By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated September 14th 2021. Welcome to this accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees guide, covering all you need to know about personal injury solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees claims.
Have you been involved in an accident in Stockton-on-Tees? Were you injured? Was it someone else’s fault? If you have answered yes to all of these questions, you could be able to look into making accident claims in Stockton-on-Tees, to compensate you for the injuries you’ve suffered and the financial losses you’ve incurred as a direct result.
Accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees don’t have to be based in your local area to help you with your accident claim, and this means you could choose the solicitor that best meets your needs, rather than just searching the internet for solicitors near me. This could be a useful piece of advice for you, and the below guide contains more advice that could help you with your accident claims in Stockton-on-Tees. In it, we look at what could constitute an accident claim in Stockton-on-Tees, who might be liable for your claim, and how to find a no win no fee solicitor to help you with your claim. Our panel of accident claims solicitors who are not based in Stockton-on-Tees but could assist with many different types of personal injury claim there, which we will go through in more detail later on in the guide. Should you need further assistance after reading, then our phone number is included in the later sections and we’d be happy to talk to you about your accident claim.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Stockton-on-Tees?
- Accident At Work Claims
- Injuries In The Workplace In Stockton-on-Tees
- Claim For A Road Accident Or Car Accident
- Trip And Fall Claims
- Criminal Injury Claim Solicitors
- Claim If Injured In A Public Place
- Medical Negligence Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Stockton-on-Tees
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- Accident Claim Solicitor FAQs
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Accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees are legal professionals. They may understand what makes a solid personal injury claim, and how the legal process of gaining accident compensation works. Whether you have been injured in a public place, been involved in a road traffic accident in Stockton-On-Tees, or a workplace accident from a trip or fall, if someone was responsible for your injuries, whether, by negligence or their irresponsible actions, you could potentially have a claim.
So, what might you look at when choosing accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees to ensure you choose a legal professional that fits your needs?
- Experience – It could be a good idea to ask the personal injury lawyer what their success rate is, and whether they have worked on claims similar to yours before. Claiming in Stockton-on-Tees for a personal accident claim in a public place is different from claiming through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for criminal injury compensation. And, you might require a medical negligence solicitor rather than one that has only worked on injuries and accidents caused by slips, trips and falls – especially if your case is a complex one. A good personal injury solicitor might be able to give you examples of cases they’ve worked on that could be similar to what has happened to you.
- Fee structure – We may advise readers to opt for a no win no fee solicitor for accident claims in Stockton-on-Tees. This is because the monetary risk could be reduced, and you’d know that your lawyer could be impacted by how much compensation you’d get. This is because their fee could be a percentage of that payout, so you could be sure they’d work to get you the maximum compensation possible for your case.
Depending on the nature of the work you undertake, there might be certain things your employer does to ensure your safety in the workplace. Some of these things might include:
- Giving you PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) should it be required.
- Risk assessing your workspace and your job.
- Keeping the workspace free of hazards.
- Providing relevant training to help you complete your job safely.
- Giving you regular breaks.
In essence, they may have to do all that they reasonably can to ensure you have a safe working environment. If they don’t, and you suffer an illness or injury, then it could be that you’d be able to find an accident at work solicitor who could help you make a claim.
There are certain points we would like to make here regarding claiming against an employer for an accident at work:
- Your employer cannot treat you differently in any way because you are bringing a claim against them.
- Your employer by law, has to have insurance to cover your claim.
- You may be highlighting health and safety failings by making a claim and could, therefore, be ensuring things change, so the same incident might not happen to a colleague.
We hope these points put your mind at rest about claiming against an employer. If you’d like to talk this over with our accident claims solicitors, then we’d be only too happy to connect you with someone who could help you.
The below statistics relate to workplace injuries reported in Stockton-on-Tees. The full table of statistics from the HSE can be found on their site.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You can see common injury causes for 2019/20 from the HSE statistics below.
Whether you’re injured in a motorbike accident in Stockton-on-Tees as a driver who did not pay attention to the road, or you’ve been hit as a pedestrian by a car driving at speed and erratically, you could have cause to look for accident claim solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees. Road users have to abide by the rules of the road, and if they fail to do so and you are injured, then you could potentially launch an accident claim with solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees.
Road traffic accident claims could be made by:
- Taxi Drivers
- Lorry Drivers
- Van drivers
And any other road user. We should point out, however, that there could be a 3-year time limit to make a claim. This time limit might begin from the date of the incident when you were injured. There could be exceptions to this rule though, so if you’re at all unsure, simply give us a call.
There are a wide variety of injuries that could be caused by a slip, trip and fall and these could be anything from a graze or a bruise to broken bones or even a head injury. If you have fallen from a height, you could find yourself facing life-changing injuries. Whatever the injuries you’ve suffered, if a slip or fall has happened because of someone else’s action or negligence, then it might be time to look into accident claims in Stockton-on-Tees. Some examples of slips, trips and falls that could lead to an accident claim could be:
- A slip on a spillage in a shop that hasn’t been cleared up or signposted.
- A fall from a balcony where the railing has not been kept in a good state of repair.
- A trip over a hazard left in a supermarket aisle.
- A fall on one level because of an uneven flooring.
Whatever your injury, and however it occurred, if you think someone else was at fault, you could look for accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees to help you with a personal injury claim.
Sadly, criminal activity does happen here in the UK, and sometimes it causes injuries. From sexual assault to ABH, if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s criminal behaviour, it may be that you could pursue a claim through the CICA. A personal injury solicitor could be able to help you with this. You could also put forth a claim if you have been mentally damaged by witnessing criminal behaviour.
A public liability claim may be possible if you have suffered an injury or been made ill due to a breach in the duty of care that is owed to you the public when using public areas. A public space can encompass venues or facilities where the public can go without needing permission even if they have to pay an entrance fee. It might include but is not limited to, council-run premises as well as privately owned premises.
Whether in a gym, a bar, a restaurant or a public park or public road, someone, whether the local authority or commercial business, could have a duty to ensure you can use that place safely. From faulty equipment in a gym to a slip due to a spillage in a supermarket, if you are caused injury because someone has been negligent, you could look into your eligibility to make a claim.
Finally, if you’ve been subjected to negligent medical care, then you could have cause to launch a medical negligence claim for any unnecessary suffering. To have a valid claim, the clinical negligence you’ve experienced could have led to you suffering avoidable symptoms or worsening of a health condition or preventable injury that you might not otherwise have suffered. Examples could include:
- Blood transfusion errors.
- Wrong medicine dispensed.
- Incorrect dosage of medicine dispensed.
- Incorrect diagnosis.
- Late diagnosis.
- Surgical errors.
- GP Negligence.
- Hospital negligence.
- Dental negligence.
- Care home negligence.
If you’re looking for accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees, we may advise you to use those that work on a no win no fee payment basis. What this means is that a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation payout could be used to fund your claim, instead of you having to pay upfront to retain the services of your personal injury lawyer. This could also have the bonus of ensuring your lawyer is accountable for their service.
Are you ready to make a personal injury claim? Or do you need more advice? Whether you’re looking for a personal injury claims calculator to work out approximately how much compensation you’d receive, or you need more information relating to your specific circumstances, simply call 0800 073 8801 to talk to an Accident Claims UK advisor. We’re also able to call you back if you wish to fill in the contact form.
Here are some of the questions you might still have about accident claims in Stockton-on-Tees.
What Is The Process Of Making A Claim?
Claiming compensation could follow a certain process. Firstly, you might speak to a solicitor and tell them what has occurred, in terms of your injuries, what caused them and who you think may be to blame. Using a solicitor is not mandatory but we do strongly advise it. After you have done so, your solicitor may be able to ascertain whether you are likely to have a valid claim. After this, your solicitor may discuss the payment terms, and if it is a no win no fee solicitor you’ve chosen, they may then take you through the no win no fee agreement. Once you have signed that, your solicitor could then arrange an independent assessment by a medical practitioner, and begin putting together the evidence for your case.
Why Don’t I Need Solicitors Near Me?
As a nationwide service, we can help with Stockton-on-Tees accident claims. Your solicitor doesn’t need to be based locally, a solicitor from anywhere in the country could handle your claim and provide legal services to you to help you get the personal injury compensation you deserve. We could provide legal advice without charge too.
Why Am I Having A Medical For My Claim?
To obtain proof of your injuries and your prognosis, you could be sent to an independent medical practitioner in the North East by our law firm. They could assess your condition, look at any relevant notes and write a report that could document your medical situation. This could serve as evidence of your injuries and could be used for calculation of your compensation payment.
Where Will This Medical Be?
We work with a panel of doctors across the country. Local medical experts to Stockton-on-Tees could include:
636 Yarm Rd Tees Valley
Marta Vinaras Molinero
Centre, 636 Yarm Road, Tees Valley,
Would accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees assist with restaurant injury and illness claims?
One of the common types of claims our personal injury solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees could assist with would be a claim against a restaurant. There are many reasons people could make claims against restaurants, including:
- Customer accident claims – should you have been injured in a restaurant because of unsafe flooring, poor lighting or negligence of the staff with sharp objects or hot foods, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
- Worker accident claims-have you been injured while working in a restaurant? If you have not been given proper training by your employer, or equipment was faulty or unsafe, or hazards were not removed when they could have been, you could claim injury compensation from your employer because of this.
- Food allergic reactions -food businesses, including restaurants, have a legal responsibility to inform customers of the presence of 14 specified allergens, if they are contained in their foods. Customers with allergies normally take care when ordering food in restaurants, and may ask to see the allergy menu. If this menu is incorrect, or serving staff gave a customer incorrect allergen information leading to an allergic reaction, they could be eligible to make a claim against the restaurant.
- Food poisoning- unfortunately, while many restaurants take great care with the hygiene standard when storing, preparing or cooking foods, sometimes things could go wrong. If poor hygiene practices in a restaurant lead to food poisoning, this could lead to a claim.
Our solicitors, which are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, could offer you assistance with making claims against a restaurant on a No Win No Fee basis. Please call our team to find out more about making such a compensation claim.
Could accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees with fatal accident claims?
Unfortunately, not all injuries can be fixed. If a loved one has been involved in an accident at work, on the roads or elsewhere, and has lost their life as a result, you may be under the misapprehension that you could not claim on their behalf. In some cases, dependents and family members of someone who has lost their life due to someone else’s fault could claim wrongful death or fatal accident compensation. They could receive compensation to assist with funeral costs, as well as a bereavement payout, and even compensation relating to the loss of household income. Please call our team if you are considering making such claims. While we are aware that no compensation could truly make up for the loss of your loved one, it could help at a time when finances could be stretched because of their death.
Thank you for reading this accident claims solicitors covering Stockton-on-Tees guide, covering all you need to know about personal injury solicitors for Stockton-on-Tees claims.