Have you been injured in Cleethorpes through no fault of your own? You may be entitled to claim compensation for the injury, distress and financial impact you have experienced because of it. We can offer you free expert advice. Also, show you how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Cleethorpes may be able to assist you.
Please read through this guide. Familiarise yourself with the basics of how such a claim works. Then get in touch with us to find out your next steps by calling 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Cleethorpes
- Cleethorpes Accident At Work
- Traffic Accidents In Cleethorpes
- Bicycle Accidents
- Injuries In A Public Place
- Slip And Fall Accident Compensation
- Local Council Accident Compensation
- Criminal Damages Compensation
- What You May Need To Know About Claims
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This guide is an introduction to making personal injury claims. We intend to answer the most pressing questions you might have. Especially about seeking compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault which resulted in injury. We’ll describe some of the different situations in which you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. These will range from having an accident at work to tripping over while walking along the street, or being the victim of an assault.
This guide will also cover some important points about how making a claim works. This will include how to find a lawyer that’s right for your case. And also, how to avoid the risk of losing money through legal fees. Remember that this guide is just an introduction. There is no problem if there are still things you want to know more about. Or that you find confusing. You can contact our advice team for further information.
If you have suffered an injury at work, you should take time to think (if you haven’t identified a cause already) about what gave rise to the accident? What could have potentially prevented it? If there is an identifiable failure in your workplace’s health and safety policies and procedures that can be linked to your injury, then you could be entitled to claim compensation.
This is because the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 places an obligation on employers to look out for their employees’ safety. Employers as far as reasonably possible protect workers from accidents, injuries or exposure to hazards that could cause work-related illnesses.
To find out more about whether or not you could be entitled to claim for an injury you have suffered in the workplace, call our team.
If you were injured in a traffic accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. This compensation could be claimed in a number of ways. If the accident you were injured in was the fault of another driver through negligent driving you could claim for your injury from the driver’s insurance. Alternatively, for drivers who are not insured, you may be able to claim compensation from the Motor Insurance Bureau.
Providing you were injured during an accident which was caused by the poor state of the road rather than by the actions of a driver, then a claim could be made against the local council. You would have to prove that by allowing the roads to fall into disrepair, the authorities have failed in their responsibilities. And your injury could have been avoided.
Wherever and for whatever reason your road traffic accident occurred, we could help. If you are unsure about whether or not you could be entitled to make a claim, call our team. They will happily provide you with advice. Also, potentially connecting you to personal injury solicitors covering Cleethorpes.
Station, Bus Or Train Accidents
If you have been avoidably injured during an accident on a bus or a train or while at a public transport station, such as a Cleethorpes station, then you may have the basis for making an injury claim against public transport operators.
Public transport operators have a duty of care over their passengers. They are responsible for their safety while utilising their vehicles or waiting in their stations. If operator negligence, or the negligence of one of their driver’s, causes someone to suffer an injury they could be liable for paying a personal injury compensation settlement.
To find out more, please visit this page on public transport accidents.
Single And Multi-Storey Car Park Accidents
If an accident you have been involved in occurred while you were in a car park and you suffered an injury as a result of that accident, then there is a possibility that you could be entitled to make a claim against the operators of the car park. This is because the operators of the car park are under an obligation to ensure your safety. Allowing the car park to fall into a state of disrepair so severe that it causes accidents and people to get injured may be a breach of this responsibility.
Call us if you have had an accident in a car park recently. If you would like to know more about whether or not it could be grounds for making a claim call us today.
Much the same points as in car accident injury claims apply to bike accident injury claims as well. Personal injury claims could be made against drivers, through the Motor Insurance Bureau, the local council or Highways England, depending on if any of these entities were at fault for your injuries. Cyclists are amongst the more vulnerable road users. A 2019 government report on road casualties revealed that the number of cyclists killed on British roads has increased.
Drivers and road authorities know that the roads are also used by cyclists, and their duty of care includes making sure that their conduct on or management of the roads extends to cover the safety of cyclists.
Learn more about making a cycling accident claim.
In any given public place you are likely to be under someone’s duty of care. If you are on publicly owned land or the property of a business, then those bodies should be under an obligation to make sure that your safety is not threatened by the conditions of the property.
They have a legal obligation to make sure that everything reasonably possible is done to prevent injuries occurring on their property. Below are two examples of public spaces where the owners could be liable for allowing a person to suffer an injury due to their negligence.
Park And Open Space Accidents
If parks and open spaces are to be used by the public, then the authorities responsible for them (in many parks, this is the local council) need to ensure that their responsibility to keep the place well maintained is fulfilled. Playground equipment, fences and gates, public footpaths and playing fields must all be kept in a safe condition. Plant life in the park should also be monitored for signs of posing a danger to visitors through overgrowth or through being rotten.
Find out more about claiming compensation for an accident in a public park.
Injuries Which Happened In A Shop
A party that manages a shop or a retail park has an obligation to ensure that its property is in a safe condition if the public visits its premises. There is a duty of care that needs to be undertaken to prevent people from injuring themselves in accidents.
Keeping a shop safe can include such tasks as ensuring:
- Firstly, items are stocked carefully and securely on the shelves.
- Secondly, shelves and displays are erected safely and are in no danger of falling on shoppers.
- Thirdly, aisles are kept free of packaging or other potential slipping and tripping hazards.
- Not to mention, ensuring spillages do not pose a slipping hazard.
Read our guide. If you have been injured during an accident in a shop and you want to know more about whether or not, or how, you could make a personal injury claim, call us today.
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere. They can happen and be no one’s fault. However, they can also happen due to negligence. Those in control of public spaces are responsible for making sure that maintenance is regularly carried out. That any issues reported to them are dealt with as quickly as reasonably possible.
If you are injured because of a hazard that should not be there then those that are responsible for the area could be liable. Hazards could include; spillage, shopping aisles that are obstructed and also torn carpets that need repair.
We have more detailed information about how making a claim for a fall on the pavement could work. You are also free to call our advice team for more information.
In Cleethorpes, the council is North Lincolnshire Council. They have a massive duty of ensuring that the places and service they are responsible for do not pose a risk to the people who use them. Councils are usually responsible for public libraries, parks, gyms and leisure centres, the council’s offices and social housing provided by the council. If you are a service user or a member of the public making use of these utilities or an employee of the council who works in these facilities, then you are under a duty of care from the council.
The council must ensure that you are not put in any reasonably preventable danger by the condition of the facilities. If you do suffer an injury in an accident caused by mismanagement or unsafe conditions in your local council’s facilities, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you think that this might apply to you, we recommend getting in touch and speaking to our advice team for more information.
Personal injury claims can also be made if the injury has occurred as a result of a violent crime being committed against you. When possible, the compensation will be sourced in the same way as in other personal injury claims, with the person responsible for your injury being required to pay a settlement to you. However, this is less likely to be possible in criminal injury cases compared to other kinds of personal injury claims.
The Criminal Injury Compensation Authority ensures that everyone with viable grounds for making criminal injury claims in the case of a violent crime has the opportunity to seek compensation. You can visit the CICA website.
You can also learn more about making personal injury claims by calling us and discussing your situation with one of our personal injury claim experts.
North East Lincolnshire Crime Rates
This table shows the recorded level of crimes committed against persons in North East Lincolnshire according to the LGInform. (Statistics are for the year ending 2020).
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
We now move on to a series of sections outlining some of the things that you ought to know about claims themselves. This will include things like finding the right lawyer and preparing for a claim as well as how the various financial aspects of making a claim function.
Local Areas Where You May Find Lawyers
Several law firms operate offices in Cleethorpes. A number of them are clustered on or close to Osbourne Street.
What Happens During A Check-Up Of Your Injury?
A personal injury solicitor from our panel can help you make arrangements to be given a medical assessment of your injuries. You must undergo this appointment even if you have already been to the hospital and have been seen by a doctor since having your injury.
This is because this examination serves to provide an assessment of the rough value of the injury in terms of financial compensation. Receiving a medical examination of this kind can also act as proof to help support your claim.
Do Claims Need To Be Handled Locally?
Just because your accident happened in Cleethorpes doesn’t mean you need personal injury lawyers in Cleethorpes. It is quite easy to make a claim without having to meet the lawyer in person. Any discussions that need to happen between you and your solicitor can be done online or over the phone. This widens your options when it comes to choosing a solicitor.
You may wonder if a solicitor will be personable, whether or not they are pleasant to work with and if they have a history of leaving their clients feeling like they worked hard on their case.
You can find out what working with a certain solicitor could be like by looking up online reviews left by their previous clients. These can also help you know which lawyers have worked on cases like yours before and which ones have been the most successful in the past.
It is understandable that you would like to know how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. It may well have been one of the main reasons you came to this website. The difficulty of assessing the value of compensation payment is that no reasonably accurate figure can be provided until your injuries have been assessed by a doctor and all factors relating to it considered.
These factors include the:
- Length of your recovery.
- As well as, the extent of any lasting pain or health problems.
- Also, degree of physical pain and emotional distress you have experienced.
- In addition, the financial cost of any loss of income or medical expenses you have incurred.
To know with any degree of certainty what your compensation might be worth, you could speak to our advisors.
However, we can also offer you this compensation calculator table. It lists some examples of injuries which could be potentially sustained in an accident alongside a rough estimate of the compensation amount. These are figures drawn from the Judicial College. They provide a yearly updated publication. It can be used to help value claims.
They could help give you some idea of how much compensation can be awarded for certain types of injuries. They do not include compensation awarded for financial losses, which are calculated separately as special damages.
|Penetrating injury to organs in the digestive system.
|£6,190 to £11,820
|Minor neck injury with full recovery within 2 years.
|£4,080 to £7,410
|Moderate shoulder injury recovering within 2 years.
|£7,410 to £11,980
|Broken elbow (from minor to less severe, with the latter causing some disability).
|Up to £30,050
|£6,190 to £18,020
|Moderate knee injury such as dislocation.
|£13,920 to £24,580
Don’t let the price of hiring a lawyer deter you from looking into making a claim. You don’t always have to pay upfront. Many personal injury solicitors work based on No Win No Fee agreements.
This is a type of contract between a solicitor and their client in which the solicitors waives their payment before the claim begins. It only entitles them to receive payment in the form of a portion of the client’s settlement. This means the case has to be successful. This portion is capped at a small amount.
If this method of making a claim interests you, then please consider getting in touch. We can discuss this matter further. Also, you can have your questions answered.
Finally, to receive a free consultation on making a claim, call 0800 408 7825 or send a message via our live support messenger. There is no obligation to claim. Furthermore, you can receive free legal advice.
Locations Of Medical Check-ups
|Asad Nadeem Khan
|Physiofirst Centre Grimsby Ltd
The Medi-Train Centre, King Edward Street
Grimsby Magistrates’ Court Contact Details
|Grimsby Magistrates’ Court
|19 Victoria St S, Grimsby DN31 1PE
North East Lincolnshire Council Contact Information
|North East Lincolnshire Council
|Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes DN35 8LN
Article by EA