How Can I Find The Best Personal Injury Claims Solicitors Near Me?

If you are looking to hire legal representation, this guide could help. We’ll discuss the question ‘how can I find the best personal injury claims solicitors near me?’ as well as the services they could provide.

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How Can I Find The Best Personal Injury Claims Solicitors Near Me?

Additionally, we will look at the different accidents that could lead to a personal injury claim being made, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in a public place. We’ll also discuss the eligibility criteria for seeking compensation.

Furthermore, we’ll be discussing the compensation you could be awarded should your claim succeed and the factors that are considered when valuing your settlement.

Please continue reading to learn more. Alternately, if you have any more questions, you can get in touch with our advisors by using the contact information below:

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  1. How Do I Find The Best Accident Solicitors Near Me?
  2. Examples Of Accidents In Different Environments
  3. Must I Use Accident Solicitors Near Me?
  4. How To Use A Compensation Calculator
  5. When Does A No Win No Fee Agreement Begin?
  6. Learn How To Find Accident Solicitors Near Me

How Do I Find The Best Accident Solicitors Near Me?

There are various benefits of hiring a solicitor. They could provide services such as:

  • Helping you gather evidence to support your claim, such as taking statements from witnesses and organising an independent medical assessment for you to attend. This can produce an in-depth report on the nature of your injuries.
  • Keeping you updated through the different stages of the claims process.
  • Negotiating a settlement offer on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair award that is relevant and appropriate to your specific case.

If you are wondering where you can find solicitors near you, you could:

  • Ask for recommendations
  • Read reviews

Alternatively, you may find it beneficial to work with a solicitor from our panel. They can help you put forward a full claim and may be able to offer you a type of No Win No Fee arrangement. This is a way to fund the services of your solicitor. Call for more information.

The Latest Reported Injury Statistics

According to statistics collated from employer reports made to the Health and Safety Executive, there were:

  • 1.8 million people suffering from a work-related illnesses. 
  • 61,713 non-fatal injuries to employees
  • 123 workers killed in work-related accidents

This is as per employer reports made under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.

Please note, these figures only relate to accidents at work and do not give an insight into road traffic accidents or accidents in a public place.

Examples Of Accidents In Different Environments

There are many different types of personal injury claims that can be made following an accident that has caused harm. However, not all accidents form the basis of a valid claim. You must be able to demonstrate that a third party owed you a duty of care, breached the duty of care they owed and as a result, caused you physical or psychological harm. 

Several third parties owe you a duty of care in different situations. For example:

  • Employers: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 outlines the duty of care employers owe their employees. They must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of harm as part of this duty.

If they fail to do so, it could cause an employee to experience harm. For example, they may sustain a crush injury after working with faulty equipment that their employer failed to maintain the safety of.

  • Those in control of a public space: As outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the party in control of a public space has a duty of care to ensure the reasonable safety of those visiting the space.

A failure to do so could lead to a member of the public sustaining harm. For example, they could slip, trip or fall on a wet floor that wasn’t adequately signposted causing them to sustain a broken wrist injury.

  • Road users: As per the Road Traffic Act 1988, road users have a duty of care to navigate the roads in a way that minimises the risk of other road users being harmed. Additionally, The Highway Code contains guidance about the responsibilities each road user has. It also sets out rules, which have been backed elsewhere in law.

If a road user doesn’t uphold their duty of care, they could cause another road user to sustain harm in an accident. For example, a driver may drive over the speed limit causing them to crash into another vehicle head on resulting in both drivers experiencing multiple injuries, such as a neck injury.

To learn whether you could be eligible to claim with solicitors near you, get in touch on the number above.

What Can I Do After An Accident?

After sustaining harm in an accident, there are different steps you could take. For example:

  • Seek medical attention: This is good for you to get an diagnosis and treatment for your injuries. Also, medical records could be used to support your claim.
  • Gather evidence: This can include the contact details of any witnesses, CCTV footage and pictures of your injuries or the accident.
  • Seek legal advice: You can call our team of advisors for free legal advice. They can advise whether you are eligible to seek compensation and answer any questions you might have about your potential claim.

For more information on the steps you can take to prove your personal injury claim, get in touch on the number above. They can also answer any questions you might have about working with solicitors near you.

Must I Use Accident Solicitors Near Me?

When making a personal injury claim, you don’t necessarily need to use solicitors near you. Instead, you could look further afield to hire a solicitor who has experience handling claims similar to your own.

For example, if you are making a workplace accident claim, you may find it beneficial to work with an accident at work solicitor. Alternatively, if you are making a claim for an accident on the road, you may find it beneficial to work with a road traffic accident solicitor. Also, if you are making a public liability claim for an accident in a public place, it could help if your solicitor has experience handling this type of case.

Whilst you may be concerned that you need to meet with your solicitor face to face during the claims process, this isn’t always necessary. Instead, you can communicate via email, telephone or video call.

If you would like to work with an experienced solicitor, you can speak with our team. They can assess whether you’re eligible to have a solicitor from our panel represent your case. Please get in touch, to learn more.

How To Use A Compensation Calculator

Each settlement awarded following a successful claim could consist of up to two heads of claim:

  • General damages: This head compensates for the pain and suffering that you have experienced due to your injuries. Consideration is also given to the impact your injuries have had on your quality of life.
  • Special damages: This head compensates for the financial losses you have experienced as a result of your injuries. This can include loss of earnings incurred due to having to take time off work to recover from your injuries. You should provide evidence to prove these losses, such as payslips.

When valuing general damages, solicitors can use guideline compensation brackets from the Judicial College Guidelines to help them. The brackets correspond to different injuries. We have used these in the table below. However, the figures are not necessarily reflective of what you will receive so you should only use them as a guide.

Injuries Involving paralysis£219,070 to £284,260(b) Paraplegia: The presence of paralysis or the degree of risk that paralysis may occur.
Chest Injuries£100,670 to £150,110(a): Total removal of one lung and/or serious heart damage with prolonged suffering
Brain or Head Injury£90,720 to £150,110(c) Moderate (ii) Cases where there is moderate to modest intellectual deficit. Ability to work is largely reduced if not completely removed, and there is a substantial risk of epilepsy.
Back Injuries £74,160 to £88,430(a) Severe (ii) Nerve root damage with other symptoms such as loss of sensation.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips£61,910 to £78,400 (a) Severe (ii): A pelvis fracture dislocation involving the ischial and pubic rami.
Arm Injuries£39,170 to £59,860(b) Serious fractures to both or one forearms resulting in permanent and substantial disability.
Injuries to the elbow£15,650 to £32,010(b) Less severe Injuries: Injuries causing an impairment of function. but won't include any major surgery.
Leg Injuries£14,840 to £26,190(b) Moderate (i): Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in weakness, instability, wasting, or another future mild disability.
Shoulder injuries£12,760 to £19,200(b) Dislocation to the shoulder, and damage resulting in pain in the shoulder and the neck as well as restricted shoulder movement.
Achilles Tendon£7,270 to £12,590 (d) Minor: A turning of the ankle resulting in damage to the tendon and a lack of ankle support.

For more information on the compensation you could be awarded after a successful claim, get in touch on the number above.

When Does A No Win No Fee Agreement Begin? 

Instead of using solicitors near you, you may find it more financially beneficial working with a solicitor who offers their services under a Conditional Fee Agreement. This is one kind of No Win No Fee service and can generally mean:

  • There are no fees to pay for the solicitor’s services upfront or while the claim proceeds
  • Your solicitor won’t take a fee for the work they have done if your claim fails
  • If your claim is a success, your solicitor will take a percentage of your compensation. This is called a success fee and is subject to a legal cap.

The solicitors from our panel can offer their services on this basis. To find out whether you could have your claim represented by them, get in touch using the details provided below.

Ask Us About Making A Personal Injury Claim

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