If you’ve been searching for a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey, this may be because you’ve had a car accident in Wallasey that was not your fault. However, it could also be because you’ve been injured in a public place, such as Central Park, New Brighton beach, or in a shopping centre or restaurant.
There are a huge variety of personal injury claims that could be made with the help of personal injury law firms that cover Wallasey, and this guide explains the type of incidents that could lead to such claims.
In the sections below, you’ll find information and guidance on making workplace accident claims, claims for accidents in public places, criminal injury claims and more. We also offer insight into choosing a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey for your claim, and how we could offer free support and guidance if you need it.
You can reach our expert advisors for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case, and for advice on the steps you could take by calling 0800 408 7825.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Wallasey Claims
- Injuries Sustained In The Workplace
- Wallasey Road And Vehicle Accidents
- Injuries Caused By Bicycle Accidents
- Injuries Sustained In Public Places
- Injuries Caused By Tripping And Slipping Over In Public Or Private Spaces
- Injuries Caused By Local Authority Negligence
- Injuries Caused By Criminal Assaults And Disorder
- Information On How Personal Injury Claims Work
- What Is The Best Way To Choose Between Different Lawyers?
- What Payout May I Get For My Injuries?
- No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Handling Wallasey Claims
- Speak To Our Team
- Resources For Claimants In This Area
A personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey claims could help you if you are considering making a personal injury claim of any type. Whether you’re looking for legal advice about an accident at work, support with making compensation claims for accidents in a public place, such as on Wallasey beach, or want to claim criminal injury compensation as a victim of violent crime, getting legal support could be helpful in ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
While it is true that public injury claims could be made without you having a personal injury solicitor by your side, many claimants find the process less stressful with the support of a solicitor, who can take on the work of proving their claim and fighting for their compensation. This means that the claimant can concentrate on their recovery and on moving forward after an injury.
Below, we offer a wealth of information on the types of claims a solicitor could help with, as well as explaining why you don’t have to choose personal injury lawyers in Wallasey to handle your claim. We also explain how No Win No Fee lawyers covering Wallasey could help you begin a claim without you having to pay any fees until your claim is successfully settled and compensation has been paid.
We even offer insight into the amount of compensation you could receive for certain injuries. We hope you find this information useful, but if at any point you have questions about your case or your eligibility to claim, please call our advisors and we’ll be happy to help you further.
Whether you currently work for one of Wallasey’s top employers, such as Tesco, Unilever or Amazon, for example, or you work for a smaller firm, your employer must look after your health and safety at work. It is their legal duty to do so.
There are various things an employer could do, based on the work you do and the workplace you are in, to protect your health and safety, including:
- Completing regular risk assessments and acting on their findings to reduce risks
- Providing safety training
- Giving you PPE, and ensuring that the PPE you are given is appropriate for the job
- Ensuring you take regular breaks from repetitive tasks
- Removing trip hazards, or signposting them
Unfortunately, accidents at work do happen. According to statistics for 2018/19 produced by the Health and Safety Executive, there were 581,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries sustained in UK workplaces, with a further 69,208 reported by employers. The most common kinds of accident that led to workplace injuries were:
- Slipping, tripping or falling incidents – on the same level – 29%
- Carrying, handling or lifting incidents – 20%
- Being struck by an object that was moving – 10%
- Violent acts – 8%
- Falling from height – 8%
If you’ve suffered an injury in the workplace due to your employer’s negligence in looking after your health and safety, you could make a personal injury claim against them. While this may seem to be a daunting thing to do, it may be wise to consider the fact that your employer should have insurance to pay your compensation, and they cannot treat you any differently if you choose to make a claim against them as there is legislation that protects you.
If you’ve been injured in a Wallasey road accident caused by another road user, you could claim compensation for your injuries.
We should, however, point out that your payout may be reduced if you are partially to blame for the accident you were injured in. Proving who is at fault in an accident in Wallasey tunnel or anywhere else in Wallasey, may be tricky. So it may be a good idea to look for a personal injury lawyer handling Wallasey claims to assist you with this. Not only could they help gather evidence to prove your claim, but they could also negotiate with the other party’s insurance company on your behalf to secure compensation for you. In cases where a claim for a road accident was disputed, they could even support you in court and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Road accident claims could be made for any accident on a Wallasey road that someone else could be held liable for. Accident claims could include:
- A crash in Wallasey tunnel caused by a drunk driver
- An accident on the M53 caused by someone dangerously overtaking you
- A head-on collision where the A5139 meets the A59 due to another road user’s failure to stop
These are just a few examples. Whether you’ve suffered injuries as a passenger, driver, or pedestrian on a Wallasey road, we could assess your case and provide you with insight into how much compensation you could claim.
Vehicle And Passenger Accidents On Public Transport
A personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey claims could also help you get compensation if you’ve been injured on public transport. Whether you’ve suffered an injury on a bus, in a taxi or on a train, you could be eligible to claim compensation if someone with a duty of care towards you (the bus company, train operator, driver or taxi company, for example) breached that duty of care and you were injured as a result.
Not only that, but you could also claim if you were injured in one of the train stations in the area, such as Wallasey Grove Road Station, Bidston Station, New Brighton Station or Wallasey Village Station. Depending on the reason for your injuries and where the accident took place, you could claim against either the rail operator or the local council.
Vehicle And Pedestrian Accidents In Car Parks
Pedestrian and vehicle accidents that occur in car parks could also lead to claims. Whether you were injured by a faulty car park barrier, as a pedestrian crossing the car park, or while driving around the car park, if someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for compensation.
Your claim could be against a car park owner/operator, a local authority or even another car park user. If you’re unsure as to who could be held responsible for a Wallasey car park accident, a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey could help you. And we could help connect you with such a lawyer if you would like us to. Simply call us on the number at the top of this page and speak to our team.
Related to our section on road traffic accidents, a group of road users that are particularly vulnerable to accidents and injuries are cyclists. According to ROSPA, the reasons for this include:
- Not being easy to spot
- Pulling away slower than expected
- Being affected by side winds more
- Being more likely to suffer injuries if they are hit
No matter whether you were injured on a motorbike or pushbike if a bike accident in Wallasey caused you to sustain injuries, and someone else was at fault, you could claim compensation.
Public accident claims could be made for a variety of injuries sustained in public places. Compensation would usually be paid for by the public liability insurance held by the liable party. It covers claims for loss, damage and personal injury. However, it isn’t compulsory to have it. If you encounter a defendant lacking insurance, a claim may be more difficult. However, our panel of personal injury lawyers covering Wallasey are well-versed in such claims and can give you all the help and support you need.
What Is A Public Place?
Public places are places that are open and accessible to the general public, whether they have to pay to enter those places or not. They could include, but are not limited to:
If you have an accident in a public place, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries from the party in control of the area in question. A personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey could help you work out who could be held liable for your injuries and could take action against them to claim compensation on your behalf.
Park And Public Garden Accidents
Whether you’ve been injured in Birkenhead Park due to poorly maintained park equipment, or you’ve fallen at Fort Perch Park due to poor upkeep and maintenance of public pathways, a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey could help you launch a claim against those who have responsibility for keeping the area safe for the public.
According to ROSPA, there are approximately 40,000 children injured each year that require hospital treatment for their injuries due to playground accidents. If your child has had an accident in a public park due to unsuitable or unsafe equipment, you could make a claim on their behalf for their injuries, as their litigation friend. A personal injury solicitor could help you do this.
Retail And Shopping Space Accidents
Whether you’ve been injured as a shopper who’s slipped on a spillage, or you’ve been hurt by unsafe shelving, if your retail or shopping space accident was someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Retailers have a responsibility to keep their shops safe for the public to use, as well as their employees, and if they fail to do so, and you suffer an injury, you could claim compensation from them.
In addition to this, the council has a responsibility to keep some town centre shopping areas safe for the public, so your claim could be against the council. Whatever your retail or shopping space accident, we could offer free case-specific advice if you call our team.
Tripping, slipping and falling are common causes of accidents. While some of these are simply unfortunate accidents where no one is to blame, in other cases, they could lead to you being able to make a personal injury claim. Examples of trip, slip or fall cases that could lead to a claim could include:
- Falling from an unsafe balcony in a hotel
- Tripping over loose cables at work
- Slipping on a spillage in a supermarket
We understand that it may be difficult to work out whether anyone could be held liable for a trip, slip or fall accident. This is why we offer free, no-obligation eligibility checks. All you need to do is tell us what has happened and we’ll advise you on whether you could benefit from using a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey to claim compensation.
We mentioned earlier in this guide that certain public injury claims could be made against the local authority if they were responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.
There are many different areas that local authorities have a responsibility for, and claims that could be made against them could include:
- Accidents in local authority housing due to poor maintenance
- Accidents in public parks
- Accidents in public shopping areas
- Pavement accidents
- Accident in libraries, job centres and other council buildings
If you’ve been injured in any of these settings through no fault of your own, please get in touch with our team. You could be owed compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a criminal incident as an innocent victim, you may be under the misapprehension that you would not be able to claim compensation. However, a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey could help you claim compensation as a victim of crimes such as:
- Sexual assault
- Historical abuse
They could even help if you’ve suffered psychological injuries while witnessing a violent crime, or if you’ve suffered an injury while trying to stop a crime.
In some cases, compensation for victims of violent crime could come from the perpetrator themselves, or their employers. However, in many cases, these routes to compensation may not be possible, so you may be claiming compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, or CICA as they are otherwise known.
In order to make a claim through the CICA, you will need to report the crime to the police. You’re also granted just 2 years to make the claim, which runs from the date of the incident.
Our team can support you in this difficult time. Get in touch using the number at the top of this page to find out how.
Rates Of Disorder And Crime In Wirral
Below, we have provided some insight into the frequency of crimes in the Wirral area. These figures are from LG Inform, and cover the twelve months leading up to April 2020.
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
|Vehicle related offences
Usually, a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey would attempt to negotiate a settlement directly with the liable party or their insurance company. However, if the liable party refused the claim, and an agreement could not be made, the case may be heard in the courts, though this is unlikely.
While you could opt to go it alone with a claim, you might find the process of negotiating a settlement or facing court alone daunting. This is why many claimants opt for support from a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey if they choose to make a claim for compensation.
Do People Find Lawyers In Particular Areas Of This Town?
There is No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers in Wallasey, mainly based around Wallasey Road, and you could opt to visit each one to find the best personal injury lawyers for your claim. However, this may take some time and those you find may not be up to the job. Instead, you may prefer to call us here at Public Interest Lawyers, so we could help connect you with a lawyer that could handle your claim.
Do I Have To Visit A Doctor In Order To Make A Claim?
You would need to go to see an independent doctor when you make a personal injury claim in order for them to examine you. They would then complete a medical report that could not only be used to evidence your injuries, but also help your solicitor come to an appropriate value for your claim. No matter where your lawyer is based, you should be able to see someone locally for this medical examination to be done. We have included some information relating to local medics in the resources section of this guide.
Do I Have To Claim With A Lawyer Based Close To Me?
While you might have noticed you could work with personal injury lawyers in Wallasey on a No Win No Fee basis, you don’t have to use those based in the area. You could opt for a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey that is based anywhere in the UK. Most claims are handled via email, phone and letter, so a lawyer’s location should have no bearing on your case.
Any law firm could boast that they have the top personal injury lawyers, but one way to check if they’re telling the truth is to see what their clients thought of them. You can do this by reading client reviews.
Reviews could give you a great picture of how well a lawyer communicated with previous clients, as well as how successful they’ve been and what claims they’ve worked on before. This could give you confidence when making your choice.
Injury payouts could include damages to compensate you for any expenses, such as medical costs, loss of earnings and travel costs associated with your injuries.
However, the general damages you could be awarded ensure you are compensated for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by your injuries. As all claims are unique, a tool such as a personal injury claims calculator would only give you a rough idea of the compensation you could receive. Instead of putting such a tool on this page, we’ve opted to give you some general information on injury claim payouts from the Judicial College Guidelines, which you’ll see in the table below. If your injury isn’t included here, please call us and we’ll be glad to advise you further.
|£18,020 – £36,770
|£14,380 – £40,410
|£7,410 – £36,120
|£11,730 – £36,390
|£11,980 – £18,020
A personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey could help you claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you would not pay the lawyer anything until your claim had been concluded and compensation had been awarded. These claims begin with you signing a Conditional Fee Agreement, which sets out a small success fee (legally capped) that you’d pay if your lawyer was able to get you compensation.
If your lawyer didn’t get you compensation, you would not need to pay the success fee. You would not be asked to pay for the expenses the lawyer incurred while they were building your case, either.
No Win No Fee claims allow those in any financial position to make a claim for compensation. If you’d like to know more about such claims, or if you’d like us to connect you with a lawyer who would take on your claim under No Win No Fee terms, please don’t hesitate to call us.
If you’d like to make a claim and feel that you would benefit from the assistance of a personal injury lawyer covering Wallasey to help you with your claim, you may wish to know how to find a solicitor to help you. We could help with this. We could also answer any questions you might have about making a claim, including checking your eligibility. You can contact us:
Public Bus Accident Claims – This guide could help if you’ve been injured on a public bus.
Restaurant Injury Claims – Our guide to injury claims for accidents in restaurants could be of interest to you.
School Accident Claims – This guide covers some of the incidents that may lead you to make a claim against a public school for injuries sustained in an accident there.
Doctors Who May Assess Local Claimants
|336 Hoylake Road, Moreton
|Gateway house ,
Old hall road Bromborough,
Contact Details For Wirral Magistrates Court
|Wirral Magistrates’ Court
Contact Details For Wirral Local
|Wirral Local Council
|PO Box 290
Guide by OE
Edited by II