Within this online guide, we will outline how a personal injury lawyer covering Southport could offer to support a claim. Throughout this guide, we will offer insight and guidance on how to pursue a compensation claim. However, if you feel that you are ready to begin your case, or even if you have a question, why not contact our team? One of our advisers would be more than happy to speak with you, as they can offer free legal advice of no obligation. For this guide to successfully discuss how a personal injury lawyer could help you, it will discuss various topics, such as:
- Criminal injury claims
- Road traffic accident claims
- Claims against the local council
- Public footpath accident compensation claims
After reading this guide to the end, you will have a greater understanding of personal injury claims and how a personal injury solicitor covering Southport could be of assistance. However, if you have any questions, or if you feel that you are ready to begin your claim, why not speak to one of our advisers. Call our team today on 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Southport
- Accidents In The Workplace In Southport
- Southport Traffic And Road Accidents
- Southport Bike Accident Claims
- Public Injury Compensation Claims
- Tripping And Falling Accidents In Southport
- Accident Claims Against The Council
- CICA And Criminal Injury Claims
- How A Local Lawyer Could Help Your Case
- What Client Reviews Can Tell You About Lawyers Services
- Calculating Compensation Paid Out For Accident Claims
- No Win No Fee Injury Claim Lawyers Who Cover Southport
- Speaking To A Lawyer
Should you find yourself searching for a personal injury lawyer covering Southport, then this guide will be extremely informative. Not only will we discuss the various types of claims, but this guide will outline the obligations of multiple parties – such as the local authority and our employers.
For this guide to successfully discuss the claims process, it will answer the following questions:
- What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
- How are our accidents in public places caused?
- Could I claim if I have been involved in a motorbike accident in Southport?
- How could a personal injury lawyer help my case?
Time Limitation Period
For a personal injury claim to have a successful outcome, it must meet the following criteria:
- A claim must be made within 3-years from the date of the incident.
- Alternatively, a claim must be made within 3-years from the date you became aware of a disease or illness caused by the fault of the defendant.
While the 3-year time limit might sound like a lengthy time-frame, it is crucial to begin your claim as soon as possible. It is also worth noting that there are exceptions to the time limitation period for cases involving children and those who lack the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
- A claim involving a child will require litigation friend to act on their behalf.
- Should the litigation friend fail to begin the claim before the child turns 18, then the 3-year time limit would start from the date of their 18th birthday.
- If an individual lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves, then a litigation friend may be appointed – as this process falls under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Workplace accidents can cause severe injury or harm, regardless of the industry or job role.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 outlines various safety measures that could be implemented, these include:
- Risk assessments
- Routine inspections of the workplace
- Offering training to all employees
- Carry out slip, trip and fall prevention measures
While the measures listed above can create a safer workspace, should employers neglect their duty of care, it could result in a workplace accident.
No individual should ever be subjected to injury or harm at their place of work. But should an employer neglect their duty of care and cause you damage or harm, then you could have grounds to pursue a compensation claim.
To discover how a personal injury lawyer covering Southport could be of assistance, why not speak to one of our advisers?
Accidents on the road can be severe and can result in various types of injury. For example, a road traffic accident could make one of the following:
- Physical damage – such as broken or fractured bones.
- Psychological trauma – such as PTSD, anxiety and depression.
- Damage to personal property – such as your phone or car
A road traffic accident could be caused by the negligent actions of a third party. In the event a careless road user causes an accident, you might question whether you could pursue a claim and seek justice for the trauma inflicted?
Within the sections that follow, you will find information relating to road traffic accidents, more specifically, public transport and car park accidents. You will also find information about how a personal injury lawyer covering Southport could help you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our claims team.
Injuries When Using Public Transport
Public transportation is often considered one of the safest modes of transportation, but that doesn’t mean it is risk-free. When using public transport, you are owed a duty of care from preventable accidents.
For example, when riding a bus, the driver is obligated to:
- Follow the rules of the road.
- Ensure the vehicle is safe from preventable hazards.
- Drive with caution.
Should these obligations be breached and cause you injury or harm, then you could have grounds to pursue a compensation claim. For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
Injuries In A Car Park
The owners/operators of car parks are obligated to implement reasonable safety measures to ensure hazardous conditions have been averted. For example, the owner/operator of the car park must try to prevent:
- Raised kerbstones
- Faulty equipment
- Structural integrity
- And much more.
Should these obligations be breached and result in an accident, then you could have grounds to pursue a compensation claim. For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
Unfortunately, 99 cyclists died on British road in 2018. Accidents of this nature can have a devastating effect, as cyclists are inherently at risk on the road due to their lack of protection.
Cycle accidents of this nature can be caused by various negligent factors, such as:
- Reckless driving
- Performing incorrect turns or manoeuvres on the road
- Failing to correctly judge a cyclist speed
- Failing to check the blind spots while driving.
Should another road user neglect their duty of care and cause an accident, then claiming compensation could be an option. With the support of a personal injury lawyer covering Southport, they could offer help you seek justice for the damage inflicted.
To read our guide, please click here.
Public space accidents are often unexpected turns of events that can cause a wide range of injuries. Unfortunately, there are cases where a public place accident could be caused by the negligent actions of a third party – such as business owners or the local authority.
The responsibility of a public place falls into the hands of the occupier, meaning they are required to implement reasonable safety measures to prevent accidents from occurring. However, should the party responsible fail to uphold their duty of care, their negligence could cause you an injury.
If you have been affected by the carelessness of a third party, why not speak to one of our advisers? With their support, they can help you seek justice for the preventable trauma you’ve endured.
Injuries In A Park
Play areas and playgrounds are often built with a singular purpose – to offer children a safe place to roam and play. Therefore, it would be fair to assume one of the last things you might expect is for your child to be injured.
In many cases, the responsibility and maintenance of a park fall into the hands of private landowners or the local authority. They are obligated to implement reasonable measures to prevent incidents from occurring, but should they fail to do so, it could lead to:
- Faulty equipment
- Poorly installed apparatus
All of these issues could lead to harm.
Should your child become injured in a park due to a breach of obligation, then you could have grounds to pursue a claim on their behalf. For more information, please contact our team today.
Injuries In A Shop
Much like the local authority or employers, business owners are also required to implement reasonable safety measures. In doing so, these measures should help identify and prevent hazardous conditions causing accidents.
Measures could include:
- Regular inspections to ensure slip trip and fall hazards are prevented.
- Conduct risk assessments to ensure all retail spaces are free from risk.
For more information, get in touch with our team to find out more.
Slips, trips and falls can cause various degrees of physical and psychological damage. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state 3 common factors often cause accidents of this nature, which includes:
- Polluted or damaged pathways
- Poor design and maintenance
- Inadequate or poor housekeeping
While various types of measures can be taken to prevent accidents from occurring, such as risk assessments and routine inspections, however, should this obligation be neglected, it could cause accidents to happen – resulting in various types of injury and trauma.
In the event, you are harmed by the negligent actions of a third party, then you could have grounds to make a claim. For more information, why not speak to our team? One of our advisers would be more than happy to talk with you and help you start your claim.
The local authority of Southport is obligated to implement reasonable safety measures to prevent incidents from occurring in the public spaces they are responsible for – such as park and roads.
Should the local authority neglect their duty of care, it could result in hazardous conditions from going unacknowledged, such as:
- Potholes of significant depth
- Kerbstones raised or broken.
- Faulty or broken equipment
- And much more
Should the negligent actions of the local authority cause you injury or harm, then you could have grounds to pursue a claim. To discover how a personal injury lawyer covering Southport could offer to support your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement call our team.
If a violent crime has injured you, you might question whether you can pursue compensation for the trauma inflicted. While a monetary settlement cannot take away the trauma inflicted, it can help cover the costs of unexpected expenses – such as the cost of care or medical expenses.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation (CICA) is an agency that offers compensation to those affected by violent crime. For example, a CICA claim could take into account various types of criminal injury, such as:
- Robbery – or attempted theft
- Or sexual assault – such as rape
For a CICA claim to have validity, the claim must be reported to the police. Also, the claim must be made within 2-years of the incident. If you have any questions relating to CICA claims, why not speak to one of our advisers? They can offer free legal advice of no obligation.
Rates Of Crimes Affecting Victims In Sefton
Within this section, you will find a table that outlines the top reported crimes in Sefton.
|Top Reported Crime
|Violence against the person
Within the following section, we have included various measures that could ultimately strengthen your case.
- Collect Witness Details
If another person witnessed your accident, collecting their contact information is extremely important. Your lawyer might contact the witness at a later date to provide a witness statement to support your case.
- Report The Incident
If you are injured in a public place or at your place of work, reporting the incident to the appropriate party is extremely important. The party must document the experience in an accident logbook- which you can get a copy of and use as evidence.
- Visit a Doctor
If you are rendered unwell or injured, visit your doctor or A&E. The medical professional will not only be able to help you, but they will document the injuries in your medical files – which can be requested at a later date and used to support your case.
- Take Photographs
If a raised kerbstone or a road defect causes you injury or harm, taking photographs of the incident is essential. The documented proof can help support your case.
Medical Evidence Needed For Your Claim
Medical assessments are critical to the claims process, as they ensure you receive the correct amount of compensation. The medical professional conducting the evaluation will evaluate your injury and document the results in a medical file – which can be used as evidence.
Lawyers Covering Your Local Area
When searching for a lawyer to help your claim, the internet allows a lawyer to connect with claimants regardless of your location.
You can speak with your lawyer in one of the following ways:
- In Writing
- Over the phone
- Through Email,
- Or, in person in face-to-face meetings
A simple internet search for a lawyer will bring up hundreds, if not thousands of results – making your decision all the more complex. In many cases, claimants turn to customer reviews to gain a greater understanding of the firm and its capabilities. Reviews offer an honest and unfiltered view of the firm and their experience, which can be extremely beneficial.
Some claimants might question how much compensation they could be awarded should they make a compensation claim. Rather than using a personal injury claims calculator, we have used the Judicial College Guidelines to create a compensation table.
Within the table, you will find a list of various injuries, their severities and the compensation awarded. The table offers a comprehensive outlook at the compensation process, highlighting how every claim is unique.
|Compensation of this nature would be connected to the fear of impending death and/or the reduction of life.
|The affected individual would be expected to largely recover.
|£7,680 to £21,730
|PSTD of this nature will have an invasive affect on the individual, preventing the injured person from working at all or at least from functioning at anything approaching the pre-trauma level.
|£56,180 to £94,470
|An injury of this nature would be significant, but a substantial degree of recovery would have taken place.
|£18,020 to £36,770
|An injury of this nature would fall short of amputation but would cause serious damage.
|£90,250 to £122,860
Not only could you claim for any physical and/or psychological trauma, but you may also be able to claim for any financial loss you have experienced. For example, you could claim:
- Medical expenses
- The loss of earnings
- Damage to personal property
- The cost of care
For more information or a precise valuation to your case, please refer to the contact information section and speak to one of our advisers.
Many claimants have concerns relating to the claims process, more specifically, relating to finances. A personal injury lawyer covering Southport may offer to help under a No Win No Fee agreement.
The benefits to No Win No Fee agreements include:
- There are zero payable fee’s to start your claim.
- Zero fees to pay, while the claim is ongoing.
- Should the claim have an unsuccessful outcome, you will not be obligated to cover your lawyer’s legal fees.
Should your claim have a successful outcome, a fee will be deducted to cover legal expenses. In some cases, this is also referred to as a success fee – which is capped by law.
If you have any questions regarding No Win No Fee agreements, please contact our team today.
If you wish to make a compensation claim, why not speak to one of our advisers? Not only is our team available to talk with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but they can offer free legal advice of no obligation.
You can reach our claims team in one of the following ways:
- Call us on 0800 408 7825 to speak to an adviser.
- If you would like to enquire online, please click here.
- Or if you would like to use the live chat, why not click the icon on the right corner of the page.
Within the final section, we have included some additional materials relating to the claims process. We hope you have found this guide discussing personal injury lawyers covering Southport of use. If you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
To read our public accident claims guide, please click here.
For more information, click here to read our public transport guide.
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