An Overview Of Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Farnborough
Whether you’re on the roads or in Farnborough Airport, the safety standards of each space in public circulation are upheld by legislation. But if a breach in this duty of care causes an accident, you can hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.
As this guide will explain in more detail, accidents can happen almost anywhere at any given moment. From M3 motorway accidents to trips in a supermarket, a personal injury claim can be made for injuries that stem from negligence.
For free, impartial advice about your case, please contact an adviser from our team on 0800 408 7825. Our experts can connect you with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer covering Farnborough accident claims. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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- A Guide To Using Injury Claim Lawyers Covering Farnborough
- Work Accidents Causing Injury In Farnborough
- Farnborough Road Traffic Accidents Causing Injury
- Bicycle And Motorbike Accidents Causing Injury
- Public Space Accidents Causing Injury
- Pavement Trip Accidents Causing Injury
- Rushmoor Borough Council Accidents Causing Injury
- Victim Based Crime In Farnborough Causing Injury
- What Is The Process Of Claiming Damages For An Injury?
- How Looking At Lawyer And Law Firm Reviews Help You Find Someone For Your Case
- Calculating Typical Settlements For Personal Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Injury Claim Lawyers Covering Farnborough
- How To Get In Touch With A Lawyer
- Useful Resources For Claimants
The purpose of this guide is to explain what public accident claims are in a simple, easy to read format. We’ll cover as many common examples relating to third-party negligence as possible, including:
- Farnborough road accidents.
- Trips and falls at places like Queen Elizabeth Park.
- Vehicle collisions in a Farnborough council car park.
- Criminal injuries.
But if you can’t find your circumstances, please do not worry.
If you would like to settle any queries, speak with our team using one of the contact details at the bottom of this guide. You can call our experts or connect with an online adviser, it’s entirely up to you. Either way, you will receive a free, no-obligation consultation
Otherwise, please continue reading for more information.
Which Time Limit Applies To My Case?
Whatever your claim may be for, you must take action within the relevant time frame. Otherwise known as a personal injury claims time limit, the length of this period will depend on a number of factors.
For instance, if you bring forward a claim as an adult, the time limit is typically 3-years. In most cases, it will begin from the date of the accident. However, it may also begin from the date you obtained knowledge that your injuries were at least partially the fault of the defendant.
Whereas the process is slightly different for accidents involving children. In such scenarios, a parent/guardian must act on the victim’s behalf before the child reaches 18. But if no claim is made before then, the child can pursue legal action within 3-years from their 18th birthday.
Furthermore, if the claimant loses their mental capacity, the limitation period will only begin once a recovery is made. If this isn’t possible, a ‘litigation friend’ may handle proceedings on their behalf under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
For more information, please contact an adviser from our team.
While some are lucky enough to enjoy their job, others dread the thought of spending another day at work. But whichever way you see your job, you should be kept safe while on-site.
As the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states, all employers must comply with health and safety law. Your employer should implement relevant measures on a regular basis to uphold their duty of care. For example, this includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Conducting routine inspections.
- Carrying out regular risk assessments.
- Regular maintenance checks and prompt repairs if necessary.
- Staff training.
- Issuing suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Although the chances of an accident taking place may be low, they’re never zero. In a study by the HSE, there were 581,000 reports of people sustaining injuries at work in 2018/19.
If you feel the information in this section relates to your own circumstances, please contact our team. A settlement amount could be waiting for you.
Whether you’re a regular commuter or an occasional road user, you’re no doubt aware of the hazards you may encounter while driving. But do you know where you stand legally after a Farnborough road crash?
If you experience a road traffic accident at any point, you should seek legal advice from a personal injury solicitor immediately.
The term road traffic accident (or RTA) describes a collision involving at least one vehicle or road users. An accident of this nature may occur on public highways, country lanes, laybys or even on roads in the city centre. In most cases, these tend to result from:
- Rear-end bumps.
- Side impacts.
- Vehicle rollovers.
- Multiple car pile-ups.
- Head-on collisions.
Wherever these accidents take place, a legal specialist may be able to help. You could claim compensation if another road user was at least partially at fault for your injuries.
Contact our team today for more information about Farnborough car accidents.
Farnborough Station, Train, Taxi And Bus Accidents
You can also claim compensation from a Farnborough fatal crash involving public transport. As a passenger on a train, bus or in a taxi, you may be unaware of the potential threats to public safety. Although these modes of transport are generally safer than using a car, an accident can still take place.
On Great British roads in 2019, there were 3,090 bus and coach casualties. Out of these occupants, 36% of casualties were older people (aged 60 and over).
After an accident, you should concentrate on recovering from your injuries. But as soon as you’re well enough, you should also seek legal advice about what steps you can take to claim compensation.
Click here to read more information in our online guide on public transport accident claims.
Local Car Park Accidents Causing Injuries
A large portion of road users will likely use car parks at least once in their motoring career. From supermarkets to shopping centres, these facilities can become increasingly busy in peak periods; especially around the Christmas holidays.
As with any other area for public use, a car park must be kept safe from preventable harm. Whoever operates the space should at the very least implement the necessary safety measures.
Without the right procedures, the following could become major threats to public safety:
- Ill-maintained barriers.
- Structural defects.
- Poor lighting.
Sometimes, it’s possible to hold another driver accountable for harm. For example, if a person hits your vehicle while reversing.
Please contact our team for more information about a Farnborough crash in a car park.
Through no fault of their own, cyclists are inherently more at risk on our roads. For the most part, this is due to their lack of protection and visibility—particularly at night.
With this in mind, a new analysis by Brake (a road safety charity) found those on two wheels are 63 times more susceptible to being killed or suffering a serious injury. But did you know you can claim compensation for harm following a Farnborough road traffic accident?
An incident of this nature may result from a number of causes. A report by Cycling UK states the most common factors in pedal/motorcycle accidents are:
- Misjudgement of another person’s speed/path.
- Inability to notice oncoming road users.
- Careless/reckless driving.
- Poor turns/manoeuvres.
If you experience an accident from another road user’s negligence, you could claim compensation for your injuries. Call our team today for more information about how personal injury lawyers covering Farnborough can aid your case.
In public accident claims, victims of negligence will hold an operator accountable for the harm they suffer in a public place. A crucial piece of legislation that ensures these responsible parties act accordingly is the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
An accident in a public place could occur in a number of areas, such as:
- Farnborough station.
- Queen Elizabeth Park.
- Farnborough Airport.
- Any buildings/car parks of Farnborough Council’s responsibility.
Consequently, if accidents result from failure to implement such measures, a personal injury lawyer can help.
As you will discover over the following sections, a public liability case can encompass a wide range of difficulties. Not only is it crucial the correct party is held liable – as disputes over boundaries will likely arise. But in some cases, operators may not have public liability insurance. With this in mind, the specialist knowledge of a solicitor could prove valuable in such situations.
If you would like more information about how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Farnborough can help you with public liability claims, please continue reading.
Queen Elizabeth Park And Other Open Space Accidents
A minimum standard of safety should be upheld in any open space, including Queen Elizabeth Park. More often than not, the upkeep of this space can fall into various hands from town to town. In most cases, this responsibility may be of the local authority, business owner or private landlord.
A public accident claim for compensation can be made for injuries resulting from:
- Defective equipment.
- Faulty play apparatus.
- Overgrown tree roots.
In recent years, numerous councils have seen significant cuts in their park department budgets. As a result, our favourite spaces could be receiving less due care than anywhere else.
If you or a family member experiences such harm, an adviser from our team can help. Please note if the victim is a child, a parent/guardian must handle proceedings on the claimant’s behalf. Once the courts reach an agreement, the monetary value will be held in a trust fund until the child reaches 18.
Shopping Area Accidents
Much like private landlords, all business owners must also uphold reasonable safety standards for employees, customers and other visitors to the premises.
Under this duty of care, all shops in Farnborough should minimise preventable harm to the best of their abilities. Without these measures, the following hazards may surface:
- Spillages (i.e. liquids, weather hazards)
- Faulty equipment.
- Loose shelves.
- Poor installation of stairs, bannisters and other such facilities.
For free, impartial advice about accidents in public places, please contact our team. You could receive compensation for a Farnborough injury caused by the negligence of a third party.
While slips and trips are easily preventable, an accident of this nature could result from a number of causes. A report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states any combination of contributing factors can cause an accident. For example, this includes:
- Trailing cables.
- Poor housekeeping.
- Slippery surfaces.
- Spillages (e.g. liquid, grease).
- Unsuitable floor coverings.
- Defective surfaces.
As a cause of serious injuries, 95% of major slips result in broken bones. Therefore, it’s important all public spaces are kept as safe as possible for those who use them.
If you suffer an injury because of a slippery surface, defective surface or lack of safety signage around a hazard, you could seek help from a personal injury lawyer covering Farnborough.
As the local authority is responsible for numerous areas throughout Farnborough, there is a significant amount of pressure to ensure all spaces are up to a reasonable standard with regards to safety. Whatever area falls under council property, you shouldn’t have to suffer.
For example, Farnborough Council should acknowledge the following hazards in the quickest possible time—realistically before an accident unfolds:
- Broken equipment.
- Defective structures.
- Raised kerbstones.
As well as having a system by which these defects can be reported, the council must also have in place a reasonable system of inspection.
If you’re injured in a public place, call our claims team today.
Nobody should experience a violent crime nor should they suffer an injury as a result. However, as unfortunate as these cases are, they occur throughout the UK.
If you’re a victim of violent crime with no other avenue for justice, you may seek recourse through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
The CICA is an executive organisation of the UK Government which offers victims the ability to seek some justice. Even if the culprit isn’t caught, you can still recover damages for criminal injuries from the likes of:
- Rape/sexual assault.
- Sex crimes.
However, a claimant must meet two basic requirements:
- The crime must be reported to the police.
- A claim should be made within 2-years of the incident.
Although a claim can be made outside of the above limitation period in extenuating circumstances (i.e. in historical sex cases).
Our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Farnborough can assist you with a criminal injuries claim. To find out how, please contact our team on the number at the top of this page.
Hampshire Crime Statistics And Rates
Within the table below, you will find statistics for crime and disorder in Hampshire from 2019-2020. The data was taken from a report by the Local Government Association.
Top Reported Crimes Frequency
Violence against the person 11,254
Additional types of theft 7,716
Vehicle-related offences 7,319
Sexual offences 3,261
Whether you make a claim for a Farnborough car accident or for criminal injuries, it’s important you choose the right legal representative. Sometimes the best personal injury lawyers are outside of Farnborough. Therefore, you should set aside enough time to search for the best lawyer for you..
Similarly, you should also take the time to gather enough evidence for your claim. The more evidence you have, the stronger your claim may be. For instance, you can use the following as a starting point:
- Photographic Evidence:
After an accident takes place, it’s more than likely the scene will be cleared quickly. As a result, you could lose out on crucial evidence from simply waiting too long. Therefore, it’s important you photograph the scene, cause, damage and anything else of importance. You can also document your recovery period as evidence towards your claim.
- Seek Medical Treatment:
Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s vital you visit the relevant medical practice for treatment. Whether you go to an A&E department or GP Practice, your attendance notes will form a useful piece of evidence.
- Report The Incident
Likewise, it’s important you inform the appropriate person of an accident, particularly in workplace environments. In most cases, a senior manager or HR department will log the incident in a report book.
- Witness Contact Details
You can’t note down a witness statement by yourself. But your solicitor can. If anyone sees the accident, make sure you ask for their email, phone number or address to contact them through.
Will I Be Matched With A Lawyer From This Area?
When you begin searching for a representative, you may find yourself questioning whether the top personal injury lawyers really are in Farnborough. As your choice in solicitor will likely impact the final result of your claim, why should you settle for anything less than the best?
If solicitors on Cove Road in Farnborough or law firms on Victoria Road are inadequate, you shouldn’t limit your options. In most modern cases, you can easily communicate with personal injury law firms outside of Farnborough. Wherever they’re based, you can opt for regular updates via:
- Or in-person (if you would prefer).
What Is The Purpose Of Having Injuries Assessed?
At some point in the claims process, your solicitor will ask you to attend a local medical appointment. In this assessment, you will answer questions about:
- Your injuries in general
- The effects they may have on you.
The expert will determine your recovery time, or prognosis, and detail it in a report. Your solicitor will use this report as a way of calculating your final settlement amount. Therefore, it’s vitally important you attend this medical examination.
It can be difficult to find a solicitor, especially as there are so many options online. But with a strict limitation period to begin proceedings in, you should be careful not to waste too much time on choosing a solicitor.
A great place to begin is reading online reviews. You will likely discover a wealth of information regarding your potential choices, such as how successful, reliable and professional a solicitor is.
Alongside reading reviews, we strongly advise claimants discuss their case over the phone too. When you call, our advisers will assess your case for free. You could also find out how much compensation is waiting for you in a potential final settlement.
Call us today to find out how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Farnborough can help you secure a settlement amount.
When your case is brought forward, your settlement may take into account two forms of loss: general damages and special damages. Unlike general damages, which look specifically at your injuries, special damages comprise the expenses you incur because of your injuries. For example, this may include:
- Travel costs.
- Loss of earnings (linked to the injury).
In the table below, you will find estimations of potential settlement awards for certain injuries. These amounts are taken from the Judicial College’s guidelines—the organisation responsible for training judges in County, Crown and higher courts in England and Wales.
Injury: Notes: Amounts:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Moderately Severe to Severe £21,730 to £94,470
Injuries Affecting Sight Total Loss of One Eye to Total Blindness £51,460 to (the region of) £252,180
Neck Injuries Moderate to Severe £7,410 to (the region of) £139,210
Other Arm Injuries Simple Fractures of the Forearm to Severe Injuries £6,190 to £122,860
Hand Injuries Less Serious to Total or Effective Loss of One Hand £13,570 to £102,890
Leg Injuries Below-knee Amputation of One Leg to Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs £91,950 to £253,480
Toe Injuries Serious to Amputation of All Toes £9,010 to £52,620
As every case is unique, it’s seemingly impossible to place the same value on a similar group of claims. Likewise, we strongly discourage the use of personal injury claims calculators for this exact reason.
If you would prefer a more accurate estimate central to your unique circumstances, please contact our claims team.
Whether you bring forward a claim for a pothole in Queen Elizabeth Park or a slip in Farnborough Station, a specialist lawyer from our panel will lend their services on a No Win No Fee basis. Of the many benefits, you’ll likely rejoice in the security of knowing you won’t be held accountable for your solicitor’s fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
What’s more, you’ll also benefit from:
- No kick-start costs at the beginning of your claim.
- Zero hidden charges throughout proceedings.
In successful cases, a small percentage will be taken from the final settlement to cover your solicitor’s fees (known as a “success fee”). This is also capped by legislation.
Also known as Conditional Fee Agreements (or CFAs), the likelihood of losing out financially is significantly reduced by such means. Call our advisers today to find out how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Farnborough can help you secure a settlement.
Your free, no-obligation consultation is just a phone call away. We have a team of legal advisers on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please use one of the contact methods below:
- Telephone: Dial 0800 408 7825 to speak with an adviser.
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You could connect with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer covering Farnborough the very same day you call. Act fast to avoid delays.
We hope you found the answers you are looking for on this page. If you have any questions, please contact our team. Alternatively, the resources below will provide further clarification on other types of public accident claims.
Where Could My Injuries Be Checked By A Doctor?
|Philippa Keech||Premier Inn,
101 Ively Road,
Where Court Cases May Be Heard – Aldershot Justice Centre
|Aldershot Justice Centre|
|The Court House,
Rushmoor Borough Council – Providing Services To Farnborough Residents
|Rushmoor Borough Council|
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