In this guide, we will look at how personal injury lawyers can handle your claim for an injury at work, in a public place or after a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, whether in Bexhill-On-Sea or elsewhere in the UK. We will look at the different circumstances in which you could claim compensation also guide you through the personal injury claims process, step by step.
No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Bexhill-On-Sea can offer you legal advice about your claim for compensation. Whatever doubts or confusion may be discouraging you from making a claim, please take a look at our guide. Should you have a question, feel free to contact our advisors today. Alternatively, call us on 0800 408 7825. Our team is available to answer your questions 24/7.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Bexhill
- Employee Personal Injury Claims
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- Public Place And Open Space Accidents
- Pavement Or Other Place Trip And Fall Accidents
- Rother Council Accidents
- Bexhill-On-Sea Criminal Injury Claims
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- How Much Compensation Could I Be Awarded?
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Personal injury lawyers covering Bexhill-On-Sea should have the expertise to guide you through your compensation claim and explain any aspects that might seem initially daunting. Whether you endured injuries due to someone else’s negligence in Bexhill or not, thanks to technological advances solicitors could work on your case from anywhere in the country.
If you were injured during an accident at work, did the accident happen due to the negligence of your employer? Perhaps you suffered an injury in a public place due to a breach of duty of care by its operators. If so, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Likewise, if you were involved in a road traffic accident (RTA) that wasn’t your fault, you may also be eligible to make a claim.
Strict laws protect your personal safety in public places, workplaces and on the roads. Therefore, a breach of these laws, that endangers your health and safety, could make the third party liable.
In this guide, we look in detail at the various types of claims you can make, how you establish who is to blame for your accident and how a medical professional can strengthen your claim with a medical assessment.
Once responsibility has been determined, we discuss the types of expenses that you can claim as compensation. We then direct you to some further reading, should you need it, to make an informed choice about the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
Employee injury claims are for people who have experienced accidents and injuries in the workplace due to their employer’s negligence or even in some cases an employee’s negligence. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is a law governing your employer’s responsibility of protecting your wellbeing at work.
The legislation is key, so if you think you might have a workplace accident claim, it’s worth using it as a reference. No Win No Fee injury lawyers can assist people who can prove that their accident resulted from something their employer failed to do to ensure. For example that their workplace was as safe as reasonably possible.
Other laws have safety provisions for publicly and privately operated places such as council areas, municipal buildings, supermarkets and restaurant to name but a few. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 places a duty of care on anyone in control of public or private premises to ensure, to the best of their ability, the safety of everyone who uses their facilities. Additionally, we discuss the full remit of this law in detail later in the article.
Anyone who uses the roads and highways is governed by a duty of care outlined in The Highway Code. Government statistics demonstrate the impact of road traffic accidents. The Highway Code requires road users to expect that others may not use the necessary level of caution or skill.
If you have a question at any point while reading this guide, or if you’d like to proceed with your claim, our team of friendly advisers are on hand. They are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So, why not, call us or get in touch online to discuss any of the topics mentioned here.
Road accidents can result from reckless driving, driving whilst intoxicated and driving under adverse weather conditions. So, if you were a victim of someone’s negligence behind the wheel, you might be entitled to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.
If the other road user is uninsured, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau is an organisation set up to meet your damages. If your claim is successful, the MIB will compensate you and then seek the defendant’s costs back.
Accidents On Buses, Trains And At Bexhill Stations
Accidents can also happen on public transport. Again, there is a legal requirement for public transport to be as safe for use as possible. Injuries that could occur on public transport include:
- Falling or tripping in a bus that pulls away before you’re steady or seated.
- Whiplash as a result of a collision between another vehicle and a bus.
- Bruising, cuts, or bone fractures because of a train crash or derailment.
When considering who to make your personal injury claim against, it’s worth remembering that both the driver and the company they work for have a responsibility for your safety. However, it may be that another driver is responsible for the accident which caused your injury. Or, contrary, it may be that the road conditions were to blame for the driver losing control of the vehicle.
If you are not sure who was responsible for your accident call our team today. Through a no-obligation consultancy session, you can have your case assessed.
Accidents In Car Parks
Public injury and road traffic accidents can happen in Bexhill-On-Sea’s car parks. There are several factors which can create accidents in car parks, such as:
- Motorists manoeuvring into spaces without awareness of pedestrians or road users.
- Low fences and poorly marked barriers.
- Flying gravel.
- Poor on-site maintenance, meaning barriers may come down on you or your car.
If you have encountered any of these hazards and they resulted in an injury, you could be entitled to seek compensation against the liable party. A No Win No Fee lawyer can relay this process to you comprehensively, allowing you to fully understand your injury’s cost implications. Their discernment may allow you to retrieve the compensation you hadn’t previously known was possible.
Arguably less protected than other road users by the nature of their transport, cyclists are especially vulnerable to accidents and injuries. In 2019, 4,433 cyclists were seriously injured or killed on British roads. If you were subject to someone else’s dangerous driving that resulted in your bike accident and causing injuries, you might be entitled to claim.
It is fair to say that cyclist are not always the innocent party. They too can cause accidents that leave others injured. However, cyclists are not required by law to carry insurance so it may be a little more difficult to make a claim against a responsible cyclist. Therefore contact our team today to see what your next steps could be.
There are different circumstances in which someone could be injured in a public place and various scenarios in which it might be appropriate to make a public liability claim.
Improper lighting, the precariousness of trees and other aspects of parks’ management need to be attended to correctly. Any owner or operator may be liable if it can be proved that, through omission, incompetence or negligence, they breached their duty of care under the Occupiers’ Liability Act. Under the Act, they should ensure they provide as safe a space as possible for visitors.
Play Area, Green Space And Park Accidents
Faulty playground fittings, unclearly marked barriers or fences, damaged street furniture and other potential hazards can be stumbled upon in poorly maintained public places. Whilst weather can be responsible for some damage to these facilities, the duty of care is still on the body in control of that land to maintain their upkeep. Any resultant injury you suffered due to a breach of this duty is a potential personal injury claim.
Accidents can happen anywhere, for a number of reasons and at any time. Sources of injury at a supermarket could include:
- Faulty escalators.
- Merchandising displays, perhaps not secured, falling.
- Slipping on unattended/unmarked spillages or wet floors.
- Tripping over obstacles (e.g. cables or packaging).
- Items falling from overstocked shelves.
- Sharp-edged shelving or old trolleys.
- Anti-social behaviour resulting in assault.
- Poorly managed security procedures.
Suppose you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault whilst shopping in a mall, at the supermarket, at the cinema, in a leisure centre or at a restaurant. In that case, you might be able to pursue a public liability claim for the avoidable suffering, as well, as any financial losses incurred.
Some streets are strewn with broken paving slabs, and roads sometimes have hazardous potholes. These can create accidents for the pedestrian and motorist, and these accidents could result in injuries.
When establishing blame for your injury, ask yourself this question: ‘Would this accident have happened if it were not for the broken pavement, the pot-hole, the broken traffic lights, that person speeding etc.?’ If the answer to that is ‘no’ you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Councils all across the country have a duty of care to provide services that are considered as safe as reasonably can be expected. This is no easy task when you think about all the public services and environments that a council must control. These could include:
- Streets, pavements and roads
- Local borough car parks
- Leisure and sports centres
- Parks and open spaces
- Some transportation operators
The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, and some of these facilities can also be run by private operators. A solicitor is not a legal requirement for a claimant to pursue a personal injury claim. However, claims against any council may be daunting. Therefore, it could be a wise choice to have legal representation for your claim to have a successful outcome.
Bexhill-On-Sea Criminal Injury Claims
Statistics reveal that East Sussex enjoys moderately low levels of some crime such as burglary when compared to other English county local authorities. The table below lists statistics from the year ending 2020.
If you are a victim of crime there are routes you can take to be compensated for the suffering you have endured. It’s worth talking to a No Win No Fee lawyer today to see if you might be eligible for compensation.
There could be avenues to compensation that you are unaware of. Although money might never adequately heal the anguish of being a victim of crime, it can at least attend to some of the practical problems it might create.
East Sussex (Including Bexhill) Crime Statistics
Victim-Based Crime in East Sussex Victim-Based Crime Offences Recorded, year ending 2020
Residential burglary 1,447
Vehicle offences 1,930
Robbery offences 224
Violence against the person, with injury 4,076
There are certain points you could consider when looking at how personal accident injury claims work. We’ve described them briefly below.
Places In This Area You Could Find A Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers covering Bexhill don’t actually have to work or even live in the area. You could search online for solicitors local to Bexhill, but what if you’re not satisfied with the quality of lawyers in your area? The good news is that personal injury lawyers can work on your case from anywhere in the country. This means that you could have a wide selection of personable, expert lawyers and aren’t limited to those in a certain location. Our advisors could put you in touch with expert No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors. Find out if we could help by calling today.
What Takes Place In A Medical Assessment
As a crucial part of making a No Win No Fee personal injury claim, the medical assessment can establish the seriousness of an injury and the prognosis. Also, as well as, the connection between the injury and the accident. As you will need to establish that your injuries were caused by your accident. They assess and create a report which includes a prognosis and could have a strong influence on your potential compensation.
Do Claims Need Lawyers Near You?
People may use the services of solicitors that are local to them. The internet, however, has transformed how people find services and an excellent personal injury lawyer can be work for you from anywhere in the country. Additionally, our advisors can put you in touch with personal injury solicitors who are able to give you professional advice and quality service.
Online reviews can be a reliable and productive way of finding quality personal injury solicitors. Moreover, reading reviews can be a great way of understanding other claimants’ experiences and the various costs, also, the benefits of using a particular firm. We advise you to look out for:
- Whether there are unjustifiable delays in the settling of cases.
- What the solicitor was like in terms of communication with claimants.
- How much experience they had with personal injury claims.
Compensation calculators can overlook your claim’s more subtle aspects, and potentially give an inaccurate view of what you could recover. Once your medical assessment has established the extent and prognosis of your injuries, there are two heads of claim.
|Knee Injuries||Moderate to Severe||(up to) £12,900 to £90,290|
|Foot Injuries||Serious to Severe||£23,460 to £65,710|
|Damage to Teeth||Damage/Loss of Back Teeth to Damage/Loss of Two Front Teeth||£1,020 to £7,160|
|Facial Disfigurement||Significant Scarring to Very Severe Scarring||£8,550 to £91,350|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Moderate to Severe||£7,680 to £94,470|
|Neck Injuries||Moderate to Severe||£12,900 to (the region of) £139,210|
|Shoulder Injuries||Serious to Severe||£11,980 to £45,070|
General damages – These compensate you for any physical or psychological suffering you’ve endured because of your injuries.
Special damages – These incorporate certain financial implications of your injury. Loss of earnings, travel expenses, personal care and future losses can be accounted for under this head of claim. When it comes to recovering costs and fees, you should retain all bills, receipts and invoices. Without proof, it’ll be challenging to prove your financial loss.
For more information on the expenses you could claim, please get in contact with our friendly advisors today.
A No Win No Fee solicitor essentially means that if you do not win your case, you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s fees. There are other pluses to these agreements. For example:
- Firstly, no upfront fees to pay your solicitor.
- Secondly, you don’t have to pay your solicitor while the claim is ongoing.
- Thirdly, if the claim fails there is nothing to pay your No Win No Fee solicitor.
However, if you choose to make a claim under a No Win No Fee agreement, your personal injury solicitor will seek a fee that is only payable after your case has won. Known as a success fee, it is capped by law to a small amount. It is deducted from the compensation awarded, leaving you with the majority of your compensation.
To find out more about No Win No Fee agreements, please contact our team.
Public Interest Lawyers is dedicated to offering the legal advice you may need for your case. So, if you were subject to an accident in Bexhill-On-Sea that was not your fault, and that accident resulted in injury, contact our professional and confidential team today. We offer a no-obligation chat about your claim. We’re available 24/7 via 0800 408 7825. Alternatively, speak via our live support service on this page.
We hope you’ve found our article on No Win No Fee lawyers Bexhill-On-Sea useful and informative and that it’s helped in your decision to make a personal injury claim. For further reading, please click below:
Doctors Who We Work With In This Area
|Dr Philip Stocks||Little Common Surgery
82 Cooden Sea Road
Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea
Crawley Magistrates Contact Details
|Crawley Magistrates Court||The Law Courts
Rother District Council Contact Details
|Rother District Council||Town Hall, London Road, Bexhill-On-Sea TN39 3JX|
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