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Every year thousands of people suffer a fall for a variety of reasons in differing situations. You may for example have tripped due to a defective paving stone or hole on a footpath. Alternatively you may have slipped in a supermarket due to a wet floor, or tripped over an obstruction at work.
Accidents that occur at work are today still, sadly, all too frequent events.
Industrial accidents include those associated with lifting, operating machinery, falls in the workplace, inadequate or defective safety equipment, and the negligent acts of a fellow worker.
You may rarely require legal advice from injury lawyers. When you do we want to make sure that it is a positive experience that you would happily recommend our injury lawyers to your friends, colleagues and family.
We progress your accident and injury claims on a completely free 100% No Win No Fee basis.
Whatever type of accident you have suffered it is our aim to ensure that your injury claim is dealt with efficiently and that you are kept fully informed by our injury lawyers at each stage through to settlement.
Remember that there are time constraints as to when you can make an accident or injury claims for compensation, so it is important that you don’t delay and start your claim straightaway.
Call us on 0800 783 9577 or start your claim by submitting the form above.
Our specialist solicitor will call you back to talk through the claim process
We progress your claim on a completely 100% no win no fee basis
This will to a large extent be determined by the nature of the injuries you have sustained and whether the defendants have conceded liability for the accident.
In road traffic accidents where liability is not at issue and the injuries sustained are not serious we would expect matters to be settled in a matter of months. More complex cases can take longer. The vast majority of all cases are settled within 12 months.
It is important to realise that whilst we will act speedily and efficiently we need to ensure that you have fully recovered from your injuries or that the doctors have determined an accurate prognosis.
Once a claim is settled you cannot claim more later on so we need to ensure that you receive the proper compensation for your injuries and any complications that may arise in the future. We will never pressurise you into settling your claim, we want you to be entirely satisfied before it is finalised.
Once you have instructed us and we have taken down all the relevant information with regard to the circumstances of the accident we will write a letter of claim to the other party’s insurers. Under Court Rules the insurers have up to 3 months in which to investigate the claim and either admit fault or deny liability.
In many cases where the circumstances are clear cut, for example in a rear end shunt road traffic accident, and the insures admit liability straightway without the need for further consideration. If the blame for the accident is less clear-cut they may wish to investigate the matter further.
Once liability is admitted we will arrange for you to undertake a medical examination. The instructed doctor will be independent and one who is agreed by both parties. The report will be binding.
We will send you a copy of the report when it is available and then discuss its content with you to ensure that you are completely satisfied with it.
Only then we will negotiate settlement of your claim with the insurance company at a level of compensation previously agreed with you.
The vast amount of claims are settled without the need for attendance at Court.
On the rare occasion where a dispute exists and Court proceedings are issued we will carefully go thorough the whole procedure with you and address any concerns you may have.
In order to properly assess the correct amount of compensation that you should be awarded it is important that you undertake a medical.
The examining doctor will have access to your medical notes and will be able to refer to these in his report. Whilst your initial symptoms may have subsided by this time he will determine the prognosis for the future and whether it is likely that any problems associated with the accident will reoccur. A medical examination also gives you the opportunity to ask the doctor any questions that you may have regarding the injuries you sustained.
Any medical appointment will be made as close to your own home as possible so that you will not have to travel far.
Once your claim is settled you cannot apply for further compensation at a later date so it is vital that any injuries you sustained are properly assessed.
Only then can we obtain the proper level of compensation that you are entitled too.
If your accident occurred at your place of work your employer is not legally justified in dismissing you if you make a claim for compensation. If he did so you may well be able to claim for unfair dismissal.
It is important that you realise that employers are legal bound to take out insurance specifically to cover accidents that happen at work.
Any compensation that you are awarded will be paid for under the terms of the policy and will not have to be paid for by your employers.
You may have been asked to sign a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is an agreement that is used when you do NOT have the benefit of an existing legal expenses policy. It allows the Solicitors to claim some of their costs back from the Defendants at the conclusion of the claim along with a success fee which is payable by the client. Whilst in principal the Client is responsible for their fees from the outset of the claim, in reality these fees will be capped so that you receive at least 75% of the compensation you are awarded.
No. The initial free consultation is just that, but we hope that having advised you initially you will allow us to help you should you decide to pursue the matter with professional help.
This means that before a solicitor can proceed with your case, you will need to show them certain documents. These will include a current passport, utility bills and the like. Solicitors need to see the original items and need to retain copies for their file. We recommend that you do not send valuable items such as passports and driving licences through the post. For full details please call The Personal Injury Practice.