By Brett Williams. Last updated 30th August 2021. The pain and suffering you endure because you were injured in an accident caused by somebody else could mean you want to make a personal injury compensation claim. That means you might want to find accident claims solicitors covering West Bridgford to help with the claim. This guide will explain when you might be entitled to claim, what to do following an accident and how we could help you.
If you would like to discuss your accident claim with one of our specialists today, then please call on 0800 073 8801. Where possible, we could forward your claim to one of our personal injury solicitors covering West Bridgford.
Alternatively, if you’d rather find out more about how accident claim solicitors could help you, please carry on reading.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering West Bridgford?
- Rushcliffe Work Injury Statistics
- Compensation If Injured At Work In West Bridgford
- West Bridgford Car Accident And Traffic Accident Compensation
- Tripping Injury Compensation
- Compensation For Public Injuries
- Claim Compensation For A Criminal Injury
- Clinical Negligence And Compensation Claim
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bridgford
- Speak To Our Accident Claims Team
- FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
- West Bridgford Resources
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering West Bridgford?
If you’re involved in an accident in West Bridgford, you may be able to ask a personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation. Before they take on your claim, it needs to be confirmed;
- That the defendant owed you some form of duty of care;
- Which they breached causing an accident to happen;
- And you were injured in the accident as a result.
Throughout this guide, we will aim to cover the different types of accidents that can occur. We’ll explain the things that you could do following an accident and when somebody else might be liable for your injuries.
An accident claim solicitor can help you gather the evidence to support your claim, deal with the defendant or their legal team and advise you on how to proceed if they make an offer to settle your claim. Our panel of accident claims solicitors all work on a no win no fee basis when they agree to take a claim on.
Rushcliffe Work Injury Statistics
In the table below, you’ll see the number of accidents at work in Rushcliffe were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) between 2013/14 and 2017/18. The table has data for Rushcliffe which is the reporting region that includes West Bridgford.
|Total – Non Fatal Injuries
|Total – Non Fatal Injuries per 100,000 workers
If you’d like to compare the statistics with other areas of the UK, then you can view the full report here.
Compensation If Injured At Work In West Bridgford
Any employer in the UK is obliged to make their workplace as safe as possible for their employees. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, they need to carry out risk assessments of the workplace and make changes, where possible, to reduce all the potential risks to workers.
Therefore, if an injury is caused by an accident at work because of any of the following, you could have a potential claim for compensation:
- You were injured because you had an accident while carrying out a task that you hadn’t been trained in.
- A piece of equipment was damaged or poorly maintained and caused you an injury.
- There was no safety equipment available, such as goggles or hard hats, which could’ve prevented the accident from happening.
West Bridgford Car Accident And Traffic Accident Compensation
If you’re involved in a West Bridgford car accident you might want to act quickly to secure as much evidence as possible. If the car accident, or any other road traffic accident, was caused by the negligence of another road user it would be an idea to:
- Take photographs as soon as possible, preferably before any vehicle is moved from the scene.
- Ask the other road user for their details.
- Make a note of their registration plate number and ask for insurance details.
- Ask witnesses for their details.
- Seek medical treatment.
- Try to secure any dashcam footage where possible.
Any evidence from the above list can really help make your claim easier. However, if you were involved in an accident that has left you with serious injuries, you may not have been able to obtain this information. Don’t let this put you off, as you still may be able to make a personal injury claim. Contact one of our legal advisors using the contact information below, and they will provide you with free, impartial advice regarding your circumstances.
Tripping Injury Compensation
Seeking compensation for a tripping injury is sometimes possible if the accident that caused the injury was as a result of someone else’s negligence.
A slip, trip or fall could happen just about anywhere and could be caused for a number of different reasons such as:
- Wet or slippery floors (where no warning signs were used).
- Trailing cables.
- Broken handrails.
- Raised paving slabs or potholes.
- Trip hazards that are difficult to see due to poor lighting.
This list isn’t comprehensive but gives an idea of possible causes for a trip or fall. If you’re involved in a slip or fall, try to photograph the cause. Also get witness details and report the accident where possible.
These types of claims can be for accidents that have happened just about anywhere including in shops, at a restaurant, at work, at school, in the street or at the gym. If you’d like to begin a claim, please call one of our advisors who’ll assess your claim for free.
Compensation For Public Injuries
Accidents in public places could also lead to a compensation claim if they were caused by somebody else’s mistake. They can prove a little trickier though as it’s not always easy to identify who the claim needs to be made against. Also, if you do identify the owner of the land or property, they may blame a tenant rather than admit liability themselves.
That’s where having an accident claim solicitor on your side can help. They’ll understand legislation, such as the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, which can be used to direct the claim to the correct person or organisation.
Claim Compensation For A Criminal Injury
If you’ve been injured following a criminal act against you, you may not realise that it could be possible to receive compensation for your injuries. Claims aren’t generally made against the criminal (especially if they’ve not been identified) but can be made through a government scheme called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Claims can include payments for physical, mental or sexual injuries, lost income and other costs associated with your injuries. The scheme operates differently to a normal personal injury claim, so this is why is we suggest that you you use an accident claims solicitor to help process your claim. As mentioned previously, although we are not based in West Bridgford our solicitors can cover the area, so, please get in touch today to discuss your options.
Clinical Negligence And Compensation Claims
When you’re injured while being treated by a medical professional, you might be able to seek compensation against them. That’s because any professional who treats you owes you a duty of care.
This means that they should explain the procedure and risks, follow the correct procedure, use the right equipment and maintain hygiene standards to reduce the risks of infection.
Claims can be made against medical or cosmetic professionals including GPs, midwives, care workers, beauty technicians, surgeons, dentists, hospital staff and nurses.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bridgford
The best way to reduce the financial risk involved with making a claim is to hire a no win no fee solicitor. Our accident claims solicitors all offer a no win no fee service which works like this:
- Your claim is assessed for free.
- A conditional fee agreement is prepared (CFA).
- The CFA states that you don’t pay if the personal injury lawyer fails to win compensation.
- It also states the success fee that a solicitor will earn if they win compensation.
Success fees are used to pay for the legal services provided by your solicitor. They’re limited to 25% of your compensation. The success fee is deducted automatically from your compensation which means you won’t need to find funds to pay the solicitor.
Speak To Our Accident Claims Team
If you’re reading to discuss how we could help with accident claims in West Bridgford, then you can contact us by:
- Calling 0800 073 8801 (available 7 days a week).
- Using our live chat facility.
- Or asking for a call back by filling in this online claim form.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
When you contact us, an accident claim expert will assess your claim for free and offer accident claims advice about your options. If they believe you have a strong case, you could be introduced to one of our panel of accident claims solicitors. With up to 30 years’ experience handling accident compensation claims, they always offer a no win no fee service and strive to achieve the highest level of compensation possible.
To save time when you contact us, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we’re asked in the following sections of the guide.
Could I Claim For Another Person?
There are a number of people who aren’t able to make a personal injury claim themselves. This could include children, people without the mental capacity to claim or those who’ve been killed in a fatal accident.
There are different methods for claiming in these cases and we could help you. With cases involving children or adults who don’t have the mental capacity to handle their own claim, a litigation friend can make the claim on their behalf.
This is somebody, such as a parent or family friend. They can then discuss the claim on the claimant’s behalf.
Will I Need To Visit My Solicitor In Person?
There’s no reason these days that you can’t use accident claims solicitors covering West Bridgford instead of those based there. That’s because many are happy to handle claims over the phone or email.
This means you won’t need face to face meetings with your solicitor and could save waiting time. Also, you’ll be able to choose an accident claim solicitor based on their experience, customer feedback, and recent cases rather than the location of their office.
When Could I Claim Using Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bridgford?
Our solicitors check the validity of claims before offering to work on them on a No Win No Fee service. The main criteria they look for are:
- Did the defendant owe you a duty of care?
- Were they negligent and cause an accident or incident to happen?
- Were you injured directly as a result of that negligence?
If all of the above are true, you could seek compensation from the defendant. The types of incidents and accidents that might lead to a claim include:
- Accidents in the workplace.
- Road traffic accidents.
- Slips, trips or falls.
- Accidents in public places.
- Medical negligence.
- Criminal acts against you.
I Lost Money Due To My Injuries, Could Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bridgford Help Me?
As well as claiming damages for any injuries you’ve sustained, it’s important to consider your financial situation if you’ve been harmed through no fault of your own. Special damages are designed to return you to the financial position you were in before your accident took place. Therefore, you could claim back:
- Medical expenses such as prescription fees.
- Travel costs linked to medical appointments.
- Lost income where your injuries prevented you from working.
- Changes to your home that were required to help you deal with long-term injuries.
- Care costs if a friend, carer or relative helped you with daily activities while you recovered.
Importantly, you will need to document any costs or losses and provide evidence such as receipts or bank statements to support your claim.
Is Psychological Suffering Included In Personal Injury Claims?
When you claim compensation following an accident, it is important that both the physical and psychological effects are considered. Claims are possible for diagnosed conditions such as anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression or distress.
As an example, you could claim if you are anxious about driving for a period of time following a road traffic collision.
Why Do You Need To Have A Medical Assessment?
The amount of compensation awarded for any accident claim is determined by the severity of your injuries. Therefore, any personal injury solicitor has to be able to demonstrate how serious your injury was. They’ll also need to show what effect the injuries had on you and what impact they could have in the future.
Therefore, an independent medical assessment is carried out by a doctor. They assess you by carrying out an examination and asking questions related to your injury. They then provide a report which is used, in conjunction with other evidence, to support your claim.
Where May A Doctor Carry Out This Assessment?
We always try to ensure that your medical assessment is carried out locally. Here are some of the of our panel of doctors we could send you to near West Bridgford:
Stephen Grant Charlseworth- Jones
17-21 High Street,
Nottingham, NG11 6DT.
West Bridgford Resources
If you have any further queries regarding hiring accident claims solicitors covering West Bridgford, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ve provided some more useful guides and links below which we hope you will find useful.
Reporting Accidents at Work – Information from the HSE about which workplace accidents must be reported to them.
Whiplash Symptoms – An NHS guide regarding the symptoms and treatment of whiplash.
West Bridgford Police – News and contact details from the local police force.
Accident at Work Claims – A guide which explains that if you’re injured at work, you may be able to sue your employer.
CICA Claims – This guide will help you if you’re going to claim compensation for a criminal injury.
Car Crash Claims – If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident in West Bridgford, then you should find this guide useful.
Thank you for taking the time to learn how our accident claims solicitors and personal injury solicitors covering West Bridgford could help you claim compensation.
Article by BH.
Edited by CK.