If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own in Luton or Bedfordshire this article may provide particularly important information. If you are wondering whether or not you could be entitled to claim compensation and what you could do about it, we can offer you this guide, which serves as an introduction to your rights when it comes to making a compensation claim. We can also offer our team of advisors who can provide you with a free consultation, and we can also offer you the services of our panel of personal injury solicitors covering Luton. If you wish to speak to us further after reading this article, call our team on 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Luton, Bedfordshire
- Luton Work Injury Claims
- Luton Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
- Bicycle Accident And Injury Lawyers
- Injury In A Public Place Lawyers
- Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
- Accidents And Injuries Caused By A Local Authority
- Criminal Injury Lawyers
- How To Make A Claim With Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Luton
- How Reviews Could Help You Find The Right Lawyer
- Calculating Damages And Compensation For Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering The Luton Area
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This guide will cover two areas that are important for you to know if you are going to attempt to make a claim. For starters, it is important for you to know whether or not your circumstances are grounds for making a claim. To help you find this out, this guide will contain a number of sections explaining what type of accidents could be the basis for making a compensation claim.
The other things you need to know are about how the process of making a personal injury claim works and how to find a suitable lawyer for your case, and we will cover a number of these issues further down on this page.
If a business or other organisation in the public or private sector employs people then employing people brings with it a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of people in their workplace. This legal responsibility places the onus on the employer to make sure that all health and safety measures necessary for reducing the risk of accidents to the lowest reasonably possible level are put into practice in the workplace. If an accident occurs in the workplace in which someone is injured, or if an employee develops a health condition that could have been prevented by better-enforced health and safety procedures, then the employer could be liable for a personal injury claim. If you believe this description matches the circumstances you have found yourself in, then consider calling us for free advice about what to do in order to make a claim.
One very common reason for people to make personal injury claims is being injured in car accidents, this is because if someone is found to be responsible for causing a car accident through their negligent actions, they can be made to pay compensation through their insurance policy to the people affected by their actions. Drivers could be liable if their negligent driving has caused the accident, such as driving over the speed limit, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving a vehicle that had mechanical issues that rendered it unsafe and unroadworthy. If they do not have the means to pay compensation, i.e, if they lack drivers insurance or fled the scene without giving their details, then you could be entitled to compensation from the Motor Insurance Bureau.
Luton Public Transport Accidents
Public transport operators have a duty of care over their passengers and customers. This means that they must take responsibility for ensuring that their vehicles are safe, as well as their stops and stations. A public transport operator could be liable for paying compensation for a personal injury claim if someone gets hurt in an accident while using their services if the accident could have been avoided. This could apply to buses, trains, trams, taxis and private hire coach services. If you have been injured in an accident involving public transport services that wasn’t your fault, but caused due to a negligent breach in the duty of care owed to you, you could call our advice team and read this page for information about what to do to claim compensation.
Car Park Personal Injury Claims
If the accident in which you were injured occurred while you and/or your vehicle were in a car park due to the unsafe condition of the car park you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the body which managed the car park, or which owned the property on which the car park was based. Whether the car park is operated by a private business or by the local authority, whoever operates it has to take responsibility for making sure it is kept in a state that is safe for people to use without the risk of accidents and could face liability for failing to ensure it is maintained to a safe standard. If you have had an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault in a car park and you would like to know more about what you can do about claiming compensation, you can read this guide.
Cycling, in a number of ways, can be potentially more dangerous than using other modes of transport. There are a number of reasons behind this. They include:
- Lacking the same amount of protection as with using other vehicles where the driver sits inside their vehicle
- Being smaller, less attentive road users to fail to spot compared to other vehicle users.
- Being lighter, two-wheeled vehicles makes them potentially more susceptible to being thrown off by striking a hazard such as ice, water, a pothole or debris on the road, wind.
These additional hazards that come with cycling are borne out in the statistics, which show that cyclists make up an unhealthy proportion of those injured in road traffic accidents which are notably larger than other road users. If you were injured in an accident while cycling because of the negligent behaviour of someone else, read this guide for information about how to claim compensation.
Owning a business or other form of property which is open to the public brings with it a responsibility to ensure that the property is safe for people to use. It is the responsibility of the operator to make sure that all safety risks that are within their power to deal with are removed. Any injury that occurs on their property due to a safety hazard that could have been dealt with, but wasn’t, could, for this reason, be grounds for a compensation claim. In situations like this, a personal injury claim could be made against the property operator for compensation. If you would like to read about this in more detail you can read the guide on this page, and you can read some examples of how a public liability injury claim could work in the following two sections.
Park And Playground Injuries
Public parks must be kept maintained by the operators that manage them if they are to continue to be safe places for the public to visit and make use of. If the damage caused by vandalism, natural wear and tear and the growth of plant life is not dealt with, then numerous potential causes of accidents and injuries could emerge. Damages playground equipment, footpaths with tripping hazards and hazards caused by defects, are all examples of safety hazards that the operator of a public park or open space should deal with. If you would like more information about what to do in order to make a compensation claim for an accident in a public park, you can read the guide on this page.
Shopping And Retail Injuries
Shops are another example of a public space where the business operating the premises has an obligation to make sure that customers and members of the public are not placed in any avoidable danger of being hurt in an accident. There are a number of different potential safety hazards that could cause harm to people in a shop if the business is not managed correctly. These could include tripping and slipping hazards, items falling off of shelves or displays or shelves collapsing due to being poorly assembled or faulty. If you have had some sort of injury in any kind of accident in a shop that could and should have been prevented by better health and safety management, you can read this page for more information about what to do about claiming compensation.
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere, some are accidents that could have not been prevented while others are due to hazards that should not have been there. If you slip and fall injuring yourself because those who had a legal duty to your health and wellbeing being failed to protect you from injury through negligence you may have the basis for a compensation claim. Trips and falls could potentially lead to bad injuries, such as broken bones, which can be additionally serious for the elderly or those with other pre-existing conditions.
If you fell and injured yourself on the pavement due to issues like large cracks, subsidence or broken or protruding cobblestones of paving flags, call our team to receive free legal advice of no obligation. You can learn more about how to do it on this page here, or call our team of advisors.
Luton Council has a number of different duties and responsibilities, many of which bring with them duties of care over peoples safety. Making sure that the pavements are safe for people to use as described in the last section is just one of them. Others include keeping council properties safe in accordance with public liability, as described in the sections on public place accident claims. This involves not only keeping the council’s office buildings and town hall safe, but also the premises where other council services are operated from as well, like libraries and community centres. If the local council is responsible for providing social care or social housing in your area, then they also have a duty of care over people living in those facilities as well. As an employer, the local council also has a duty of care over their employees, as discussed in the section on workplace accidents.
If you would like to know more about public liability claims and what evidence is needed to pursue a claim successfully you can read this article here.
Another basis for making a compensation claim could be if you were the victim of a crime and have suffered physical injuries or emotional trauma as a result. Claiming compensation for a criminal injury is separate from the criminal trial after a crime has been committed. You could be entitled to receive criminal injury compensation even if the person responsible has not been identified, or if in the case of historical offences, the person responsible has since passed away and cannot, therefore, be charged when making your claims through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Claims for criminal injury compensation may go through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority when there is no other path, a Government-funded department of the Ministry of Justice, which processes compensation claims for criminal injuries and awards settlements. You can visit the CICA website here for more information, and call our advice team to find out if our panel of solicitors covering Luton can help you to make a claim.
Luton Crime Statistics
The table below shows some of the latest figures for crimes against the person in Luton, here is the source of these statistics for you to have a read yourself.
|Top Reported Crimes
|Other theft offences
|Violence against the person
Now it is time to look at some of the things you ought to know about finding a personal injury lawyer covering Luton to support you through the claiming process. Finding the right legal representation is very important, the quality of the solicitor you work with can make all the difference between a successful resolution of your case or an unsuccessful case. It can also potentially impact on the amount of compensation you could receive and how long it takes for your case to be resolved.
What Are Injury Claim Medical Assessments?
Making a personal injury claim will involve undergoing a medical assessment, this is an important part of the process, you may need a medical assessment in order to provide proof that you have suffered an injury and in order to have a basis upon which to calculate the amount of compensation you will be entitled to claim for the injury. If you decide to use a solicitor they will make arrangements for a medical examination by one of the trusted doctors from their panel. At the bottom of this page, you can see the name and address of doctors that cover Luton, this may be the doctor who you see for your assessment.
Do You Need Local Injury Claim Lawyers?
Although this is a guide to making personal injury claims over accidents and injuries that have occurred in Luton, we want to emphasise that the personal injury lawyer you work with does not have to be based in Luton. A lawyer who covers Luton can handle your case remotely, by having all the conversations they need to have with you via phone calls, emails and video calls. Factor this into your choice of personal injury lawyer so that you aren’t limited to lawyers in Luton.
Reviews offer you a unique perspective into the quality of a prospective personal injury lawyer covering Luton for your case. They can give you honest appraisals, based on people’s real-life practical experiences with making personal injury claims with solicitors. These can tell you a lot about whether or not a solicitor is considered to have done a good enough job in getting the case speedily resolved, winning the right amount of compensation possible, and communicating with their clients. We recommend you take some time to read through reviews left online by lawyers previous clients.
We, unfortunately, can’t provide you with an accurate calculation of the compensation and damages that you could be entitled to on this page. This is because the calculation of the value of compensation you could be entitled to is done after you have begun the process based upon the severity of your own individual circumstances. The severity of the injury, the severity of the residual effects, the financial effects, as well as subjective matters like the degree of physical pain and emotional trauma you have experienced will all be factored into calculating the value of your compensation.
The table below will hopefully be of some use to you in helping to demonstrate how much compensation can be roughly awarded for different types of injuries. These numbers are drawn from the Judicial College and do not include the compensation that could be awarded for financial losses, which are calculated separately as special damages.
|Digestive system injury
|£6190 to £58,100
|£28,880 to £197,480
|£3,180 to £22,680
|Severe neck injury
|£42,680 to £139,210
With No Win No Fee solicitors, you will not pay legal fees before beginning the claim, and you will not be charged if the claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful then a pre-negotiated amount of your compensation will be awarded to your solicitor as payment for their successful services.
If you would like to speak to our team of advisors about your eligibility to make a claim, or if you would like to ask us to put you in touch with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer, you can call 0800 408 7825.
Medical Experts Covering Luton
Luton, LU1 1RS
Luton And South Bedfordshire Magistrates Court
|Luton Magistrates’ Court
|Stuart St, Luton LU1 5BL
Luton Borough Council
|Town Hall, George St, Luton LU1 2BQ
Article by AA.