Can you make an accident claim?
Finding out if you can make an accident claim doesn't need to be a stressful process. Over our 22 years working with personal injuries and accidents, we've worked hard to make the process of finding out if you can claim as straightforward as possible.
So, if you were thinking getting the advice you need about your accident claim was going to be hard, we're pleased to tell you it won't be.
In fact, if your accident happened within the last three years, was somebody else's fault and you were injured as a result, then it's very likely we can help you start an accident claim and get you on the path to compensation.
You can know for sure by giving us a call for free on. You're under no pressure to start an accident claim when you do call us; instead, you’ll receive relevant advice on your injury so you can make an informed choice about your compensation.
Types of accident claims
We've been working with accident claims for 22 years, helping people like you make a claim for compensation following a genuine accident or negligent behaviour.
We know nobody takes the process of claiming lightly and sometimes it can be reassuring to know other people have successfully claimed for your type of accident.
Below are some examples of the types of accident we have experience working with. This list isn't extensive, so please don't worry if your accident type is missing – it's likely we can still help you and have experience with your type of case.
Accidents on the road
You may think of road traffic accidents as incidents involving two or more drivers, and although they form a portion of accidents on the road, we are also able to help you get compensation if you are a cyclist, pedestrian or even a passenger on public transport, or in a car.
Slips, trips and falls
It's common to feel like you should have been paying better attention if you've suffered a slip, trip or fall – but in some cases, this simply wouldn't have been enough to stop you injuring yourself.
Slips, trips and falls can be caused by many things such as poor weather, uneven paving, unexpected obstacles or cracks and potholes.
We understand it's not always clear straight away who may be at fault for your injury, especially if you've fallen while walking down a street or on a public road. With our experience we can help you understand who's responsible for your fall and connect you to a specialist solicitor who can help you with your case.
If you've suffered an injury from an accident at work, we can only imagine how stressful it must be.
When we start our jobs, we place trust in our employers to make sure we're safe in our working environment, regardless of our industry.
Whether you work in an office, in a factory or on a construction site, your employer has a duty to you. They are required by law to keep you safe and give you the correct training. If they've failed to do this, and you've been injured, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can contact us to discuss your experience in a confidential and free call on.
What makes an accident claim successful?
Each individual case is different, which means there is no hard or fast rule as to what makes an accident claim successful. But generally, we advise that if somebody else was at fault for your accident and injury, then you have a claim.
When you call us, we'll let you know if we think that’s the case.
If so, after your call with us, and with your permission, we'll put you in contact with your specialist solicitor. Your solicitor will then be on hand throughout your claim. They'll work to show somebody else was at fault for your accident. Often this will involve showing that the party they believe to be responsible for your accident breached their ‘duty of care' to you.
This could be because somebody:
- Failed to regularly inspect equipment you use as part of your job,
- Failed to keep pathways or aisles safe from obstacles or tripping hazards
- Acted negligently, ignoring laws and regulations put in place to keep you safe
- Didn’t pay attention while driving
For example, if you should have personal protective equipment to work in your job, then your employer should provide it for you. If they failed to do so, then you may be able to make a successful compensation claim.
How is your compensation calculated?
When your settlement is negotiated, a number of things are considered that are unique to your situation.
Because of this, we're unable to give you a clear idea of how much your claim is worth, but we ask our solicitors to let you know as soon as they do how much your settlement will be.
To give you an idea of what helps inform your final settlement figure, your solicitor will consider:
- The severity of your injury
- The impact your injury has had on your daily life
- Any impact your injury will continue to have
- Any lost earnings
- Any additional costs, such as prescription charges or private treatment
- Any care you've received, including any given by a family member
If you'd like to know a guideline figure on how much your claim might be worth you can try our compensation calculator, which asks you some questions about your accident and injury and provides an estimated settlement figure based on your unique answers.
Why make an accident claim?
If you've been injured in an accident, you may have needed to take time off work to recover, which can ultimately lead to lost income, money worries and in some cases the need to return to work before you're fully recovered. Not only does this make your recovery a stressful and potentially slow process, but it could also make your injury worse.
By making an accident claim, we can help you recover your lost income and help cover the cost of other expenses resulting from your injury. Helping you to make a full recovery, both financially and physically.
Nearly all of our claims are made using our no win no fee agreement, which means there's no financial risk to making a claim, as if your case is unsuccessful, you won't have to pay a penny.
How we can help you
With our experience and knowledge of personal injury and accident claims, we can help you find out if you have a claim and choose the right specialist solicitor for your case.
Our experience means you don't have to wonder any longer if you're entitled to compensation and you also don't have the stress of searching for a solicitor to work on your case.
As our advice is free and confidential, you can call us onto enquire about making an accident claim today - without the pressure to start your claim. We're simply here to give you advice and answer any questions you may have.
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