Whether you’ve had an accident on the M25 in Guildford, have been injured at a Guildford workplace, or have suffered injuries in an accident at Bedford Road car park, if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer covering Guildford could support you. Making a claim alone could be something that causes you stress and worry, but having a personal injury solicitor on your side could make the process much easier for you, and they could ensure that you do not miss out on compensation you are entitled to claim. This guide talks you through the types of accidents that could lead to a personal injury claim, along with explaining how to find the right personal injury lawyer covering Guildford to help you. We also offer some insight into the types of compensation you could claim, and the levels of compensation that could be appropriate for specific injuries you could suffer. We hope you find this guide useful, but if you have further questions or would like our help with connecting you to a No Win No Fee solicitor to help you with a claim, you can contact us for free advice on 0800 408 7825 at any time.
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Making a compensation claim for an incident in Guildford that has caused you injury and that you were not wholly to blame for could feel daunting. After all, you would need to prove that someone in a position of liability acted negligently towards you, and their negligence caused you to suffer harm. You would also need to ensure all the right evidence was presented as part of your case, and that you were claiming within the personal injury claims time limit that was relevant to your case, amongst other things. Doing all this alone could be stressful, so this is why many claimants rely on the services of a personal injury lawyer covering Guildford claims if they intend to claim compensation for a Guildford accident that has caused them to suffer harm.
Personal injury law firms covering Guildford claims could help with cases such as:
- Claims for accidents in public places
- Claims against public liability insurance
- A Guildford car accident
- A motorbike accident on a Guildford road
- A claim against Guildford Council for an accident caused by local authority housing disrepair
- A trip and fall incident on Guildford Road
- A slip incident in Guildford Town Centre
- An accident at work due to employer negligence
These are just a few examples. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you believe someone else could be held liable for your injuries, please do not hesitate to call us here at Public Interest Lawyers. We could offer you a free cases assessment to see if you could have a claim for compensation.
You may work for one of Guildford’s top employers, or you could work for a smaller company based in the area. Either way, your employer is legally obligated to look after your safety and health at work. They could take a number of steps to protect you, depending on the workplace you are in and the job that you do, including:
- Ensuring risk assessments are regularly performed and risks identified are reduced as much as could be considered reasonable
- Ensuring you have training in safety procedures or specific parts of your job, such as manual handling
- Ensuring PPE (if required) is adequate and effective
- Ensuring you are given regular breaks when required by your job
If your employer does not take care to protect your safety or your health at work, and you suffer ill-health or injury due to their negligence, you could claim compensation from them. If you’re worried about doing so as you are still employed by them, it could be wise to keep in mind that not only would they have insurance to pay for your claim, but they are also not allowed to treat you differently because of your claim. There is legislation in place to protect you from this.
Whether you’ve been injured as a driver in an accident in Guildford on the A3, when someone dangerously overtook you, or you’ve sustained whiplash in a Guildford car accident that occurred when someone ran into the back of you, a personal injury lawyer covering Guildford could help you. In some cases, they could even help if you have been partially at fault for the accident, so long as someone else could also be held liable. However, it could be likely that your compensation would be lower than if you were completely blameless for the accident.
Public Transport Accident Claims
No matter what type of accident you’ve had on a Guildford road, a lawyer could help you gather the evidence needed to make a claim for compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered. This includes accidents on public transport. Whether you’ve been injured in a bus accident in Guildford because the driver failed to brake, have sustained injuries in a taxi accident in Guildford because the driver was not paying due care and attention to the road, or even been injured on a train or in the train station, if someone else was responsible for your safety and they were negligent, they could be held liable for your injuries.
Pedestrian And Vehicle Accidents In Car Parks
You could also claim for compensation if you’ve been injured in a Guildford car park. No matter whether you were a pedestrian injured as the result of being run into by a driver that was speeding, or you were injured at the barrier due to it malfunctioning, liable parties for car park injuries could include:
- The car park owner/operator
- Another driver
- The local authority
If you’re not sure who could be held liable for your Guildford car park accident, our team could assess your case for free and advise you on what steps you could take to claim compensation.
Rospa has revealed that cyclists and motorbike riders are amongst the most vulnerable of road users in the UK. It may come as no surprise to you that the reasons behind this include:
- Motorcyclists often move faster than other road users expect
- Pedal cyclists are often slower to move off than expected
- Both are difficult to spot
- Both are more likely to suffer injuries when hit
- Both are more affected than other road users by side winds
However, this does not mean that a pushbike or motorcycle accident in Guildford could not lead to a personal injury claim. Road users should take care to look out for all other road users, not just those in enclosed vehicles. If they act irresponsibly or dangerously on the road and you are injured because of this, you may be able to claim compensation for a road accident in Guildford where you’ve been injured on a bicycle or motorcycle.
There are plenty of public spaces in Guildford you may visit, from shops and retail outlets to parks and public spaces. If you are injured in a public space due to poor upkeep or maintenance of such spaces, you may assume you would have no legal right to claim compensation, but in fact, in many cases, you could.
Park, Playground And Play Area Accidents
There are a good number of parks and play areas in the Guildford area, which you may visit for a variety of reasons. Visiting a park or play area is supposed to be a pleasant experience, but if you’re injured due to poor maintenance or upkeep of a park or playground, you could find the experience very unpleasant indeed. Depending on who is responsible for the park or playground you’ve been injured in, you may be able to make a claim against a private company or the local council.
Shop, Retail Park And Other Supermarket Accidents
Have you suffered injuries in an incident in Guildford town centre that was not your fault, or been injured in a clothes shop, supermarket or another retail outlet? Was the accident caused by someone’s negligence in ensuring you could shop or use the facilities safely? If so, you may be able to claim for your injuries. Liable parties in shop, retail park and supermarket accidents could include:
- The shop itself
- The premises owner/operator
- The local council (for public shopping areas under their liability)
To find out who could be held liable for your claim, and to be connected with a personal injury solicitor covering Guildford to help you with a claim of this type, why not get in touch? We’ll be happy to advise you on how to move forward with a claim.
A slip or trip may happen through no fault of anyone else, but if someone else is responsible for keeping an area safe and their negligence leads you to be injured in a slip, trip or fall accident, a personal injury solicitor covering Guildford could help you make a claim for compensation. Depending on where you were at the time you had the accident and the reason you had the accident, liable parties for slip, trip and fall claims could include:
- Local councils
- Shops, restaurants or hotels
- Other private businesses
Whether you have slipped, tripped or fallen at Guildford station, Franham Road car park or anywhere else in Guildford, we could help you assess whether someone could be held liable for your injuries and could give you guidance on the steps you could take to claim compensation for your injuries.
Accidents in a public place could occur in places the council is responsible for. If they have failed to keep parks, public buildings, footpaths, public car parks and other places they are responsible for safe for the public to use, and someone is injured as a result, the local authority could be held liable for public injury claims made against them due to their negligence. Claims against the council could be made for accidents:
- In local authority housing
- In libraries
- On public footpaths/pavements
- On public roads (caused by potholes, for example)
- In jobcentres
- In public parks or car parks
- In other local authority buildings
These are just a few examples. We’d be happy to assess your case for free and help you connect with an appropriate representative for your claim.
If you’re an innocent victim of crime who has suffered injuries from criminal acts, you may be able to claim compensation. A solicitor could help you claim against the perpetrator of violent crime in some cases or an employer of a perpetrator, but most claims relating to violent crimes are dealt with through the CICA, an organisation set up to compensate victims of violent crimes when other routes to compensation are blocked. A CICA claim for injuries could be possible for crimes relating to:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Historic abuse
- Assault and battery
- Psychological injuries as a witness of a violent crime
- Physical/psychological injuries incurred while trying to stop a criminal act
If you’re unsure as to what the best route to criminal injury compensation would be for you, we’d be happy to assess your case for free and provide advice and support to help you make a claim.
Rates Of Crimes Affecting Victims In Guildford
A report from LG Inform lists the top reported crimes as per the below for the Guildford area. This data covers the 12 months leading up to April 2020.
|Top Reported Crimes||Frequency|
|Other theft offences||1,077|
|Violence against a person causing injury||949|
Whether you’re making a claim for an accident on Guildford road, you’re claiming for a public place accident, or you’d like an employment lawyer covering Guildford, having the assistance of a legal professional could help maximise your compensation, as well as taking on the hard work of proving your claim.
Where May Lawyers Be Found In Guildford
Searching for the right lawyer for your case could be tricky. While you might find a personal injury lawyer in Guildford town centre, you may feel that they’re not quite what you’re looking for in terms of the service they offer, and you might have to widen your search. As we mention below, it is not necessary for you to restrict your search to a lawyer in Guildford, Surrey, when we could help you connect with an experienced capable solicitor covering Guildford claims that could take on your case with no fees upfront.
Will I Need To Visit A Doctor?
Whether you have seen a GP at the time of your accident or been hospitalised, you’d still need to visit an independent doctor as part of your claim. There are plenty of independent medical experts that can cover the local area that could perform this service. A local appointment could be arranged for you, in order for medical evidence detailing your condition and your prognosis to be collected.
Will I Need An Injury Lawyer From The Local Area?
While some claimants might search for personal injury lawyers in Guildford offering No Win No Fee terms, this may restrict their search more than is necessary. You do not have to use lawyers based in your area. Instead, you could search for a personal injury lawyer covering Guildford claims that could be based anywhere in the UK, as many claims are handled over the phone, by letter and by e-mail. If your case goes to court, the location of your lawyer would not preclude you having them support you at court either. If you’d like our assistance with finding a personal injury solicitor covering Guildford to help you, we’d be glad to help.
When you buy a product, you may check the reviews to see what the quality is like before you make your purchase. So why not do this before you choose the best personal injury lawyers covering Guildford to support you? Lawyer reviews could give you a huge amount of information on the service a lawyer offers, as well as how well, or badly, they communicate with their clients, how successful they’ve been and what claims they’ve worked on before.
You might be surprised not to find a personal injury claims calculator on this page. The reason we have chosen not to include one is that these tools are only able to give very rough estimates of compensation. Every personal injury claim requires a full and detailed assessment of its unique facts before a compensation amount could be agreed on, taking all the evidence (including medical evidence) into account when working out an appropriate award. We have, however, illustrated in the table below some guideline compensation brackets that we have taken from a legal publication called the Judicial College Guidelines.
|Place of injury||Compensation Bracket||How Severe|
|Shoulder||£11,980 - £18,020||Serious|
|Arm||£18,020 - £36,770||Less severe|
|Neck||£12,900 - £36,120||Moderate|
|Back||£11,730 - £36,390||Moderate|
|Brain||£14,380 - £40,410||Less severe|
In addition to claiming for the injuries you’ve suffered, you may also be able to claim for costs incurred as a consequence of your injuries. These could include wage losses, care costs, medical or travel expenses, for example.
Claiming under these terms requires you to sign an agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is a document that would promise a small fee, known as a ‘success fee’, in the event that your solicitor obtained a compensation settlement for you, either by negotiating with the liable party or fighting for compensation through the courts. If your claim was unsuccessful, then you would not have to settle this success fee. You wouldn’t be asked to cover the costs of pursuing your injury claim either.
We believe every innocent victim of personal injury should be able to obtain legal help with a compensation claim, no matter what their current financial situation. No Win No Fee claims allow claimants to obtain such assistance. If you’re looking for help finding a personal injury solicitor handling Guildford claims that works under these terms, we’d be delighted to help you connect with one.
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Public Liability Claims – This useful guide could offer further insight into making public accident claims against someone’s public liability insurance.
Claims For Accidents In Shops – If you’re considering claiming for a shopping accident, this guide could offer some useful insight.
Doctors Handling Assessments In This Area
|Richard Fotiadis||Guildford Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic
85 Epsom Road
|Tariq Ayyoub||Regus Guildford
1 Farnham Road
Guildford Magistrates’ And Family Courts
|Guildford Magistrates' Court and Family Court|
Guildford Borough Council
|Guildford Borough Council|
Article by OE