By Mark Clause. Last Updated 4th August 2022. If you have experienced an injury in a public place because another person, a business or an organisation acted negligently, you may have the right to make a public injury claim for compensation. Public Interest Lawyers provide free advice for making a personal injury accident claim for compensation. We have created this guide for people who live and/or work in Ellesmere Port for claiming compensation for an accident that was not their fault. If you believe you are owed compensation for an injury personal injury lawyers covering Ellesmere Port will be assigned to work on your case.
Whether you were injured due to a car accident in Ellesmere Port, an accident in a public place such as a shop, or an accident that was caused by the local council you may have eligibility to claim compensation. Call our advisors’ helpline for free on 0800 408 7825. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will assign an experienced No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor covering Ellesmere Port claims, to your claim.
Choose A Section
- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Ellesmere Port
- Injuries In Workplaces
- Traffic Accidents In Ellesmere Port
- Biking Crash Injuries
- Injuries In Public Spaces
- Tripping And Falling Accidents
- Claiming For Accidents By Local Council
- Ellesmere Port And Cheshire West Victim-Based Crime Claims
- How Do I Use A Lawyer To Make An Accident Claim?
- How Reviews May Be Helpful When Looking At Potential Lawyers
- What Are The Typical Personal Injury Claim Payouts?
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Ellesmere Port
- How To Consult Your Lawyer
- Additional Helpful Resources
If a party owes you a duty of care, this means that they are legally obliged to conduct themselves in a manner which upholds your health and safety. For example, a shop owes their customers, employees and others who use their premises a duty of care and is obliged to make sure that their premises is set up and operates in a manner that is hygienic and safe. If you are injured because of failures on the part of another person, business or a public organisation such as a council that owed you a duty of care you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. If a party that owed you a duty of care caused you to suffer an injury or become ill you may have the right to claim compensation. To begin your claim, call Public Interest Lawyers to speak to an advisor. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation we will appoint a personal injury solicitor covering Ellesmere Port offering a No Win No Fee claims option to start working on your case immediately.
When you are working, you are owed a duty of care by your employer. This is codified in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This means that if you are injured due to substandard conditions of health and safety at work, you may have grounds to make a compensation claim.
Let’s look at some common causes of accidents in places of work. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the following non-fatal workplace accidents were the most common in 2018/9.
- Accidents involving a slip, trip or fall on the same level – 29%
- Accidents involving lifting or carrying heavy objects – 20%
- Accidents where a moving object strikes an employee – 10%
- An employee suffers a violent assault – 8%
- Accidents where an employee falls from one level to another – 8%
Not all accidents at work meet the criteria to be reported under RIDDOR (Reporting of Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).
If you experienced an injury at work because your employer acted negligently, call our team today. Personal injury lawyers covering Ellesmere Port may be able to offer you support through the claiming process.
When you are using the road as a driver, passenger or a pedestrian other drivers owe you a duty of care. If you experienced an injury because of a car accident in Ellesmere Port or a road traffic accident in Ellesmere Port that was not your fault you may have eligibility to claim compensation from the other driver or party that was at fault.
A crash in Ellesmere Port could be caused by another driver acting negligently. For example, a car driver looking at their phone or texting whilst driving could cause them to lose their concentration. This could cause a road accident in Ellesmere Port. A road traffic accident in Ellesmere Port can also be caused by poor conditions on the roads if the council has not kept the roads to required standards. Or an Ellesmere Port traffic accident can be caused by a private business, for example, if a farmer drags mud onto the road after using a tractor in a muddy field.
Accidents At Stations In Ellesmere Port
Public transport accidents can happen at stations such as an Ellesmere Port Station, they can also happen on trains, on buses, trams or in a taxi. A public transport accident can happen if the vehicle is involved in a crash. Accidents can also happen if there is a fault with the interior of the vehicle, for example, if the handrails were not fixed securely onto the wall or ceiling. If you were injured because of a bus accident in Ellesmere Port, or any other type of public transport road traffic accident in Ellesmere Port call Public Interest Lawyers today to see if you are eligible to make a claim.
Accidents In Car Parks In Ellesmere Port
Pedestrians can be injured in car parks if drivers do not pay due attention when they are driving, especially if they are reversing in and out of parking spaces. Pedestrians can also be injured if the car park has not been properly maintained, for example, there is a pothole in the car park. If you suffered an injury in a car park in Ellesmere Port due to an accident that was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation from a driver, or the operator of the site depending on if a third party that owed you a duty of care was responsible for your injury.
To begin a claim for an accident on the M53 Ellesmere Port or an accident on A41 Ellesmere Port, or a traffic accident in Ellesmere Port call Public Interest Lawyers today. If we can see that you are owed compensation we will provide you with a specialist No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor covering Ellesmere Port to handle your compensation claim.
A bike crash can be any sort of accident in which a cyclist is injured. A biking crash could result in a cyclist suffering a head injury, broken bones or it could end in a tragedy. A road traffic accident can be caused by a motor vehicle driver acting negligently, poor road conditions, or a collision with another cyclist. If you were injured in a bike accident in Ellesmere due to negligence on the part of another road user, or the local council, call our claims team today for your free consultation.
Many public spaces such as pavements, parks or markets are managed by local councils. Spaces that the public has access to can also be managed by private businesses such as an outdoor shopping area. These parties are responsible for making sure that these public spaces are safe. If an accident in a public space in Ellesmere Port happens because of negligence on the part of the party that manages it, they could be held liable for any injuries caused. For example, if a member of the public slips on a spillage in a supermarket aisle that was not cleared up or signposted the injured person may have the eligibility to make a public liability claim.
Park And Play Area Accidents
Those that live in Ellesmere Port may visit Whitby Park, Meadow Park and Rivacre, or Valley County Park to have a nice relaxing walk or to do some much-needed exercise. It is vital that public spaces are kept as safe as reasonably possible so that those that visit are not injured through preventable hazards. If your child was injured in a playground due to failure on the part of the entity responsible for its safety to ensure hazards are minimised, you can act as a litigation friend and make a claim on their behalf.
Shopping Area And Retail Accidents
Shopping centres in Ellesmere Port such as The Port Arcades and Coliseum Shopping Park as well as markets such as Ellesmere Port Market may be frequented with employees, shoppers, visitors even contractors. Accidents can happen anywhere accidents that personal injury solicitors see regularly are slipping accidents. Example; slipping on a freshly mopped floor that has not been signposted, causing a severe injury to the individual. To be able to claim it is vital you capture the cause of the accident, seek medical treatment and report the incident so it is logged in the accident book.
See our guide for an accident in a public place such as a shopping centre, for more information. If you are unsure if you are eligible to claim please call our advisors and through a free consultation they can advise if you have valid grounds to make a compensation claim.
Trips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents that we deal with. Slip, trip and fall accidents can be by debris being left on the floor, loose wires, spillages on the floor or broken flooring. Although some trip and fall accidents result in minor injuries that heal on their own, some can experience severe life-changing injuries. This could have a long term impact on their well being.
If you suffered an injury due to a trip and fall or slip and fall accident in Ellesmere Port call us today for your free consultation. Personal injury lawyers covering Ellesmere Port could offer support and expert guidance throughout the claims process.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is responsible for managing some public places in Ellesmere Port. Examples of facilities managed by local councils can include public libraries, gyms, swimming pools, pavements and highways. To have a valid claim against a council you must be able to prove that you were injured due to a breach in the duty of care they owed to you. Also, councils have criteria that must be met in order for you to be eligible to make a compensation claim against them.
To make a public injury claim against the local council, call Public Interest Lawyers today. If your reasons to make a claim are legitimate against the council we can provide you with an injury solicitor covering Ellesmere Port to handle your claim.
If you experienced a violent crime in Ellesmere Port you may believe the only action you can take is reporting the accident to the police. In fact, you may also be eligible to claim criminal injury compensation for the physical or psychological injuries you endured as a result of the attack. No amount of money can undo the terrifying ordeal that you suffered but the funds you are awarded can help you pay for any psychological therapy you may need and can help support you in rebuilding your life.
If you claim compensation for a violent crime in Ellesmere Port your claim could be made through the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA), a government agency that pays out compensation to victims of violent crimes when there is no other option. If you appoint a personal injury solicitor covering Ellesmere Port to take care of your claim, they will be able to provide evidence to support your claim and will negotiate with the CICA on your behalf.
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We will now take you through the process of finding a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your compensation claim.
Are The Areas Where Lawyers In Ellesmere Port Can Be Found?
Streets, where lawyers in Ellesmere Port can be found, include Sutton Way, Cambridge Road and Vale Road.
Why You Should See A Doctor
The doctor will create a medical report based on your medical assessment which will be used to value your claim.
Do You Need To Claim With A Lawyer Based Locally
If you live in Ellesmere Port you may believe you need to use a personal injury lawyer in Ellesmere Port to manage your compensation claim. These days many people work remotely with a solicitor based elsewhere in the country, prioritising the field of personal injury law they specialise in and experience over the location. If you use a personal injury lawyer based elsewhere in Great Britain to take care of your claim your solicitor will communicate with you remotely via phone or email. Whether you make a claim using a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer in Ellesmere Port or elsewhere the location of your solicitor will not affect your claim.
Many people looking for a personal injury lawyer may read online reviews to help them decide which law firms to use. Reading reviews can help you to decide whether or not a solicitors firm covering Ellesmere Port offers the right service for you.
Rather than provide a personal injury calculator we have chosen to illustrate compensation settlements in a different way. Using figures from the Judicial College Guidelines we have constructed a table below with amounts relating to general damages.
|Type Of Injury Sustained
|Severity Of The Injury
|Notes On This Type Of Injury
|Compensation Which Could Be Awarded
|This may present as a fractured metatarsal (bone in the foot). Claimants could be left suffering a degree of disability.
|£13,740 to £24,990
|This may present as a claimant suffering restricted movement in their shoulder. Injuries could include a frozen shoulder.
|£7,890 to £12,770
|This may present as a fracture of the ankle joint and associated bones, or or a torn ligament.
|£13,740 to £26,590
|This may present with a level of injury causing some degree of significant disability. You should expect to recover from this or may already have done so.
|£19,200 to £39,170
|The amount of damages which you could be awarded depends up on the severity of the fracture.
|£5,150 to £12,240
|This may present as a severe form of injury reducing the function and usage of the elbow joint.
|£19,200 to £39,170
If you make a successful claim your compensation package will include general damages, which is compensation that pays you for the harmful effects of your injuries. You will also receive special damages which are funds to repay you, the claimant for any out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries.
To learn more about how much compensation you could be owed speak to an advisor.
A solicitor could offer you a No Win No Fee agreement after your accident in Ellesmere Port. As mentioned, you don’t have to restrict yourself to using No Win No Fee solicitors in Ellesmere Port. Personal injury lawyers could cover any area of the country, so they could handle your case regardless of location.
A No Win No Fee agreement is an alternative way to fund your solicitor’s work. There are numerous benefits to having this type of agreement. Amongst these are you only paying a success fee to your personal injury solicitor if the claim wins. This success fee has a legal percentage cap to prevent you losing a significant proportion of your settlement in solicitors fees.
In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t pay any fees to your solicitor. As a result, No Win No Fee agreement could be more financially beneficial to you. Other possible advantages include the lack of hidden charges and not paying solicitor costs prior to or during a claim.
If you’re searching for Ellesmere Port solicitors, they may not always offer you a No Win No Fee agreement. However, our panel of personal injury solicitors can offer a No Win No Fee agreement and they cover claims all over the country. Please get in touch with us at any time if you wish to find out more information.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of those who have a responsibility towards your health and safety then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. With the help of personal injury solicitors covering Ellesmere Port, they can ensure that all evidence is filed correctly and that you receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
To begin your personal injury claim call us today on 0800 408 7825. If reasons to claim compensation are legitimate we will provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your case.
We hope you have found this guide helpful. If you still have questions about claiming compensation please contact us. If you wish to know more about making a personal injury claim you may find some of these guides helpful.
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