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Personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby

You may have stumbled across this guide if you’re looking for the help of personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby. If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, an accident in a park or shop, a road traffic accident (RTA), or by a criminal in the commission of a crime, you can find all of the answers and legal support you need here.

In the sections below, we’ll cover all of these topics in detail, as well as providing you with additional information on the personal injury claims process. We’ll discuss the benefits of No Win No Fee agreements, give you an idea of compensation awards, and advise you on what else you can claim for.

If at any point while reading this guide you have a question, or if you’d like to proceed with a claim, our team of advisers are on hand to offer you free legal advice and support. Our advisors will be able to offer a free legal consultation to see if you are eligible for compensation and explain how No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby could support you.

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  1. A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Grimsby
  2. Workplace Accidents In Grimsby
  3. Grimsby Traffic Accidents
  4. Grimsby Bike Accidents
  5. Public Injury And Accident Claims
  6. Fall And Trip Accidents
  7. Accident And Injury Claims Against The Council
  8. Criminal Assault And Violent Crime Claims
  9. How To Make A Personal Injury Claim
  10. How To Find The Right Solicitor By Checking Reviews
  11. Typical Settlements Paid Out For Injuries
  12. No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Grimsby Claims
  13. How To Contact An Injury Claim Lawyer
  14. Resources

A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Grimsby

The impact of being involved in an accident can range from a mild inconvenience to life-changing circumstances. Regardless of the effect, it has had on you, it’s something you shouldn’t have to simply accept. Compensation can be pursed to try and restore you to the position that you were in before the accident happened.

In the sections that follow, we’ll cover a range of personal injury topics, including:

  • Accidents at work
  • Road traffic accidents (RTA)
  • Accidents involving cyclists
  • Public accident claims
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Claims involving the Council
  • Claims resulting from injuries sustained in crimes

We’ll also guide you through the process of claiming, explaining how you can find the best personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby to represent you, the financial benefits of No Win No Fee agreements, and what levels of compensation you could expect to receive for your injuries.

If you’re ready to proceed with a claim or if you have a query, our team is on hand to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. They can provide you with free legal advice and support, with no obligation on your part to proceed with a claim.

Time Limitations In Personal Injury Claims

One of the key qualifying criteria for making a claim is bringing the action within time. Under the Limitation Act 1980, all personal injury claims have a limited time window in which they can be made. This is:

  • 3 years from the accident date.
  • Or 3 years from the date you obtained knowledge that you were suffering from an illness or injury that you knew was at least partially the fault of the defendant.

There are exceptions to this rule, some of which are:

  • In cases involving children (under 18), the limitation clock will not begin to tick until the child turns 18. From that point, they’re allowed until their 21st birthday to make a claim.
  • If a claimant has lost the mental capacity to claim because of the accident, the 3-year clock won’t begin to tick until they are recovered.

In both circumstances above, it may be possible to have what’s known as a litigation friend act on the claimant’s behalf.

If you’re unsure if you meet the personal injury claims time limit, please get in touch with our team.

Workplace Accidents In Grimsby

All employers have a duty of care to uphold the safety and welfare of their employees. This duty is enshrined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The Act sets out a number of ways in which employers can meet this duty, such as:

  • Performing regular risk assessments to identify risks. Action must then be taken to address any that are found.
  • Providing employees with adequate and regular training and supervision.
  • Supplying adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Conducting regular inspections and maintenance work on equipment and machinery.

Should an employer fail to implement such measures, it could give rise to possible accidents such as:

  • A piece of machinery breaking, resulting in an employee fracturing their fingers.
  • An employee failing to carry out the correct safety measures while their colleague is climbing a ladder, causing them to fall and injure their head.
  • An employee slipping over on ice that should have been treated by their employer.

If you’re involved in an accident because your employer breached their duty of care, and you sustain an injury as a result, you could make a claim. Personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby could support you throughout the process. To find out how, simply call us on the number at the top of this page.

Grimsby Traffic Accidents

Road traffic accidents can be sudden, unexpected and traumatic. They are, in most cases, avoidable, and often arise because of the fault of another road user who may have been driving without due care and attention, speeding or perhaps because they were drunk.

Regardless as to whether the accident involved a low-velocity impact, a rear-end collision or a head-on collision, the injuries that could be sustained can have a detrimental impact on your life. Even mild cases of whiplash can cause significant pain and discomfort and may require time off work to recover.

If you’ve been harmed in an accident on a Grimsby road that wasn’t your fault, or even in an accident that may have been partially your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Call our team to find out more. Our guide on the subject may also provide further useful information.

Bus, Train And Taxi Accidents

Many of us rely on the likes of public transport and taxis to get around. In fact, the average person in England took 10 taxi rides and 48 bus trips in 2018. When we enter these vehicles, we expect the drivers to uphold their duty of care and get us to our destination safely.

However, should the driver cause an accident and you suffer an injury, you could make a claim for compensation against their insurance policy. Or if another road user causes an accident involving the vehicle in which you are travelling, you could also be entitled to claim compensation from their insurance policy.

For more information on how we can help, please get in touch.

Grimsby Private And Council Car Park Accidents

If you’ve been shopping in Freshney Place Shopping Centre and parked in a car park and suffered an injury there, such as by tripping over a raised paving stone, you could make a claim if you can prove the owner or operator of the car park breached their duty of care.

All operators of public spaces have a responsibility to ensure that their areas are safe for public use. Should they fail to conduct regular inspections or make repairs when defects are reported, it may give rise to the risk of injury.

It may also be possible to claim for injuries sustained in vehicle collisions in car parks, such as a driver reversing into oncoming traffic without looking.

Get in touch with our team of knowledgeable advisers to find out more.

Grimsby Bike Accidents

Cyclists are a vulnerable group of road users. Lacking the protection afforded by vehicles, cyclists involved in accidents often suffer significant injuries. In 2018, 99 UK cyclists were killed, over 3,000 were seriously injured on Great Britains’ roads.

The main causes of cycling accidents, according to a report by the Department for Transport, involve:

  • A failure by drivers to look properly. Nearly 34,000 incidents had this logged as the main contributory factor in 2018.
  • Failing to judge a cyclist’s speed or path was another key reason.
  • And carelessness, recklessness and speeding were identified as another main contributor to cycling accidents.

If you’ve been injured as a cyclist because of any of these reasons above, or perhaps because of factors not listed here, get in touch with our team. You could be entitled to compensation.

Our guide to cycling claims may also provide you with some useful information.

Public Injury And Accident Claims 

The accidents discussed in this section fall under an area of law called public liability. They relate to the duty of care owed by a person or company who is responsible for a public area. Operators/owners must ensure that all spaces under their control are safe for public use.

Examples of public spaces include:

  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping centres
  • Train stations, like Grimsby Station
  • Spaces like Grimsby Pier or the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

An array of accidents could happen in these spaces, such as slips and trips caused by potholes or obstructed pathways.

One issue that may arise in a public liability claim is determining who owed you a duty of care. This is where a personal injury lawyer can help.

To find out more about how our team can support you, please get in touch.

Accidents In Parks In Grimsby

Grimsby is home to a number of fine parks, such as the People’s Park and Welsby Woods. However, government cuts to local authority budgets have hit parks departments hardest. This, in turn, could give rise to an increased chance of hazards developing, such as:

  • Broken equipment in play areas.
  • Faulty park benches.
  • Potholes in pavements.

Should Grimsby Council—or whoever the operator of the park is—fail to keep the space safe and you suffer an injury as a result, you could be entitled to compensation if you can establish they breached their duty of care. Please get in touch to find out how we can help.

Shopping Area, Supermarket And Retail Space Accidents

Busy shopping centres, like Freshney Place Shopping Centre, could see thousands of people pass through their doors every day. It’s therefore vital that the operators of these areas ensure that the space is safe.

Conducting regular inspections to check for any spillages in aisles, ensuring that display items are secure and that walkways are free from obstructions are all key measures that can be adopted to ensure customer safety.

If you have suffered an injury because of a breach in the duty of care of the operator of a shopping centre, supermarket or another kind of retailer, you could be owed compensation. Our team can advise you further if you give them a call today.

Fall And Trip Accidents

A slip and trip may sound like an innocuous accident, yet they’re one of the most common causes of injuries in workplaces. In fact, 95% of major slips result in broken bones.

The reality is, these types of accidents are easily avoidable and often arise because of poor housekeeping. Businesses and organisations can adopt cost-effective measures to rule them out, such as:

  • Implementing regular systems of inspection to identify slip or trip hazards.
  • Training staff on how to spot potential hazards, such as loose wires and spillages.
  • Conducting adequate risk assessments and introducing effective management controls.

Regardless of where you trip, slip or fall, if you believe the cause should have been addressed, such as a spilt liquid in a supermarket, or a pothole on a pavement, you could be entitled to compensation.

Call our team today to find out how we can support you. Why not check out our guide on these types of claims too?

Accident And Injury Claims Against The Council

The Council is responsible for maintaining much of the roads, pavements, pathways and parks in the town. To ensure that these highways and spaces are safe for the general public, The Council should have in place a reasonable system of inspection to identify and repair any potential issues.

It’s important for Grimsby Council to act upon reports of any defects, such as potholes, broken kerbs or paving stones. Once a defect has been reported, it’s up to the Council to take action to make the highway safe for public use.

Should the Council breach its duty of care and you suffer an injury as a result, you could be entitled to compensation. Our team can advise you how personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby can help. Simply give them a call on the number at the top of this page.

For more information on claims against a local authority, click here to read our guide.

Criminal Assault And Violent Crime Claims

Being the victim of a crime is deeply traumatic, even more so when you suffer injuries that may be life-changing. You may assume that you have no recourse in such circumstances, but you could make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

A government-backed agency, the CICA exists to compensate victims of the likes of assaults in Grimsby, muggings, theft, stabbings, sexual assaults, and even those who have been horrifically subjected to sexual abuse.

The rules are a little different when making a claim through the CICA. The claim must be made within 2 years (varies) of the incident and the crime must have been reported to the police.

Get in touch with our team to find out more.

Crime Statistics for North East Lincolnshire

Below, you can find the most recent crime statistics for North East Lincolnshire.

Top Reported Crimes Frequency
Violence against the person2,265
Shoplifting2,084
Other types of theft1,361
Vehicle offences1,072
Burglary1,046
Sexual offences576

Source

How To Make A Personal Injury Claim

Making a claim has never been easier. However, there are a few things to consider before proceeding.

Firstly, you need to try and obtain as much evidence as possible. The evidence you supply to your solicitor could be the difference between success and failure. Here are some tips:

  • If you suffer an injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. This could be first aid while at work or in the likes of a supermarket, or it could involve a trip to the local walk-in centre, the A&E department at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, or your local GP.
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident, the cause of the accident—such as a broken paving stone—and any injuries you sustain.
  • If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact details. Your solicitor may obtain a statement from them to support your claim.
  • Report the accident to the responsible party so that they can log it in their accident book. These records are often crucial in establishing what exactly happened.

Should You Have A Medical Assessment?

As part of the claims process, your solicitor will ask you to attend a medical assessment with an independent specialist. This will be conducted as close to your home as possible. The purpose of the assessment is to have the specialist assess your injuries to determine their severity and whether there will be any long-term suffering. Their findings will be detailed in a medical report which will serve as a key piece of evidence in your claim.

Should I Find A Solicitor Near Me?

The internet has fundamentally changed how we communicate and how industries conduct their business. The legal sector is no stranger to that. No longer is it necessary to rely on solicitors in Grimsby Town Centre, or solicitors on Osborne Street or Dudley Street, for example.

You have the freedom and ability to choose the best personal injury solicitor for you, regardless of where in the country they’re based. We can help you with that. Our panel of personal injury solicitors possess decades of experience handling claims and our team can connect you to them today. Call us on the above number to find out more.

How To Find The Right Solicitor By Checking Reviews

Should you search the internet for No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers in Grimsby, or the best personal injury lawyers in Grimsby, you’ll be given page upon page of results. What can you do to narrow your options and find the best lawyer for you? One way is to look at reviews.

An honest review from a past client can give you the insights you need. They can reveal how professional a solicitor is, how well they communicate with their clients, their rate of success and their expertise.

Don’t stop your search with reviews, though. We advise that you contact the firm of lawyers and discuss your case with them. Only then will you be sure that you’ve made the right choice.

Typical Settlements Paid Out For Injuries 

All claims are unique, so without knowing the intricacies of your case, it’s difficult to give it a precise valuation. Some firms choose to use tools like a personal injury claims calculator, but they can be misleading.

Instead, we’ve opted to provide you with figures from the guidelines of the Judicial College, a legal body that reviews compensation awards made by the courts. Solicitors use these guidelines to value claims on a daily basis.

Body Part InjuredSeverity Of InjuryGuideline Compensation Bracket
ShoulderSevere£18,020 to £45,070
LegModerate£26,050 - £36,790
ElbowSeverely disabling£36,770 - £51,460
BrainModerate£85,150 - £205,580
ArmSevere£90,250 - £122,860

For a more precise valuation, please get in touch with our team. They’ll also be able to advise you on other things that you could claim for—such as medical expenses, travel expenses and loss of earnings—that you may incur because of your injuries.

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Grimsby Claims 

No Win No Fee means that should your claim be unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any of your solicitor’s fees.

Some other benefits to No Win No Fee claims include:

  • No fees to pay at the outset of your claim.
  • And no fees to pay while the claim is ongoing.

If your claim is successful, your solicitor will deduct what’s known as a success fee at the end of the case. This is a small, legally capped percentage of the compensation award. The precise percentage will be detailed in your No Win No Fee agreement, also called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which you’ll sign when you begin your case.

How To Contact An Injury Claim Lawyer

Our team is on hand to offer you the legal support and advice you need, all for free and with no obligation to proceed. They can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via the following methods:

Resources

Thank you for taking the time to read through our guide about the services offered by personal injury lawyers covering Grimsby. Below, you can find some further guides that you may find useful. We’ve also included details of doctors who operate in Grimsby, Grimsby Council’s office and local courthouses in Grimsby too.

Beauty And Salon Negligence Claims

A Guide To Public Pavement And Road Defect Accidents

Public School Personal Injury Claims

Report Road Traffic Accident – Hampshire Constabulary

Find NHS Services

Cycling UK

Doctors Who Conduct Assessments In This Area

DoctorLocation
Asad Nadeem KhanPhysiofirst Centre Grimsby Ltd
The Medi-Train Centre, King Edward Street, Grimsby, DN31
Sumeet VohraThe Achilles Centre
6 Dudley Street, Grimsby, DN31 2AB
Syed NaeemThe Oasis Health Club
Orwell Street, Grimsby DN31 3HB
Florian DhimitriNorth East Lincolnshire Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LX
David PontefractPhysio-Works
367 St Nicholas Drive, Wybers Wood, Grimsby, DN37 9RD

Grimsby Magistrates’ Court

Grimsby County CourtGrimsby Magistrates Court
Great Grimsby Combined Court
Town Hall Square
Grimsby
DN31 1HX
Victoria Street
Grimsby
DN31 1NH

North East Lincolnshire County Council Covering Grimsby

Grimsby Council
Municipal Offices,
Town Hall Square,
Grimsby
DN31 1HU

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