By Brett Williams. Last updated 28th August 2021. This is an online guide aimed at people who want to make accident claims in West Bromwich. In this guide, we will give useful information about the kinds of claims people make and why, and also how a solicitor can help you to make your claim.
Of course, we can only cover general information in this guide, we can’t cover every possible situation that could lead to a claim. Therefore, if you need additional advice or help, we recommend that you reach out to our claims team on 0800 073 8801. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide you with any assistance you need. They will also explain how our accident claims solicitors covering West Bromwich can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Choose A Section:
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering West Bromwich?
- Work Accident Compensation Claims
- Reported Rates Of Injuries At Work In Sandwell
- Road Traffic Accident And Whiplash Injury Compensation
- Slip, Trip And Fall Compensation
- Accidents In A Public Place
- Criminal Injury Compensation Examples
- Medical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bromwich
- Talk To A Solicitor
- FAQs For Accident Claims In West Bromwich
- Local Information And Resources
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering West Bromwich?
Do you need to make a claim for accident compensation, but don’t know how a solicitor will help you to do so? This is understandable, if you have never had to deal with a lawyer before. Your accident claim solicitor will be both your source of expert accidents claims advice, and also your representative when the claim is processed. Your solicitor will:
- Help you to prepare for making your claim, this could include arranging for you to undergo a medical examination. They will also help you to get your evidence and supporting documentation in order.
- Process the claim for you, dealing with the legal side of the claims process, and hopefully, securing you a compensations settlement.
Work Accident Compensation Claims
During 2017/18, according to the Health & Safety Executive, there were 14 million employees suffering with workplace injuries or work-related illness in the UK. Although not all of these incidents would have been the basis of a claim for workers compensation, the stats show that accidents do happen in the workplace. Every company in the UK is expected to protect its workforce from harm, by taking all achievable measures to ensure the working environment is safe. Of course, mistakes are made from time to time, and employees are exposed to risks such as:
- Work-related hazards that have not been addressed, resulting in an accident.
- Poorly maintained safety equipment leading to an accident.
- Inadequate safety training, leading to an employee being injured.
Our solicitors are experienced in processing accident claims for workplace accidents or illnesses. If you came to harm, and your employer was responsible, we could be able to help you.
Reported Rates Of Injuries At Work In Sandwell
In the table below, we have included statistics for the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, related to workplace accidents and injuries in Sandwell.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
You can find further detailed information about the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, at the following link:
Road Traffic Accident And Whiplash Injury Compensation
Whether you have suffered a minor case of whiplash, or a more serious injury, if your injuries were caused by a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be able to make a claim for road traffic accidents compensation.
Every road user, and this includes passengers of a vehicle and also pedestrians, can be the cause of an accident. It is also possible for external hazards such as heavy equipment used during road repairs to cause an accident.
No matter how the accident was caused, any injured party could have a valid compensation claim, if the accident is even partially the blame of another road user, or some organisation such as the local council, or a company that is undertaking road repairs. We can help you with your claim, talk to a claim advisor on the number below to learn how.
Slip, Trip And Fall Compensation
Slips, trips and falls can range in severity from trivial, almost inconsequential accidents that cause no harm, to very serious accidents causing grave injuries or even death. The elderly and people with medical conditions such as osteoporosis are at a much greater risk of serious injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall. These accidents are often caused by simple hazards such as:
- A public walkway that has been obstructed (for example, sign posts left in obstructive ways).
- Wet or dirty floors that have not been signposted as a hazard (such as food dropped on a restaurant floor or drink spilt on the floor in a pub).
- Damaged or uneven paving and floor coverings (such as a torn carpet, a cracked paving slab, missing cobblestones or a pothole).
No matter what the cause of your slip, trip or fall accident was, if it can be proven that a third party caused the hazard resulting in an accident, we could be able to help you to make a claim for slip trip and fall compensation.
Accidents In A Public Place
The local council are largely responsible for the up keep of public roads and footpaths, public parks, council-run car parks, children’s playgrounds, and also all council-run facilities and buildings, such as a waste disposal depot or a library. When the council doesn’t take care of its responsibilities, it could result in hazards such as:
- Damaged footpaths causing a slip, trip or fall.
- Damaged roads causing a road traffic accident.
- Unsafe public facilities, such as a public swimming pool that has been contaminated in some way.
If you are injured in a public place, and the accident that caused you harm was caused by a hazard the local council should have mitigated, our accident claims solicitors could be able to help you to make a claim.
Criminal Injury Compensation Examples
Violent crimes can cause both physical and psychological harm. Indeed, the victim of a violent crime such as rape might recover from the physical damage reasonably quickly, but the psychological harm could have an effect on them for the rest of their lives. Therefore, when a personal injury lawyer processes a criminal injury claim for the victim of a violent crime, it is vital that the ongoing impact of the crime is evaluated properly.
In many criminal injury compensation examples, the victim will make a compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a special Government body that compensates victims of violent crimes when the criminals cannot be pursued for damages. Our team of solicitors have experience with CICA claims, and could help you to make a claim yourself.
When defining medical negligence or medical malpractice there are different ways of explaining it, for the purpose of making a claim it could be described as when a medical professional or healthcare professional acts in a substandard way that causes a patient an avoidable injury, preventable illness or the worsening of a current condition.
Medical or healthcare practitioners could include;
- Ward orderlies
- Care home staff
- Ambulance teams
And this is just a partial list. Any medical professional that causes avoidable harm to a person in their care, due to some form of negligent act, could be held liable. This is something that our panel of medical negligence solicitors have lots of experience with, and they could be able to help you make a medical negligence claim.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bromwich
There is a way for you to have your claim processed, without paying any upfront costs, until such time that you have received a compensation payment. We can provide you with one of our No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim.
The way this works, is that you wouldn’t have to pay anything for the solicitor to start handling your claim, or during the time it takes them to process the claim for you. If, for some reason, the claim is unsuccessful, you still don’t need to pay the solicitor anything at all. When the solicitor does reach a successful resolution to your claim, and they have received a compensation payment for you, they will then collect their fee. This is done automatically, by taking the fee from the money they have received for you, and they will then pass the remainder to you.
Talk to one of our claim advisors on the number below if you would like to know more about how our No Win No Fee services works. They will answer any questions you might have, and explain how to move your claim forward.
Talk To A Solicitor
Do you have specific claim related questions, such as is there an accident claims time limit? Or perhaps you just need some general claims advice? Maybe you already think you have a valid basis for a claim, and want one of our panel of accident claims solicitors to process it for you? No matter what you need, our claims team is here to help. They are available 24/7, every day of the week, on 0800 073 8801. Give them a call, explain what you need, and they will do their best to assist you.
Working With Our Accident Claims Solicitors Covering West Bromwich
It is quite common for people injured in an accident to try and have their injuries dealt with before thinking about compensation claims. However, at some point, if you’ve been injured in an accident caused by somebody else, you might want to look for accident claims solicitors in West Bromwich. We suggest that while you will find local law firms who could help, you might find a specialist lawyer or one who has dealt with a case like yours recently if you call our team.
Our solicitors work exclusively on personal injury claims and offer a No Win No fee service for claims they take on which may not be true for all firms. As a law firm, we are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If your claim is accepted, your solicitor will work to secure evidence to back up your allegations. They’ll also arrange for you to undergo a local medical assessment by an independent specialist. After that, your claim will be forwarded to the defendant. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to deal with them throughout the claims process as your solicitor will do everything for you. They’ll be there to answer any questions you might have and you’ll get regular updates. What’s more, if the defendant denies liability for your accident or your injuries, your solicitor will fight hard to counter any objections.
If you are sent a compensation offer, it will be reviewed to see if it is a fair amount. Where your solicitor believes it doesn’t cover all of your suffering or your costs, they’ll try to provide extra evidence so that you’re paid the maximum level of compensation possible.
FAQs For Accident Claims In West Bromwich
All of the sections below, contain information that will explain certain aspects of the claims process more clearly, so that you understand the process of getting a claim started better.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have suffered an injury in West Bromwich that was caused by a third party, then there are some things you can do before you contact us. These will help to prepare for when you make your claim, they include:
- Visit the hospital to have your injuries diagnosed and treated.
- If applicable, report the accident, such as filling in an accident report, or completing an entry in a company accident book.
- Gather evidence, such as photographs of the cause of the accident.
- Speak to any witnesses, to get their contact details.
- Start to save receipts, invoices and other evidence of financial loss.
These all help to prepare for your claim. You can speak to our claims team on the number above to move your claim forward.
Where Do I Find The Right Solicitor?
Finding the right personal injury solicitor is all about choosing a legal firm that has experience in the kind of claim you need to make. For example, we provide a specialist service for accident and injury victims. We can help you to claim against the party that was responsible for causing you harm, under our No Win No Fee service.
What Are Medical Exams For?
A solicitor can value your claim more accurately than a generic personal injury claims calculator. In order to do so, they may need you to undergo a medical examination, that will show how badly you have been injured, and whether your injuries will have a long-term or permanent effect on your life.
Where Do I Have A Medical Exam?
We can organise a medical examination for you, with a doctor in the West Bromwich area, namely this one:
|371 High Street
Local Information And Resources
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To find out if our personal injury solicitors or accident claims solicitors covering West Bromwich could help you, why not call our team today?
Article by MW Edited by Mel.