If you had an accident in Tynemouth, and it was not your fault. You may be entitled to seek compensation from the negligent third party. For example, if a lorry driver was speeding and hit your car injuring you, the lorry driver could be deemed liable for the injuries you sustained. If an employer didn’t train you on the safe use of machinery, and you suffered a workplace injury as a result, the employer could be held responsible for your accident. If a shopping centre was poorly lit, leading you to fall downstairs and be injured, the supermarket could be at fault.
If someone could be held at fault for your accident, you could make a claim for compensation with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth.
Within the sections of this guide, we cover how to make this type of claim, as well as explaining the accident claims time limit, and how our panel of solicitors could assist you. If you are left with any questions after reading this guide, then do feel free to call 0800 073 8801 to talk to our friendly advisers.
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- Tynemouth Injury At Work Statistics
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Accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth could assist you should you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in the Tynemouth area. However, you may want to determine whether your claim would be valid.
To put it simply, someone else would need to be responsible for the accident, and their actions or inaction led to you suffering illness or injury. This could be true of many different types of incident, which we cover in more detail below.
Whether it is a slip or fall accident, an incident concerning medical negligence, a workplace accident, a road accident, or an accident in a public place, such as a Tynemouth beach death caused by unsafe steps or other hazards, if someone was responsible for your safety while at there, and they failed in that responsibility, then you could look into filing an accident claim in Tynemouth against the negligent third party.
Below we cover some of the most common types of claim in more detail so you can see whether your claim may be valid.
When it comes to trips and falls, many people may not know that in certain circumstances, they could be entitled to file accident claims in Tynemouth. However, it would depend on where you were, when you had the accident, as well as the reason for your slip, fall or trip. We’ll take you through some examples below:
- If you tripped on your own shoelaces in a supermarket because you were rushing, this would not be grounds to filing a personal injury claim
- If your child was injured falling from public park equipment that collapsed, even though it was meant to be climbed on, you could claim on behalf of your child. This claim would likely be against the local authority
- If you ignored warning signs at the beach and went swimming despite clear signage not to swim, and you were injured or made ill, then you might not be able to claim as you ignored the warnings
- If there were no warning signs on a railing at a beauty spot, and you lent on the railings and fell because they collapsed, you could look into accident claims in Tynemouth, as there were no warnings that the railings were not safe
Hopefully, this gives you more of an idea of what type of falls and trips could lead to accident claims in Tynemouth. If not, please do call us and we’ll explain further.
A Tynemouth road crash might well have you looking for a No Win No Fee solicitor to represent you. Whether you sustained whiplash because of a car accident, or you’ve been injured in a taxi or bus, if someone else was at fault, you could seek accident claim solicitors to assist you with your accident claim.
Some examples of road traffic accidents could include:
- Motorway crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Motorbike accidents
- Cyclist accidents
- Passenger accidents (this could be in any vehicle)
- Pot hole accidents
If you’d like to know whether the accident you’ve been involved in could lead to a claim, then simply call us – we’ll be happy to advise you on whether your case is valid or not.
Sadly, there could also be accident claims in Tynemouth for criminal injuries. These could be caused as part of a targeted assault, or may be for mental injuries you suffered because you witnessed a violent act. The Criminal Compensation Injuries Authority (CICA) typically processes this type of claim.
The accident claims time limit on claiming through the CICA scheme is shorter than for personal injury claims as it is only 2 years in most cases, but it may be possible to claim for compensation for things like historical abuse as well.
If you need more information regarding claiming compensation through the CICA scheme, please speak to our team of advisers today.
Accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth could assist with workplace claims too. It is law that your employer take steps to assess and lower risks to your health and safety while you are working for them. Whether that is via providing training, providing safety equipment, or ensuring you take regular breaks from strenuous work depends on the type of work you are doing. Workplace claims could be broken down as follows:
Type 1 – Workplace conditions developed over time
These could include the likes of industrial deafness or RSI when one single incident did not cause the condition, but it came on over a period of time and can be directly attributed to your work. For example, if you were not given regular breaks and your workstation was not set up according to the DSE regulations, you could develop RSI, and your employer could be at fault.
Type 2 – Workplace incidents causing illness or injury
These are one-off incidents such as falls, burns and suchlike. If your employer did not provide you with a safe platform for work at height and you fell, or if your burns were caused by ineffective safety gloves provided by your employer, you could have cause to claim.
Whatever type of injury/illness at work you’ve suffered, if you feel it was your employer’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
The HSE has provided a number of statistics surrounding accidents in the workplace. We have focused on North Tyneside here, but you can read the full statistics surrounding the UK by going to their website.
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A public place could be classed as anywhere you could visit as a member of the public. This could include gyms and leisure centres, hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, and outdoor spaces such as beaches, parks and pavements. If the areas have not been maintained and kept safe for the public and you’re injured because of this, accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth could help you claim. But who would your personal injury claim be against?
A Tynemouth Longsands accident could be made against the local council if they did not take steps to repair broken railings and you fell while leaning on the railing. Or, a shopping centre owner/operator could be held liable and therefore your claim would be against them if you were injured by falling stock that was not stacked safely. Simply put, the responsible party for the place where you were injured could be held liable and therefore your claim would be against them.
Medical negligence could lead to accident claims in Tynemouth for a number of different reasons. Perhaps your surgeon failed to remove surgical instruments, requiring you to have more surgery to take them out, or perhaps your dentist removed the wrong tooth. In both of these cases, the medical professionals might not have lived up to their duty to care towards you and therefore, you could be entitled to make a claim with accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth against the negligent party. Other examples could include birth injuries to mother or child, care home negligence, misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or GP/Hospital negligence. It could also happen if poor hygiene standards/infection control, led you to contracting an infection. In simple terms, if the healthcare professionals were negligent, and your health suffered as a result, you could have grounds to file a negligence claim against them.
Whether you wish to claim compensation for a slip and fall accident, compensation for an accident at work, or even a beach accident, you could do so on a No Win No Fee basis. This would mean that the solicitor does not take an upfront payment. Their fees are settled as a percentage of your compensation settlement.
Our accident claims solicitors work on this basis, which not only reduces the financial risk of making an accident claim, it could also give you peace of mind that your accident claim solicitor would work hard to gain the maximum settlement possible, as this would impact how much they would receive too.
We’re ready to take your call any time on 0800 073 8801 and will quickly connect you to an Accident Claims UK adviser, who would be able to offer accident claims advice on any aspect regarding your case. After listening to what has happened to you, whether it is medical negligence, or an accident at a public place, we’ll answer any queries you might have, and if you are ready to go ahead with a claim, we’ll provide accident claims solicitors covering Tynemouth who would put a claim together for you.
There are some questions you might have about accident claims in Tynemouth in terms of how a personal injury solicitor could help, as well as what happens with regards to medical evidence. We answer these questions below:
Do I Have To Claim With A Solicitor?
While accident claims in Tynemouth could be made without legal assistance, we feel that solicitors covering Tynemouth would be in a great position to help you. This is because not only would they have experience of prior claims but they would also know how much a claim like yours would attract, so they’d be able to push for the maximum compensation.
Going it alone may seem like the cheaper option when making an claim, but you could end up with less accident compensation if you are not aware of how much your claim could potentially be worth – you might have consulted a personal injury claims calculator, but it is likely that the eventual settlement would be different, because the specifics of your case would not have been taken into account. Besides this, using a personal injury lawyer could take the stress of building a case off your shoulders.
Do I Have To Claim With Solicitors Near Me?
If you’ve restricted your Google search to ‘solicitors near me’, you may be missing out working with experienced legal experts who could potentially work on your personal injury claim. As we are a nationwide service, we would be in a great position to put you in touch with our panel of accident claims solicitors.
Will My Injury Need To Be Assessed?
It is likely that you would need to be assessed by an independent medical professional so they can produce a report on the extent of your injuries. All the information compiled in the report would be used as proof of your injuries, your condition and your prognosis.
Where Could I Have This Assessment?
We work with a panel of medical experts across the UK, and we could arrange an appointment near to you so that you would not have to travel far for your medical assessment. Some examples of local doctors could include:
North East Clinic
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
North East Clinic
52 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Reporting – The HSE Guide – Here you can see details about reporting incidents from the HSE.
Local Courts – Many cases do not require claimants to go to court, but here are the local court details in case you might need them.
Local police details – Here, you can information for reporting a police incident in Tynemouth.
Stress in the workplace – Within this guide, you’ll find information about stress at work claims.
Bus accidents – Here you can find more information about bus accident claims.
Care home negligence – You can read more about this type of claim within our guide.
Article by JJ (Jo)