Medical negligence, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and more… there are several reasons you might have to seek accident compensation, but how do you know where to begin? Firstly, it could be wise to figure out whether your accident or incident that has caused injury or illness could potentially lead to accident claims in Torquay. In general terms, in order for an accident claims solicitor covering Torquay to be able to assist with a personal injury claim you must have suffered avoidable harm due to third party negligence. Examples of this could be a surgeon operating on the wrong part of the body, or an employer who has failed to adhere to health and safety legislation causing an employee to be injured or a vehicle driver failing to maintain an appropriate stopping distance causing a rear end collision were injuries are suffered. There are, of course, many other examples, and this is what we cover in the guide below.
Here at Accident Claims UK, we offer free personal injury claims advice on all aspects of making accident claims in Torquay. We could also provide accident claims solicitors covering Torquay to assist with a claim. If you wish to get started, then call 0800 073 8801 to begin. Otherwise, click your way through each of the sections below to learn more about making an accident claim.
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Compensation claims could be complex. Especially if you do not have any experience in how to go about making one. Let’s face it, not many of us may have experienced in the ins and outs of the legal system, and we could use a helping hand to go about making a claim. Making accident claims in Torquay with the assistance of accident claims solicitors covering Torquay could not just take away some of the stress from claiming, but could also maximise the value of a claim as personal injury solicitors are expertly trained in this area. Far from putting your details into a personal injury claims calculator, an accident claim calculator could give a rough guide to an injury claim settlement amount, an injury solicitor could look at all of the details and give you a better idea of what sort of settlement could be acceptable – allowing you to see whether any offer you receive for compensation would be fair.
So, how would you go about finding such an injury and accident solicitor? Simply put, the easiest way to find one would be to call Accident Claims UK. We have the experience and knowledge to provide you with an experienced legal expert to take on your case. In the sections below, we take a look at the sort of personal injury claims our accident claims solicitors could assist you with.
Road accidents could happen anywhere in the UK, or anywhere in the world. Some examples of situations that could lead to accident claims in Torquay could include drivers being liable who were:
- Dangerously overtaking
- Driving under the influence
- Not paying attention to the road
- On their mobile phone
These are just a few examples of what could constitute a road accident claim. Whether you were a motorcyclist, pedestrian, passenger, driver or other road user, if someone caused your accident by not driving with due care or attention, or driving dangerously, then you could look into making injury claims with the help of accident claim solicitors for the injuries you’ve received, which could range from cuts and bruises, to whiplash, to something altogether more serious.
When you look at falls and trips, there could be a huge range of injuries that could be obtained, because there are a huge range of ways in which you could suffer this type of accident. From falling from a balcony to slipping on ice, if someone was responsible for your slip or fall, then you could make accident claims in Torquay for your injuries and also for financial losses that are a direct result. If you’re not sure who is to blame for the slip or fall that you’ve experienced, why not call our accident claims advice telephone helpline and our friendly experienced team would be happy to help work out who was responsible if anyone for your accident which resulted in you suffering harm.
Whichever industry you work in, be it in an office, on a construction site, in a shop or in a showroom, your employer has a duty to look after your health and safety, allowing you to get on with doing your job without fear of becoming injured. Obviously, sometimes at work unforeseen accidents could happen with no-one really to blame. However, if an accident could have been prevented had your employer taken reasonable steps to avoid a known risk, then you could have cause to seek accident claims solicitors covering Torquay to help fight work accident compensation claims against your employer for any injuries that have occurred.
Examples of this could be:
- Your employer did not risk assess your workstation setup and you developed tendonitis as a result of working in a fixed uncomfortable position.
- Your employer forgot to issue manual handling training regarding a lifting task you were undertaking, and you suffered a back injury as a result.
- Your employer didn’t issue you with a helmet for a task where there were people working above you, and something dropped on your head, injuring you.
Some people may feel a little trepidation when it comes to making an accident at work claim against an employer, and they may worry about the potential consequences when they go to work but this should not be an issue. Legislation exists to protect those making accident compensation claims against an employer, and in many cases, your employer could want to recompense you for something that they might feel responsible for. Not only that, but they may then put in place procedures to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else. Finally, you should be aware that any employer should have insurance to cover such a workplace injury claim so a successful settlement could be covered by this insurance.
For legal advice or to be connected with a compensation lawyer that has experience of these types of accident claims, simply call our advisors and we’ll get you the help you need.
Here we have provided you with statistics relating to accident at work that have been reported to Riddor. Here is the source of information that could assist you, HSE’s website.
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You may not already know this, but there is a Government agency that has been put in place to compensate victims of crime for injuries they’ve received because of criminal behaviour. This agency is referred to as CICA. You could, with the help of accident claims solicitors covering Torquay put a claim through the CICA for physical and mental injuries that occur as a result of criminal behaviour by someone else. The accident claims time limit applicable for these types of claims could be considerably shorter than other types of claims. Many are set at 2 years from the date of the incident in question. However, there could be some exceptions to this – mostly relating to childhood abuse or because you were unable to claim because of your mental or physical health.
There are some conditions that must be fulfilled in most cases before you are eligible to claim. These could include:
- The criminal act should have been reported to the authorities.
- You have experienced mental injuries, physical injuries, physical or sexual abuse, the death of a relative that was close to you, settling the bill for someone’s funeral, being injured trying to stop a crime or a combination of these.
- It could be important to know that you do not have to directly be the targeted victim. You could claim for trauma from witnessing a violent crime.
If you aren’t sure whether you have valid accident claims in Torquay for criminal injuries, then you might wish to call us, and we could help provide the advice and support you need. If you have a claim, our panel of accident claims solicitors could help put your case forward to the CICA.
This type of accident could encompass a number of different incidents. Whether you have had a bookcase in a public library collapse on you as it was dangerously stacked, or you have tripped on a public pavement that was in disrepair, causing you to fall over and be injured, you could take action against the person/entity that was responsible for this incident. In some cases, this could be a local authority, but in some cases, it could be the owner or operator of the area in which you were injured, e.g. if you were injured because of an unsafe staircase in a shopping centre, it could be the operator or owner of the shopping centre that you make accident claims in Torquay against. Your personal injury solicitor should be able to give you advice on who your personal injury claim would be against.
Medical negligence compensation, could be awarded if a patient is avoidably harm or is caused unnecessary suffering by negligence, omission, or carelessness of health care professionals.
Whether this is because of poorly controlled hygiene in a hospital that has caused a patient an infection, or a misdiagnosis that has led you to have surgery you did not need, or a birth injury because a caesarean section was not carried out in a timely manner, or even removal of a healthy tooth by a dentist, you could look into finding accident claims solicitors covering Torquay to assist with your claim, whether you are claiming NHS compensation or private clinic compensation.
You may have landed on this page because you searched for no win no fee solicitors Torquay. Making accident claims in Torquay with accident claims solicitors covering Torquay does not have to put a strain on your bank balance. Claiming via the no win no fee method allows you to put off paying your legal fees until your settlement comes through, and then your personal injury lawyer would take their pre-agreed percentage of the fee from the settlement. This portion is capped by law, currently at a quarter of your eventual settlement, although the actual percentage agreed on by you and your personal injury solicitor could vary.
There are other upsides to claiming in this manner, aside from the reduction in financial risk you could have. One of these is that your solicitor’s fee would be impacted by your eventual settlement amount so they could naturally be trying to get you as much compensation as possible. Another is that they would not take on your case if they thought it was not strong enough to gain you compensation. Finding a no win no fee solicitor is simple – just call Accident Claims UK and we could provide you with one. All of our panel of accident claims solicitors work to this payment arrangement.
Whether you are ready to make a claim or would like more information our number – 0800 073 8801 – remains the same. Whatever time you contact us, and for whatever reason, we’ll answer any queries you have with professionalism, friendliness and compassion. We know you could have been suffering, and we aim to take off as much of the pressure of claiming as we possibly can so that you could get on with your recovery. If it’s email you’d prefer then firstname.lastname@example.org is the address to use, or you could fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you.
Let’s have a look at some questions that you could still have about accident claims in Torquay.
Would You Be Able To Handle My Claim?
In general terms, as long as someone else was responsible for your suffering, such as an employer, a road user, a doctor or dentist, technically someone who owed you a duty of care in which they breached causing you an injury and you are within the accident claims time limit applicable to your case, then you could call us to help find you an accident claim solicitor to see if you could claim accident compensation. While you do not have to go ahead with a personal injury lawyer, you may find it more stressful, and you may not end up with the same result as you could with an experienced legal professional on your side.
Would My Solicitor Be Based Close To Me?
We offer a nationwide service, so we could provide accident claims solicitors covering Torquay for your claim. We are not located in your area but that will make no difference to the outcome of your case. You don’t have to look only for ‘solicitors near me’ as you could be overlooking the most appropriate solicitor for your case by doing so.
Would A Doctor Examine My Health?
Whether you have seen a medical professional already or not, there could be a chance you would need to attend another medical, this time an independent expert. These people would be charge with examining your notes, speaking to you and/or examining your injuries and writing a report detailing their medical knowledge surrounding your condition. This could then be used for medical evidence as part of your claim.
Would This Doctor Be Based Locally?
You could be worried about having to travel far to see an expert, but since we work with a panel of doctors based around the UK, you could see one nearby. Examples could include:
147 Lymington Road
Laura Sanchez Pallares
Accidents Involving UK Pavements – This guide covers pavement accident claims.
Laser Hair Removal – You could make a claim for botched laser hair removal. See our guide here.
Negligence In The Care Home – If a loved one has experienced negligence, or you have experienced it yourself, then this guide could be of interest.
Devon And Cornwall Police – Contacting the police? The details you need could be found here.
County Court – Here you can find the local court’s details.
Reporting via The HSE – See the HSE site here
Torbay Council – You can find council information here.
Article by JJ Edited by Mel.