By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 24th 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering St Albans claims guide. This guide explains why personal injury solicitors for St Albans claims don’t have to be based locally.
Making accident claims in St. Albans doesn’t have to be stressful if you have a quality no win no fee solicitor on your side, that is. Accident claims solicitors covering St Albans aren’t difficult to find, and here at Accident Claims UK, we’re only too happy to provide a personal injury solicitor you could count on to fight an accident claim to a successful conclusion.
Within this guide, we take a look at how to differentiate between accident claims solicitors covering St Albans so that you could find the right personal injury lawyer for the job. We’ll also take you through what could constitute as accident claims in St Albans, and also offer accident claims advice in case you find yourself in the position of having to make an accident claim. If you find yourself with any questions pertaining to a compensation claim by the end of this guide, you will also find our phone number there, so do not hesitate to pick up the phone to speak to our accident claims advisors for more assistance.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering St Albans?
- Work Accident Injury Compensation Claims
- Statistics for Workplace Injuries in St Albans
- Claims for Road Traffic Accidents in St Albans
- Slip, Trip and Fall Claims
- Criminal Injury Compensation Claims
- Accidents in Public and Public Injury Claims
- Claims with Clinical Negligence Solicitors
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering St Albans
- Contact Accident Claims UK
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Local Information for St Albans
An accident that happens in St Albans could cause you injury, which may not just affect you physically and/or mentally. It could also affect you financially, particularly if you have had to spend time off work recovering. Accident claims solicitors covering St Albans could help you put together a personal injury claim that could lead to accident compensation to help not only compensate you for any pain or suffering arising from your injuries but also for any financial expenses arising directly from your claims, such as losses of income and medical and care fees.
Not all accidents that happen in St Albans will qualify for compensation the circumstances of the accident must fit into a specific criteria. Accident claims in St Albans could arise from a number of different types of accidents. If someone was at fault for your injuries, and it wasn’t you, and the person or entity responsible had a duty to ensure your safety, then it could be that you may have a claim for accident compensation. Whether you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident in St Albans, or you’ve been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. To be eligible for damages a third party must be liable due to negligence for causing the incident which lead to your avoidably injury. They must have owed you a duty of care to ensure your safety and well being.
Choosing a personal injury solicitor to help you with your claim is something we advise you to do with care, as getting the right legal assistance could not only give you a greater chance of winning your case but also getting the maximum amount of compensation possible for your particular circumstances. You might want to check out things like reviews written by people that have used a particular personal injury lawyer, as well as how much relevant experience they have and whether they could help you with a St Albans no win no fee claim. No win no fee, as we mentioned before could be beneficial, and we’ll explain more about why later on in this guide.
Work accidents injury compensation could be sought with the help of accident claims solicitors covering St Albans if your employer failed to provide a safe place of work or did not take steps to ensure you were working safely, as is their duty to do so and you became injured or suffered a workplace illness as a result that could have been prevented.
There are two major types of workplace accident and illness claims. The first would arise from you suffering an accident in a single incident that caused you to become ill or injured. This could be because your employer did not train you on how to lift safely, or if they left a trip hazard in your working area, or if they did not provide the PPE you needed to do a job safely for example. The other type could be an illness or injury that developed over time, which could be classed as an industrial illness that developed from your working conditions. These include conditions like industrial deafness, white finger vibration, and mesothelioma. If you are at all unsure about whether you would be within the accident claims time limit for such a case, then you could call us, and our panel of accident claims solicitors could take a look at this for you.
If you’re interested in finding out the numbers pertaining to workplace injuries in the local area, please see the table below. If you’d like to compare this to other areas, then the page containing the report can be found on the HSE website.
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Below, you can find some statistics from the HSE for 2019/20 work-related illness and injury across the UK.
A St Albans personal injury claim could also arise from a road traffic accident that occurs in the area. Our accident claims solicitors could help you to put forward a claim for compensation that would take into account the pain you have experienced and the financial costs you may have had to bear because of the incident which was not your fault but the fault of a third party who owed you a duty of care. Accident claims solicitors covering St Albans could help with:
- Motorbike accidents
- Cyclist accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Motorway accidents
- Bypass accidents
- Passenger accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Public transport accidents
- And more…
If the road accident was caused by another road user and was not your fault, and you suffered injury, you could look at making a claim. Even if the driver fled the scene or was not insured, your accident claim solicitor could assist with claims through the MIB.
Slip train and fall claims could arise in a number of different places via a number of different situations. You may have slipped on ice that was not gritted in a supermarket car park, injuring yourself, or you may have tripped over a poorly fitted rug in a hotel and suffered an injury. You may even have fallen from a poorly fitted balcony in a restaurant or hotel, or from scaffolding on a building site. The liable party in these cases would usually be the person responsible for your safety – such as the supermarket operator, the restaurant or hotel owner, or the building site’s owner. To find out who would be liable for a slip, trip or fall that was not your fault, simply call us and we’ll help.
Making a criminal injury claim could be slightly different from another accident claim. This is because in many cases, you could be making a claim to the CICA with the help of accident claims solicitors covering St Albans. A criminal injury could be inflicted on you if you were a victim of an assault or it could be inflicted mentally as a result of witnessing a violent crime. If you’re not sure whether you would have a valid criminal injury claim, then do ask us – we will be glad to help ascertain whether we feel CICA would accept your case.
An accident in a public place could lead to an accident claim if a person or entity responsible for the space did not take the necessary steps to make the area safe. This type of claim could potentially be made against the local authority if it was a public park or playground that was not safe for use and led to an injury. Other places that could be seen as being responsible for the public are shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and more. They should have public liability insurance in place to pay for your public injury claims.
Clinical negligence solicitors could assist you if you have been harmed by way of medical negligence. If your surgeon left instruments inside of your body, or your midwife failed to notice that your baby was in distress which lead to child birth injuries, or your dentist removed a healthy tooth, this could be compensated for within medical negligence claims. Whether your treatment was on the NHS or private, accident claims solicitors covering St Albans could assist with this type of claim.
If you have not heard of no win no fee before, you may not know that you could potentially make a claim without having to pay upfront for your personal injury lawyer. This could be done by way of a conditional fee agreement. This agreement states an agreed percentage of your eventual payout that would be used to settle the lawyer’s fees. You may be interested to know that this percentage is capped at 25%, so you would not have to pay more than this amount out of your compensation settlement.
Working in this way comes with a few benefits. Firstly, a solicitor that does not think you could win your case would not take it on, as they could potentially lose out on fees. Therefore, you would not waste your time on a claim that was potentially going to fail. Secondly, your settlement has an impact on your lawyer directly, as the higher your compensation, the higher their fees would be too – so you could be sure they would be working to get you the highest amount possible.
Do you have further questions on accident claims in St Albans, or would you consider yourself ready to go ahead with a personal injury claim? Whatever your needs, we’re here to help. We can be reached on 0800 073 8801 any time, so do not hesitate to call us. We’re always happy to advise.
Here, we look at some of the most common queries we receive about personal injury claims.
How Could A Solicitor Help Me?
When it comes to helping people get the compensation they deserve, expert solicitors can make a big difference, not only to the successful outcome of a claim but the amount of compensation you receive. An expert personal injury lawyer knows how to maximise your chances of getting compensation as they have the experience and knowledge of prior cases to bring to your case. At Accident Claims UK, all of our panel of solicitors come highly regarded, and we would carefully help provide to you the most appropriate solicitor for the job.
Why Don’t I Need A Local Solicitor?
You really don’t have to restrict yourself by distance when looking for a solicitor. You don’t have to search for solicitors near me to get the right lawyer for you. Instead, why not trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with a high-quality UK based solicitor to take on your claim.
Do I Need to See A Doctor?
Seeing a doctor is a common occurrence in personal injury claims. Whether you have seen a doctor at the time of injury or not, you would be sent for a medical with an independent expert to assess what has happened to you from a medical standpoint. The report they provide could be used to work out how much compensation you may receive.
Where Do Your Panel of Doctors Work?
Our panel of medical experts are based throughout the UK. Examples of local experts could include:
Bassett Chiropractic Clinic
Aberfoyle House, Stapley Road
2 Fountain Court
Could I use accident claim solicitors covering St Albans for data breach claims?
There are a great many organisations that collect, process and store our personal information every day.
Data controllers could range from our employers, the stores we buy from, and even healthcare providers and local councils. All these organisations have a legal duty to ensure that the privacy of our data is protected. GDPR and the data protection act dictate that organisations should take steps to protect personal data. If an organisation breaches data protection laws, and you suffer either non-material or material harm, or a mix of both, you could claim data breach compensation. Claims could be made if you suffer a financial loss through identity fraud or theft, and also if you suffer psychological or psychiatric injuries, due to the data breach. If you believe you could have a data breach claim and would like personal injury solicitors covering St Albans to help you with a claim, please contact our team. We would be happy to give you free legal advice and check your eligibility.
Could accident claim solicitors covering St Albans help me if I have suffered a low value soft tissue injury?
While it is true that the Whiplash Claims Reform Programme has made claiming for low value soft tissue injuries including whiplash more straightforward, this also means that there are some complications with making such claims. From the end of May 2021, it was no longer possible for Insurance to settle such claims without seeing medical evidence. In addition to this there is now a set tariff for injury compensation of this type.
This is dictated by the government. Further to this, it is no longer possible for claimants to collect legal costs from the liable party. However we could still help you with such claims. If you believe you could have a low value injury I would like our support with helping to make your claim, please contact us.
Do accident claim solicitors covering St Albans have to be registered in England or Wales?
We would advise you to choose personal injury solicitors covering St Albans that are registered in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We would also urge you to use solicitors and law firms that have good independent reviews and years of experience. That way, you could be sure they would fight for the maximum amount of compensation achievable for your case.
Reporting incidents – HSE – This link brings you to HSE’s page on reporting.
Reporting an RTA in St Albans – If you’ve been involved or have witnessed an incident, you may need to view this page.
St Alban’s Court – You can find details of the court here.
Cycling accident claimants – If you’re considering making a claim, this guide could assist.
Stress at work claimants – If you feel you are unwell because of stress at work and it has caused you harm, then this guide could be of use.
Whiplash claimants – Another useful guide on this common injury.
Thanks for reading this accident claims solicitors covering St Albans guide. We hope we’ve explained why personal injury solicitors for St Albans claims don’t have to be based nearby.