By Brett Williams. Last updated 27th August 2021. Whether you’ve been injured while crossing the road in Urmston because of a driver that didn’t stop at a crossing, or you’ve fallen from an improperly secured ladder at work, or you’ve suffered injuries after an assault, you may be unaware that you could claim compensation with the assistance of accident claims solicitors covering Urmston. Making accident claims in Urmston need not be as difficult as you may have initially thought, especially if you choose a good personal injury solicitor to help you.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we could help provide you with just such a personal injury lawyer. But how would you know if you could make an accident claim, and what is involved in the claims process? This is what this guide intends to inform you about. Below, we describe the types of incident that could lead to accident claims in Urmston, as well as explaining details concerning the accident claims time limit, why using a personal injury claims calculator isn’t always necessary, and how a no win no fee solicitor could help begin your claim with no funds required upfront. We’ll also explain how our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Urmston could assist with accident claims in Urmston. Call 0800 073 8801, and you’ll be quickly connected to one of our compassionate professional advisors, but if you’re keen to know more before you call, the guide below could provide some really useful information.
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You might assume that all accident claim solicitors are the same, but this isn’t necessarily the case. While it is true that an accident claim solicitor has to undergo years of education and training to become qualified, they may specialise in different areas of personal injury law. It stands to reason that if you were looking at making a clinical negligence claim for hospital negligence in Urmston then you might be best choosing a lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with clinical negligence claims. Whereas if you had a work accident in Urmston, you might prefer to choose a personal injury solicitor who knows exactly what is involved in an accident at work claim for compensation. A personal injury solicitor, no matter what type of claim you’re making, could provide invaluable guidance on the claims process, as well as building the claim against the liable party. They could advise on whether an accident compensation offer could be considered a good one, or whether you should reject it and fight for more compensation, leading that fight on your behalf. They could also take a lot of the stress out of making a personal injury claim. Below, we will go through the different types of claims a solicitor could help you with, along with information about the process of making a claim. Read on to find out more.
Accidents on the road could happen anywhere, from a road accident in Urmston on a major road to a motorbike accident on a small residential street. All drivers, when they pass their test these days, must undergo both a practical and a theory driving test in order to get their licence. The theory test assesses a driver’s ability to adhere to the theory of the highway code, whereas the practical assesses the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely. Once the tests are passed and the driver is qualified to drive, then they are assumed to continue this safe operation and adherence to road rules. If they do not do so, and someone is injured, then the driver may be at fault could be held liable for injuries obtained by victims of road accidents. But what happens if an uninsured or untraceable driver were to cause whiplash to someone in a car accident in Urmston – or worse? Could accident claims solicitors covering Urmston still help you to make a claim? You might be surprised to hear that they could. This is because the MIB, a bureau set up between the motor insurers and the government could help to settle claims for victims of incidents caused by uninsured or untraceable road users. If you’d like to know more about what is involved in these types of accident claims in Urmston, then do not hesitate to get in touch.
Whether you’ve fallen downstairs, slipped on ice, or tripped over a trailing wire at work, your trip and fall accident injuries could range from minor to severe. If you were in a very serious falling accident, for example, you could suffer broken bones that might have been difficult to recover from, and they could still leave you with some residual symptoms. But how would you know if a fall, slip or trip could lead to accident claims in Urmston?
In simple terms, third-party liability must exist. This means someone who is not you must have had some sort of responsibility to you, and their failure to protect your health and/or safety must have caused the accident that happened to you. This liable party is the person/business/entity that you would make accident claims in Urmston against. It could be your local council, or it may be your employer, or a restaurant owner, or a hotelier – basically, wherever you’ve had the accident usually denotes who would be held liable for your injury. The personal injury claims time limit for most of these types of accident is 3 years. This limitation period starts from the date of the accident. There are, however some exceptions to this, which our accident claims solicitors would be only too happy to talk to you about.
If you were the victim of a violent crime, or injured in any way because of criminal activities, you might be unaware that you could make accident claims in Urmston for criminal injury compensation. Not only could you use accident claims solicitors covering Urmston for this type of claim if you were the target of an attack, but also if you were witness to such an attack and it caused you trauma. Claims are typically put through CICA, a government agency that was created in order to help criminal victims claim injury compensation. The time limits to these claims are typically two years from the incident date so it may be that you need to act quickly if you have not already claimed compensation. If you lacked the capacity to claim, either mentally or physically, however, the claim limit may differ. Call us for accident claims advice on this or for us to use a criminal injury claims calculator to give you an estimate on what your claim could be worth.
Work accidents could happen in a variety of ways. Whether you’ve been injured on a building site, in an office, a beauty salon or shop, it may be worth considering whether your employer could have been at fault for your injury or illness. They do, after all, have some responsibility to you in terms of protecting your safety and health while you are at work.
In order to lower the risk of accidents at work, your employer is required to assess your workplace and your job, identify any foreseeable risks and work to reduce them. They could do this by:
- Providing training for your specific job
- Providing protective equipment if required
- Checking and maintaining machinery
- Making sure safety features on machinery are in place
- Setting up your workstation correctly
- Keeping the working area free of any trip hazards
- And more…
If they fail to take reasonable steps to protect your health and safety at work, you might wish to find accident claims solicitors covering Urmston to help with workplace accident claims for any avoidable harm suffered. It might be worth mentioning that you could also claim for conditions that come on overtime due to your work such as industrial deafness, vibration white finger, RSI if you employer did not take steps to reduce the risk. Call us to find out more about how to claim for what could be classed as an industrial illness.
Below, let’s take a brief look at how many accidents in the workplace were reported in the local area between 2013/14 and 2017/18. These statistics come directly from the HSE’s reports.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Should you be injured in a theme park, at a public park, in a restaurant, hotel or on the street, you may be a little confused as to whether you could make accident claims in Urmston, and if you could, who the liable party would be. Depending on where you were when you were injured, the liable party for a public accident claim could differ. Accident claims solicitors covering Urmston could help you work this out, but in general, the liable party would be the business/entity who had responsibility for the area. For example, for public parks or car parks, it could be the council/local authority. For supermarkets, the supermarket themselves could be at fault, and for restaurants, the owner/operator of the restaurant could be liable. The responsible party should have public liability insurance in place to cover the cost of such claims.
When we visit the doctor, the hospital or the dentist, or any other healthcare setting such as a care home or birthing unit, we are owed a duty of care by the healthcare provider. If they are negligent in treating us, and we suffer ill-health, a worsening of a condition, or a new injury because of the negligence that they have shown us, then they could be found in breach of this duty of care to us, and therefore we might be able to make a medical malpractice claim for compensation with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Urmston. Medical negligence could involve:
- Late diagnosis
- Surgical negligence
- Midwife negligence
- GP negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Care home negligence
- Dental negligence
Negligence could happen in an NHS or private setting too. If your health has suffered as a result of clinical malpractice, you may wish to go about making accident claims in Urmston for clinical negligence.
Whichever personal injury solicitor you choose, you might want to check when and how they charge you for their services. Our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Urmston only work on a no win no fee basis, which means you would not be required to put up any money before your claim began. Simply put, your compensation (at an agreed percentage which is capped by law at 25 percent) would be used to fund your legal fees. If your claim wasn’t successful, you wouldn’t be required to pay your teams legal fees. This comes with the added benefit that your solicitor is directly affected by how much compensation you get. The more you receive, the more they receive, so it stands to reason that they’d attempt to get you as much as was possible for your claim.
There’s no better time to get in touch with our expert team of advisors. We’re available any time. Just call 0800 073 8801 and we’ll help you in any way we can, from providing accident claims advice to ascertaining whether we think your case could result in compensation. We’ll also give you the opportunity to be provided with a personal injury solicitor with the relevant knowledge and experience to fight your case for you. All advice is given freely and without obligation, so there’s no reason not to call, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the live chat feature to get help from our experts.
Using Our Nationwide Service To Make Accident Claims In Urmston
There is usually very little on your mind after an accident other than getting treatment for any injuries. You usually won’t have any thoughts about claiming compensation. However, it might dawn on you later on that you should in fact investigate whether compensation could be paid for your suffering and any damage to your property. At this point, you might begin looking for accident claims solicitors in Urmston. If you do, you’ll likely identify law firms in the area that could help. We’d suggest questioning whether a) they work on a No Win No Fee basis and b) if they are specialists in personal injury claims.
As we provide a nationwide service, our solicitors can cover the Urmston area. We don’t charge any solicitor’s fees unless your claim is successful and our team have decades of experience in representing clients. Importantly, you won’t need to waste time travelling to see us as we deal with all claims online, by email and on the phone. This allows us to work efficiently and to start working on cases right away.
If we take your claim on, we’ll hand it to one of our solicitors. So that they are fully aware of how your injuries have affected you, they will discuss everything in detail with you. The next step will be to obtain evidence like witness statements, photographs or CCTV and medical records. All claims also require a medical assessment. Therefore, an appointment will be arranged for you to see a local medical specialist who’ll document your injuries.
Once everything is in place, your claim will be sent to the defendant. Usually, they’ll forward it to a lawyer or insurance company. So that you don’t get bogged down by technical questions from these representatives, your solicitor will handle them for you. Where needed, they’ll supply additional evidence to try and counter any arguments or objections that are raised.
Our accident claims solicitors covering Urmston won’t just settle the claim as soon as a compensation offer is received. If they suspect an offer undervalues your injuries, they’ll discuss this with you and then go back and fight to try and achieve a higher settlement offer for you.
If you’re interested in beginning a claim today, please call our free advice line.
In the sections following, you’ll find more answers to FAQs about accident claims.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
Have you developed an injury or illness, or has an injury or illness become worse due to the fault of someone else who owed you a duty of care? Did they have some sort of responsibility to you? Are you within the accident claims time limit? If so, then you might wish to make an accident claim with accident claims solicitors covering Urmston. Accident Claims UK could help ascertain whether you have a valid claim and help provide you with a lawyer to take your case on.
Do I Claim With A Local Solicitor?
You do not have to claim with a local solicitor if you do not want to. You could use our nationwide service which means you could be provided with the most appropriate solicitor from our panel for your claim, whether it is an accident at work claim for compensation, a clinical negligence claim, a public accident claim or something else. We are not based in the area but due to the vast array of communication methods we can cover much of the country.
Must I See A Doctor?
You could require an assessment from a doctor despite the fact that you may have seen a medic when you received your initial injury. This is because an independent doctor could provide essential medical evidence as part of your claim.
Where Could This Medical Take Place?
We operate alongside a medical expert panel that spans the UK. You could see a doctor near to where you work or live. Examples could include:
Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic
102 Denton Road
What needs reporting? – The HSE provides information regarding reporting requirements.
Trafford council – Local authority information could be found at this page.
Local court information – See court information here.
GMP – Greater Manchester Police information on reporting and local police stations can be found on their site.
Bus injuries – Injured on a bus? Our guide could assist with helping you make a claim.
Work accident – Your rights – This page details your rights if you’ve been injured at work.
This guide explains how our accident claims solicitors covering Urmston and personal injury solicitors could help you to claim. For free legal advice on your options, please call our team today.
Article by JJ Edited by Mel.