By Brett Williams. Last updated 24th August 2021. This guide to injury and accident claims solicitors in St Helens has been made to provide you with useful advice on how you could successfully receive damages for an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault. You may be entitled to accident compensation if the negligent actions of another person has caused you to become avoidably injured or ill as a result of a breach in their duty of care.
Our personal injury solicitors covering St Helens are here to guide you through the process and help you identify whether your incident is valid from the ever-growing list of personal injury claims. Examples of these could include dog bites, accidents abroad, or medical negligence to name a few.
Despite not being based in St Helens, Merseyside, our team could help you make successful accident claims in St Helens. Call us today to discuss your options further on
0800 073 8801 or choose a section below for more details.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering St Helens?
- Accidents And Injuries At Work
- Rates Of Injuries In The Workplace In St Helens, Merseyside
- Whiplash And Road Traffic Accidents
- Slip And Fall Lawsuits
- Criminal Injuries Compensation
- Claims For Accidents In A Public Place
- Medical Negligence Compensation
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering St Helens
- How To Get In Contact With Our Team
- Answers To Some Of Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
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To be eligible for accident compensation, your injury or illness must have been caused by someone else who owed you a duty of care, either fully or partially. Accident claims in St Helens could be made over medical negligence, reckless driving of another road user, or failure by an employee to maintain basic safety standards in the workplace.
A personal injury solicitor is capable of recognising what may be reasonable grounds for compensation. Your choice of legal representative could give assistance to helping you secure the highest possible settlement for your accident claim. Moreover, the specialist services which a solicitor could provide also include:
- A professional assessment of how valid your claim is within the applicable accident claims time limit.
- The collection of appropriate evidence in order to move your case forward.
- A centralised estimation of the damages you may receive rather than using a personal injury claims calculator.
In any case, a team member from our accident claims solicitors covering St Helens may be able to provide you with impartial advice about your case. Click here for more information about accident claims and compensation specialists.
It is possible for a workplace accident to take place if an employer acts in a negligent way. This could be by ignoring their responsibility to sustain a safe working environment or failing to train employees on how to carry out daily activities correctly.
You are legally owed a duty of care by an employer. In various articles of legislation, the responsibilities of an employer are set out to ensure injuries or illnesses are avoided. These guidelines suggest preventable injury at work advice and practical steps to avoid such cases, such as:
- Ensuring a safe working environment and safety equipment is provided at all times. This could include gas safety information or fire prevention tactics.
- The provision and use of personal protective equipment.
- Appropriately training employees in such a way as to allow the job role to be conducted safely.
Our accident claims solicitors have dealt with countless accident claims for workplace injuries in the three decades of experience in handling claims. If you have suffered an injury or contracted a workplace illness at the fault of your employer, we could help you please call our advisors for more information.
The rate of people suffering from workplace injuries can fluctuate from year to year and place to place. In 2017/18, there were 0.6 million workers who experienced non-fatal injuries across the UK alongside 1.4 million new or long-standing cases of work-related ill health, according to a report by the HSE.
The table below demonstrates a fraction of these statistics which have taken place in St Helens. Here we will look at the total number of fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries, along with the rate per 100,000 workers.
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You can find more details about these statistics here.
As road traffic accidents could happen on a daily basis in the UK, ranging from minor to major injuries, those who have been victims of car crashes may be looking for accident claims advice on how to receive compensation for their suffering.
Accident claims involving whiplash injuries are some of the most common cases handled by our personal injury solicitors. We could offer you impartial advice, support and guidance on how to make a claim for accident compensation.
For more information regarding whiplash and road traffic accidents, click here to read our guide.
If a footpath has been negligently obstructed by another person, or if icy pavements and footpaths are not properly maintained by a public authority, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit for public liability if you are injured as a result of a breach in the duty of care.
Slips and trips are likely to happen for a number of common causes, including:
- Wet or oily surfaces
- Weather hazards
- Loose rugs or mats
- Poor lighting
- Uncovered cables
- Uneven thresholds or walking surfaces
- Spills which have no warning signage
In such cases were these handful of examples have not been properly signposted, rectified or attended to, a member of the public such as yourself could suffer from an injury as a result of a preventable accident.
You may have suffered a sprain or fracture from a slip and fall accident. As these types of claims are some of the most common across the UK, slip and fall lawsuit settlement amounts can vary between cases. This is why we recommend that you get in touch with one of our accident claims solicitors who will be able to discuss your case with you in further detail.
There may be grounds for a compensation claim if someone has deliberately harmed or caused you to suffer injury through a criminal act against you. This criminal injury could take a physical form, such as a broken bone, or psychological harm, such as PTSD.
You won’t need to limit yourself to St Helens personal injury solicitors if you have suffered from a criminally inflicted injury, our panel of accident claims solicitors can cover the St Helens area to provide you with our legal expertise. Cases which involve criminal injury compensation is just another type of claim from the long list of cases our expert solicitors can handle for you.
The spectrum of public liability can encompass a span of different accidents across a wide range of public spaces. Generally speaking, any space or building where a person can go as a member of the public could be considered as a public place for the purpose of making an accident claim.
A personal injury solicitor could help you bring a claim against different parties depending on the space in question. Your local authority may be held responsible for accidents involving a neglected pavement or local park. If you want to make a compensation claim for the negligence of a shopping centre or car park, a private company could be held accountable.
In such cases, call our panel of accident claims solicitors for help and guidance.
Those who work as medical professionals legally owe a duty of care to provide a minimum standard to their patients. In circumstances where a healthcare professional delivers a substandard of care to you which results in ‘avoidable harm’ in the process, a case for medical negligence compensation could be brought forward. This could be for the negligent actions of a doctor, dentist, nurse or even a cosmetic surgeon. The term ‘avoidable harm’ describes an injury or illness that could have been avoided had the proper precautions been taken during treatment.
You could make accident claims in St Helens for the mistakes of both public and private healthcare providers, including providers that are part of the NHS sector and private healthcare sector. A medical negligence solicitor from our panel could help you claim compensation if you have been a victim of medical negligence.
One of the most affordable ways to conduct a claim with our accident claim solicitors is through a No Win No Fee agreement. This type of agreement can also be referred to as a conditional fee agreement, which is just a more technical way of saying ‘no win no fee’.
In such cases, the services of your legal representative will be paid for using a pre-discussed percentage of your compensation. It is only if your case is successful that your personal injury solicitor will be paid for their time and service. If, for whatever reason, your case is unsuccessful, you won’t have any financial obligation to pay for your personal injury lawyer.
A no win no fee solicitor from our specialist team could help you secure the highest settlement possible for an injury or illness that was otherwise avoidable. If you are looking for ‘solicitors near me’ or ‘St Helens personal injury solicitors’ you may find that legal firms such as our own can provide expert services to the Merseyside area.
You can get in contact with our team in a number of different ways. By contacting our panel of accident claim solicitors, we can help you make a variety of accident claims in St Helens, Merseyside. These could vary from public liability to a road traffic accident in St Helens.
Call us on the number at the top of this guide to start your claim, or click here for alternative methods of contacting our team.
How nationwide personal injury solicitors and accident claims solicitors in St Helens could help you claim
As we have already explained, personal injury claims are sometimes possible if you’ve suffered following an accident that was somebody else’s fault. The first thing you might think of doing is searching for personal injury solicitors in St Helens if you are thinking of claiming. But you do have other options. Whilst there are law firms in Victoria Square, Barrow Street, Cowley Lane and other parts of St Helens, you’re not obliged to stick to local law firms. In fact, you might find a more experienced solicitor or one with recent experience in a case like yours if you expand your search.
Accident Claims UK offers a nationwide service to anybody seeking damages for an injury that wasn’t their fault. Although our offices aren’t in the St Helens area, we can still accept claims from the area. That’s because we offer an efficient service where we process claims on the phone, by email and online. If your claim is accepted, you’ll still benefit from a legal professional who is registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) but you won’t need to waste time travelling to meet them.
Should your claim be accepted, we’ll appoint one of our solicitors to your case. Our team have over 3-decades of experience handling personal injury claims. In the first instance, you’ll have a discussion with your solicitor so that they can familiarise themselves with your claim and understand how the accident has affected you. They will then move on to collecting evidence to support your case. As part of that process, you’re injuries and prognosis will need to be documented by an independent specialist. Therefore, you’ll be booked in for a local medical assessment.
Once everything is ready, your claim will be sent to the defendant. If they admit liability right away, then a settlement will be negotiated. However, if the case is contested, your solicitor will handle all communication so you don’t need to answer complex questions from the defendant’s insurer. They will keep you posted about the progress of your case though. If you have any questions, you’ll have access to your solicitor throughout the case to pose them.
Where objections are raised or queries are made by the insurance company, your solicitor will do all they can to counter them. Where needed, they’ll supply additional evidence to back up your allegations.
Ultimately, your solicitor will aim to achieve the highest amount of compensation possible in your case so that any settlement fully covers your suffering. If you are interested in working with our accident claims solicitors covering St Helens, why not give our team a call today?
This section of the guide will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions our team have received.
How Does The Claims Process Work?
Once you contact our specialist team, we will begin to investigate whether your incident and injuries are eligible for compensation and assess the validity of your case against the accident claims time limit. After we have established this, our accident claims solicitors will begin to assemble your claim if you so wish us to do so under a no win no fee agreement.
During the claims process, your personal injury solicitor will provide you with updates about what progress your accident claim has made. With up to three decades of experience in handling claims, we could offer you our legal services on a no win no fee agreement basis. Our team are here to help you 24 hours a day.
Do I Need An Accident Solicitor In St Helens?
A solicitor based anywhere in the country could handle your compensation claim. In most cases, you won’t need to limit yourself to St Helens based personal injury solicitors as with advances in technology cases can be concluded using the phone and email services.
Why Am I Being Sent For A Medical Examination?
As part of the claims process to help you secure the best possible settlement, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination. The purpose of this assessment is to gather evidence to support your claim. This will include details about how the accident and/or injury has affected your health, your future prognosis and what treatment you require.
Where Will A Doctor Carry Out My Examination?
We work with a panel of different doctors across the country who may be able to carry out your medical examination in your area. In St Helens, this panel includes:
St Helens Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic,
1 Victoria Square,
75 Corporation Street,
Premier Inn St Helens,
Garswood Old Road,
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