A Guide To Claiming For An Accident In Telford
Have you been harmed in an accident in Telford or Wrekin which was not your fault? If so, accident claims solicitors Telford could help you to make a personal injury claim against the responsible party.
On this page we look at how people could be injured as a result of another persons negligent or even deliberate actions and how legal specialists, such as accident at work compensation lawyers, could help victims to claim compensation.
At the bottom of this guide you can also find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the accident claims process as well as find information on applicable local services.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Telford?
- Instances Of Reported Accidents At Work In Telford
- Claims For An Accident At Work In Telford
- Telford Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Tripping, Slipping And Falling Accidents
- Injuries Caused By Violence, Assaults And Abuse
- Accidents And Injuries In Public
- Clinical Malpractice
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Telford
- Filing An Accident Claim
- Questions Frequently Asked
- What Else Do You Need To Know?
Accident claims solicitors are solicitors who engage in helping people to make personal injury claims for accidents which have been caused by another person. They could help you to claim compensation in a variety of different circumstances. They could assist you in many different ways. They could help in the collection of evidence, connect you to our panel of doctors for a medical examination and ensure that you have a case built on the strongest possible foundation. Their role will also be to guide you through any legal processes and simplify what may sometimes seem like complicated legal terminology into easy to digest terms.
They should keep you up to date with every step of the accident claims process and should make sure that you claim is made in the accident claims time limit.
For successful accident claims in Telford, trust Accident Claims UK to help you. Please read just some of the different circumstances for which people could make compensation claims in Telford.
Before we look at how we could help you to make a workplace accident compensation claim we shall look at how commonly injuries at work are reported to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in the Telford area. To do so, we are taking data which is collated and published by the Health and Safety Executive and using it to create the table below.
Here you can see the number of people who are harmed in non-fatal injuries as a total in Telford and Wrekin as well as seeing the rate of non-fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 workers. Finally we have also included the number of those killed in work accidents. In this period, the number was 0. The figures reported in this chart include those employed and those who are self employed.
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal injuries|
|Telford and Wrekin||257||316||0|
In the next section we look at making work accident claims in Telford as well as how we could provide you with accident at work advice.
As we have seen above, people can be and are injured in the workplace in Telford in circumstances where accident solicitors covering Telford could help. Whilst some working environments, job roles or types of employment may be more dangerous than others, a simple observation is that people could potentially be harmed in any workplace if an employer is not taking the appropriate health and safety steps.
The UK has strong legislation in place to protect people whilst they are at work. Whether you work in a single location or have to travel around to different places, your employer has a duty to ensure that you can do so safely and free from harm. They are required to follow certain laws and guidelines. They must provide you with any requisite personal protective equipment (known as PPE) and train you in how to safely go about your job.
If an employer has not taken these steps or if they have failed to prevent an accident which could reasonably have been prevented, they could owe you compensation for any harm caused to you. For advice on work accident claims in Telford, talk to Accident Claims UK.
Have you been injured in an accident on the road either as a driver, passenger or a pedestrian? Do you think that you have a valid Telford road traffic accident claim? If so, our accident claims solicitors could assist you to get the compensation you may deserve. Road users owe each other a certain duty of care to observe the highway code and not to cause accidents through avoidable and reckless behaviour. If someone else caused a vehicle accident in which you were injured you could claim compensation from them. For example, if you were involved in a road accident caused by another driver who was over the legal alcohol limit, you could claim compensation for injuries which you sustained.
Telford road traffic accident claims could be made if you were injured as a driver of a car, whilst a passenger in any vehicle, or when riding either a bicycle or a motorbike. You could even claim if you were appropriately crossing the street as a pedestrian. Our accident claims solicitors could assist you in making a car accident claim.
There are many different locations and circumstances in which you could be harmed by tripping over or slipping on a floor because of another person’s negligence. Slips and falls could happen when you are walking down the street, whilst walking through a park, in other public spaces or on private land. They can happen in many of the same circumstances and locations as other forms of public place accidents (a category which we shall look at later).
To be able to make a claim with accident solicitors covering Telford for injuries resulting from slipping or falling over you will need to show that someone was responsible for the circumstances causing your accident. A broken or damaged floor may not have been repaired by a swimming pool, or spillages may not have been cleaned up at a restaurant. If you require further accident claims advice with regards to this type of claim, talk to our team.
In this guide we look at circumstances in which people are harmed due to another person’s negligence, however there may also be circumstances where someone deliberately harms you, such as assaulting you. Whilst it may not be your initial concern if you have been the victim of a violent crime, you could still be owed compensation. Victims of assaults, abuse and other criminal injuries could claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or CICA.
Such claims can sometimes be more complicated than more standard accident claims. However, our pane of accident claims solicitors includes those who are versed in such cases and who could help you.
Accidents could happen in any place and at any time. Whilst we are out and about travelling to or from work, shopping or otherwise in public spaces we could be injured. If you are injured in the street, whilst in a shop, at the park, or in any other public space, you could make a public liability claim against the operator or owner of that space. It will need to be shown that your accident, and the resulting injuries, were caused by negligence on the part of the party you wish to make a claim against.
For example, if you were injured whilst walking through a shopping centre because a floor was left wet and slippery after cleaning and this was not signposted, you may be able to make an accident compensation claim against the shopping centres public liability insurance. Similarly, if you tripped over because a council had failed to repair a broken pavement which they were aware of and had time to act on, you could have a claim. For information on filing a accident claim for an injury in public, see this guide.
Clinical malpractice or medical negligence are terms which are used by solicitors, lawyers and medical professionals to describe circumstances in which a doctor (or other healthcare provider) has been negligent in the provision of care to a patient. This may arise as a doctor not providing you with the right course of treatment or you being dispensed the wrong medication whilst in a hospital. With medical care being so varied there are numerous ways in which a mistake (which was avoidable) could be made. In order for you to be able to make a medical accident claim it will need to be shown that as a result of this avoidable error you were harmed.
You may have suffered an illness or injury, or an existing condition (such as cancer) may have become worse due to a misdiagnosis. There are three things which an accident claims solicitor will need to show.
- That you were under the care of this professional or healthcare provider. This means they owed you a ‘duty of care’.
- That a mistake which could have been avoided was made. This constitutes a breach in the above duty.
- That your harm was caused by this.
When you make a accident claim one of the first steps could be to contact our team and have a free initial assessment over the phone. We will ask you a few questions to find out whether you are able to make a successful personal injury claim. At this point we may let you know that one of our personal injury lawyers or solicitors could conduct your claim.
Our ethos is that everyone should be able to make a claim and that money should be no barrier to filing a accident claim. Anyone and everyone should have access to solicitors and making a personal injury claim. This is why we help people through no win no fee agreements. A no win no fee solicitor will not charge you any fees at the beginning of the claim process. You will also not be charged any fees during the overall claims process. You will then only need to make any payments for the accident compensation solicitors services when you are awarded compensation. If you are not, there will be no fees levied.
If you are ready to begin your claim with accident claims solicitors Telford our team are here to help your. We should note that in most instances (though there are exceptions to this) that you have three years from either the date you were harmed or the date you discovered an injury in which to make your claim. This is the accident claims time limit.
In this guide to accident claims solicitors Telford, we have tried to provide you with all of the required information related to making an accident claim in this area in some common circumstances. However, we recognise that many claimants ask our team the same questions about the personal injury claims process or how a personal injury solicitor could help them. Below we take a brief look at some of these frequently asked questions. If your accident compensation question is not answered below, you may find the answer here in our larger FAQ section.
How Do I Make A Claim?
When you are ready to start the accident claims process you can contact a member of our team. Our panel of accident claims solicitors are able to handle many different types of personal injury claims. Whilst we recognise that whilst there are many different accident claim solicitors and personal injury lawyers which may be available to handle your claim, we believe that we could offer the best possible service to you.
Do I Need A Solicitor Close To Me?
Today the claims process may be much more streamlined than in the past and in many accident claims, people will not need to visit their solicitor (or their offices) in person. Most of the time an accident claims solicitor will keep in contact with you (such as sending your accident claim forms) over the phone through the post, or by sending you an email. In cases where you have suffered a serious injury, you may have a home visit from one of our panel of no win no fee solicitors.
Is It Important To See A Doctor?
An important part of the accident claims process is gathering evidence. One of the most important pieces of information and evidence in your claim is your medical report. This will set out all of the injuries or illnesses which you have suffered, how you have been affected and what treatment you will need. Whilst you may not need to visit a solicitor, you may need to visit a doctor from our panel.
Where Could I Be Examined By A Doctor?
Our accident claims solicitors could help to organise for you to have a medical assessment and examination in your local area. To help conduct medical assessments we work with a nationwide panel of medical experts and doctors. In this area, our accident claims solicitors may refer you to one of these doctors.
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If you have suffered an accident in the Telford area and are making a claim with a personal injury solicitor, you may need to contact one of the following services to report your accident or for further information.
Employer resources for reporting workplace accidents – This HSE resource helps employers to correctly record and report accidents in the workplace.
Report car accidents to West Mercia Police – How to report your RTA when making a car accident claim.
Telford council insurance claims details – A report into insurance claims against Telford Council.
Telford County Court – In a small number of instances, part of the accident claims process may be to go to court.
Accident Claims Solicitors – More accident claims advice.