By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated August 25th 2021. Welcome to our accident claims solicitors covering Woking guide. This guide explains why personal injury solicitors covering Woking don’t have to be based there.
People and organisations can be held accountable for avoidable injuries if, through their negligence or failure to follow laws about safety, they cause an accident in which someone suffers a physical injury or psychological harm. Private businesses, public authorities, hospitals and doctors, and individuals can have accident claims made against them to secure compensation for people who have been injured or harmed due to negligence and a breach in a duty of care. If you have suffered an injury in an accident in Woking that wasn’t your fault and you are looking for no win no fee solicitors covering Suffolk to make accident claims in Woking then this article will show you how our panel of accident solicitors can do just that.
- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Woking?
- Working Accident Claim In Woking
- Reported Rates Of Workplace Injuries In Woking
- Road Traffic Accidents In Woking, Surrey
- Accidents Or Injuries In Public Places
- Injuries From Slipping Or Falling Accidents
- Injuries Suffered As A Victim Of A Violent Crime
- Medical Or Clinical Negligence
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Woking
- How To Contact Our Team
- Where To Learn More
An accident claims solicitor is a personal injury lawyer who specialises in helping clients win compensation for injuries that they have suffered in accidents that weren’t their fault. Our panel of accident claims solicitors can help with claims from anywhere in the country and can cover no win no fee accident claims in Woking even though they are not based in Woking or in Suffolk. Our accident solicitors can provide you with expert accident claims management and help you through each step of the compensation claims process; telling you what you need to know about whether or not you are eligible to make a claim i.e. if you will be affected by the accident claims time limit, gathering evidence for your accident claim and informing you of how much compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Your employer is under a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment, free from accident hazards and unsafe equipment. They must also provide you with any safety training and safety equipment required by your tasks at work. If they have failed to do this and you have suffered an injury in a workplace accident as a result then you may have grounds to make a no win no fee accident claim with one of our accident claims solicitors covering Woking. You can also make accident at work claims if you have been the victim of assault while at work and for work related stress. For more information about making workplace injury accident claims, and if you have any questions about your injury at work rights, such as if you have the right to make an injury claim while working, our guide on workplace injury claims could be useful.
British workplaces have become safer over the years. According to the government’s statistics the number of injuries caused by workplace accidents is down by a third over the past thirty years. However, that still leaves us with thousands of accidents at work causing injury every year, as well as those that cause the death of the victim. Below is a table outlining how many fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries have been reported in Woking for the year 2019/20, and the rate of workplace injury per 100’000 employees. Here is the link to the source of this information which includes the figures for workplace injuries in the rest of the UK for you to compare to Woking.
|Total- Non-Fatal Injuries
|Total-Non Fatal Injuries per 100’000 workers
You can see below the most common causes of workplace injury too.
You can make a claim against someone if they have caused you to suffer an injury in a road traffic accident that was their fault. If you were a cyclist or a pedestrian and you were hit by a vehicle, you could possibly make a claim for any suffering only if it is proven that the driver was negligent. Pedestrians and cyclists must also be aware that they have a duty of care to other road users including drivers. If you were a driver or a passenger in a vehicle which was in a road traffic accident caused by another road user, and you suffered an injury as a result, you can make a claim against them with the help of one of our accident solicitors who cover accident claims in Woking. To find out more details of road traffic accident claims and how much compensation you may be able to receive, read our road traffic accident claims guide.
The private owner or public body which owns or managers a certain premises or space which is open to the public is under an obligation to ensure that that space is safe for the public. They must make sure to the best of their ability that their property does not provide hazards which might cause a member of the public to suffer an accident causing an injury. Some examples could include ensuring that furnishings such as tables and chairs are steady and not liable to fall over or break and ensuring that equipment that the public might use, such as gym equipment or climbing gear, is functioning properly and correctly labelled. Accident claims based on tripping or slipping hazards are in their own category, see the section below. For more information about different kinds of accident claims based on injuries in a public place, why not visit the public accidents page on our website.
The owner or managers of any given property or premises, be it a private business or a public entity such as the local council, has a responsibility to ensure that their premises do not present an avoidable risk of slips trips and falls. For example they must not allow spillages of water or drinks go without being cleaned up, or if wet patches of floor are unavoidable they must put out “wet floor” signs. Wires should not be left out on the floor where people might trip over them. Pathways and flooring should not be allowed to fall into disrepair to such an extent that people might trip on protruding pieces of flooring. If you have been injured in a trip or a fall that the owner of the property where the accident took place should have prevented, call us today to inquire about making a claim with our panel of accident claims solicitors. Read more about slipping and falling accident claims on our website here.
In addition to accident claims in Woking, our panel of accident solicitors can also handle claims for compensation for assault. If you have been the victim of an assault, even if there has been no one convicted of the assault, you maybe able to claim compensation from the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). This is the government service for providing people suffering from physical injuries or mental trauma as a result of a violent crime with compensation. Assault compensation claims can include being assaulted at work, in public places, in your own home and being the victim of a sexual assault. You can read more about making sexual assault compensation claims and being assaulted at work elsewhere on our site.
Doctors, nurses, GP’s, dentists, care home staff and all other health sector workers have a duty of care to their patient and can be held liable for a medical negligence if they cause harm to their patients through medical negligence. Medical negligence is classed as any situation in which medical health workers as well as cosmetic practitioners have failed followed to follow correct procedures and neglected the well being of their patients which has resulted in avoidable harm and suffering to the patient. Medical negligence can take place during surgery, resulting in injuries to the patients organs or infections of the surgical incisions. In nursing homes neglecting elderly or disabled patients, for example failing to make sure that the patients have their meals and medication which causes their health to deteriorate. Claims could also be made if a doctor or a GP misdiagnoses a patients illness when they would have been expected to be able to identify with the symptoms that were present. Read more about different types of medical negligence cases that our accident claims solicitors can handle in our medical and clinical negligence guide.
Accident Claims UK can provide you with a no win no fee accident claims solicitor. What this means is that you can work with a solicitor who will not charge you for their services if your accident claim does not award you with any compensation. You will not need to use any of your own finances to pay for the services of one of our no win no fee solicitors; instead their payment will come out of whatever compensation you are awarded if your accident claim is successful. Don’t worry about accident solicitor fee’s taking up too much of your compensation, whatever percentage you and your accident solicitor agree upon it cannot exceed a maximum amount of 25%.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor to handle accident claims in Woking one of our accident solicitors can cover the Woking area please call us today on 0800 073 8801 or contact us with our accident claims form. You can also ring us if you want free legal advice or if you have any questions about making a claim, such as whether or not you will be affected by the accident claims time limit. Our phone line is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
How Could Accident Claims UK Help Me?
Here at Accident Claims UK our expert personal injury and accident claims solicitors have up to 30 years experience and no doubt have worked multiple times on cases similar to your own so know the legislation they must use in each and every case. We also operate on the principle of keeping our clients fully informed about their case, we always make sure we are in regular contact with our clients keeping them updated about the development of their case.
Do I Need To Claim With A Solicitor In My Area?
You may have thought that googling “solicitors in my area” would be a good first step in starting accident claims in Woking. However we would urge you not to rush into choosing the first solicitor you find in your local area, by limiting your own options to just solicitors in Woking you maybe denying yourself the opportunity to work with the right accident claim solicitors for your case. You do not need to make a Woking accident claim with a Woking solicitor. Our panel of accident claims solicitors includes accident solicitors covering Woking. Even though our no win no fee solicitors may not be based locally to you, they can still provide you with an expert accident claims management service by communicating with you via email and by phone.
Why Do I Need To See Your Panel Of Medical Experts?
It is necessary to be seen by our panel of medical experts in order for your accident claim to go forward. A medical examination of the injury you have suffered in the incident will provide you and your lawyer with a report that will determine the exact extent of your injuries. This will serve as evidence for you and your accident solicitors to use to support your claim for compensation.
Where Are These Experts Based?
The panel of medical experts that we work with are based and operate in surgeries and offices all over the UK. This includes medical experts who can cover the Woking and Suffolk area. We aim to ensure that wherever you are in the UK you will have easy local access to a doctor to provide you with an expert medical examination for your accident compensation case. We have included the names and addresses of some of the medical professionals that we could work with on medical examinations in your area.
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Thank you for reading this accident claims solicitors covering Woking guide. We hope we’ve explained why personal injury solicitors for Woking claims don’t have to be based there.