By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 2nd September 2021. Welcome to this guide on accident claims solicitors for Yeovil claims. We explain below why you don’t have to choose local personal injury solicitors for Yeovil claims.
Searching for accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil? Have you had an accident that was not your own fault? Did you sustain injuries because of someone else’s negligence or irresponsible behaviour? From an accident at work in Yeovil, to a bike accident on a road in Yeovil, to cases of medical negligence in Yeovil hospital accident and emergency, if someone else was at fault, then you could launch accident claims in Yeovil for compensation for your mental and physical injuries, as well as for out of pocket expenses you may have experienced directly because of your injuries.
Whether you’re unsure as to whether you’d be in a position to make a personal injury claim, or you feel like you have cause to make an accident claim but may have run out of time, Accident Claims UK are always ready to help you. The advisors on our personal injury accident claims advice line – 0800 073 8801 – could assist with questions surrounding the accident claims time limit for your claim, the potential validity of your claim, and more. We could also provide accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil to help put together a claim for accident compensation on your behalf.
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An accident claim solicitor could make accident claims in Yeovil whether they are based there or not. Whether you have experience of the law yourself or not, there’s no denying that injury claims could be complex, and at a time when you could be recovering from injury, the last thing you may want is the complication of taking on an accident claim without any help from personal injury law solicitors. This is exactly when a personal injury solicitor could be of benefit. Not only could they take on the burden of building your case, but specialist solicitors could offer advice on whether a settlement offer would be good to accept or when to push for more compensation.
So, what kind of claims could a personal injury lawyer assist with? In general terms, if you have suffered injury/illness because of someone else’s negligence or behaviour, you could look into finding accident claim solicitors to claim compensation for you. This includes:
- Workplace injury claims
- Industrial illness claims
- Clinical malpractice claims
- Road accident claims
- Public place accident claims
- Criminal injury claims
- Compensation for tripping claims
- And more…
In the sections below, we take you through some common types of claims in more detail. We also provide information on finding a no win no fee solicitor as well as how our panel of accident claims solicitors could help you. All you need to do is read on….
One reason you might seek assistance from accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil could be if you have suffered some form of medical negligence. Medical negligence could take many forms. You might have suffered surgical negligence if a surgeon has not taken care to remove instruments from the field of surgery, leading to you having to go through further surgery to remove them, or your doctor might have missed clear signals that you could have disease, and it may have been left undiagnosed, which left your prognosis worse than it would have been if the disease had been treated sooner. Other forms of clinical negligence could include circumstances where a midwife might not have checked you properly during labour and you or your baby were left in distress, or your dentist may have damaged a healthy tooth when removing another. You may have even experienced negligence in Yeovil accident and emergency. In general terms, if a medical professional has acted negligently and your health has worsened as a result, you could have reason to look into making accident claims in Yeovil for medical negligence compensation.
When it comes to accident concerning road users, whether an A37 accident or one that happens on smaller road, while many scenes of a car accident clearly indicate who is at fault, in other cases it could be difficult to know who is to blame. This is where an accident claim solicitor specialising in different types of road traffic incidents could help. They could have experience in piecing together the evidence to prove liability and therefore they could be in a great position to help you claim for road traffic accident compensation. It isn’t just drivers that could claim for traffic accident compensation. Whether you have received whiplash as a passenger in a road accident, broken a bone as a motorcyclist in an accident on a Yeovil road, or been knocked over as a pedestrian, when a vehicle failed to stop at a crossing, you could look into making accident claims in Yeovil for injuries suffered as a result of an accident caused by someone else. This is because road users have a duty to abide by the road laws, and failure to do so could leave them liable to injury claims should they injure someone as a result.
If a driver is irresponsible enough to have left the accident scene, or has failed to secure insurance, you may fear you could not make a claim. However, you could still be compensated by the MIB – as this is just the kind of claim that could be covered by them.
You may feel that it would only be serious falls that would lead to accident claims in Yeovil, but accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil could take on claims involving anything from minor injuries suffered in a fall to a fatal accident caused by a fall. You might have fallen and hurt your knee because of a broken paving stone, or you may have fallen from a great height because a hotel balcony gave way. It doesn’t matter how serious your injuries were, the law remains the same and says if there was someone at fault who owed you a duty of care and you were injured, you could potentially look into making slip, trip and fall claims.
Have you been crushed by a forklift truck being operated irresponsibly in the warehouse? Have you developed tendonitis because you had no breaks and were forced to spend all day performing a repetitive action? Did you receive no manual handling training and hurt your back by lifting something for work that was too heavy? Whatever the reason you’ve suffered injury or illness at work, you could look into making accident claims in Yeovil for your injuries if they were caused through negligence.
It is required by law for an employer to not only assess the risks that exist within the workplace and the work you undertake while in their employment but also to reduce those risks as much as they reasonably could. Some of the ways in which they could do so could include:
- Relevant training in how to do the job safely, especially when this comes to operating machinery or performing tasks with a higher level of risk.
- Ensuring there is relevant protective equipment provided where required.
- Assessing the risk of developing a known industrial illness such as RSI, Asbestosis, Workplace Deafness, etc and putting in place measure to reduce such a risk.
This is just a short list of examples. It would depend entirely on your workplace and your job as to what measure needed to be implemented to ensure the risks are kept as low as reasonably possible. If your employer failed to make your workplace or your job as safe as was reasonably possible and you suffered injury or illness because of this, accident claims in Yeovil could be brought for accident at work injuries. Our accident claims solicitors could help with injury at work advice you could trust.
Should you have an interest in statistics, this table containing local accident at work reports could be of interest. It covers 2013/14 to 2017/18 and comes from the HSE website.
|Total – non fatal injuries
|Total – non fatal injuries per 100,000 workers
Below, we include the key facts for work-related ill health and injury for 2019/20 from the HSE’s report.
When you think of a public place, you may think of parks, pavements, footpaths, and public car parks. However, these are not the only places that could be considered public places. Anywhere you could visit as a member of the public could be considered a public place. This could include:
- Office buildings
- Transport facilities
- And more…
If you are injured in any of these places, the liable party could be the entity that is responsible for keeping that place safe for the public to visit, this could be the local authority in some instances, for example, a public park, or a private business for accidents that happen in shops, for example. Accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil could help you work out who could be liable in order to launch a claim against them.
You could have been attacked by someone you know, or someone you’ve never met before, or you may have been abused as a child. You may have witnessed a violent act that has caused you mental trauma. You might have been injured trying to stop a crime. If any of these statements ring true and you have been harmed and the incident has been reported to the police, it could be possible for your personal injury solicitor to lodge a claim with CICA. It might be wise to act quite quickly though. It could be that the accident claims time limit is shorter in CICA cases, at two years from the incident date, but there are some exceptions to this, so do call us before assuming you would not be able to make accident claims in Yeovil with personal injury lawyers for this reason.
We referred to no win no fee earlier on in this guide. When it comes to claiming in this manner, there are various benefits. Initially, the first one you could think of would be the most obvious – if you don’t win your case you would not have to pay legal fees pertaining to your solicitor. This could reduce financial risks to you. However, there are other benefits. Not only would your solicitors only be likely to take a claim they thought had a good chance of ending in a compensation payment, but also the payment they’re working towards would have a direct effect on how much they would earn too. This is because the agreement usually sets out a percentage of your compensation settlement as their legal fee. The higher the compensation payout, the more money both you and your accident claim solicitor could receive.
Depending on the position you’re in, you may wish to receive more advice and guidance on accident claims in Yeovil, or you might wish to be connected with accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil who could help take your claim for compensation forwards. Either way, we can help. By calling 0800 073 8801, you’ll reach the team of expert advisors who can offer advice and support, or provide you with a solicitor with appropriate experience. If you’d prefer, why not email email@example.com or use the contact form or live chat instead? Either way, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Do you have more questions about accident claims in Yeovil? They may be answered below.
How Long May It Take To Claim Compensation?
Personal injury claims generally depend on something called third-party liability. This would mean that someone had some sort of responsibility towards you and they have been negligent in that responsibility. This negligence would have caused you injury or illness. Depending on whether those liable parties accept whether they were at fault or not, the process could be relatively quick, or could drag on somewhat. Straightforward claims could take as little as four to six months to complete, but more complex claims could be determined by the court’s schedule.
Could My Claim Be Settled Out Of Court?
A relatively low number of claims go to court. This could be because the liable party has negotiated with the solicitor to make a settlement out of court. However, if the liable party is fighting liability, it may be necessary for your solicitor to suggest going to court, but they would only go ahead and do so under your agreement.
Will I Have A Medical Exam As Part Of The Claims Process?
Usually, you may be required to attend a medical assessment, aside from any medical treatment you may already have undergone. An independent medical expert would assess your medical notes, your physical/mental health and give a prognosis and write a report that would be used to help in calculating your eventual settlement. This report could be vital in getting you the compensation you deserve.
Will I Have A Medical Exam In My Local Area?
Accident Claims UK work with a medical expert panel, so you could be seeing an expert close to where you live. Examples could include:
Yeovil Innovation Centre,
Might accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil be able to help with housing disrepair claims?
Have you suffered ill-health or injury because of housing disrepair in a rental property. Whether you are living in a privately rented property or your housing is handled by the local authority or council, they should ensure it does not pose dangers to your health and safety. If you notice signs of disrepair, such as damp or mould, or your boiler appears to have a fault, for example, you would usually report this to your landlord. If they fail to fix the problem within a timely manner, and you suffer harm because of it, this could leave them liable for a compensation claim made against them. Not only could you claim for illnesses caused by damp and mould, but you could also claim for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a boiler that hasn’t been repaired. In addition, you could even claim for injuries if disrepair has caused you to suffer an injury. Making such claims could be quite complicated, however. Therefore, you should choose a solicitor with care to help you get the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
Don’t all accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil offer the same services?
While there are a great many personal injury solicitors covering Yeovil registered in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, they may not all offer the same level of service.
The solicitor you choose could have a marked impact on your case too. They could be the difference between success and failure, and your compensation settlement might differ depending on how competent your solicitor is in negotiating a settlement for you.
So what should you look for in accident claims solicitors covering Yeovil?
When you’re looking at a shortlist of solicitors, it might be worth getting in touch to find out the answers to a few important questions. You might ask them how many years of experience they bring to the table, or you might want to know if their legal services are offered on a No Win No Fee basis. You could also ask them to see reviews from other claimants and whether they could check whether your claim is valid without charge. Another thing to consider is whether they’ve handled similar claims to your case, and how successful they were with such claims. This could all give you a picture of whether the law firm or solicitor could be a good fit.
Claiming For Stress At Work – Our guide pertaining to stress at work claims could be found here.
Injured On A Broken Chair? – This guide could show you what could lead to a claim.
Were You Injured In A Bar Or A Pub? – If so, you could be able to claim. Read our guide here.
Accident Reporting – The HSE’s page on reporting can be seen here.
Yeovil Court – As mentioned, not many cases go to court but you can find local court details for Yeovil on this link.
Somerset South Council Website – Here you could find local council information.
Yeovil Police – Please see local police contact details at this link.
This marks the end of this guide on accident claims solicitors for Yeovil claims. We’ve now explained why you don’t have to choose local personal injury solicitors for Yeovil claims.