By Brett Williams. Last updated 20th August 2021. If you have been harmed by an accident in Wolverhampton, you may be looking for accident claims solicitors in Wolverhampton or personal injury solicitors in Wolverhampton who could help you claim compensation. The forms an accident claim can take are incredibly diverse, ranging from having an accident at work, criminal injuries in Wolverhampton to a slip and fall accident in work or a public place. If you feel that your accident was the fault of someone else, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
In this guide, we will explain what exactly an accident claim solicitor is and in what circumstances they could help you claim compensation. In the FAQ section at the bottom of this guide, we will also answer frequently asked questions asked by those seeking accidents claims advice.
If you feel ready to begin a claim, contact our specially trained team by telephone or fill out a call back form at the top of this page. Although we are not based in Wolverhampton, our personal injury solicitors can cover accident claims in Wolverhampton. Call us today on 0800 073 8801.
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- What Is An Accident Claims Solicitor Covering Wolverhampton?
- Wolverhampton Accident At Work Statistics – RIDDOR
- Examples Of Accidents At Work
- Could I Claim If Harmed In A Wolverhampton Car Accident?
- Could I Claim If Harmed In A Public Place Accident?
- Could I Claim If Harmed By A Slip Or Fall?
- Could I Claim If Harmed By An Assault Or Criminal Injury?
- Could I Claim If Harmed By Medical Negligence?
- No Win No Fee Accident Claims Solicitors Covering Wolverhampton
- How To Make An Accident Claim
- Common Questions And Answers
- Learn More
You could claim accident compensation if you were harmed in an accident in Wolverhampton which was caused by someone else. Accident claims in Wolverhampton could be made over the negligent actions of another driver, an employer, a healthcare provider, public services or the owner of a private premise. A personal injury lawyer could help you have the best chance in successfully securing the highest possible settlement for an accident claim in Wolverhampton.
An accident claim solicitor, also known as a personal injury lawyer, is somebody who acts on a clients behalf to secure a compensation settlement if the client has been avoidably injured by a person or party who acted in a negligent way and breached their duty of care. This personal injury solicitor may be generally experienced in a lot of areas or specialise in a particular type of accident claim. A solicitor could provide you with:
- An assessment of how valid your claim is and whether you are within the applicable accident claims time limit.
- Assistance collecting evidence.
- An estimation of the amount of damages you could claim using a personal injury claims calculator.
How accident claims and personal injury claims are processed
When you decide to seek compensation because somebody else has caused you to suffer, you might not realise how much work is involved. If your case is to be successful, you’ll need evidence that shows how the accident occurred, why the defendant is liable and how serious your injuries were. Without such evidence, you are unlikely to receive the right level of compensation (if any is paid at all).
What’s more, the claims process can become even more tricky because you won’t be dealing with the defendant directly as their claim will be handled by an insurance company or the defendant’s own legal team. Where that’s the case, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by technical legal or medical questions. For that reason, you may decide to ask an accident claims solicitor covering Wolverhampton to help you.
If you come to us, and your claim is accepted, a solicitor will be appointed to your case. Before your claim is filed they will:
- Discuss your case in detail so that they are aware of how your injuries have affected you.
- Gather the evidence that’s needed to support your case such as witness statements, photographs you’ve taken and accident reports.
- Arrange for your injuries to be reviewed locally by an independent specialist
Then they will send the claim to the defendant to see if they admit liability. If they do, they’ll move on to negotiating a fair settlement amount. If they don’t, your solicitor will try to counter any arguments raised by supplying additional evidence.
Throughout the claims process, you’ll be given updates about what is happening regularly. There will also be the opportunity to ask any questions to your solicitor if needed.
Our team of accident claims solicitors can cover the Wolverhampton area and have been representing clients for decades. They always strive to achieve the maximum level of compensation possible.
For more information on how accident claims solicitors could help you make accident claims in Wolverhampton, click here.
In the UK there are currently 1.4 million people who are suffering from illnesses related to their work. In addition to this, there are 71,062 reports of accidents in the workplace between 2017/2018. More information on these statistics can be found in the report from HSE here.
To give you a wider picture of the amount of workplace-related accidents in Wolverhampton we have provided this table of statistics below. The information is based on a rate per 100,000 workers in Wolverhampton.
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If you would like more information about these statistics or for other areas of the country, you can download the annual guide produced by the Health and Safety Executive here.
If an employer acts in a negligent way that leaves you with an injury or illness as a result it could be considered as grounds for a personal injury claim. This may include failure to uphold a safe working environment or lack of training to allow you to carry out daily activities correctly.
Accidents at work could include but are not limited to; trips/slips or falls, electrical incidents and manual handling and/or lifting accidents. These are known to lead to common injuries such as sprain, strains and injuries to the head, neck or back.
Employers are legally obliged to uphold various professional guidelines and articles of legislation in order to provide a duty of care to their employees. Examples of some steps which should be met by employers may include:
- Maintaining a safe working environment.
- Providing safety equipment that is deemed necessary, such as personal protective equipment.
- Training employees appropriately to ensure their job can be conducted safely.
Accident claims solicitors could help you claim for an injury or illness contracted at a workplace if it is due to the negligence of your employer.
If you are searching for car accident solicitors covering Wolverhampton then you could use our expert personal injury solicitors to make a claim for injuries caused in a car accident. We are not based in Wolverhampton but we have the knowledge and expertise to be able to take on any claims for road traffic accident injuries.
A personal injury lawyer from our panel of accident claims solicitors should be able to provide you with impartial accident claim advice about any confusion you may have about the car accident claims process.
You could make a compensation claim for car accidents in Wolverhampton for any motor vehicle accident ranging from fatal road accidents in Wolverhampton to accidents that involve foreign drivers.
In 2017, there were 1019 reported road casualties ranging from fatalities to seriously injured pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, car occupants and others involved in road accidents in the West Midlands. Furthermore, information regarding these statistics can be found here.
To begin filing a car accident claim, contact us today. You can also learn more about a car accident claim in this guide. Instead of searching for ‘car accident solicitors near me’ look to our panel of accident claims solicitors for advice and guidance on how to make a car accident claim.
A member of our no win no fee solicitors could help you make an accident claim in Wolverhampton if you were harmed in a public place due to negligence or fault of a third party. This could include accidents in a street, shopping centre, leisure centre or a local park. For the purpose of making a claim, any space or building a member of the public can enter without permission could be considered a public place.
Our accident claims solicitors may be able to bring a claim against different parties depending on whether the space in question is operated by a public body or a private owner. For example, a personal injury lawyer will bring a claim against a local authority for the maintenance of pavements or local parks. An accident claim solicitor will hold a private company liable for injuries that have occurred in a shopping centre or car park.
In order to make a claim for an accident in a public place, a personal injury solicitor must prove liability. Not all accidents are the result of negligence some are just accidents and no one is at fault.
Contact our advice team today for information on accident claims in Wolverhampton.
You could be looking for personal injury solicitors in Wolverhampton if you were harmed by potholes on the road, icy pavements or if public footpaths have not been maintained.
If someone has negligently obstructed a footpath with an item and caused a hazard, this could also be grounds for compensation. Slips and falls in Wolverhampton could cause injuries such as sprains, fractures, or other musculoskeletal injuries.
With this in mind, our panel of accident claims solicitors possess the capabilities to assist claims for slips and falls in Wolverhampton.
Another type of incident personal injury solicitors in Wolverhampton could help you claim for is harm through criminal acts or assault. When you discuss criminal injuries or criminal accidents with a personal injury solicitor from our panel of accident claims solicitors, they will inform you of the physical harm and psychological trauma which could be considered eligible for damages.
You may be able to make an accident claim for broken bones, brain injuries, or other types of injuries, alongside psychological harm which presents later, such as PTSD. In such cases where psychological injuries are present sometime after the incident has occurred, the accident claims time limit will begin from the moment the PTSD was diagnosed.
The term medical negligence refers to circumstances where a medical professional has failed to uphold reasonably expected standards of care during treatment, which has resulted in the harm of a patient. If it can be proven that the harm that was caused by the medical professional was preventable had the correct procedures been followed then it could be deemed as medical negligence
For example; a surgeon misinterprets medical records and operates on the wrong body part.
Regardless of whether you are looking to make a Wolverhampton car accident claim or a compensation claim for an accident at work, our panel of solicitors could help you with accident claims in Wolverhampton. We offer no win no fee agreements to every personal injury claim we handle as this is one of the most affordable ways in which your claim could be funded.
A no win no fee agreement, also known as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, operates under the basis that you only have to pay for your personal injury solicitor’s services if your claim is successful. If your case is not successful the bill for your solicitor will not fall on you at the end of the claims process.
Our personal injury solicitors or our accident claim solicitors have up to 3 decades of experience within the field and we can assist with almost any personal injury claim in Wolverhampton.
If you need advice or further information regarding accident claims, or you are not sure if your type of accident claim is eligible for compensation, then call us on the number at the top of this guide or click here for other ways to contact our team. You could even fill out an accident claim form to let one of our advisors call you back.
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions asked to our solicitors who specialise in personal injury. We hope that these FAQs will help guide you to choosing the right personal injury solicitor for your case.
How Do I Make An Accident Claim?
You can make an accident claim online through our expert service advisors for anywhere in the UK. When you choose our services, you will:
- Benefit from specialist accident claims solicitors who have up to 30 years’ experience in conducting no win no fee compensation claims.
- Be able to contact our team of advisors 24-hour a day, seven days a week.
- Be represented by an accident claims solicitor who will aim to secure the maximum amount of damages possible for their client.
- Notice our reputable feedback from our clients
- Given a more centralised estimation of the amount of damages you could receive instead of using a generalised personal injury claims calculator.
Do I Need To Claim With A Solicitor In Wolverhampton?
There is no need to feel restricted to accident claims solicitors in Wolverhampton. In many cases, you will communicate with your lawyer by phone, email or post.
Will I Need A Medical Examination?
You may be asked to undergo a medical examination as part of the process of collecting evidence to support your claim. This will be an impartial report produced by a doctor detailing the impact of the injury/illness on your health, what treatment you need and your future prognosis.
Where Could My Examination Be Conducted?
In Wolverhampton, the panel of doctors we could use to assess your injury or illness could be;
Richard John Whitehouse
Health Kinect Physiotherapy Services,
Barbourne Health Centre,
Stephen Grant Charleworth-Jones
Summerfield Consulting Rooms,
8 Summerfield Road,
We hope that this guide has provided you with a variety of information to help with your accident claims in Wolverhampton. Below are some additional resources which you may find useful to further your knowledge if you have suffered an accident in Wolverhampton.
Reporting Workplace Accidents
How to report a workplace accident
Reporting Accidents In Leisure Facilities
A guide to the process of reporting an accident that has taken place in leisure facilities.
Reporting A Car Accident In Wolverhampton
What to do when you are involved in a car accident and how to report it.
Court In Wolverhampton
Where to find the right court tribunal in Wolverhampton.
Report of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
Regulations upheld by the government which put duties on employers and people in control of a work premises.
Writing A Health And Safety Policy
How to successfully write a health and safety policy for your place of work.
A Guide To Public Place Claims
How to claim for accidents that have occurred in a public place.
Legal Rights After An Accident At Work
What are your legal rights and where do you stand after a claim?
Wrongful Death/Fatal Accident Compensation Specialists
What could be classified as wrongful death and how to make a claim on behalf of someone who has passed away.
Thank you for reading our guide about accident claims solicitors in Wolverhampton and personal injury solicitors in Wolverhampton. If you have any queries or would like free legal advice, please get in touch today.
Edited by Mel.