Do you believe that you may have just cause to make an accident claim in Wigan? Perhaps you are not sure that you do have a valid claim, and needs some advice? Either way, the contents of this guide will be of use. It covers some of the more common kinds of claims and the reasons they are made, and also gives some free advice on how to proceed with a claim.
If you need an accident claims solicitors covering Wigan Accident Claims UK maybe able to assist you. As part of our service, we can provide you with one of our accident claims solicitors that are experienced in processing the kind of claim you need to make. To learn more about our service offering, call our claims team on 0800 073 8801 today.
Choose A Section:
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Wigan?
- Accident At Work Claims
- How Many Injuries At Work Are Reported In Wigan?
- Road Traffic Accidents And Whiplash Injuries
- Victim Of Crime Claims
- Slip And Fall Lawsuits
- Accidents In Public Spaces
- Medical Negligence Compensation
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Wigan
- Contact Our Experts
- Most Common Questions, Answered
- Find Out More Details About Claims And Bodies In This Area
What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Wigan?
An accident claims solicitor acts as your legal advisor and your representative when you make a compensation claim. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can help you with:
- Providing you with advice on how to prepare for and then make your claim.
- Provide you with key information, such as which accident claims time limit will apply.
- Help you get your evidence together, including arranging for a medical examination to support your claim.
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf when they process your claim for you.
Accident At Work Claims
You are supposed to be provided with a safe and healthy environment to work in. This is something that your employer has to do, it is not optional. General legislation such as the Building Occupiers Act enforces basic safety. Further rules and regulations issued by the Health & Safety Executive add an additional layer of workplace safety based on the actual industry your employer operates within. Compliance with all of the Health & Safety regulations is monitored closely. However, if compliance protocols fail from time to time, they could cause workplace accidents such as:
- Falls from a great height (such as falling from scaffolding).
- Slips, trips and falls (such as slipping on spilt oil).
- Lifting and manual handling accidents (such as lifting a heavy box improperly).
- Being hit by an object that is moving or falling (such as stock in a shop falling from a storage shelf).
The H&SE has published statistics that show the most common kinds of workplace accidents. No matter how you are injured at work, if your employer was to blame, it could be possible for victims to make accident at work claims in Wigan for injury at work compensation. We can provide accident at work solicitors covering Wigan who claimants can trust to do everything possible to ensure a claim is successful. Call us today to learn more.
How Many Injuries At Work Are Reported In Wigan?
In the table below, you can see statistics for the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, related to workplace accidents in the Wigan region:
|Location||Total - non fatal injuries||Total - non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers||Fatal injuries|
You can find further detailed information about the period 2013/14 – 2017/18, at the following link:
Road Traffic Accidents And Whiplash Injuries
Road traffic accidents have reduced in number since their peak in the early 1940s, when around 9,000 people each year died due to some form of RTA. By 2016, the number of RTA fatalities had dropped to just under 2,000. However, despite this drop in the number of fatal accidents, road traffic accidents are still the most common type of accident people make an injury claim for in the UK each year.
Claims are made for injuries ranging from minor whiplash to death. Vehicle drivers, motorcyclists, cyclist, pedestrians, passengers and all other road users can both cause an accident, and also make a claim for an RTA that was caused by a third party, that resulted in the claimant being harmed.
If you talk to one of our claim advisors on the number below, they can give you some specific accidents claims advice related to RTA claims, and also explain how our road traffic accident solicitors serving Wigan can be of help.
Victim Of Crime Claims
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), published in February 2019, shows that the volume of violent crimes for the reporting period was just 1.7% of all adults in the UK. So, even though violent crime is becoming less of a problem, quite often the perpetrators go uncaught. This means that the victim of the crime may have no way to make a personal injury claim for the harm they suffered. Of course, this is an unacceptable situation, and the UK Government has come up with a solution.
In 1996, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) was set up. This is a Government organisation that dispenses compensation to victims of violent crime, when no other route to claiming compensation exists. As part of our service, we can provide you with a personal injury lawyer that is experienced in making CICA claims, who will process your claim for you.
Slip And Fall Lawsuits
Statistics published by the Health & Safety Executive in the UK, in March 2018, showed that the most common kind of non-fatal accidents in the UK is slip, trip and fall accidents. 31% of all accidents reported to the H&SE in this time period were slips, trips and falls.
For many of us, when we trip or fall over, we tend to shake the accident off, even if we have suffered minor injuries such as cuts and bruises.
Any time you step off of your own property onto a public street, every time you go shopping, go out to eat dinner, or visit a bar to meet friends, you are on either public or private premises. In either case, there is an organisation or business that is responsible for keeping the places we are visiting safe. If this isn’t done, and it results in a slip, trip or fall that harms an employee or member of the public, a claim could be possible.
Accidents In Public Spaces
We talked about falls, slips and trips in the section above. What happens if one of these accidents (or any other), occurs on a public street? Or in any other public building or facility? For example:
- Walking on a public street.
- Using a local public park or green space.
- Playing in a public children’s playground.
- Visiting a public swimming pool.
- Parking in a public car park.
In all of the locations listed above (and more), it is usually the local council that is responsible to mitigate all safety hazards. If the council doesn’t do this, and a member of the public is harmed because of this lapse, then accident claim solicitors could be able to process a claim for the injured party.
Medical Negligence Compensation
In 2016, clinical negligence claims cost the National Health Service (NHS), on average, £24 per patient treated. This clearly demonstrates that despite the best efforts of each local NHS Trust across the UK, clinical negligence is a serious issue.
Whenever you receive any form of healthcare, any type of treatment or medical assistance, the medical professional providing it has a duty of care to never cause you harm that could have been avoided. When this duty of care is breached in some way, it could be possible for the victim that was harmed to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Wigan
You have probably heard the term No Win No Fee solicitor. But do you know what it really means? No Win No Fee is another name for a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). When your solicitor offers to process your claim under a CFA, it means that:
- No fee is collected at the point the solicitor takes your claim on.
- There would be no ongoing fee to be paid during the time the solicitor is processing the claim.
- Fees to your legal team would be zeroed if the solicitor fails to get you any compensation.
- Any applicable fees will be collected automatically if the solicitor received a compensation payment for you.
So, you can see that this kind of fee arrangement does much to reduce any financial risk to yourself. We can offer such a service, please speak to one of our advisors on the number below to learn more.
Contact Our Experts
Do you need help and advice about a potential accident claim? Or perhaps you already feel you have enough information, and are now looking for an accident claim solicitor to process the claim for you? Whatever you need, we are ready to help you. If you call us on 0800 073 8801, one of our claim experts will go over your claim with you, and advise you on the next step to take.
Most Common Questions, Answered
You can find out more details about the most common questions related to claims below:
How Does The Injury Claim Process Work?
A basic definition of the injury claim process you could follow to make a claim is:
- Get medical attention.
- Report the accident.
- Gather evidence.
- Get witness details.
- Contact a solicitor.
- Have your claim evaluated for eligibility.
- Have your claim valued (even if you already used a personal injury claims calculator to get a rough estimate).
- Have your claim processed by the solicitor.
If you need any advice or information about this basic process, please speak to a member of our claims team on the number above.
Do I Need To Choose A Wigan Based Solicitor?
When it comes to choosing a team of personal injury solicitors Wigan residents don’t need to use a local firm if they do not want to. A better idea is to choose a solicitor based on their experience and track record. For example, our service covers the whole of the country and we specialise in accident and personal injury claims.
Do You Have To See A Doctor?
Part of the process for making accident claims claimants will need to follow, is having their claim valued. To do this effectively, you need to have your injuries and their impact evaluated by a medical professional. Your solicitor will generally require you to undergo a medical examination as part of your claim.
Where Will I See A Doctor?
We can organise for you to visit a doctor in the Wigan area, as part of our service. From these doctors.
|Warwick Brindley||The Bridgeman Physiotherapy Centre||Wigan||WN1 1TD|
|18 Bridgeman Terrace|
|Umar Nazar Rathore||38 Mesnes Road||Wigan||WN1 2DD|
|Kunal Rathod||Orchard Street||Wigan||WN1 3SS|
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Article by MW Edited by Mel.