Help available for all types of accident claims
People claim compensation for a wide variety of different accident types. Providing the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, and you suffered personal injuries as a result of this accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, call 0800 678 1410 today for a free injury claim assessment. You can find out within minutes if you can make a claim, and find out how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Common types of accident claim
Below we explore some of the more common types of accident compensation claims that solicitors deal with. Don’t worry if your particular circumstances don’t fall into any of these categories, as you may still be able to make a claim. If this applies to you, it is wise to contact an injury solicitor to discuss your accident in more detail.
Accidents on the road
Many of us will be involved in a road traffic accident at some point in our lives. If you have been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, whether as a driver or a passenger, you should be entitled to claim compensation for any injury you have suffered. But it is not just car accidents that a solicitor can help with. They can also help you if you have been injured as a cyclist, a pedestrian, riding a motorbike or as a passenger on a bus or coach.
Accidents at work
Whether you work for a large multi-national company or a small family run business, your employer is responsible for taking all reasonable steps to keep you safe while at work. If your employer fails to do so and it results in you being injured in an accident at work, you are legally entitled to pursue a work accident claim.
Injuries caused by medical negligence
In the vast majority of cases, doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners provide members of the public with an excellent healthcare service. However, sometimes this level of services falls below the standard that is expected, which can result in further injuries being caused, misdiagnosed injuries or illnesses and prolonged recovery periods. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, personal injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Slips and trips in public places
Slips, trips and falls are a common occurrence. In many cases, they are simply down to a momentary lapse in concentration or not taking enough time and care when walking from A to B. However, if you have slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket or tripped due to poorly maintained pavement, you could be entitled to compensation. These are the type of accidents that could, and should, have been avoided.
Although the accidents above are some of the more common ones, injury lawyers have a wide range of experience in helping people with all types of non-fault accidents. This includes industrial injury claims, such as asbestosis, occupational asthma and vibration white finger. Solicitors can also assist with criminal injury claims, sports injuries and serious injuries such as claims loss of eyesight or paralysis.
Can I make an accident claim?
If you’ve suffered an injury or illness as a result of the negligence of another person, you should be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. This should compensate you for the pain and suffering caused, as well as financial burdens related to the accident, such as lost earnings and medical expenses.
To be eligible to pursue an accident claim, it is essential that you initiate your claim within 3 years from the date of your accident. If you are injured as a child, this 3 year time limit doesn’t begin to count down until your 18th birthday.
In some cases, the date of injury may be unknown. This is often the case with industrial illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma which develop over many years of exposure to asbestos. It can also apply to certain medical negligence claims. With these type of claims, there is still a 3 year time limit. However, it only begins to count down on the date that you are made aware of your injury or illness.
Don’t worry if you’re unsure whether you have a valid claim – that is what solicitors are here for. They are happy to assess the validity of your claim and provide free legal advice. To find out where you stand, call free on 0800 678 1410, or request a callback using the contact form below.
Will it cost me anything to make a claim?
Due to the 100% No Win No Fee guarantee, making an injury claim won’t cost you a penny.
No Win No Fee, also known as a conditional fee agreement, enables you to access legal representation without putting you in any financial risk. This provides welcome peace of mind to accident victims, who are often already suffering from financial losses due to the accident.
Instead of adding more financial pressure to an already difficult situation, the No Win No Fee service means your solicitor only receive a fee if they are successful in winning your case.
How is compensation calculated?
All accident claims are assessed on a case by case basis. This is because all claims are different, and it is important to you, and indeed ourselves, to ensure you get the full compensation you’re entitled to.
Some of the factors that are assessed when calculating how much compensation you are entitled to include:
- The type and severity of the injury you have suffered
- The level of impact the injury has had on your day to day life
- Any loss of earnings from having to take time off from work
- The cost of any medications or rehabilitation treatment such as physiotherapy
To get a rough idea of how much your particular injury could entitle you to, take a look at our compensation calculator. For a more accurate assessment, contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation by calling 0800 678 1410 or request a call back below.