Should you find yourself searching for how a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield could help you, then this online guide will be extremely useful. Throughout this guide, we will discuss how a personal injury lawyer could help those affected by negligence and how our claims team can answer any question you have in a free consultation.
Within this online guide, we will cover a wide range of subjects relating to personal injury claims, such as:
- Criminal Injury claims
- Public accident claims
- Workplace injury compensation claims.
After reading this online guide to the end, you should have a greater understanding of the claim process. However, if you have any questions regarding the content in this guide, or if you feel that you are ready to begin your claim, call our claims team on 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Wakefield
- Workplace Accident Victim Compensation
- Vehicle And Traffic Accident Victim Compensation
- Bike Rider Accident Victim Compensation
- Public Space Accident Victim Compensation
- Falling And Tripping Accident Victim Compensation
- Local Council Accident Victim Compensation
- Criminal Injury And Assault Victim Compensation
- How Injury Claim Lawyers Can Help You
- Will Reviews Help You Choose Between Different Lawyers
- Calculating A Typical Damages Payout For Personal Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Covering Wakefield
- How To Consult A Lawyer
Within this online guide, you will find information relating to personal injury claims and personal injury lawyers covering Wakefield. Throughout this guide, we shall cover various topics. This guide will answer the following questions:
- What is a No Win No Fee agreement, and could I benefit from one?
- What is a personal injury claims calculator?
- I was injured in a public place, could I make a claim?
- Should I begin my claim within the personal injury-time limit?
After reading this online guide, you will have a greater understanding of the claims process. However, if you feel that you are ready to begin your claim, or if you have any questions, why not speak to our claims team? One of our advisers would be more than happy to talk with you regarding your claim.
The Statutory Time Limitation Period
For a compensation claim to have a successful outcome, it must meet the following criteria:
- The claim must start within 3-years of the incident.
- Or, 3 years of you becoming aware of a disease or illness caused by the fault of the defendant.
It is worth remembering that there are exceptions to the statutory time limitation period, more specifically, including claims involving children and those that lack the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
- A personal injury claim involving a child will require a litigation friend to handle their case.
- The litigation friend should begin the claim before the child turns 18.
- The 3-year time limit would come into action on the child’s 18th birthday if the litigation friend fails to make the claim.
- A litigation friend may also be appointed to handle a claim involving an individual who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves – this would fall under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
As we progress through this online guide, we shall discuss various aspects of personal injury claims. However, if you have any questions relating to your case, please speak to one of our advisers.
The law states that employers are obligated to implement reasonable safety measures to prevent workplace accidents. Failing to apply the correct procedures to identify and combat workplace accidents could cause an accident.
The Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974 outlines various measures an employer can implement, such as:
- Applicable training
- Routine inspections
- Regular risk assessments
- Supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Should your employer fail to implement reasonable safety measures, their carelessness could result in an accident. If that is the case, then a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield could be of assistance.
The law looks at any collision involving a road user – such as a car, cyclists, or a pedestrian – as a road traffic accident. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents (RTA’s) can cause severe physical and psychological trauma.
If you are involved in an accident on the road, then you might consider pursuing a compensation claim. For a road traffic accident (RTA) to have valid grounds, we must ask the following questions:
- Does the road user owe you a duty of care?
- Was the duty of care breached due to negligence?
- Did you suffer harm as a result?
If you can answer yes to the questions listed above, then you could have grounds to pursue a claim.
For more information on how to pursue a car park accident claim, why not speak to one of our advisers? Our claims team can offer free legal advice and help you kick-start your claim.
Compensation For An Injury On Public Transport
You may also pursue a compensation claim if you have been injured on public transportation due to the negligence of the driver, third party or public transport operator. For example, you could have grounds to pursue a claim if you have been injured on a:
- Or private hire taxis.
While public transportation might be considered one of the safest forms of travel, it does not mean they are completely risk-free. So for more information on how to pursue a public transportation claim, please speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, click here to read our guide.
Compensation For An Injury In A Car Park
The owner and operators of a car park are required to implement reasonable safety measures. However, should this duty become breached, it could result in injury or harm.
The obligations of a car park owner/operator could include specific measures, such as:
- Fill out potholes of substantial depth.
- Ensuring that any defects in the car park are fixed.
- Ensuring any barriers are functioning correctly.
For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
Accidents involving cyclists can have a devastating outcome, as cyclists are inherently at a disadvantage due to their lack of protection. To prevent accidents of this nature from occurring, there are measures a road user can implement
Common distractions that cause accidents of this nature might include:
- Failing to check the blind spot
- Driving recklessly
- Turning corners with poor judgement
- Performing manoeuvres incorrectly
If you have been involved in a bike rider accident and are searching for free legal advice, why not contact our team? One of our advisers could evaluate your claim under a free no-obligation consultation allowing you to see if you are eligible for compensation.
Whether you are strolling around a park or walking down the high street, you should be able to go about your day without the risk of injury or harm. The safety of these public spaces falls into the hands of various parties, such as business owners, private landowners, and the local authority.
Should the party in question breach their obligations to safety, it could cause various accidents to unfold, such as:
- Cutting yourself on broken equipment
- Falling over broken paving stones
- Being hit or struck by a falling object
- Falling over a liquid that should’ve been signposted or cleaned
While third parties – such as business owners and the local authority – are expected to implement reasonable safety measures, should they neglect their duty of care, it could result in injury or harm. Not only could their negligence cause a hazardous condition to go untreated, but it could cause an accident.
Should the negligent actions of a third party cause you harm, why not call one of our advisers to see how a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield could be of assistance?
Compensation For An Injury In A Park
Should your child be injured in a play area or public space, you might consider pursuing a compensation claim. When making a claim involving a child, a litigation friend will be appointed to act on their behalf.
The litigation friend will:
- Act on the child’s behalf.
- Help inform the court of the child’s thoughts and feelings.
- Talk to the lawyer and try to get advice from them.
Once the court has agreed upon a compensation amount, the settlement will be placed in a trust fund. The fund will be accessible upon the child’s 18th birthday, or, a request can be submitted to the court to use the money to benefit the child.
Our team would be more than happy to speak with you regarding your potential claim.
Compensation For An Injury In A Shop Or Supermarket
Business owners have a duty of care they must enforce to ensure reasonable safety measures have been taken. However, should they neglect this duty of care, it could cause an accident to occur.
The type of accidents that could transpire could include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Head injuries from falling objects
- Allergic reactions
- Food poisoning
- And much more.
Why not give our team a call to discover how a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield could help you. Our team is always happy to speak with you and can offer free legal advice of no obligation.
As outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slip, trip, and fall-related accidents are extremely common. While various factors can contribute towards a slip, trip or fall, 3 of the most common include:
- Poor design and maintenance
- Obstructed walkways
- And poor standards of housekeeping.
Around 95% of significant slips and trips result in broken bones. However, they may also cause additional injuries – such as soft tissue damage and lacerations.
While there are reasonable measures, a third party can implement – such as risk assessments and routine inspections – to prevent slip, trip and fall-related accidents, should a third party neglect their duty of care, then it could cause an accident.
With the support of a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield, they could help you with your personal injury case.
The local authority must implement reasonable safety measures to prevent accidents from occurring. However, should the local authority breach their obligations, it could create hazardous factors to go unacknowledged, such as:
- Broken kerbstones
- Obstructed pathways
- Faulty structures
If the local authority were to neglect their duty of care, it could cause an accident to occur. If that is the case, then a personal injury solicitor covering Wakefield could offer to handle your claim.
Violent crime can cause life-altering physical and psychological trauma. If you have been the victim of violent crime, then you might consider pursuing a compensation claim?
While a monetary settlement cannot erase the suffering inflicted, it can help cover unexpected costs. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is an executive agency of the Government that offers compensation to those affected by violent crime.
A CICA claim can take into account various types of incidents, such as:
- Sexual offences – such as rape
- And assault
For a CICA claim to have a successful outcome, the incident must be reported to the police. It is also worth highlighting that the statutory time limit is 2 years to begin your claim. Although there are exceptions.
If you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
Rates Of Crimes Affecting Victims
Within this section, you will find a table which includes the top reported crimes in Wakefield.
|Top Reported Crime||Frequency|
|Violence against the person||3,904|
|Additional types of theft||3,145|
If you have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party, then you might consider pursuing a claim. If that is the case, then you might question if there are steps you can take to strengthen your claim? Within the following section, you will find some steps you could choose to help improve your case.
- Take Photographs
- Report The Incident
- Visit a Doctor or A&E
- Collect Witness Details
Do Claimants Need To Obtain Medical Evidence?
A medical assessment is a valuable part of the claim process, as it ensures you receive the appropriate amount of compensation. When you attend a medical evaluation, the professional in charge will ask you a series of questions relating to your injury and offer a prognosis.
The information collected will be documented in a medical file -which can be requested at a later date – and will support your claim.
Do Claimants Need Local Injury Claim Lawyers?
Through the power of the internet, lawyers can connect with you regardless of your location. You can speak to your lawyer:
- Over the phone
- Through email
- In writing
- Or, through various smart devices.
Contact our claims team to discover how we can be of assistance.
When searching for a personal injury lawyer best suited to handle your claim, reading customer reviews can be extremely beneficial. Customer reviews offer insight into the firm and the lawyers abilities, allowing you to gain an understanding of other people’s experiences – thereby, ensuring you are making the best decision.
Should you choose a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield to handle your case, you might question how much compensation you could be awarded. Instead of including a personal injury claims calculator, we have done something a little different.
Within the table below, you will find a compensation table. The information is based on the Judicial College Guidelines and offers insight into the compensation process.
|Injury Type||Injury Severity||Description||Compensation Amount|
|Foot Injury||Moderate||An injury of this nature refers to fractures, deformity, and continuing symptoms. There may also be a risk of long-term osteoarthritis||£12,900 to £23,460|
|Foot Injury||Severe||Severe foot injuries would result in fractures of both heels or feet, resulting in substantial restriction on mobility or considerable and permanent pain.||£78,800 to £102,890|
|Knee Injury||Moderate||An injury of this nature would result in shorter periods of acceleration, twisting, or bruising.||Up to £12,900|
|Knee Injury||Severe||Serious knee injuries will result in disruption of the joint, the development of ostoarthritis, and gross ligaments damage.||£65,440 to £90,290|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Moderate||An injury of this nature will largely recover with continuing effects and wouldn't be grossly disabled.||£7,680 to £21,730|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Severe||Severe PTSD will impact both social and professional life - as the individual will never return to a pre-trauma state.||£56,180 to £94,470|
The information with the table offers estimated figures. If you would like a precise compensation estimation, please speak to our advisers.
Should the negligent actions of another result in injury or harm, then you might consider pursuing a claim. Many claimants often have many concerns regarding the claims process, more specifically, relating to the finances. If you pursue your claim using personal injury lawyers covering Wakefield they could support your case under a No Win No Fee agreement.
The benefits of a No Win No Fee agreement include:
- Zero upfront fees.
- Zero payable fees while the claim is active and on-going.
- If the claim is unsuccessful, then you are not obliged to pay your legal fees.
It is also worth noting that a small fee will be deducted from your awarded settlement should the claim have a successful outcome. The fee is capped by law and is often referred to as a success fee.
If you have any questions, please contact our team.
If you have any questions relating to the claims process or how a personal injury lawyer covering Wakefield could assist you, why not contact our team? One of our advisers would be more than happy to speak with you regarding your claim.
You can reach our claims team in one of the following ways.
- Call 0800 408 7825 to speak with a claims adviser.
- Enquire online by clicking here.
- Or, click the live chat icon located in the right corner of this page.
We hope you have found this guide useful. If you have any questions or wish to begin your claim, please contact our team. Within the final section of our guide, you will find additional resources that could help you;
For more information relating to Public Transport Claims, please click here.
To begin a claim against the council, please click here to read our guide.
To read more information regarding public place accidents, please click here.
Doctors Covering The Wakefield Area
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|Wakefield Magistrates Court||Wakefield Civil Court|
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