Whether you’ve been injured at work in Nuneaton in an accident that wasn’t your fault, or suffered injuries in an accident on the A5 in Nuneaton, you may be wondering whether you could be entitled to compensation. This guide offers insight into making a personal injury claim with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer covering Nuneaton for a variety of accidents and injuries. In the sections below, you’ll find information on public accident claims, workplace injury claims, and accidents that could occur in parks and shopping centres too. We will also take you through the personal injury claims process in detail, showing you what situations could lead to a claim and how to find a lawyer supporting Nuneaton claims to help you. If you have questions about your own case or would like us to check your eligibility to make a claim, we could offer you this free of charge. Please do not hesitate to call our team on 0800 408 7825 and we’ll be happy to advise you.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Nuneaton
- Nuneaton Workplace Accidents
- Traffic And Road Accidents
- Bike Accidents On The Road And In Public Spaces
- Injuries In A Public Place
- Tripping Or Falling Accident Claims
- Council Accident And Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Victim Eligibility And Compensation
- How Could I Make A Claim With A Lawyer Covering Nuneaton?
- Will Reviews Help Me Choose The Right Lawyer?
- Calculating Typical Compensation Paid To Victims Of Injuries
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers
- Contact A Lawyer
- Supporting Resources
A personal injury lawyer covering Nuneaton could assist with a number of different types of incidents, from accidents in a public place, such as Riversley Park or those against a Nuneaton bowling alley, for example. When you are involved in an accident in Nuneaton that is not your fault, and you are injured, it may be the case that someone else could be held liable for the injury you’ve suffered, and you may be able to get compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced due to your injuries. This guide offers you insight into making:
- Nuneaton car accident claims
- Workplace injury claims against Nuneaton employers
- Personal injury claims against the Council
- Claims for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Nuneaton
- Slip, trip and fall pubic injury claims
- Criminal injury claims
While it could be possible for you to claim for compensation without the help of a personal injury solicitor in Nuneaton, or those that cover Nuneaton claims but are based elsewhere, you may find the process quite daunting, which is why many claimants look for personal injury law firms handling Nuneaton claims to help them.
Unfortunately, workplace accidents do happen. According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2018/19, it was estimated that 581,000 workers suffered a non-fatal injury at work, with the most common type of accident being a trip, slip or fall on the same level.
If you are injured at work in an accident that was not your fault, whether you were working for one of the bigger employers in the area or a smaller company, you may be able to hold your employer responsible for your accident and injuries if they have failed in their duty of care to look after your health and your safety at work.
The Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974 sets out an employer’s responsibilities as to employee health and safety. Depending on your workplace and your job role, and employer may take steps to protect your health and safety at work by doing things like:
- Regularly risk assessing the workplace and taking action to reduce any risks where possible
- Regularly risk assessing your job role and acting on the findings to reduce your risk of harm
- Providing PPE
- Providing safety training
These are just a few examples.
If your employer fails to protect your health and safety at work, and you are injured because of their negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against them. If your case needed to go to court in Nuneaton, personal injury solicitors could support you through this process and help you claim the compensation you deserve.
We understand that making claims against a current employer may feel a little awkward, and you may be worried that your employer would treat you differently because of your claim. However, there is legislation to protect you from this, and it might reassure you to know that your employer should have insurance in place to pay for such claims.
Whether you’ve been injured in an accident on a Nuneaton road due to another driver failing to use a roundabout correctly on the A444 or you’ve suffered whiplash injuries in a crash in Nuneaton where someone has run into the back of your car, you may be able to claim compensation for injuries sustained. A personal injury lawyer covering Nuneaton claims could assist you in proving that another party was responsible for your accident. Even if the driver of the other vehicle had fled the scene or was uninsured, you may still be able to claim compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau.
Even if you are partially at fault for a Nuneaton car accident, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries if you could prove that another party was also at fault. However, your compensation could be reduced to reflect your involvement.
Accidents On Public Transport
It isn’t just accidents in cars that lead to personal injury claims, however. If you are injured while on a bus, for example, because the driver failed to take care when negotiating a turn, or you were injured in a Nuneaton Bridge accident when your taxi dangerously overtook another vehicle, for example, you may be able to claim compensation from the liable party. Liable parties could include:
- A bus company
- A taxi company, or the driver themselves
- Another road user
- Nuneaton council (for council-run services)
- A railway company
Accidents In Local Car Parks
Whether you were injured when a car pulled out on you as you were crossing the Town Hall car park, or you were injured in a barrier accident at Abbey Street car park, if someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any expenses that have occurred because of the accident. Liable parties could include:
- Car park owners (for private car parks)
- Nuneaton Council – for public car parks
- Other car park users
The top personal injury lawyers covering Nuneaton claims would be able to work out who was liable for your injuries and could help you build a strong case for compensation against that party.
Some of the most vulnerable road users are those that ride pushbikes and motorcycles, according to Rospa, due to them being:
- Difficult to see
- Quicker than some road users expect them to be (motorcyclists)
- Slower to move off than expected (cyclists)
- Affected by side winds more than other vehicles
- More likely to be injured if someone pulls out on them
If you’ve been injured in a bike accident in Nuneaton, and another road user was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been in an accident and been injured in a public place, you may not know whether someone else could be held responsible for your injuries. For example, if you were injured in Hartshill Hayes Country Park, or while using the facilities of The Pingles Leisure Centre, you might assume since these are places open to the public, it would be up to the public to keep themselves safe while using the facilities there. While you would be expected to take care to act responsibly in these places, there would also be another party that would have the responsibility to keep you safe by making sure the areas are not dangerous and they are maintained to a safe standard. If they fail to do so, then they may be held liable for accidents causing injury that occur there. Liable parties for accidents in public places could include:
- The local council
- Premises operators/owners
If there is someone that has a duty of care to ensure an environment is safe for those using the area and they are negligent in ensuring the public’s safety, they could be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of this negligence. Those responsible for such areas would usually have public liability insurance in place to pay for such claims.
Park Accidents And Injuries
Whether you’ve been injured using the outdoor gym at Miners’ Welfare Park due to unsafe equipment, or have been injured on a faulty picnic bench in Whittleford Park, you may be able to claim compensation for the party responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the park you were injured in. We could help to assess your eligibility to claim and offer a free legal consultation where you can ask as many questions as you need.
Retail Park And Shopping Area Accidents
If you are injured in a supermarket, for example, due to a spillage that has not been cleared up, you may already know that you could make a claim against that supermarket for failing to protect you from harm. But what happens if you are injured in a retail park or shopping area? There is likely to be a party responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of such areas, whether it is a private company or the local council. If you are injured due to their negligence in ensuring the safety of such area, you could go ahead with a claim against that party with the help of a personal injury lawyer covering Nuneaton.
Slips and trips are common accidents, as are falls, but how do you know whether you could make a claim for compensation if you have been injured in this type of accident? Your eligibility to claim compensation would largely depend on three things:
- Was someone responsible for your safety in the place you had your slip, trip or fall?
- Was that party negligent, or irresponsible in protecting your safety?
- Did that negligence or irresponsibility lead to your injury?
If you could answer ‘yes’ to these questions, you may be able to claim compensation for your trip, slip or fall. If you’re not sure whether you could claim, then one call to our team could clarify your position and give you the confidence to move forward with a claim.
If the council was responsible for your safety and was negligent in their responsibility to keep you safe you could be eligible to claim. Examples could include:
- Accidents in public buildings such as Nuneaton’s job centre or Nuneaton Library and Information Centre, for example
- Accidents in Nuneaton and Bedworth Council Housing
- Council workers injured due to their employer’s negligence in protecting their health and safety at work
- Accidents on public pathways
If you’re not sure whether your accident could lead to compensation, or whether the council could be at fault, please don’t hesitate to call our team to see if you could claim compensation. We could assess your case for free to see if you could have a claim.
Unfortunately, crime occurs in lots of places across the UK, and Nuneaton and Bedworth are no exception. Whether you’ve sustained injuries while attempting to stop a crime, or have been the direct victim of a physical attack, top personal injury lawyers covering Nuneaton would be able to find the most appropriate route to compensation for you, whether this could be through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, or by taking legal action against the perpetrator themselves.
Claims could be made for injuries sustained in crimes such as:
- Sexual assault
- Historic abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Common assaults
You may even be able to claim if you have suffered psychological trauma from witnessing such a crime taking place. We could talk to you in confidence about what’s happened and put you in touch with a solicitor who could help you.
Rates Of Victim Based Crimes In Nuneaton And Bedworth
If you’re interested in knowing what types of criminal activities take place in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area, this table may be useful. We have compiled data from LG Inform to show you what the top reported crimes in the area were, in the 12 months leading to April 2020.
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
Claiming with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor covering Nuneaton could bring some benefits. Not only would you not have to take on all the legal legwork of making a claim, but you could also ensure that all the legal requirements for making a claim were met, such as paperwork having been filed before the personal injury claims time limit for your case, and evidence having been properly presented to prove your claims.
Areas Of Nuneaton Where Solicitors Firms Are Located
If you’re looking to utilise the services of personal injury solicitors in Nuneaton on a No Win No Fee basis, the areas they seem to be located is the Coton Road area. Choosing an appropriate solicitor to take care of your claim could go far beyond looking into your local area, however, as we explain further on in this guide.
Do I Need To See A Doctor?
Personal injury compensation payouts are usually calculated by looking at the injuries sustained by the claimant, and this requires independent medical evidence to be collected. You would have to attend an appointment with an independent doctor so that they could review your notes, examine you and write a report detailing your condition and prognosis. The report could be used by your solicitor and the court to come to a value for your claim.
Do I Need A Lawyer In Nuneaton?
You could use solicitors based somewhere else in the UK, who could handle your case from wherever in the UK they’re based, and you may find that a solicitor based outside of your locality offers a service that is more in keeping with what you’re looking for.
Reviews could be very helpful when it comes to choosing a personal injury lawyer covering Nuneaton claims. Not only could you get an idea of the types of claims handled by the lawyer previously by reading such reviews, but you could also learn about:
- Their communication with previous claimants
- How successful they’ve been with past claims
- Whether their previous clients recommend them
If you were expecting a personal injury claims calculator to give you an accurate sum as to how much compensation your claim could bring, you may be disappointed to know that the figures produced by such tools would only ever be rough estimates. Unfortunately, your claim could not be accurately valued before such time as all the evidence was collected and assessed. However, we have illustrated in the table below some of the Judicial College Guidelines compensation brackets for certain injuries that could give you some indication of how much some claims could be worth.
|Body Part Injured
|Severity Of Injury
|Guideline Compensation Bracket
|£18,020 to £45,070
|£26,050 – £36,790
|£36,770 – £51,460
|£85,150 – £205,580
|£90,250 – £122,860
If you would like to ask us for the guideline brackets for another injury not included here, please do not hesitate to call us. On top of the damages you could receive for your injury, and the suffering, loss of amenity and pain it has caused, you could also receive compensation for expenses such as loss of earnings, medical, travel and care costs incurred due to your injuries.
No Win No Fee claims are handled as follows:
- You would be provided with a Conditional Fee Agreement to sign. This document would promise a small, capped success fee to the solicitor you chose to work on your case if they were able to get you compensation.
- Once signed the solicitor would begin to work on the case, negotiating an out of court settlement or fighting through the courts for your claim.
- Once compensation had been arranged, the success fee would be deducted from your payout.
- If no compensation was agreed, you would not pay the success fee or any of the solicitor’s costs that they incurred while they pursued your claim.
Getting started with a claim couldn’t be simpler if you call our friendly team. We’ll assess your case for free, answer any questions you might have about your claim. To get started, simply:
Call the team on 0800 408 7825
Use the contact form to get in touch.
Or, use our Live Chat feature.
Council Trip Slip Fall Claims– Considering making a claim against the council for a trip, slip or fall? Why not read out handy guide?
Injured In A Car Park– Car park accidents could happen to pedestrians or those who are in a vehicle. This guide offers further insight into making a car park injury claim.
Injured On A Public Road – Public road accidents could cause a multitude of injuries. Our guide covers how to make a claim in more detail.
Locations And Doctors Carrying Out Assessments In This Area
|Alba Sanchez Mascunano
|3 Bond Street,
|2a Henry Street,
Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court
|Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court
|Warwickshire Justice Centre
Nuneaton And Bedworth Borough Council
|Nuneaton And Bedworth Borough Council
Article by OE