2 crash that was caused by the negligent actions of another road user? If so, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. You could claim damages for whiplash injuries or on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a Sittingbourne road accident.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors possess the relevant skills and experience to help victims of road traffic accidents receive compensation for their damages. Whether your accident involved another car driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian or horse rider, you could be able to make a claim. Although we do not have personal injury lawyers in Sittingbourne, our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover the Sittingbourne area to help you bring forward a case.
According to data from the Health and Safety Executive, slips and falls are some of the most common ways in which people can be injured at work. An injury could be caused by a negligent employer who fails to attend to materials causing obstructions or liquids spilled on the floor.
Every employer or operator of a public space is required under National Health and Safety Standards to maintain a standard of safety at all times. However, there are numerous ways in which a slip or trip could be caused. This may include:
- Wet/oily surfaces
- Icy floors
- Weather hazards
- Occasional spills
- Loose mats and/or rugs
- Floors obstructed by materials
- Tools or equipment left on the ground
- Loose fitting slabs or tiles
- Poor lighting
- Uneven/defective surfaces
If you trip on a defective pavement or slip on a wet floor that has no warning wet signs, you could make a claim to compensate for your injuries. However, in order to receive trip or fall compensation the legal knowledge of an accident claim solicitor could be the big difference between a successful case and a missed opportunity for awarded damages.
A criminal injury might lead to physical harm or psychological trauma depending on the type of incident suffered by the victim. In such cases where the victim has experienced psychological trauma, such as PTSD, the accident claims time limit will begin from the moment it had been diagnosed.
It is common for victims to seek compensation through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. Also known as the CICA, this government organisation awards pay-outs to blameless victims of criminal harm. To find out if you or a family member could be entitled to compensation under the scheme, call our team.
It may feel like nothing can ease the pain of experiencing a criminal injury, but a compensation settlement may enable you to acquire the right rehabilitation treatment to speed up the road to recovery. When you are ready to make a claim, a no win no fee solicitor from our specialist team will be there to help you every step of the way.
We have a large team of no win no fee solicitors who are fully capable of managing accident claims in Sittingbourne. Even though we are not based in the area we can easily cover this area as if you were situated around the corner with the advances in telecommunication. We offer a no win no fee agreement to all our clients for various types of accident claims.
Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this type of agreement allows you to fund an accident claim without the financial stresses commonly associated with legal cases.
We hope you have found this guide helpful in providing useful information about accident claims in Sittingbourne. If you feel ready to make a claim, our team of legal experts could help you begin the claims process. However, if you are still unsure about certain areas of the accident claims process, you may find the FAQ section below helpful.
For specific questions and queries, contact our team on the number at the top of the guide.
Some of the most frequently asked questions which people may have while making a claim have been answered below. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our advisors.
Would My Illness Or Injury Qualify For Compensation?
There are multiple types of injuries that a person could receive accident compensation for. In most cases, if your claim is valid and within the applicable accident claims time limit, it could be reasonable grounds to bring a case forward. With up to three decades of experience in making accident claims, our team of personal injury solicitors could possess the expertise to progress your case. Our lines are open 24 hours a day to provide you with advice.
Should My Claim Be Made With A Local Solicitor?
While some people rely on the services of local solicitors, we believe that this could restrict the potential success of a client’s compensation claim. There are multiple forms of communication available that allows you to contact your accident claim solicitor regardless of where they are based.
Instead of searching for ‘solicitors near me’, try to broaden your search for legal specialists across the country. Our team of accident solicitors covering Sittingbourne are experienced enough to provide you with expert services regardless of where you are based.
Should I Visit A Doctor?
To help the progression of your case, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination. The purpose of the report produced from this is purely to benefit your case. A doctor from our panel of medical professionals will conduct an impartial assessment to evaluate to what extent your injuries have impacted you. This will be used as evidence to support your claim.
Where Could I Visit A Doctor?
We work with a panel of doctors who can perform your medical assessment. In the areas surrounding Sittingbourne, this panel includes:
37 North Gate,
Julie Rose Stadium,
Can accident claim solicitors covering Sittingbourne help with an allergic reaction claim?
Whether you’ve suffered a peanut allergy, egg allergy or have been allergic to medication, if somebody else is at fault for your allergic reaction, you could make a claim for compensation. Personal injury solicitors covering Sittingbourne could help with a number of different types of allergic reaction clean. Some examples could include:
If you have been prescribed or dispensed medication you are known to be allergic to, and this leads to an allergic reaction, you could make a claim against a pharmacist or doctor for example.
Should you have purchased pre-packaged food from a sandwich shop, and there were no allergens listed, but your food contained them, this could be classed as negligence. You could be eligible to make an allergic reaction claim in such circumstances.
If you have ordered food in a restaurant but asked the serving staff to leave out an allergy and they have neglected to do so, this could lead to an allergic reaction. If you have unknowingly consumed an allergen due to this and suffered a reaction you could make a claim against the restaurant.
If you’re not sure whether an allergic reaction could lead to a claim, please don’t hesitate to call our team. We will be happy to provide you with free legal advice and could check your eligibility to claim free of charge.
Could accident claim solicitors covering Sittingbourne help with a data breach claim against my employer?
Your employer could have lots of different types of personal information on you. They could have your bank details, so they could pay your wages into your bank. They could also have medical information and even sensitive personnel records. Whether you are currently employed by the organisation that breached your data, or you’ve left their employ, you could make a data breach compensation claim if you:
- Could prove that the employer breached your data by doing something wrong – this could involve sending your personal data to an unauthorised party deliberately or by mistake, or failing to secure personal data held online, for example.
- Were claiming within the relevant time limit – 6 years for a data breach, 1 year for a human rights breach
- Suffered material or non-material harm from the breach – this could include distress.
We would be glad to help you with such a case. Why not get in touch to find out more.
Below are some additional resources which you may find useful during the accident claims process.
How to contact the police in the areas local to Kent.
Swale Borough Council
What services can be provided to you by the Swale Borough Council.
Medway County Court and Family Court
Find a court or tribunal local to you.
Cycling Accident Compensation Claims Experts
How much compensation could you claim for an injury caused by a cycling accident?
Council & Local Authority Compensation Claims
You could be entitled to claim compensation from a local authority for negligence.
Fracture And Broken Bone Compensation
You can bring a claim forward for various circumstances of bone fractures.
Thanks for reading our accident claims solicitors for Sittingbourne claims guide. We hope we have suitable explained why personal injury solicitors covering Sittingbourne don’t have to be based locally.