By Mark Clause. Last Updated 4th August 2022. Have you been injured because of an accident that was not your fault? You may be eligible to claim compensation for any injuries suffered. Whether you were injured because of an accident at work, an accident at a public place such as a park, or on the premises of a business such as a shop or restaurant, you may be entitled to compensation if it can be proven that those responsible for your health and safety had failed to uphold their duty of care. We have created this guide for people who live and work in the West Bromwich area, who have suffered an accident that was not their fault. If you believe that you are owed compensation for your injuries, personal injury lawyers covering West Bromwich could advise you on making a claim.
To begin your personal injury claim for an accident in West Bromwich or elsewhere, call Public Interest Lawyers today on 0800 408 7825. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, a no win no fee personal injury solicitor covering West Bromwich, will be provided to begin working on your claim right away.
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- A Guide To Using Personal Injury Lawyers Covering West Bromwich
- Work Accident Claims Covering West Bromwich
- Traffic And Car Accidents In West Bromwich
- Bicycle And Cyclist Accidents
- Public Area And Public Space Accidents
- Falls And Trips Causing Injury
- Sandwell Council And Accidents And Injuries
- Victim Based Crime Compensation Claims
- How Do I Claim Compensation With A Personal Injury Lawyer?
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- West Bromwich Solicitors – No Win No Fee Injury Lawyers Covering West Bromwich
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A duty of care means that another party is responsible for upholding your health and safety. For example, employers owe their employees a duty of care, shops owe their customers a duty of care and drivers owe other road users a duty of care.
If you were injured because another party that owed you a duty of care acted negligently, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries suffered. Whether you were injured because of a car accident in West Bromwich, an accident at a restaurant, or a public place accident in West Bromwich, we can help you. Call Public Interest Lawyers today for your free consultation. One of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to advise you and answer any questions you have. If we can see that you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will put you in touch with a personal injury solicitor covering West Bromwich, offering No Win No Fee claims. Call us today to begin your claim.
We will now look at the reasons why people make personal injury claims in more detail.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers owe their employees a duty of care. This means that they are obliged to provide their employees with a safe environment in which to work, when they are on their premises, or working in an environment which the employer has some control over. If an employee is injured at work, or becomes injured because of negligence on the part of their employer, they may be eligible to claim compensation.
Examples of common accidents at work:
- Industrial deafness or noise-related hearing loss, caused by exposure to excessively loud noises.
- Musculoskeletal injuries caused by manual handling accidents. This could happen because an employee was asked to move heavy items without receiving any correct training.
- A slip, trip or fall accident, caused by an employee slipping on a wet floor, or an employee tripping over a loose floor tile.
- An employee being hit by a heavy item falling from an unsafe shelf.
- An employee being injured by a piece of faulty machinery.
If you have been injured due to a workplace accident in West Bromwich, call us today to find out how a personal injury lawyer covering West Bromwich offering a no win no fee claim option, can help you.
All drivers owe their passengers and other road users a duty of care, which means that they are legally responsible for driving in a manner which upholds the health and safety of others. If you have been injured due to a road traffic accident in West Bromwich that was the fault of another driver or road user, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Whether you have been injured due to a car accident in West Bromwich, bus crash in West Bromwich, motorbike accident in West Bromwich, a lorry accident or any other type of accident, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries.
A top personal injury lawyer covering West Bromwich could offer to support you through a road traffic accident claim. Your solicitor will be able to provide evidence to support your claim and negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company, to make sure that you receive the optimum amount of compensation you are owed.
West Midlands Public Transport Accidents
If you were injured due to an accident on public transport that was not your fault, such as an accident at West Bromwich bus station, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine who is at fault if a public transport accident has taken place. It may be the bus or train company who is at fault or another driver. Whoever is at fault, a solicitor will be able to gather evidence to support your claim and negotiate with the third party at fault.
Car Park Area Accidents
Car park accidents can occur because of a car park being poorly managed. For example, dry ice on the floor that has not been gritted can cause slipping accidents, or a loose floor tile can cause a patron to trip and hurt themselves. If you have suffered a car park accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation against the operators of the car park. Call Public Interest Lawyers today and we will be able to provide you with a free consultation to check if you are eligible to claim.
Unfortunately, a disproportionate number of cyclists are injured on the roads or suffer fatal accidents. This is because cyclists don’t have an outer shell on their vehicle, making them more vulnerable road users than car or van drivers. Cycling accidents can occur when a cyclist is hit by a vehicle, collides head-on with another vehicle, crashes into a vehicle on the road or is injured due to poor road conditions. If you suffered an injury due to a cycling accident in West Bromwich that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, to find a personal injury lawyer covering West Bromwich to support your case.
If you have experienced an injury in a public space, you may believe that it was not anyone else’s fault, so you won’t be able to claim compensation. In fact, if another party is responsible for managing the space, you may be eligible to claim compensation if they have failed to adhere to health and safety legislation. For example, your local council will normally be responsible for managing pavements in your area. Therefore, if you tripped on a broken paving slab and injured your ankle, you may be able to claim against your council for negligence.
We will now look at some common public place accidents, to see when a compensation claim could be made.
Park And Playground Accidents
Parks are normally managed by local councils. Has your child been injured in a playground or you have been injured using outdoor exercise equipment? If the accident happened due to faulty equipment, or negligent upkeep of the grounds, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Call Public Interest Lawyers today, to see if you are eligible to claim compensation.
Shopping Centre And Supermarket Accidents
Shopping centres are normally managed by a private landowner, or grounds management company. Accidents that can occur in shopping centres can include accidents on escalators, lifts, or slip, trip and fall accidents caused by hazardous flooring. If you have been injured in a shopping centre in West Bromwich due to negligence on the part of the grounds manager, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. Contact Public Interest Lawyers right now, and an advisor will be happy to speak to you about your claim.
Claims for slips, trips and falls are some of the most frequent types of personal injury claims that solicitors deal with. A slip, trip or fall accident can be caused by the following hazards:
- Broken flooring, such as a cracked floor tile, or a nail which sticking out of the flooring, which can be a trip hazard.
- A freshly mopped floor which causes a passerby to slip over. Floors can become slippery when wet, so a freshly mopped floor should be signposted.
- A lift mis-levels when it arrives on the floor. This means that the lift is lower, or higher than the floor, which can cause tripping accidents.
- A loose carpet can cause tripping accidents.
- Tools and debris being left on the floor can cause tripping accidents.
Of course, these are just some of the ways that a slip, trip or fall accident could occur in a public place, due to negligence. Although some slip and trip accidents only result in minor injuries such as surface-level bruises and cuts, other accidents may also cause more severe types of injury, such as soft tissue injuries, or a broken bone. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident in West Bromwich that was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. Call Public Interest Lawyers today, for more advice about how to make your claim. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will put you in touch with a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor covering West Bromwich to handle your claim.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough council may be responsible for different areas in West Bromwich. Councils will be responsible for managing many outdoor spaces such as roads, pavements and footpaths. They may also be responsible for community buildings such as sports centres, swimming pools or libraries. Therefore, councils will be responsible for ensuring that these environments are safe for those who use them. If you have been injured outdoors, for example, you suffered an accident on your bike due to poorly maintained roads, you may be able to claim against a council if it can be proven that that council has been negligent in their upkeep and maintenance of the highway. Similarly, you may be able to claim compensation for an accident in a public building that was caused by negligence on the part of the council. Call Public Interest Lawyers today for more advice on making a compensation claim against Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.
Being the victim of a violent crime such as assault and battery, sexual assault, a rape or a mugging can be a disturbing experience. As well as physical injuries, many people are left with psychological injuries, which can take a long time to come to terms with. If you have been the victim of a violent crime, you can claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority or CICA when there is no other avenue for compensation. You will be able to claim compensation, even if the perpetrator was never identified, caught or prosecuted for the crime. Clients often ask us, “How much compensation will I get from the CICA?” This will depend on a number of factors that we will be happy to discuss with you.
What are the criteria for making a claim through the CICA? To make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority the claimant must have reported the crime to the police. There is a two-year time limit to begin the claim, except in exceptional circumstances.
Rates Of Victim Based Crime In Sandwell
|Top Reported Crimes
|Violence against the person
We will now answer some frequently asked questions about appointing a personal injury solicitor, covering West Bromwich to handle your no win no fee claim.
Will You Need To Visit A Doctor?
The personal injury law firm covering West Bromwich that handles your claim will arrange for you to see a doctor, or specialist to assess your injuries. The outcome of your medical assessment will be used to value your compensation claim. The doctor will also be able to determine what medical treatment, or mobility equipment you may need in the future due to your injuries. You will be able to claim the costs of these as special damages if your claim is successful. (Special damages can include reimbursement for medical expenses, care expenses, home adaptation expenses, mobility equipment expenses, loss of income reimbursement and travel expenses).
Where Will The Lawyer I Am Matched With Be Based?
If you live in West Bromwich you may think you need a solicitors firm based in West Bromwich to handle your claim. In fact, the location of your personal injury lawyer does not really matter as the outcome of your claim will not be affected by this. This is because personal injury law firms can work remotely with their clients via telephone or email, so the location of your lawyer will not make a difference to the outcome of your claim.
Many claimants like to read online reviews of a personal injury law firm, to see if their previous clients were happy with the service they received. To find reviews of lawyers near you, try typing popular terms such as “the best personal injury lawyers in West Bromwich”, or “top personal injury lawyers in West Bromwich”, to see what comes up.
If you are wondering how much you could claim for your injuries, you can use our personal injury claims calculator, to estimate how much you could claim in general damages (compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced). These figures are based on official Judicial College guidelines and are typical of what you may receive. Alternatively for an estimate that is based on your personal circumstances, call Public Interest Lawyers today to speak to an advisor. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
|In cases of this nature, the injured person will only have moderate effects that will not be grossly disabling.
|£8,180 to £23,150
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
|Severe cases of PTSD will have a life-altering impact, affecting both the professional and social life.
|£59,860 to £100,670
|Frequently encountered injuries to the back back, such as disturbance of ligaments and muscles giving rise to backache, soft tissue injuries, and prolonged acceleration.
|£12,510 to £27,760
|Severe back injuries will cause severe trauma to the spinal cord and nerve roots, causing life-altering injuries and implications.
|£91,090 to £160,980
|An injury of this nature may cause partial amputations and result in deformity.
|£29,000 to £61,910
As stated earlier, you don’t have to use solicitors in West Bromwich due to the nationwide service that we provide. The quality of their service is far more important than their proximity to you. A key factor in choosing the best solicitors could be whether they offer a No Win No Fee agreement.
This agreement is sometimes offered to claimants that are concerned about paying solicitors up-front. With this type of claim, you don’t pay solicitor fees prior to or during the claims process. You only make a payment at the end of the claim, and even this depends on the outcome.
With a No Win No Fee agreement, the only payment that a solicitor receives is a success fee. You pay this amount, a deduction from your settlement, if the case wins, and it has a legal percentage cap. In the event that the case doesn’t win, though, you don’t have to pay any fees to your personal injury lawyer.
Additionally, you don’t have to worry about any surprising or hidden costs as part of a NWNF agreement. These are just some of the potential benefits of this agreement should it be offered to you. Call us up today if you want to ask any questions about No Win No Fee.
If you believe you are owed compensation for an accident in West Bromwich, speak to Public Interest Lawyers today for free legal advice. If we can see that you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will provide you with an experienced personal injury solicitor covering West Bromwich, to handle your claim
The solicitors we work with have up to thirty years of experience handling claims for personal injuries. What’s more, they will always strive to win you the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim. To begin your personal injury claim call us today on 0800 408 7825.
Here are some of our other online guides to making a public injury claim.
Where Could A Doctor Be Located?
|Dudley Physiotherapy Centre
1a Parsons Street
Dudley Magistrates Court
|Dudley Magistrates Court
Sandwell Borough Council Covering West Bromwich
|Sandwell Borough Council Covering West Bromwich
|Sandwell Council House,
Oldbury B69 3DE
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