By Olivia Wools. Last updated 10th September 2021. Whether you’ve been injured in a Widnes crash, suffered an accident in Widnes at work, or are looking into making a criminal injury claim for a violent attack in Widnes, this guide to accident claims in Widnes could help.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we offer accident claims advice that comes with no obligation to use our service, and this guide forms part of our efforts to help victims of accidents claim for damages. We could also provide accident claims solicitors covering Widnes to help you claim accident compensation.
Within the information below, you’ll find advice on the accident claims time limit, as well as details of what sorts of incidents could lead to accident claims in Widnes. If you have questions after reading this guide, then you could reach us on 0800 073 8801. Otherwise, click on the sections below to navigate through the guide.
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If you’re seeking accident claims solicitors covering Widnes, you may be wondering whether you actually need one, or whether you could go ahead and start accident claims in Widnes on your own. For many claims, having someone with experience in personal injury law could be invaluable. Not only could they help to build a strong case based on their knowledge of the law, but they could also help you work out whether any settlement amount you were offered was fair, or whether you should look at fighting for more accident compensation.
Making a personal injury claim could also be stressful if you’re not sure what you’re doing, and a personal injury lawyer could help take that stress from your shoulders. And, if you choose a no win no fee solicitor, you would not have to pay fees upfront. With all of these benefits, we’d certainly advise you to consider using a personal injury solicitor for your accident claim.
So, what type of claim are you looking into making? Within this guide, we provide information on slip and fall claims, road traffic accident claims in Widnes, as well as medical negligence claims, an accident at work claim and more. Whether you are left with minor injuries or serious injuries, if an accident in Widnes was someone else’s fault, and would not have happened if they had not been negligent or acted dangerously, then you could look into making a claim.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors could help with Widnes accident claims for slips and falls. While on the face of it, slips and falls may not seem serious, it depends entirely on how far you’ve fallen or how badly you’ve slipped and what injuries you’ve incurred because of the accident. Falls from a great height could cause serious injuries to you, and could even result in death. Slips down some stairs could also result in severe injuries, such as broken bones.
However, minor or severe your injuries are, you could consider making slip fall compensation claims if the accident was not your fault. Some examples of incidents that could lead to a slip or fall accident claim are detailed below:
- A fall from an unsafe building site could lead to life-changing injuries. If your employer has failed to make the site safe and you fell, you could consider a claim.
- A slip on some ice that wasn’t gritted in a supermarket car park could lead to sprains, strains, broken bones and more. If the supermarket didn’t make the area safe, then you could consider contacting our accident claims solicitors to help handle your claim.
- A trip on a broken paving slab could lead to cuts, fractures or more, and if the local council should have made the area safer and failed to do so, you might want to seek accident claim solicitors for legal advice.
A traffic accident in Widnes could lead to accident claims in Widnes if someone else was to blame. Whether it was only a minor crash in Widnes that led to whiplash, or a more serious traffic accident in Widnes that led to life-changing injuries, an accident claim solicitor could help you to claim for not just the injuries you’ve suffered but the monetary losses you might have faced directly because of your road traffic accident injuries.
This could include not only your lost income, but also costs such as adaptations required to your home if you’re no longer fully mobile, or prescription costs for example. Whether you were a pedestrian, cyclist, passenger or driver, why not seek the advice of an accident claim solicitor to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Whether you work in a pub, bar, restaurant, office or construction site, the employer you work for is required to reduce any risks to your health and safety as much as could be reasonably possible. Depending on the nature of your job, reducing these risks might be in the form of providing work-related training to help you do your job safely, ensuring you have the safety equipment to protect yourself, ensuring your workplace is safe for you to work in, and setting up equipment to minimise the risk of injury while using it.
They should also make sure equipment is checked and maintained regularly to ensure it can be operated safely, and they should regularly risk assessing your workplace and your tasks to ensure they are on top of risk management. If they fail to do this, and you become injured, you could seek the advice of accident claims solicitors covering Widnes.
Whilst you may think you could only claim for accidents in the workplace that cause injury straight away, you may not have considered that an ongoing illness or condition could also lead to a claim if it has been caused by the work you do. Industrial illnesses could include repetitive strain injuries, diseases like mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, industrial deafness and more.
If your employer has not reduced the risks of you obtaining these conditions, for example, setting up display screen equipment correctly, and allowing regular breaks from typing to avoid repetitive strain injuries, and you go on to develop this condition, you could potentially have a claim.
Work injury statistics for the Halton area can be found below. These are sourced from the HSE statistics.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Whether a midwife failed to see the signs of distress when you were in labour, resulting in injuries to either mother or child, or both, or a doctor has been late to diagnose cancer when signs were present, leading to further progression of the disease, you could have cause to claim. It is not just doctors or surgeons or midwives that could be negligent in their treatment of you.
You could also make accident claims in Widnes for dental negligence, care home negligence, pharmacist negligence and GP negligence. Claims could be against a private practice or against the NHS.
You may not be aware of this, but if you witness a violent assault or other act of violence, and it leaves you with emotional harm, such as PTSD, you could consider making accident claims in Widnes for criminal injury. This is in addition to those who could seek compensation from CICA for acts of violence committed against them, either as a targeted attack or otherwise.
The personal injury time limit for such claims is shorter than standard, at 2 years from the date of the incident, but exceptions could be made in some cases, so do consider calling us if your claim falls outside of this time limit.
Public places could include parks, libraries, gymnasiums, pathways, supermarkets, restaurants and other places where the public can visit. This means that the liable party for avoidable accidents that happen there could differ. Accident claims solicitors covering Widnes could assist with working out who could be to blame for incidents, such as:
- Slips in public places
- Trips in public places
- Falls in public places
- Burns in public places
However you are injured, if it was not your fault and you feel someone is to blame, by not maintaining the area you are using, or by acting negligently or dangerously in another way, then you could consider making accident claims in Widnes.
We mentioned that you don’t have to pay upfront to begin a claim when you go no win no fee. However, it could be useful for us to explain the other benefits of going for a personal injury solicitor that works in this payment format. When signing the CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement) you would agree to pay the lawyer at an agreed percentage of the payout you were going to receive. If the settlement was not forthcoming, you would not have to pay the solicitor. This could lower your financial risk.
In addition to this, you’d know that the lawyer would only take on cases that they thought had a good chance of earning them money, so they would not be wasting your time and going ahead with a case that had little chance of success. Also, their fees would be affected by the amount of compensation you receive, so they could be more likely to fight for the maximum amount possible for your case.
Whether you’re ready to begin Widnes accident claims, or you have further questions, you’ll find our claims advisors – on 0800 073 8801 – are always willing to help. We not only offer free no-obligation accident claims advice, but we also could provide accident claims solicitors covering Widnes to handle your case. If you wish you could also fill out the contact form or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the services we offer or our opinion on whether you have a valid claim.
Here, we take a look at the FAQs about accident claims.
Do I need a solicitor?
If you’re thinking of making a personal injury claim, you should know that there is no legal requirement for you to have a solicitor in order to proceed. In fact, you can make a claim without any legal representation if you wish. However, as we hope we’ve been able to illustrate during this guide, there are man benefits of having a personal injury lawyer handle your claim. In particular, our panel of personal injury lawyers has more than 30 years of experience making successful claims for their clients. Please get in touch today to see what they could do for you.
How Do I Make An Accident Claim?
Simply put, just call us. We will do all that we can to give you advice about your current situation, explaining everything you need to know about accident claims in Widnes. We could also provide you with a solicitor to ensure your claim is put together by a professional who knows the legalities of the situation and could help fight for the maximum award possible for your case.
How can our panel of accident claims solicitors Widnes help?
Once you’ve had a free consultation with one of our advisors at Accident Claims, they’ll be able to decide whether you have grounds to make a claim or not. If you do, they’ll then offer to connect you to a member of our panel of personal injury lawyers. If you’d like legal representation when making your claim, they offer No Win No Fee agreements so you can sign regardless of what financial standing you have at that moment.
This is because there are no fees to pay them until they’ve won your claim for you, meaning you’ll never have to pay out of pocket for their services. Our panel has over 30 years of culminative experience making claims for their clients. Why not see how they could help you today by getting in touch?
Do I Need To Claim With A Local Solicitor?
As Accident Claims UK offer a nationwide service, we could help provide you with accident claims solicitors covering Widnes to help with your claim. This way, you could benefit from a solicitor with experience and knowledge of cases like yours, without being restricted to ‘solicitors near me’.
Will My Solicitor Ask Me To See A Doctor?
Your solicitor could ask that you attend a medical appointment to gain an independent medical report. This is because this could be used to calculate the amount of compensation you are to receive. While you might have sought medical attention after the accident, you could still need this independent appointment.
Do You Work With Any Doctors In My Local Area?
Our panel of doctors covers your local area. You could see a medical expert close to you. One example could be:
85 Albert Road (Envy Hair Salon –
Please report to Envy reception as Clinic is upstairs)
How can I get in touch with an Accident Claims advisor?
As mentioned, we have a team of specially trained advisors that are available to offer you free consultation at any time of the day. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer and see whether you could be able to make a claim, there are a number of ways that you can get in touch depending on what you’re comfortable with. If you’d simply like to speak with one of our advisors over the phone, you can reach them on the number at the top of this page.
Alternatively, if you’re not ready to talk about your situation yet, you can fill out a contact form located on the Contact Us tab and schedule a call with one of our advisors at a later date. Finally, if you’d like some quick answers to your questions while you’re here, you can always use the live chat feature on your screen now to get an instant response from one of our advisors.
- Court Finder – Here you can find the details of the local court.
- HSE Guidance – Looking for guidance on reporting? You could find it here.
- Injured As A Pedestrian – Here you will find advice for pedestrians injured on the road.
- Claiming For Stress At Work – Would you like advice on stress at work? If so, this guide could help.
Thank you for reading our guide on how our panel of accident claims solicitors Widnes could help you today.
Article by JJ.
Edited by MM.