Nobody expects, nor do they prepare to be involved in an accident caused by a negligent third party. However, should you find yourself searching for a personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield, then this online guide will be extremely informative.
Throughout this guide, we will cover a vast range of matters relating to personal injury claims, such as:
- Crimianl injury
- Road traffic accident
- Workplace incidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Public space accidents
However, if at any point when reading this guide, you have a question or feel ready to speak with someone regarding your claim, call our team. One of our advisers would be more than happy to talk with you regarding your case. The number to call is 0800 408 7825.
Choose A Section
- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Mansfield
- Damages Claims For Workplace Accidents
- Mansfield Road Traffic Accidents
- Damages Claims For Accidents When Riding A Bicycle Or Motorbike
- I’ve Been Injured In A Public Space, Could I Make A Claim?
- Could I Make A Claim For Tripping Or Slipping?
- Damages Claims Against Mansfield District Council
- Damages Claims For Assaults And Other Victim Based Crimes
- I Suffered An Injury Or Illness. How Do I Claim Damages?
- How Checking Reviews Could Help Find The Right Lawyer
- Examples Of How Typical Compensation Claims Are Calculated
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Cases In Mansfield
- Consulting A Lawyer
- Supporting Reference Information
Within the online guide, we will discuss personal injury claims in greater detail. From criminal injury to a road traffic accident, this guide will cover a lot of grounds, ensuring you are well informed.
For this guide to be successful, it will answer a variety of questions, such as:
- How could a personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield assist you?
- What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
- Should I use a personal injury claims calculator?
- What should I do if I have been injured in a public space?
If you have any questions or if you feel that you are ready to begin your case, please contact our claims team. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can offer free legal advice with no obligations.
Time Limitation Period
For a compensation claim to have validity, it must meet the following criteria:
- The claim must start within 3-years of the date of the incident.
- Or, the claim must begin within 3-years from the date in which you become knowledgeable of an illness or disease that was caused by the negligent actions of a third party.
It is worth noting that there are exceptions to the limitation period. However, this predominantly applies to claims that involve children under the age of 18 and those who lack the mental capacity to make a claim. In both cases, a litigation friend may be appointed to handle the case, and their responsibilities include:
- Represent the individual’s best interests
- Make decisions on the individual’s behalf.
- Talk to the solicitor and find advice.
If you are unsure whether your case meets the requirements listed above, then please contact one of our advisers.
An employee should be able to enter their place of work, knowing they are safe from hazardous conditions. Many go through their entire working life without a single incident, but unfortunately, that isn’t’ the case for every individual.
There are some situations where an employer neglects their duty of care, causing a workplace accident to occur. To prevent incidents of this nature from happening, the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 states that there are measures that can be taken to avoid workplace accidents. Examples include:
- Risk assessments
- Training employees
- And routine inspection,
While the measures listed above can create a safer workspace, should an employer fail to implement reasonable safety measures, it could cause a hazardous condition from going unacknowledged. As a result, this could lead to an accident.
There are various reasons to claim following an accident at work. Call our claims team to discover how a personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield could be of assistance.
A road traffic accident (RTA) can inflict varying degrees of physical injury and psychological trauma, and in severe scenarios, even death.
Road traffic accidents can involve numerous road users; here are some examples:
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, then you might question whether you have grounds to pursue a compensation claim.
If the neglectful actions of another road user have caused you injury or harm, then please get in touch with our team. One of our advisers could evaluate your case for free to see if you have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.
Accidents And Injuries On Public Transport
When using public transport, you are owed a duty of care to ensure you are safe from hazardous conditions. For example, when using public transport, the operator is obligated to:
- Uphold the Highway Code
- The driver is operating the vehicle safely
- Check tires
- Ensure the vehicle is fully insured and had it’s MOT
- Make sure the seatbelts work
It may be possible to pursue a compensation claim against the public transport operator if they fail to meet the obligations previously mentioned.
For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
Accidents In Car Parks
The owner/operator of a car park is required to ensure the space is free from preventable harm to the best of their abilities. To uphold an obligation of this nature, some measures can be taken. However, should the owner /operator of the car park fail to implement reasonable safety measures, it could:
- Cause potholes of significant depth
- Allow defects to go unacknowledged
- Create structural issues
If you have been injured in a car park due to the negligent actions of a third party, then please speak to one of our advisers.
Cyclists and motorbike users are inherently at a disadvantage due to the lack of protection. This point is echoed by Brake.org, as they state that road users that are on two wheels are 63 times more likely to be involved in an incident that could seriously injure or kill them than those who use cars.
Accidents of this nature could be caused by various factors, some of the most common include:
- Poorly executive manoeuvres.
- Failing to check the blindspot.
- Reckless driving.
- Poor judgement of a cyclist or motorbike users speed.
So if you have been involved in an accident and wish to pursue a cyclist or motorbike accident claim, please contact our team. A personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield could offer to handle your claim and help you seek compensation for the trauma you’ve endured.
The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 states there is an obligation on operators of public spaces to ensure they are free from preventable risk. When discussing public place accidents, it is essential to acknowledge the various areas where an accident could occur, such as:
- Peak District National Park
- Woodhouse Station
- Mansfield Station
- Four Season Shopping Centre
- Oakham Business Park
- Mill Hospital
The obligation and maintenance of a public space can fall into various hands depending on the public space in question and who owns/operates the space — such as private landowners, business owners, and the local authority.
Using reasonable safety measures can prevent public place accidents from occurring. However, should a breach occur, then it could lead to one of the following incidents:
- Slips and trips
- Struck by objects
If you have been affected by a third party’s negligence and have been injured in a public setting, then you could have grounds to pursue a compensation claim.
Accidents In Local And National Parks
The upkeep and maintenance of a park and play area can fall into various hands, as numerous parties could be responsible — such as the local authority, business owners, and private landlords.
Should the party responsible for the park or play area fail to implement reasonable safety measures, it could lead to:
- Faulty equipment
- Poorly installed apparatus – such as swing sets or benches
Should you or someone you love suffer injury or harm due to the negligent actions of a third party, please speak to one of our advisers.
Accidents In Supermarkets And Retail Parks
Much like the local authority and employers, business owners are also obligated to implement reasonable safety measures to ensure both employees and customers are free from preventable harm wherever possible. Should a business owner neglect this crucial obligation that is bestowed onto them, then it could cause one of the following accidents:
- Slips and trips on wet floors/spillages
- Falling down some unkempt or poorly installed stairs
- Electrocuted by a faulty refrigerator
- Tripping over packaging or trailing cables
- Hit by a falling object.
If you find yourself searching for a solicitor after being injured in a supermarket, please contact our team. One of our advisers could connect you to a personal injury solicitor covering Mansfield to represent your case and help you seek compensation for the negligence you’ve endured.
One of the most common types of accidents that occur are slips, trips and falls. Unfortunately, various factors could contribute to an accident of this nature, as outlined by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). However, the HSE state that three common factors contribute to a slip, trip and fall:
- Poor design and maintenance
- Obstructed walkways
- And poor housekeeping
95% of major slips and trips result in broken bones. However, they may also cause soft-tissue damage, lacerations, and various complications.
If you have slipped or fallen due to a breach in the duty of care, such as a raised kerbstone or a wet floor that has been incorrectly signposted, then please contact one of our advisers. With the support of a personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield, they could help you seek compensation for the damage you’ve endured.
The local authority of Mansfield is required to implement reasonable safety measures to ensure the spaces they are responsible for — such as Peak District National Park or Mansfield Station — are free from preventable harm.
Following safety measures such as risk assessments and routine inspections will prevent public place accidents from occurring. However, should Mansfield City Council breach its duty of care, then it may create risky factors from going unacknowledged, such as:
- Faulty structures
- Broken equipment
- Raised or broken kerbstones.
Being the victim of violent crime can be life-altering, as it can cause various degrees of physical and psychological trauma. In addition to the trauma of a violent crime, it may also cause multiple financial issues, such as the cost of medical expenses. While a compensation claim might not seem like a viable option, it could help cover any unexpected costs and help you get your life back on track.
When there is no other path to take, The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) could be of assistance. The CICA is an executive agency that offers compensation to those that have been affected by criminal injury, such as:
- Sexual offences – such as rape
A CICA claim has a different time limit compared to a personal injury claim – which is 2-years from the date of the incident. There are exceptions to this.
If you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
Rates Of Violent Or Victim Based Crime In Mansfield
Within the following section, you will find a table which shows reported crimes and their frequency. If you have any questions regarding the information provided, please speak to one of our advisers.
|Top Reported Crime||Frequency|
|Violence against the person||1,589|
In the moments where an unexpected accident occurs, you might question whether there are measures you can take to help support your case. Within the following section, you will find a collection of steps you could take to help strengthen your claim.
Report The Incident
If you have been injured in a public setting or at your place of work, report it to the appropriate party. They are required by law to document the incident in an accident logbook, which you can get a copy of and use to support your case.
Collect Witness Details
If an individual was a witness to your accident, try to collect their details. Your solicitor might contact them at a later date to get a witness statement to support your case.
Visit a Doctor or the A&E Department
If you have been injured, then it would be advisable to visit your GP or the A&E department at King’s Mill Hospital. Not only can they tend to your injuries and support you, but they will also document your injuries into your medical files – which can be requested at a later date and used to support your case.
Take Photographic Evidence
Should a raised kerbstone or a cluttered pathway cause you to slip and fall, take photographic evidence. Having a photograph of the accident’s cause is extremely valuable when pursuing a claim.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the measures listed above in further detail, please speak to one of our advisers. They would be more than happy to talk with you.
Why Medical Evidence Could Help Your Claim
If you have been affected by negligence, then you will be required to undergo a medical assessment, as it will ensure you receive the correct amount of compensation.
When attending a medical assessment, the professional conducting the session will ask a series of questions relating to the injury. In doing so, they will gain a greater understanding of the damage, it’s severity, and whether it will present future implications. The information collected will be documented in a report, which will be used to value and support your claim.
Should A Lawyer From Your Local Area Handle The Cases?
With the advancements in technology and communication options, finding a solicitor that can represent your claim has never been easier. You are no longer limited to solicitors that are based on High Street in Mansfield. Instead, a solicitor can handle your case regardless of your location.
Almost all communication between yourself and your solicitor can be achieved in one of the following ways:
- Over the phone
- Via email
- Or in person.
If you have any questions regarding personal injury lawyers covering Mansfield and how they could be of assistance, please speak to one of our advisers.
When searching for a solicitor that can represent your case, it can be extremely overwhelming. After all, a quick internet search will bring up pages-upon-pages of results – making your decision all the more challenging. A significant factor to take into consideration is customer reviews. Reading customer reviews offers insight into other clients experiences and can help inform your overall decision.
If you pursue a claim for the negligent treatment you’ve endured, it will take into account the type of injury you’ve suffered from. Instead of using a personal injury claims calculator to offer a compensation estimate, we have used the Judicial College Guidelines to create a compensation table.
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Moderate||In cases of this nature, the injured person will only have moderate effects that will not be grossly disabling.||£7,680 to £21,730|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Severe||Severe cases of PTSD will have a life-altering impact, affecting both the professional and social life.||£7,680 to £21,730|
|Back Injury||Moderate||Frequently encountered injuries to the back back, such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries, and prolonged acceleration.||£11,730 to £26,050|
|Back Injury||Severe||Severe back injuries will cause severe trauma to the spinal cord and nerve roots, causing life-altering injuries and implications.||£85,470 to £151,070|
|Hand Injuries||Severe Fractures||An injury of this nature may cause partial amputations and result in deformity.||Up to £34,480|
The table above offers insight into the compensation process, emphasising how the injury type and severity can influence the amount. However, it is also worth noting that a claim can take into consideration financial loss, such as:
- Loss of potential earnings
- Medical costs
- The cost of care
- Damage to personal property
For more information, or to receive a more precise valuation, please get in touch with our claims team.
Some claimants have concerns regarding the claims process, more specifically, relating to their finances. If a personal injury solicitor covering Mansfield offers to handle your claim, it may be dealt under a No Win No Fee agreement.
There are various benefits to a No Win No Fee agreement, such as:
- Zero upfront fees to begin your case.
- There are no fees while the claim is on-going.
It is also worth noting that your solicitor will deduct a small fee from your settlement if the case has a successful outcome. The fee is capped by law and is also referred to as a success fee. If you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
After reading this guide to the very end, you might have questions or feel ready to begin your case. If that is the case, then there are several ways you can contact one of our advisers.
- You can speak to one of our advisers by calling us on 0800 408 7825.
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We hope you have found this guide helpful. If you have any questions relating to your case or how a personal injury lawyer covering Mansfield could be of assistance, please speak to one of our advisers. Within this section, you will find additional information, such as additional guides and relevant links.
To read more information regarding public accidents, please click here.
For more information relating to public park incidents, please click here to read our guide.
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