If you have been affected by the negligent actions of a third party, then you might be searching for how a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could support you. If that is the case, then you will find this guide extremely informative, as we will cover a range of personal injury-related topics, such as:
- Shop accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Accidents in public spaces
- And much more.
After reading this guide, you should be aware of the various types of claims that could be made and how a personal injury lawyer could be of assistance.
If at any point when reading this guide, you have a question, or if you feel ready to begin your case, why not speak to one of our advisers? Our claims team would be more than happy to talk with you and offer free legal advice. The number to call is 0800 408 7825.
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If you are searching for how a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could help you, then this online guide will be extremely informative, as it will answer numerous questions related to the claims process, such as:
- What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
- Could I claim if I have been injured in a public place?
- I’ve been injured in Mary Stevens Park. What should I do?
- What is a personal injury claims time limit?
After reading this guide to the very end, you should have a greater understanding of the claims process and how a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could be of assistance. However, if you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers using the number located at the top of the page.
Time Limitation Period
For a compensation claim to have validity, it must meet the following criteria:
- The claim must be made within 3-years from the date of the accident.
- Alternatively, the claim must be made within 3-years from the date you become knowledgeable of an illness or disease caused by a negligent third party.
It is also worth stating that there are exceptions to the time limitation period. Most commonly, the exceptions apply to claims involving children or those who lack the mental capacity to claim for themselves. In both cases, a litigation friend will be appointed, and their responsibilities are as follows:
- Act on their behalf of the individual.
- Represent the interests, thoughts and feelings of the individual.
- Liaise with the lawyers and ensure they are doing everything possible.
For more information, please contact one of our advisers.
No matter the work environment, every employee is owed a duty of care by their employers to ensure they can go about their job without the fear of risk or avoidable harm. For an obligation of this nature to be fulfilled, the Health and Safety at Work. Etc. Act 1974 has outlined numerous measures an employer can implement, such as:
- Implement training
- Carry out routine inspections of the workplace
- Enforce risk assessments
- Offer Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
While the listed measures above can create a safer workspace, should an employer fail to uphold their obligations, it could lead to a hazardous condition to go unacknowledged. For example, should an employer fail to carry out routine inspections, then an obstructed pathway could go unacknowledged and cause an employee to injure themselves.
If your employer breaches their duty of care and causes you harm, then a compensation claim could be a suitable course of action. For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
A road traffic accident (RTA) can be a serious turn of events that could cause various types of damage. An RTA could impact the physical and psychological well-being of those involved, but in some cases, it may also lead to death. A road traffic accident could include numerous road users, such as:
- Car driver
- Bus drivers
- Coache drivers
- Motorbike riders
If another road user were to speed over the legal limit or fail to uphold the highway code, their actions could cause an incident to unfold. As a result, their negligent act could cause injury or harm to an innocent victim/road user.
If you believe you have been affected by the negligent actions of another road user, then you could have grounds to make a claim. Within the sections that follow, we shall discuss various types of road traffic accidents, such as public transport issues and car park incidents. However, if you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
Passenger Injuries On Public Transport
As someone who uses public transport, whether it’s trains, buses, or taxis, you are owed a duty of care. For example, when using buses, the driver is required to:
- Follow the rules of the road.
- Ensure there are no hazards
- Make sure that the vehicle is road safe.
However, should the driver neglect their obligations, it could lead to an accident and cause a public transport user harm. If you have been involved in an accident and you find yourself searching for a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham, then please contact one of our advisers.
Vehicle And Pedestrian Injuries In Car Parks
It is also possible for a claim to be made if you have been involved in a car park accident. For instance, a driver could cause an accident in a car park if they fail to give way, forget to check their surroundings properly, or if they speed over the limit. All of these factors could contribute to an accident and cause someone injury or harm.
If you believe you have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party and can provide evidence, then you could pursue a claim. For more information, please get in touch.
Unfortunately, a large factor that contributes to cyclist-related injuries is the lack of protection. Cyclists are naturally at a disadvantage, as they do not have the safety features those who use cars have access to – such as airbags.
Numerous factors could contribute to an accident of this nature, and some of the most common include the following:
- Poor driving techniques.
- Careless driving (such as speeding or failing to follow the rules of the road).
- Failing to check the blind spot.
- Neglecting to check the speed of a cyclist.
If you have been involved in a cyclist related accident, then you might question whether you could pursue a compensation claim. If the accident was caused by the negligent actions of a third party, then a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could be of assistance.
In many cases, the responsibility of a public setting can fall into different hands, such as private landowners, business owners, and even the local council. Unfortunately, public spaces can be susceptible to hazardous factors; therefore, the party responsible for the area in question needs to have reasonable safety measures set in place.
Public spaces could include one of the following:
- Hagley Hill.
- Wrexham Enterprise Hub.
- Belle Vue Park.
- Acton Park.
- Mary Stevens Park.
For example, should a council fail to implement reasonable safety measures such as routine inspections, then a hazardous condition — such as faulty equipment —- in the park could go unacknowledged. As a result, this could cause someone serious injury or harm.
If you are injured in a public setting and can provide evidence that the accident could have been prevented, then you could have grounds to make a claim. With the support of a personal injury solicitor covering Wrexham, they could be of assistance to help you seek compensation for the damage inflicted. For more information, please speak to an adviser.
Injuries In Parks And Public Gardens Or Open Spaces
More often than not, the responsibility of a park or a public garden falls into the hands of the local authority, a business owner, or private landowner. But no matter who the owner or operator, they have an automatic obligation to enforce reasonable safety precautions. For example, if a private landowner is responsible for a public park, then they must:
- Tend to any potholes that develop.
- Ensure all equipment is installed correctly.
- Make sure that pathways are well maintained.
- Upkeep and maintain any issues within the park.
Should the party responsible for a park or garden fail to implement reasonable safety measures, then a hazardous condition could go unacknowledged and result in an innocent user of the park injuring themselves.
If you can provide evidence that shows the third party at fault, then you could have grounds to make a claim for any harm that you have suffered. Contact one of our advisers to access free legal advice.
Injuries In Shops And Retail Spaces
Business owners are required to implement reasonable safety precautions to ensure employees and customers are free from harm. For example, businesses must routinely check the retail space to ensure hazardous factors such as spillages or unsafe fixtures are acknowledged and removed. Failing to do so could result in injury and harm, making the business owner liable for the trauma inflicted.
If you have been injured in a retail space, then please speak to one of our advisers.
A slip and trip-related incident can have a severe impact on your physical and psychological well-being. As outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a slip and trip accident can be caused by numerous factors; however, three of the most common include:
- Obstructed pathways – such as trailing cables.
- Inadequate designed and maintained areas- such as poorly installed flooring.
- Poor housekeeping standards – leaving areas untidy or cluttered spaces.
For example, a slip and trip-related accident could be caused if a third party fails to clean spillages or remove packaging from the flooring.
If you have been involved in a slip and trip-related incident that was caused by the negligent actions of a third party who had a responsibility to keep you safe, you could have grounds to make a compensation claim. For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
Wrexham City Council is required to implement reasonable safety measures in the places they are responsible for – which could include parks, roads, walkways and car parks. Having safety measures set in place will ensure the local authority has done an adequate job at preventing hazardous conditions to the best of their ability.
Should the local authority fail to implement reasonable safety measures, it could cause avoidable risks and hazards — such as a raised kerbstone or broken pathway — to go unacknowledged. As a result, this could lead to a public place incident to occur and cause an innocent individual injury or harm.
If you can provide evidence that shows the council is at fault of your suffering, then a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could be of assistance. Call our claims team using the number at the top of the page, or use the live chat feature to speak with an adviser.
Violent crime is something no one can prepare for, yet it can have an extremely traumatic and have a huge impact on your life. If you have experienced trauma after a violent crime, then you might question whether you could make a compensation claim?
While a compensation claim cannot erase the suffering you’ve endured, it can help with any unexpected costs you’ve encountered, such as medical expenses. When there is no other path to take, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) could be of assistance, as a CICA claim could take into account:
- Knife and gun crime
- Domestic violence
- Alcohol and drug-related violence.
- Sexual assault
- Gang crime
For a CICA claim to have validity, it must meet the following criteria:
- It must have been reported to the police.
- The claim must be made within 2-years. (Varies)
If you have been affected by violent crime and wish to make a claim, then why not speak to one of our advisers? We could connect you to personal injury solicitor who could support you during this difficult time.
Criminal Injury Statistics
Within this section of our guide, you will find a table that outlines the top reported crimes in Wrexham and their frequency. If you have any questions, then please speak to one of our advisers.
|Top Reported Crimes in Wrexham||Frequency|
|Violence against the person||1,540|
Source: LG Inform
If you have been affected by the negligent actions of a third party, then you might question if there are measures you can take to help strengthen your case. Within this section, you will find steps you could take to help your case.
- Collect witness contact details
- Report the incident to the applicable party
- Take photographic or video evidence.
- Visit a medical professional, such as your a GP or the A&E department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Following the measures listed above can be extremely beneficial, as they can ultimately support your case and be used as evidence. However, if you have any questions, please speak to one of our advisers.
Why Your Injuries Need To Be Assessed
If you have endured any degree of physical injury or psychological trauma, then you will be required to attend a medical assessment. The assessment will be conducted locally to you, and it will ensure you receive an accurate amount of compensation.
The medical professional conducting the assessment will ask you a series of questions and evaluate the extent of your injuries. The information will be documented in a medical report and used at a later date to value and support your case.
Why Your Claim Does Not Require A Local Lawyer
When searching for a lawyer that is best suited to handle your case, you are not limited to those that are based on Grosvenor Rd or Lord St. Here at Public Interest Lawyers, we could connect you with a solicitor that is best suited to handle your claim, regardless of your location.
When making a compensation claim with a solicitor, you can communicate with your solicitor and receive updates in one of the following ways:
- Via email
- Over the phone
- Or in-person
So limiting yourself to a solicitor in your location isn’t your only option To discover more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
When searching for a solicitor that is best suited to handle your case, reading client reviews can be extremely informative. Not only can reviews offer insight into the firm’s ability, but they can help inform your decision, providing reassurance that you are making the best decision possible.
When pursuing a compensation claim, many claimants tend to question how much compensation they could be awarded. Instead of using a personal injury calculator to offer an estimated figure, we have included a compensation table based on the Judicial College Guidelines.
Within the table below, you will find various types of injuries, their severity, and the compensation awarded. If you would like a more accurate compensation estimate, then please speak to one of our advisers.
|Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips||Moderate||An injury of this nature would require hip replacement or other surgery.||£11,820 to £24,950|
|Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips||Severe||An injury of this nature would cause fractures, dislocation, and cause severe bladder complications.||£73,580 to £122,860|
|Knee Injuries||Moderate||An injury of this nature would result in twisted issues, lacerations, bruising, and cause prolonged pain.||Up to £12,900|
|Knee Injuries||Severe||An injury of this nature would disrupt the joint, cause gross ligamentous damage, and require lengthy treatment.||£65,440 to £90,290|
|Ankle Injuries||Modest Injuries||An injury of this nature would cause sprains fractures, and ligamentous injuries. The level of award would be determined by the recover period.||Up to £12,900|
|Ankle Injuries||Severe||An injury of this nature would be unusual, resulting in extensive soft-tissue damage, deformity, or in extreme cases, it would require below the knee amputation.||£46,980 to £65,420|
You may also have grounds to make a claim for any financial loss you have experienced after an accident. For example:
- Medical costs.
- Damage to property.
- The cost of care.
- The loss of potential earnings.
For more information, please speak to one of our advisers.
If a negligent third party has caused you injury or harm, then you might be searching for a solicitor.
If a solicitor from our panel offers to handle your case, it will be under a No Win No Fee agreement. There are numerous benefits to a No Win No Fee agreement, such as:
- No upfront payments or fees to begin your claim.
- There are zero fees to pay, while the claim is on-going.
If the claim has a successful outcome, then a small fee will be deducted from your settlement.
After reading this guide, you may have a question, or, you might feel ready to begin your claim. No matter the circumstances, one of our advisers would be more than happy to speak with you and offer free legal advice of no obligation.
If you would like to contact our team of experts and access free legal advice, you can:
Within this section of the guide, you will find additional information relating to the claims process. If you have any questions relating to the guide, or how a personal injury lawyer covering Wrexham could be of assistance, please speak to one of our advisers.
Click here to read our Public Place accident guide
For more information relating to cycling accidents, please click here.
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