An accident caused by another person’s negligence can leave the victim with a multitude of short-term and long-term complications. They may also be left with physical or psychological harm after a traumatic experience.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering if it was caused by third party negligence. As this guide will discuss, an accident claim eligible for compensation could range anywhere from tripping on a pavement all the way through to medical negligence and wrongful deaths.
Although we are not based in Wokingham, we have a team of accident claims solicitors covering Wokingham who are capable of handling your claim.
When you are ready to make an accident claim in Wokingham, call our specialist team on 0800 0738 801.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Wokingham?
- Claims For Slip And Fall Cases
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Making A Criminal Injury Claim
- Accident At Work Claims
- Statistics Highlighting Injuries At Work In Wokingham
- Car Crash And Accident Claims In Wokingham
- Public Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Wokingham
- Contacting An Accident Claims Solicitor
- Answering Your Accident Claims Questions
- Resources For Wokingham
If you have suffered harm from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may need to search for an accident claim solicitor to help you bring a case forward. You could make an accident claim for negligence of a healthcare provider, another driver, an irresponsible employer or the owner of a private premise. To ensure you have the best possible chance of securing the highest possible settlement for your damages, you could use a personal injury lawyer.
Using accident solicitors who cover the Wokingham area means you are not restricting yourself to solicitors that are only based in your own area. You may find that a legal firm based elsewhere that is more suited to the specifics of your case. The services which could be provided to you from anywhere in the country includes:
- An estimation of the potential compensation you could be awarded rather than using a personal injury claims calculator.
- A professional opinion on whether your claim is valid within the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Help and guidance when collecting vital evidence to support your claim.
- Representing you in court if needed.
To make accident claims in Wokingham, contact our specialist team today.
In the UK, slips and falls are the most common ways in which people are injured at work, according to data from the Health and Safety Executive.
There are a number of causes that slips and trips can result from, some of which include:
- Oily spills
- Icy surfaces
- Loose mats
- Weather hazards
- Exposed cables
- Defective pavements
Accident claims for slip and fall cases are not limited to the examples given above. To begin your case with our accident claims solicitors covering Wokingham, contact us today.
The term ‘medical negligence’ refers to circumstances in which a medical practitioner causes a patient to suffer unnecessarily through negligent treatment or service. This could present itself as damage to otherwise healthy teeth during dental treatments or referrals to the wrong course of treatment causing existing conditions to worsen.
As a healthcare professional owes you a duty of care to uphold reasonably expected standards of treatment, any substandard of care that results in ‘avoidable harm’ could be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. The term ‘avoidable harm’ has been used in this context as some necessary treatments may have side-effects which are unavoidable.
You could be entitled to bring a case against the NHS or a private healthcare practice. Call us today to speak to our panel of accident claims solicitors covering Wokingham.
A criminal injury can be described as physical or psychological trauma brought deliberately to a person through criminal actions. In these circumstances, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the perpetrator for a range of injuries. This may include broken bones or psychological harm which presents itself later, such as PTSD. The accident claims time limit will begin in such cases from the time you were aware of the PTSD and it had been diagnosed.
Another form of compensation which could be awarded to blameless victims is criminal injury compensation awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). If you, a friend or a family member have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of a violent crime at some point in your life, you may be entitled to compensation under the Scheme. Click here to find out more.
If you have been harmed by an incident at work, you may be searching for accident claims advice to help you begin your claim. An accident at work claim in the UK can be made for a wide range of circumstances, injuries and workplace contracted illnesses.
Your employer has a legal duty of care to uphold basic health and safety standards while simultaneously protecting both you and your colleagues. Unfortunately, not every employer will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their employees. However, there are various articles of legislation which inform how employers can provide a safe working environment. These may include:
- Generally providing a safe working environment for employees and making sure all equipment is safe to use
- Any safety equipment that is deemed necessary for job roles is provided to staff, such as personal protective equipment.
- Training employees in the appropriate way so that their job role can be executed in a safe way.
If you have suffered due to a workplace injury in Wokingham that could have been prevented had the correct procedures and health and safety policies been adhered to, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you.
According to a report produced by the Health and Safety Executive, 1.4 million working people suffered from a work-related illness in 2017/18 across the UK. In addition to this, a further 147 workers were killed at work in 2018/19.
The table below demonstrates the rate of fatal and non-fatal injuries reported in Wokingham. This also includes the rate of non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
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You can find further information about these statistics, along with more statistics for other areas across the UK, in this PDF guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive.
If another road user acts carelessly while driving, it could cause an accident regardless of the road type. Not only could this be a traumatic experience for those involved, but any injuries suffered could lead to lifelong complications as well.
Our expert personal injury lawyers could help you successfully conduct a wide range of accident claims in Wokingham, some of which are listed below:
- Train station accident at Wokingham station
- Motorbike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Passenger accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Accidents leading to whiplash
- Wokingham car crash
- Bus and coach accidents
If you have been involved in an accident on a Wokingham road, our personal injury solicitors could help you receive compensation for your injuries if the accident was due to third party negligence. Contact us today or fill out a contact form here.
Alternatively, check out our guide to road traffic accidents by clicking here.
Our panel of accident claims solicitors have taken on countless public injury claim cases during their experience, encompassing a wide range of different spaces. This could include the street, a shopping centre, leisure centre or even a local park.
For the purpose of making a claim for a Wokingham accident suffered in public, the space in question must be considered an area where you can go as a member of the public. The space in question can determine who the claim may be brought against, whether it is operated by a public body or private owner.
Your claim may be brought against a local authority, for example, if they have failed to maintain a swing set in a local park to reasonable standards. However, if you have suffered an injury from a neglected car park or shopping centre, a private company may be held responsible.
In most accident claim cases, it is not uncommon for a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim. We believe this type of agreement is one of the most affordable ways to conduct a claim, which is why we offer a No Win No Fee agreement to the majority of personal injury claims we take on.
Also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), these operate on the basis that the solicitor’s fees will only be paid if the claimant receives a settlement. If, for whatever reason, the accident claim is unsuccessful, then the final bill will not fall upon the client for their solicitor’s fees.
When you feel ready to begin your accident claim, our expert advisors will be waiting to take your call. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a specially trained team ready to answer any questions or queries you may have.
Whether you are making a criminal injury claim or a personal injury claim for slip and fall, our team could help. Although we are not based in Wokingham, we have a team of accident claims solicitors covering Wokingham and the areas that surround it.
To speak to a specialist accident claim solicitor, call us on the number at the top of this guide or click here for other ways to speak to our team.
In this section we will answer some questions which people have frequently asked while making a personal injury claim.
How Would I Know If I Have A Claim?
To increase your chances of a successful accident claim for avoidable harm, you may benefit from the services of a personal injury lawyer. The knowledge and expertise of our accident claims solicitors covering Wokingham could help establish both the validity of your case and how much potential compensation you may be awarded.
With up to three decades of experience in accident claims, our accident claims solicitors are here to help you. To find out whether we can offer you a No Win No Fee agreement, contact us on the number above.
Could I Claim On Behalf Of Another Person?
It is possible to claim on behalf of either an adult or a child if they are unable to conduct the claim themselves. A parent or guardian can claim compensation on behalf of an injured child who is yet to turn 18 years old or for an adult who lacks the mental capacity to conduct a claim for medical negligence. In such cases where a claim has been made on behalf of an adult, the person is known as a “protected party”.
Furthermore, if the person being claimed on behalf of is deceased, close family and relatives can seek compensation for any pain suffered by the victim leading up to their death. This may include any additional personal losses as a result of the treatment received.
What Are Medical Examinations?
A medical examination is one aspect of the accident claims process that could play a vital role in the outcome of your claim. The purpose of this examination is to provide impartial details of your injury/illness and how your life has been impacted as a result. If you have any questions or concerns about your medical examination, please do not hesitate to contact an advisor from our team of specialists.
Where Could I See A Doctor?
To ensure the accident claims process is as simple and stress-free as possible, we work closely with a panel of medical professionals who could conduct your medical assessment. In the areas near to Wokingham, this panel includes:
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7 Prospect Mews,
Bracknell Downshire Way,
Alba Sanchez Mascunano
6-8 Market Place,
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Article by HH edited by Mel.