Our Guide To Personal Injury Lawyers Who Handle Cases In Scunthorpe
We hope that you find this guide useful if you have suffered an injury during an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want to find out more about your options. Our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to tell you everything you need to know about how our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe can help you.
If you believe that someone else was at fault because they acted negligently in regards to keeping you safe, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If this is the case, your next course of action should be to seek out the services of a personal injury lawyer covering Scunthorpe.
Public Interest Lawyers operate a panel of personal injury lawyers who can handle compensation claims in your area. After reading through this guide, If you wish to know more about how we may be able to help you, you can contact us on 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Scunthorpe
- Injuries And Accidents At Work
- Traffic, Vehicle And Road Accidents In Scunthorpe
- Bicycle And Motorbike Accident Injuries
- Accident Claims For Injuries In Public
- Tripping And Falling Injuries And Accidents
- Accident Claims Against Scunthorpe Council
- Attacks, Assaults And Criminal Injuries
- How To Make An Injury Claim
- How Reviews May Help You Find The Right Lawyer
- Calculating Typical Injury Claim Payouts
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Cases In Scunthorpe
- How To Speak To A Lawyer
- Supporting Resources
This guide has been put together as an introduction to how making a personal injury claim works. We aim to cover all the main and most common reasons that compensation claims could be made.
In addition to this, we have also included some helpful information about finding the right solicitor and how making compensation claims work. We hope that this guide proves useful and we urge you to get in touch if reading it encourages you to make a claim, or if you have any further questions about how the claim process works.
Your employer has a legal obligation under the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974, to do everything reasonably possible to make sure that you do not suffer any avoidable injuries while in the workplace.
If you do suffer an injury in a workplace accident, or develop a work-related illness, and you have reasonable grounds to believe that it happened because these legal obligations were not met, then with the help of a personal injury lawyer covering Scunthorpe, you could be able to claim compensation.
Some examples of health and safety failures that could make an employer liable could include:
- Failing to provide safety equipment, such as respirators or face masks, steel-toed boots or goggles.
- Failing to make sure that all employers have the relevant, necessary qualifications and training to perform their roles safely.
- Failing to meet general and specific H&S requirements like ventilation, lighting, tripping hazard prevention and temperature regulation.
Call our advice team if you require any further explanation regarding how our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe can help.
Be sure to also consult the website of the UK’s national workplace health and safety authority, the Health and Safety Executive for more specific information.
If you have suffered a road accident while driving or travelling in Scunthorpe, while on Ashby road, for example, you could have grounds to claim compensation if you believe that the accident was someone else’s’ fault.
This means that you and your lawyer would have to try and prove that another driver was at fault for the accident. For example, if another driver had been driving over the speed limit or driving under the influence, and you were injured as a result of this, you could be eligible for compensation. Other violations of road safety laws could also potentially make a driver liable.
Alternatively, the claim could be made against the local authority responsible for maintaining the roads. For example, if they have allowed safety hazards to develop such as potholes, ice, poor lighting or debris on the road and have left them unaddressed, then they could be liable to payout for a road traffic accident compensation claim.
You can read more about how making a road traffic accident claim for a road defect works here, and learn more about how our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe could handle such a claim from our advice team by calling us or sending us a message via our live support chat.
Injuries And Accidents On Public Transport And At Stations
If you suffer an accident while using public transport, or while at a station for public transport, then the company operating the public transport service in question may be liable. Operators of public transport are responsible for the safety of the customers and passengers.
Failing to adequately operate and maintain their vehicles and stations properly can lead to injuries for which the company can be liable. So for example, if you were injured in an accident while onboard a bus, or a train, or a taxi or any other form of public transport either because of a collision or some form of fault in the vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
Likewise, if you were injured in a station (i.e. Scunthorpe train station) because the station in question was in disrepair, you could be entitled to bring a claim against the operator of the service in question.
Click here to read further details about claiming against public transport providers or call us to speak to our advice team about how our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe can help.
Injuries And Accidents In A Car Park
Similar to public transport operators, companies or local authorities that operate car parks have a duty of care to their customer’s safety, as well as a responsibility to keep their property maintained to a high standard.
If their failure to manage their property correctly causes you to suffer an unnecessary accident or injury then you could be entitled to bring a compensation claim against them. You could also be entitled to claim if you have suffered damage to your vehicle as well.
Examples of what issues may result in an actionable accident include:
- Faulty lighting
- Faulty barriers
- Improper signage.
Find out more about making a car park accident claim from our helpful advice team or by reading our guide here.
Cyclist and motorbike riders are much more likely to end up being killed or badly injured in the event of road traffic accidents when compared to other road users.
This is because the smaller profile of these modes of transport can make them harder to spot by inattentive drivers and because the riders themselves have their bodies exposed directly to the forces of a collision. This is why cyclists and motorbike riders are much more dependent on drivers in larger vehicles taking their responsibilities to drive safely seriously.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident while cycling or riding a motorbike and you believe the accident could have been prevented if the other driver, or the authorities responsible for the upkeep of the road, had been negligent you may be entitled to compensation.
To learn more about how our our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe can help you seek compensation, call our team or read our guide.
Public places will nearly always have a public or private body, such as a local council or a business, which is responsible for keeping the property in question well maintained. Whatever this body is, it will have a duty of care over the people who make use of its premises.
This duty of care is to make sure that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent people from getting hurt in avoidable accidents. The following sections detail some examples of how people might get hurt in public spaces and have grounds for making a compensation claim.
Injuries And Accidents In Parks
Public parks and play areas will have an organisation or a body responsible for maintaining and operating them. This will usually fall to the responsibility of t the local authorities. Therefore, injuries sustained by members of the public as a result of lack of proper maintenance of the park (i.e. public footpaths or playground equipment) could be grounds for making a compensation claim.
Sadly, as a result of government budget cuts to local government park and public spaces funding, these kinds of accidents could be more likely to occur.
If you have suffered an injury in a park in Scunthorpe, such as Central Park, you could be entitled to make a claim. Get in touch with our team or read this guide to find out more.
Injuries And Accidents In Shops
Shop owners and businesses are obliged to ensure that their premises are safe. If a customer or a member of the public suffers an injury while on their premises that could have been avoided, then the customer could potentially be entitled to make a compensation claim against the business.
Some examples of the kind of circumstances that could justify making a compensation claim against a shop could include:
- Tripping on a hazard, such as wire strung across the floor, packaging or items left on the floor or flooring in a state of disrepair i.e. ripped carpets or broken flooring panels.
- Slipping on wet floors caused by floors being recently mopped or having wet items spilt on them, and left without correct signposting.
- Having items fall on a customer from a faulty display shelf or a faulty trolley.
- Suffering a slip or trip and fall in the car park or on a pavement on the business’s property.
To learn more about making a claim against a shop, try calling our advice team, or have a read of our guide here.
Part of any organisation’s responsibility to ensure the safety of its employees and its customers is making sure they prevent tripping or slipping hazards.
It may seem like a small and easily overlooked issue, but failing to keep a building or property free of tripping hazards could make it more likely that someone ends up getting hurt, and this could be grounds for making a compensation claim.
Here are some examples of how failing to keep a property maintained and cleaned can lead to people suffering injuries.
- Leaving litter and other things that should be cleared away lying around.
- Failing to clean up spills in a timely manner.
- Failing to put wet floor and step warning signs where appropriate
- Allowing flooring and paving to fall into disrepair.
To learn more about how our panel can help you with a slip or trip injury claim, get in touch with our advisors or read this guide to find out more.
North Lincolnshire council has numerous responsibilities; one of them is the duty of care over those making use of its services and facilities. This duty of care means that the council has a legal obligation to make sure that its properties, and any properties that it is responsible for maintaining, are kept safe for use by the public.
These can include Scunthorpe Central Library, The Pods sports and recreation centre and various other public services and amenities. The duty of care owed by the local authority also extends over people driving, cycling or walking on roads and pavements for which the council is responsible for maintaining.
If you would like to know more about how our panel of personal injury lawyers could handle a compensation claim against the local council, please either get in touch or read this page.
Suffering an injury as a result of a crime could also make you eligible to make a compensation claim. Physical injuries, psychological trauma or the loss of your property could all be compensated if you were to make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
The CICA is an organisation which is funded by the Ministry of Justice and handles and provides compensation for claims relating to criminal injuries.
To find out more about how our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe could help you, get in touch with our advice team. You can also learn more about how CICA claims work by visiting the CICA website here.
If you want to make a claim, you may have to find yourself a personal injury lawyer. Having a lawyer means that you have a qualified professional expert to help you gather evidence and represent your case. The following subsections detail how to find a good lawyer for your circumstances
Areas Of Scunthorpe Where You May Find Solicitors And Lawyers
Along with many other businesses, there are several solicitors offices located in the town centre of Scunthorpe. You can find solicitors based along Oswald road, Laneham Street and High street in Scunthorpe. However, don’t assume they can do a good job for you. They may lack the expertise required to handle your case. As we’ll explore below, there are other options available to you.
Why Medical Evidence Is Important To Your Claim
If you are making a compensation claim then you must provide proof of your injury. Compensation cannot be awarded if you cannot provide sufficient evidence in support of your case.
That is why undergoing a medical examination is a crucial aspect of making a compensation claim. Public Interest Lawyers can help to make the necessary arrangements for you to receive a professional medical assessment in a location close to your home.
A medical assessment can do two things; one, it will provide medical proof that the injury has taken place. Two, it will allow for a medical report to be obtained that will detail the extent and severity of the injury and prognosis.
This will allow you and your lawyer to calculate how much compensation you can be entitled to claim. If you have any questions about how this works, please contact our advice team.
Should I Look For A Solicitor From This Area?
Do not limit yourself to only working with personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe. The lawyers on our panel can cover injury claims in nearly any part of the UK without having to meet their clients in person. You can work with a lawyer from home by making phone calls, video calls and by sending emails back and forth.
Reviews are an important resource for you to utilize when looking for a personal injury lawyer. To give yourself the best chance of winning your case you should look out for a lawyer whose record shows that they specialise in cases like yours and have been successful at winning cases in the past.
Reviews can also help you to identify lawyers whose personality was seen as conducive to a good working relationship with their clients.
Calculating the value of the compensation payout you and your personal injury lawyer will be seeking will be based on the severity of your injury and how badly your circumstances have been affected by it.
So for example, if you have suffered a relatively minor injury which you will recover from in the space of a few weeks, you could be entitled to a payout, but not one as high as if you have had a very serious injury which has left you with lasting pain, disfigurement, disability or psychological trauma.
Below is a table which contains a list of examples of different types of injuries, and how much they might be worth depending on their severity. These figures come from the Judicial College.
Please bear in mind that these figures represent only a rough estimate and are not meant to be taken as a definite calculation of your compensation. For a more accurate estimate, please get in touch with our team.
|Very severe facial scarring
|£27,940 to £91,350
|Severe ankle injury
|£29,380 to £46,980
|Serious foot injury
|£23,460 to £36,790
|Moderate toe injury
|Up to £9,010
|Moderate hip injury
|£24,950 to £36,770
You must consider how you are going to afford to make a legal compensation case. Public Interest Lawyers are keen to make sure that no one is dissuaded from making a claim by the threat of high legal costs.
That’s why all the lawyers in our panel make No Win No Fee claim agreements. This is a type of contract signed between a lawyer and a client in which the client will not be liable for any legal fees before the case begins and will not be liable to pay their lawyer’s fees if the case fails.
If the case is successful and you are awarded compensation your lawyer will be entitled to receive a small share of the sum as their payment. There is a legal cap on how much a lawyer can receive from the client’s compensation. If you wish to know anything else about how these claims work, please get in touch with our advisors.
To speak to one of the lawyers on our panel, or to speak to one of the legal advisors from our team, simply make a phone call to 0800 408 7825. Or you can write to us by clicking here or send a message via our live support messenger.
Thank you for reading our guide to the services offered by our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Scunthorpe. Below, you can find some further guides you may find useful.
Where Medical Assessments Could Be Conducted
|98 Tennyson Avenue, Scarborough, YO12 7RE
Scunthorpe Magistrates’ And Family Court
|Scunthorpe Magistrates court
|Laneham St, Scunthorpe DN15 6RY
North Lincolnshire Council
|North Lincolnshire Council
|Church Square House, 30-40 High St, Scunthorpe DN15 6NL
Guide by JA
Edited by LC/RI