Our Guide To Using Personal Injury Solicitors Who Cover Halifax
If you live or work in the town of Halifax and have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the party that was responsible. If so, you may be looking for the help of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax.
Whether you were injured in a place managed by your local council such as a public park, injured in an accident at work, or injured in a shop, a personal injury lawyer who covers Halifax can handle your claim.
What are the advantages of using No Win No Fee lawyers for personal injuries covering Halifax to handle your compensation claim, rather than approaching the negligent party directly? The solicitor will be able to value your claim to make sure you don’t receive less compensation than your claim is worth. They can also gather evidence to support your compensation claim and negotiate with the defendant.
If you believe that you are owed accident compensation, contact Public Injury Lawyers today for your free legal consultation. Call us on 0800 408 7825.
If we can see that you are owed compensation, an expert lawyer covering Halifax from our panel will be assigned to work on your claim right away.
Alternatively, read on to learn more about making a public injury claim for compensation.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Who Cover Halifax
- Work Accident Claims Covering Halifax
- Traffic And Car Accidents Covering Halifax
- Halifax Bike Accidents
- Public Place Injuries And Accidents
- Slipping Or Falling In Public Spaces
- Claims Against Calderdale Council Covering Halifax
- Victim Based Crimes And Assaults
- How Could You Make A Claim For Compensation?
- Calculator For Typical Personal Injury Claim Payouts
- No Win No Fee Lawyers Who Cover Halifax
- How To Get In Contact With A Lawyer
In the United Kingdom, many parties owe one another a duty of care. What this means is that they are supposed to take every reasonable precaution to uphold the health and welfare of the party they owe the duty of care to.
For example, drivers owe all other road users and their passengers a duty of care, which means that they must drive responsibly and maintain their vehicle in a way that upholds the safety of others. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees, and businesses such as shops and restaurants owe a duty of care to people who use their premises.
Public Injury Lawyers has created this guide for people who live and/or work in the town of Halifax, West Yorkshire. We will look at different reasons why our clients make compensation claims. We will also advise you how to find a personal injury lawyer covering Halifax to work on your case.
To begin your compensation claim, call us today to speak to an advisor about finding a solicitor covering Halifax. Alternatively, read on to find out more.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 581,000 non-fatal accidents at work in 2018/19 and 111 fatal accidents at work in the UK in 2019/20. Employers owe their employees a duty of care when they are at work, or in an environment that the employer has some control over. This is contained within the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Your employer, therefore, is responsible for providing the employee with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. If an employee is injured because of negligent actions by their employer, they may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation for their injuries.
The most common non-fatal accidents at work, as reportable to RIDDOR in 2018/9 were:
- 29% of accidents involved slipping, tripping or falling, on the same level.
- 20% of accidents at work involved heavy lifting and carrying, also known as manual handling injuries.
- 10% of workplace accidents involved a moving object hitting a worker.
- 8% of workplace accidents occurred due to employees being assaulted at work.
- 8% of accidents at work happened because the employee fell from one level to another, for example falling down the stairs.
Have you been injured at work in Halifax because of a negligent employer? Then you may be owed compensation for your injuries.
Call us today to speak to an advisor and if we can see that you are owed compensation, we will provide you with a No Win No Fee public injury lawyer covering Halifax from our panel to handle your claim
A road traffic accident is a collision or crash on the road. They usually involve two vehicles, but can also involve one vehicle hitting a pedestrian, animal or a static object. A driver, passenger or pedestrian can be injured in a Halifax car accident, Halifax bus accident, a Halifax bridge accident or a Halifax bicycle accident.
Accidents on the road can cause lacerations, broken bones and severe head injuries, amongst other injuries.
When a Halifax car accident or any other type of road traffic accident in Halifax occurs, the police will investigate to determine who is responsible for the accident. If the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the other driver, or another party (for example your local council, or a construction company), you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against that party.
In the tragic circumstances that your relative died in a Halifax fatal accident on the roads, you may be able to make a posthumous claim on their behalf.
We will now look at the types of road accidents that can happen in Halifax. If you believe you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for a car accident in Halifax, or an accident on Halifax’s roads, call us today.
Bus And Other Public Transport Vehicle Accidents
Bus companies, train companies and other public transport operators have a duty of care towards their passengers, drivers and other people using the roads. If you have experienced a Halifax bus accident, or another type of accident on public transport in Halifax and were injured as a result, you may be eligible to claim accident compensation.
Bus accidents can occur because of bus companies acting negligently. For example, the handrail may be faulty, causing a passenger to fall if the bus has to brake sharply, or the bus may collide with another vehicle because the driver has received insufficient training. A bus accident in Halifax can also happen because of another driver on the roads acting recklessly.
If you appoint personal injury lawyers covering Halifax to handle your claim, they will be able to investigate whether the public transport company or another driver was at fault. They will gather evidence to support your claim and will negotiate on your behalf to win you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Halifax Public And Council Car Park Accidents
Have you been injured due to a car park accident that was caused by someone else acting negligently? You may have experienced an injury in Cross Hills Car Park, near Crib Lane, Halifax, or North Bridge Car Park, Halifax.
You may suffer an injury in a car park on foot, for example, if ice on a pathway had not been gritted, this could cause a slip and fall accident. Similarly, accidents in car parks can occur if one car collides with another, due to reckless driving.
If you have suffered an injury due to an accident on the roads in Halifax, public transport accident in Halifax, or an accident in a car park, you may be eligible to claim road traffic accident compensation.
Call Public Injury Lawyers today and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel to handle your case.
People often think that you can’t make a compensation claim for accidents in public places. In fact, if you are injured in a public place which is controlled by your local council or another organisation, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
For example, if you trip over a cracked paving slab, you may be able to make a claim for an accident in a public place. Your compensation package payment will normally be covered by their public liability insurance. However, such insurance isn’t compulsory, and if an organisation doesn’t have it, it could be potentially difficult. However, our team can still assist.
Let’s look at some examples of how a compensation claim could be made.
Accidents In A Public Park
If you have been injured in a public park in Halifax such as Shibden Park or Manor Heath Park, you may be owed compensation for your injuries from your local council. Examples of park injuries that people claim compensation for include accidents caused by faulty outdoor gym equipment, accidents caused by warped or cracked pathways or accidents caused by sitting on a broken bench.
If your child has been injured in a park because of faulty playground equipment, you could make a compensation claim on behalf of your child. Call Public Injury Lawyers today to find out more.
Accidents In Supermarkets, Shopping Centres And Retail Parks
If you have been injured in a supermarket in Halifax due to a health and safety hazard that was caused by supermarket negligence, you may be eligible to claim shop or supermarket accident compensation against the company.
Similarly, if you were injured on the grounds of a retail park or shopping centre in Halifax, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for your injuries from the park or centre manager. Examples of accidents that can happen in supermarkets and shopping centres include slip, trip and fall accidents, accidents on escalators and assaults which could have been prevented.
To enquire about claiming compensation for an accident in a public place in Halifax, call Public Injury Lawyers today. If we see that you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will be able to connect you to a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor covering Halifax from our panel to handle your claim.
Unfortunately, just a minor health and safety hazard on the floor can cause a slip, trip or fall accident. For example, an office worker could trip on a loose carpet tile, causing them to fall. Or a customer outside a supermarket could slip on some black ice which has not been gritted.
As well as injuries to the legs, ankles and knees, slip, trip and fall accidents can cause wrist injuries if the person falling puts their hand out to break their fall. If the injured person falls backwards, they can also hurt their back or head.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall accident in a public place in Halifax, call Public Injury Lawyers today.
Calderdale Council is the local authority for Halifax. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in Halifax, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim against Calderdale Council provided you can clearly prove they breached their duty of care.
What public spaces in Halifax is Calderdale Council responsible for managing? Roads, highways, pavements and footpaths should all be properly maintained by the council. Similarly, Calderdale Council may be responsible for running public places such as libraries and leisure centres.
If you have been injured in a space managed by your local authority, because of an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of Calderdale Council, call Public Injury Lawyers today. If we can see that you’re entitled to compensation, we’ll connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax. You can also read our online guide to claiming compensation from your local council.
If you have been injured physically or psychologically because of a criminal assault in Halifax, can you claim compensation? You may be eligible to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or CICA.
The CICA is a government agency that pays out compensation to victims of violent crimes. Even if the perpetrator was not caught or identified, you can still make a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claim.
What crimes can you claim compensation for?
- Historic sex crimes
- Sexual assault or rape
- Robbery or mugging
- Violent assault
If you wish to claim compensation as the victim of a violent crime in Halifax, you must have reported the crime to the police. There is usually a 2-year time limit on making a claim for compensation from the CICA, however, there are special exceptions where the time limit can be extended, for example in the case of a historic sex crime.
If you wish to make a compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, call Public Injury Lawyers today. We can link you to our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax, who offer a No Win No Fee compensation claims option.
Rates Of Violent Crime In Yorkshire And Humberside
Top Reported Crimes Frequency
Violence against the person 58,873
Vehicle offences 43,402
Residential burglary 33,737
Sexual offences 17,364
Here is some advice about how to claim compensation for an accident that was caused by another party, in Halifax.
Streets Where Solicitors Are Commonly Based In Halifax
If you’re looking for a lawyer, your first instinct may be to look for streets where solicitors in Halifax are located, such as on Skircoat Road, Savile Park Road and Clare Road. However, you should question whether these solicitors are the best suited for you. They may lack the experience needed for a claim such as yours. We’ll consider this further below.
What Medical Evidence Do You Need?
As part of any personal injury claim, your solicitor will ask you to attend a medical appointment with a specialist. The purpose of this is to prove that your injuries were sustained in a manner consistent with the accident. The specialist will examine you and provide a medical report, which will be used to both evidence and value your compensation claim.
If you opted to make a claim with our service, you can take advantage of our extensive network of medical experts to ensure that your appointment is conducted as locally to you as possible.
Do Claims Need To Be Handled By Local Solicitors?
As we mentioned above, you do not need to use a personal law firm in Halifax to handle your claim. You can actually use a skilled accident solicitor based anywhere in the country. As most of your communication will be via telephone, post or email, your solicitor’s location will not make a difference to the outcome of your claim.
This opens up your options tremendously. Instead, you can choose the best lawyer in the country, regardless of where they’re based. To save you the time and effort, get in touch with our team. They can connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax.
Some firms offer a personal injury compensation calculator to give you an idea of how much you could receive. However, such tools do not account for the unique aspects of a claim and may mislead you. As a result, we haven’t included such a tool here.
Instead, we’ve provided a more accurate method. The compensation amounts included in the table below are based on official Judicial College guidelines for how much an injured person could be awarded in general damages. These guidelines are used by everybody in the legal industry to value personal injury claims.
However, we appreciate you might want a more precise estimate. If so, get in touch with our team. Once they know the specifics of your case, they’ll hone in on a valuation. They can then connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax.
Form Of Injury Comments On The Injury Damages Which May Be Awarded
Foot Injury - Moderate Foot injuries of this degree could include a bone fracture of the metatarsal. It could lead to the victim suffering from some degree of disability. £12,900 to £23,460
Shoulder Injury - Moderate Injuries of this degree could be those restricting the joints movement (such as a frozen shoulder) or similar forms of injury. £7,410 to £11,980
Ankle Injury - Moderate A moderate level of injury could manifest as a tear in the ligament or a bone fracture. £12,900 to £24,950
Arm Injury - Less Severe Claimants may suffer some (significant) degree of disability. However, this should either be recovered from or should be expected to be recovered from. £18,020 to £36,770
Fractured Clavicle Tthe level of damages awarded may depend on the seriousness of the bone fracture. £4,830 to £11,490
Elbow Injury - Less Severe A less serious or less severe injury could reduce the functionality of the elbow joint. The claimant should not require surgical care. £14,690 to £30,050
At Public Injury Lawyers we understand that being injured can be a stressful experience and have a negative effect on your finances, especially if you had to take time off work to recover from your injuries, forgoing payment.
Given this, many of our clients prefer to make a No Win No Fee claim due to the affordability of this option. With a No Win No Fee claim, you will not have to pay an upfront solicitor’s fee, nor any fees while the case is ongoing. If the claim fails, you won’t have any of your solicitor’s fees to pay either.
Instead, if your case is a success, your lawyer will deduct a small, legally capped fee from your compensation to cover their costs. You will only have to pay your solicitors fee if your claim is successful, so there is less risk from your end.
If you have any more questions about making a No Win No Fee claim, please get in touch.
If you believe that you are eligible to claim compensation for an injury sustained in Halifax, call Public Injury Lawyers today for your free compensation claims consultation on 0800 408 7825.
We will be happy to offer you impartial advice and answer any questions you may have. If we can see that you are owed compensation, we will connect you to our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax.
Call today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Here are some of our other online guides to making a public injury claim.
Huddersfield Magistrates Court
|Calderdale Magistrates’ And Family Court
102-104 New St
Tel: 01484 423552
Calderdale Council Covering Halifax
19 Horton St
Tel: 014223 57257
Thank you for reading our guide to the services offered by our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Halifax. We hope you’ve found it useful!
Guide by HH
Edited by II