Public Injury Lawyers has created this guide for people who live and work in Hastings, who have been injured due to an accident that was not their fault. You could claim compensation for an accident at work, an accident in a business such as a restaurant or an accident that you suffered on the road. Personal injury lawyers covering Hastings may offer to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement.
To begin your public injury claim for compensation, contact us today on 0800 408 7825 to speak to a knowledgeable claims advisor. We will consult with you in-depth about your accident, and if we can see that you are eligible to claim, we will put you in touch with an expert No Win No Fee solicitor to handle your claim. Call us now to speak to an advisor, or continue reading this guide to find out more.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Hastings
- Non Fatal And Fatal Injuries At Work
- Hastings Traffic And Car Accidents
- Bike Accidents In Hastings
- Public Space Injury Claims
- Slip Or Fall Accidents
- Injury Claims Against The Council
- CICA And Criminal Injury Compensation Payouts
- How Do You Claim With An Injury Lawyer Covering Hastings
- How Could Client Reviews Help You Find A Lawyer?
- Typical Personal Injury Claim Payouts
- No Win No Fee Lawyers Who Cover Hastings
- Consulting With Our Team
In the United Kingdom, many parties owe one another a duty of care. This means that they are supposed to take all reasonable steps to uphold the health and safety of others. For example, a driver owes their passengers and other road users a duty of care. This means that they must ensure that their vehicle is properly insured, roadworthy and that they drive safely. If they fail to do so and this results in an accident where the other party is injured, the driver could be held liable for the other party’s injuries. As a result, the injured party could make a claim against their insurance for compensation.
Other examples of parties that owe another group a duty of care include the following:
- Employers owe a duty of care to their employees
- Businesses such as shops and restaurants owe a duty of care to their employees, customers and anyone else who uses their premises, such as a health inspector
- Councils and private landowners owe a duty of care to people that use the public spaces that they manage.
In this guide, we will look at the types of accidents in a public place or accidents in privately owned businesses that members of the public could claim compensation for. Remember, if you have been injured in an accident in Hastings that was not your fault, Public Injury Lawyers can help you. Call us today for your free personal injury claims consultation and free legal advice of no obligation.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers owe their employees a duty of care when they are at work. This means that they are responsible for the health and safety of their employees when they are on the premises. If the employee works on-site, for example on a building site, the employer must take every reasonable precaution to ensure that it is safe.
How common are accidents at work? According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 581,000 injuries were reported to the department during the year 2018/9. Sadly there were also 111 fatal accidents in the workplace, during 2019/20.
Here are common types of accidents at work, causing serious injuries:
- Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls on the same level
- Injuries caused by manual handling
- Injuries caused by being struck by a moving object
- Injuries caused by assault
- Injuries caused by falls from a height.
If you have been injured at work in Hastings, due to an accident caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Call us today and if we can see that you are owed compensation, a personal injury lawyer covering Hastings, could offer you the support you may need. In the very tragic circumstances that your next of kin suffered a fatal accident at work, you may be eligible to claim compensation on their behalf. Call Public Injury Lawyers today and we will be happy to advise you.
If you have been injured because of a road traffic accident in Hastings, you may be eligible to make a Hastings accident claim. As we have explained, when someone gets behind the wheel of a car or another motor vehicle, they are legally obliged to drive in a manner that upholds the safety of all other road users, including their passengers. If you have been injured due to a bike accident in Hastings, Hastings car accident or a Hastings bus accident that was not your fault. you may be eligible to claim compensation from the party responsible. In the very sad circumstances that you lost a loved one due to a fatal accident in Hastings, you may be eligible to claim compensation on their behalf.
Hastings Public Transport Accidents
If you have been injured because of an accident on public transport in Hastings, such as a Hastings Bus accident or a Hastings train accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Who is liable if you are injured on public transport in Hastings or elsewhere? The public transport company may be to blame if the driver made an error, or the vehicle was faulty. However, an accident can also occur because another driver on the road made an error.
Car Park Accidents
Car park accidents can occur because the site has been poorly maintained. For example, if the flooring is cracked, this can cause a tripping accident. Similarly, if a handrail comes loose, this can cause a customer to fall down the stairs. Councils or private companies are usually responsible for maintaining car parks to adequate standards, so if you were injured due to negligent upkeep of the grounds, you will make a claim against the operator. If you were injured in a car park in Hastings, due to negligence on the part of another driver, your claim will be against that driver’s insurance.
To learn more about claiming compensation for injuries caused by a road traffic accident in Hastings, or a car accident in Hastings, call Public Injury Lawyers today.
If you have been injured because of a bike accident in Hastings that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Unfortunately, cyclists are vulnerable on the roads and can suffer broken bones, head injuries, or deep lacerations if they are knocked off their bike or collide with a car. Whether your cycling accident was caused by a negligent driver, another cyclist or poor conditions on the road, call Public Injury Lawyers today. Through a no-obligation consultation, our expert advisors can tell you whether you have a valid claim for compensation.
If you have suffered an accident in a public place, such as a park or a shopping centre, you may believe the accident was a random occurrence that wasn’t anyone else’s fault. However, if the area is managed by another party such as your local council or a private landowner, and you were injured due to negligent upkeep, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Playground And Park Accidents
Your local authority will usually be responsible for managing your local parks. If your child has been injured in a local playground or skate park, due to faulty or poorly maintained playground equipment, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf. Similarly, if you were injured by faulty outdoor gym equipment or suffered an injury due to poorly maintained park facilities, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
Retail And Shopping Centre Accidents
Shopping centres are normally managed by private operators. If you have been injured at a shopping centre due to negligence on the part of the property’s manager, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
Examples of accidents at shopping centres can include the following:
- Assaults causing injuries
- Accidents on lifts and escalators
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Shop displays falling on customers
- Trip accidents caused by broken or cracked floor tiles.
If you believe you are eligible to claim compensation for your injuries, call Public Injury Lawyers today. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer covering Hastings could offer to support you throughout your claim.
A large number of public accident claims we cover are for slip, trip or fall accidents in a public place. A slipping accident in public can be caused by a leaking toilet, which has spilt water onto the floor, or a freshly mopped floor that has not been signposted. Tripping accidents can be caused by cracked floor tiles, loose cables or debris that has been left on the floor. Fortunately, most slip, trip and fall accidents do not result in long-lasting injuries. However, people can suffer soft tissue injuries such as sprains or strains, or more serious injuries such as broken or fractured bones. If you have suffered a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in Hastings that was not your fault, call Public Injury Lawyers today to begin your claim.
Hastings Borough County Council has a duty of care towards people that use spaces that they manage, including pavements, outdoor areas, public libraries and leisure facilities. They have public liability insurance, to cover any public injury claims that are made against them. If you have been injured in a space managed by Hastings Borough County Council, due to negligence on the part of the council, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Public Injury Lawyers today, to discuss making a personal injury claim against the council.
If you have been the victim of violent crimes in Hastings, you may be eligible to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, also known as the CICA. The CICA pays compensation to people who have been injured physically or psychologically due to a violent crime. Even if the assailant was never caught by the police and prosecuted, or identified, you may still be able to claim a CICA compensation payout.
To make a compensation claim through the CICA, you will need to have reported your case to the police. There is normally a time limit from the day the incident happened of two years, in which to make your claim. However, there are circumstances in which an exception may be made, for example, if you were sexually assaulted and were afraid to come forward at first.
To begin your criminal injury compensation claim, for an assault or attack in Hastings call Public Injury lawyers today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we could provide you with a criminal injury lawyer covering Hastings.
Statistics On Rates Of Criminal Injuries In Hastings
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
|Other types of theft
Further statistics on the rates of victim-based crimes in this area may be found here.
Let’s answer some frequently asked questions about working with a no win no fee personal injury lawyer covering Hastings.
Streets In Hastings Where Solicitors May Be Located
Streets, where you may be able to find personal injury solicitors firms in Hastings, include Harold Place, Queen’s Road and Wellington Square Gardens, amongst others.
Why Medical Reports Are Important?
You will receive a medical report, which will diagnose your injuries, explain what medical treatment you may need and how your injuries will affect your ongoing quality of life. This will be used to determine what your compensation claim is worth accurately.
Why Lawyers Could Be Based Anywhere
If you live in Hastings, you may believe you need to use a personal injury law firm in Hastings to handle your claim. In fact, you can work with a personal injury lawyer based anywhere in the country. Most of your communications will be conducted over the telephone or via email. So whether you choose a personal injury lawyer in Hastings or elsewhere to handle your claim, location won’t make a difference to the outcome.
To find online solicitors reviews, use an online search engine like Google or Bing. Type phrases like “top personal injury lawyers Hastings” or “best personal injury lawyers Hastings” to find online user-generated reviews, to read today.
How much compensation could you be awarded for an accident in Hastings that was not your fault?
|Death or Immediate Unconsciousness
|Death or the unconsciousness taking place after a 6 week period from the time of the injury.
|£3,530 to £4,120
|Wrist Injury (E)
|A simple or uncomplicated fracture of the wrist. Commonly called a Colles fracture.
|In the region of
|Ankle Fracture (Moderate)
|This degree of injury may include a fracture or may include a tear in a ligament. Such injuries could cause or leave the person with a less serious disability. They may have issues walking or standing for extended periods of time.
|£12,900 to £24.950
|Achilles Tendon (Moderate)
|Injuries which involve the claimant suffering a significant injury of the tendon or a partial rupture of the tendon. There may be some scarring of the tendon.
|£11,820 to £19,770
|Foot Injury (Moderate)
|The claimant may suffer an displaced fracture of their metatarsal. They may be left with some degree of persistant symptoms or a deformity.
|£12,900 to £23,460
|Forearm Fracture (Simple)
|A single and simple fracture of the forearm.
|£6,190 to £18,020
This table includes general damages (compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by your injuries) you could receive but does not include special damages (reimbursement for any expenses related to your injuries). For a personalised quote, call Personal Injury Lawyers today, to see how much you could be eligible to claim.
You will only have to pay your solicitors fee if you win your case, so there’s less financial risk involved for you. If your claim is successful, the fees charged will be deducted from your final compensation package at a capped rate, making the process of claiming more affordable for many of our clients.
If you believe that you may be eligible to make an injury claim in Hastings, for compensation, call Public Injury Lawyers today on 0800 408 7825. Our advisors will offer a free consultation of no obligation where you can see if your case has fundamental grounds for a compensation claim. All advice is free, it is free to call and the consultation is also free. Call today to see if you are eligible to claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Expert Doctors Covering The Hastings Area
|7-11 Carlisle Parade
Hastings Magistrates Court Where Cases May Be Heard
|Hastings Magistrates Court
|The Law Courts
Hastings Borough Council
|Hastings Borough Council
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