Injuries could occur in many different ways, but if you’ve been injured because someone failed to ensure your safety or acted irresponsibly then you could be feeling aggrieved about the situation, especially if it has left you financially worse off. In some cases, you could look into making accident claims in Stafford, in order to try and recoup some of the financial costs you’ve had to bear because of the accident. While making an accident claim would not make up for all of the suffering and pain you’ve experienced, it could go some way towards making the situation seem a little more bearable.
We have put together this guide to show how accident claims solicitors covering Stafford could assist with a personal injury claim in a number of different scenarios. In the below sections, we cover slip and fall accident settlements, as well as giving accident claims advice on medical negligence, what to do if you’re involved in a car accident, bike accident or other road accident, and more.
We’ll also explain how our panel of accident claims solicitors could assist you in claiming accident compensation without you having to pay upfront for their services. Simply click the sections below to get started, and don’t forget, if you have any questions or would like to discuss your specific accident claims in Stafford in more detail, then you could call us any time on 0800 073 8801.
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If you’ve been looking for accident claims solicitors covering Stafford, then it may be that you’ve been injured in an incident that was not your fault, and you may be wondering whether you could have a personal injury claim. If you’re unsure as to whether what happened to you could be considered for a claim, then you need to ask yourself these pertinent questions:
- Was the accident your fault at all? To make accident claims in Stafford, another person needs to have been at fault. However, in some cases, even if you were a little to blame, it may be that you could still claim, although your compensation settlement may be lowered to reflect your involvement.
- Are you within the accident claims time limit? While in most cases, the time limit would be 3 years from the incident date, there are some exceptions, such as when claiming for something that happened to you as a minor, or when CICA claims are involved, or when a condition has developed over time.
- Did the entity that caused the accident have a responsibility to keep you as safe as possible?
- Did the incident directly affect your health and/or well-being? If you were injured either physically or mentally, directly because of the incident in question, then it could be possible to claim.
Now you have a rough guide as to whether you could have cause to make accident claims in Stafford, you might wish to read on about the specific types of accidents that could lead to claims in more detail. You’ll find some common types of accident claims below, but if your situation doesn’t appear to be covered, don’t hesitate to call us. We could provide our accident claims solicitors to help you with your accident claim.
Whether you’ve suffered medical negligence in Stafford accident and emergency department as staff failed to notice clear signs of an illness, resulting in your health deteriorating, or you’ve been the victim of Stafford clinical negligence when a dentist removed a healthy tooth in error, accident claim solicitors could help you claim medical compensation. You could make a claim for incidents that have happened in an NHS clinic or private hospital. As long as the negligence has resulted in injury or deterioration of health that would not have happened otherwise, accident claim solicitors covering Stafford could assist. Some examples of medical negligence could include:
- Misdiagnosis by a GP or hospital doctor
- Surgical malpractice
- Birth injury to mother
- Birth injury to child
- Late diagnosis of cancer
- Care home negligence
- Dental negligence
These are just some examples of negligence that could lead to accident claims in Stafford. Whatever your situation, if you feel that clinical staff are to blame for what has happened to you, please do give us a call for clarification.
Whether you are work on a building site, in an office or in a retail outlet, there could be risks to doing your job that should be assessed and reduced as much as possible by your employer. By law, your employer must look after your health and safety at work, and if they do not, and you are injured or develop a workplace illness because of this negligence, then you could put together accident claims in Stafford for workplace illness or injury.
There are two main types of work accident claims. One would be an injury or illness relating to a single incident, such as a slip or fall, or being knocked over by a forklift truck for example.
The second, which is no less serious than the first would be a workplace injury or illness that developed over a period of time. This could include conditions such as asbestosis, industrial deafness, vibration white finger, RSI and more.
If you feel you may have developed a workplace injury or illness that might not have occurred if your employer had acted responsibly, then accident claims solicitors covering Stafford could assist with a claim.
Below, you can see statistics relating to work accidents in Stafford. For more statistics on workplace injury, see the HSE website.
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Stafford accidents on the road could also lead to accident claims in Stafford. A personal injury solicitor could help you if you’ve been involved in accidents in a number of different vehicles, with the most obvious one being a road car accident. However, you could also make claims if you were in other vehicle accidents such as a Stafford ambulance accident, a motorcycle accident, a cyclist accident, a pedestrian accident and more.
As long as the accident was not your fault, and there was someone else at fault for the injuries you received, you could look into making an accident claim with a personal injury lawyer. To do so, it would be helpful if you had a Stafford accident report, as well as witness details, the other driver’s details and photographs of the scene. These could all assist with your accident claim. If the driver was untraceable, this would not necessarily mean you couldn’t make a claim, as the MIB exists for just such circumstances.
An accident claim solicitor could also assist with accident claims in Stafford relating to falls, trips and slips. These could occur in many different ways. If you have slipped at work because of a spillage that had not been cleared up or signposted, or you’ve fallen down some unsafe stairs at a restaurant, if someone else was at fault, you might wish to proceed with a personal injury claim. The place of the accident and who was responsible for your safety while in the area would determine who your claim could be against. Settlements for pain and suffering for this type of claim as well as other personal injury claims will be determined by the Judicial Guidelines. A compensation calculator could give you a rough estimate but does not take into account personal circumstances such as lost income.
Should you have been injured because of a criminal act, you might think there would be no avenue to make a claim through, but you may not know about the CICA. This government agency exists to help provide compensation for victims of criminal injury. While the time limit for making claims is shorter – at two years instead of three from the date of the incident – you still may be able to make an accident claim for historical abuse. You may also claim even if you were not the intended target of an attack and you could claim for emotional trauma from witnessing a violent attack too.
Accident claims solicitors covering Stafford could also help you claim for an accident that occurred in a public place. If you’re not sure what that would be, then let us explain. Wherever you go as a member of the public, such as a park, a library, a leisure centre or shopping centre, someone has a duty to ensure the place is safe, such as the local council or a building owner/operator. If they fail in this duty, then you might be able to make a claim with a no win no fee solicitor for any avoidable harm suffered.
Here, we provide more than one hypothetical example of an accident in a public place:
- You suffered a fall after unsafe public park equipment collapsed – Here, the local authority might be the entity you claim against.
- You were injured because of malfunctioning gym equipment– The gym owner/operator could be the entity you claim against (this could be the local authority or a private owner/operator).
- You suffered burns from exposed pipework in a local library – Again this would likely be against the local authority.
- You suffered a slip on some spilled food in a supermarket which caused an injury- The supermarket owner would be held accountable.
These are just some examples of how this sort of claim could occur. Please do call our team if you feel you might have cause to claim.
Whether you’re claiming for whiplash in a car accident, or medical negligence, you could assume you’d have to find the money upfront to fund your claim. This does not have to be the case. Claiming as a no win no fee claimant means a percentage of your compensation settlement would be used for legal fees, which negates the need for an upfront payment. There are certain benefits that exist with these sorts of claims. Initially, your solicitor would review your case to see if your claim was likely to be a successful one. If they feel it would not result in a payout, then they would not want to waste your time and theirs, so they would tell you. Another benefit would be that the financial risk would be reduced, and also the lawyer’s fee would be directly affected by how much compensation they can get for you, so you’d know they would be trying to get you the highest amount possible for your accident claim.
Getting in touch for advice or support, or to be provided with a personal injury solicitor could not be easier. Calling 0800 073 8801 puts you directly in touch with one of our sympathetic, professional and friendly advisors who would be able to talk through the specifics of what has happened and how we could help. There are other ways you can get in touch too – simply email email@example.com or complete the contact form and an advisor will call you back.
Below, we take you through some questions you might have about accident claims solicitors covering Stafford.
How Do I Get Help From An Accident Claim Solicitor?
All you need to do is call us. We will listen to you while you tell us what has happened, and we may ask a few questions to clarify the facts. We will then give you free advice about what we feel you could do next. If you have used a personal injury claims calculator to work out how much you would likely be claiming for, then we could clarify whether the sum given by the calculator is reasonable – although we cannot confirm how much you would get specifically – this would be something your solicitor would have more of an idea about once they had reviewed the evidence. Our advice comes with no obligation. If you wish to proceed with accident claims in Stafford then we would provide you with an experienced solicitor to handle your case who can cover the area.
Should I Only Look For A Solicitor Near Me?
It could be that you have looked online for solicitors near me, but you may have been doing yourself a disservice by restricting your search. As a nationwide, trusted service, we have the experience and the coverage to handle accident claims regardless of where you are based.
Will My Claim Need Medical Evidence?
If you have seen a doctor already, you might wonder why you have to subject yourself to another examination. This could be a very important step within the accident claims process, however. An independent expert needs to examine your notes and your injury, and provide a report as part of your claim that clarifies your condition and prognosis. This is often what is used to calculate your settlement in terms of general damages.
Where Could I See A Medical Expert?
Your nearest medical expert could be closer than you may think. We work with a panel of independent medical experts including:
Achilles Heal Physiotherapy & Sport Injury Clinic
32A Mill Bank
Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar
Maple Consulting Room
Children’s Centre, Faraday Road
Staffordshire Police – If you need to speak to the police, their details can be seen here.
Court Details – You might not need to go to court for your claim. However, if you wish to know where the local court is, details can be seen here.
Stafford Council H&S – Stafford Council’s page on health and safety can be seen here.
Pedestrian Injury – If you’ve become injured as a pedestrian, this guide might be useful.
Workplace Assault– This guide covers workplace assault claims.
Injured At The Gym? – This guide explains gym injuries in more detail.
Article by Jo Edited by Mel.