Accident claims advice is here to assist you in the event of you suffering some form of personal injury and thinking of making an accident compensation claim.
You may be entitled to make an accident claim for many different accidents such as road traffic accidents, work accidents, slips, trips and falls, sports injuries and whiplash injuries.
If you’re seeking to claim compensation and not sure of how to proceed, then Accident Claims Advice is here to help.
We provide free advice, a free initial consultation by phone, have our own in-house personal injury solicitors (we are not a claims management company) with years of experience with No Win No Fee claims, and a team of advisors that can answer your questions and who also assist our solicitors.
Examples of accident claims types
• Road Traffic Accidents
• Work accidents
• Accidents in a Public Place
• Slips, Trips or Fall accidents
• General Accidents
Average accident claims compensation amounts
How much compensation you can claim for personal injury, or accident claim differs from case to case. If you’d like to know what compensation you might be able to claim for your own personal injury then the best advice would be to ask a personal injury solicitor.
Should you wish us to evaluate your claim then we can do so, and at no cost. Our No Win No Fee solicitors are vastly experienced in all manner of accident claims and all it usually takes is about 10 minutes on the phone with us so that we can go through some details about your accident injury.
Our solicitors and advisors are all professional people but they are also friendly and understanding, and there is no pressure from us to take your claim on should you not wish us to do so.
Below is a compensation calculator that displays average personal injury compensation claim amounts. Although this will help in giving you a good idea of what your accident claim compensation might be, they are not to be taken strictly as fact as all claims differ from one to the next depending on your specific injury, and circumstances involved.
Can you make a road traffic accident compensation claim?
Road Traffic Accidents (or Road Traffic Collisions as they are now called) of course account for a great percentage of all accidents in the UK and all drivers of vehicles are required by law to have some type of insurance coverage which could be Fully Comprehensive (fully comp), Third Party Fire and Theft or Third Party only.
These types of insurance policies give protection for anybody who might be involved in a crash or other accident and suffer personal injury due to the driver’s negligence and might want to place a traffic accident claim regardless of whether or not the driver’s negligence had led them to be prosecuted by the police. If it’s found that a negligent driver had no insurance or inadequate insurance when the accident occurred, you could still be capable of bringing a road traffic accident compensation claim.
What if you’re the driver?
A driver can make a road traffic accident claim for loss and injuries if another person or party was responsible for the accident. This is usually another driver, however, in some situations, the accident might have been caused due to the negligent actions of a different party. For instance, if the roads weren’t gritted so they stayed icy and in a dangerous condition, an accident claim can be submitted against the party accountable for keeping the roads maintained.
In the event the accident also involved a cyclist or pedestrian who was later found to be at fault, an accident claim might still be made despite the fact that the offending party might not possess sufficient or any insurance coverage. Nonetheless, in these instances, it might not be worth bringing forward an accident claim.
How do you stand as a passenger?
A passenger who has been involved in a road traffic accident in practically all instances can bring a successful personal injury claim for damages in which they have experienced injuries.
Passengers are in general considered blameless casualties that have suffered because of somebody else’s negligence. Even so, failing to conform with the law in regards to the wearing of a seat belt could determine the level of damages received in any accident claims award.
Cyclists can also make an accident claim
If a cyclist has been involved in an accident in which there has been a third-party responsible, an injury compensation claim can be brought against them.
In addition to getting damages for injuries, you might also be able to recuperate losses for any damages to your bike and your clothing together with loss of any earnings by beginning a personal injury compensation claim.
What if you’re a pedestrian?
A pedestrian should be able to get compensation by means of a personal injury claim for his or her injuries if they are able to prove that their injuries were caused by a third party.
If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in an accident and are to some extent to blame, you could still be eligible for some level of damages.
What happens if an animal causes an accident on the road?
Unfortunately, animals that find their way onto roads can be the reason for an accident. Owners of livestock like horses or cattle are also responsible for road users’ safety by having and keeping ample levels of protection in regard to their livestock getting loose.
If it can be found that the owner responsible for an animal involved in an accident failed to manage their animal/animals with regard to the safety of road users, a personal injury claim for any damages can be brought against them.
More related road accident claims advice can be found under the category Road Traffic Accident Claims.
Work accidents and compensation claims
If you have had or been involved in a work accident, it will be required that you can show that your injuries are because of the negligence of the employer before seeking a personal injury claim. An employer is also accountable for work colleagues’ actions that cause accidents that result in injury. Remember that you also have a duty to make aware your employer of any accident that happens while at work.
Any information concerning accidents should be correctly documented in the company’s Accident Book. Please be aware, your employer can not end your employment if you decide to make a personal injury claim. If you happen to be in any uncertainty or worried over this, we advise that you check with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.
More related work accident claims advice can be found under the category Accidents At Work.
Accidents in a public place and making a personal injury claim
Land and property owners have a duty to ensure all visitors’ safety. In most circumstances insurance cover is going to be in place to make certain that any injured person or party is able to claim for personal injury compensation should the event of injury occur.
A slip, trip or fall can hurt more than your pride
If you have had an accident that was caused by some defect or fault on a pavement or path such as an uneven paving slab or a pothole you could be in a position to bring an accident compensation claim against those who are responsible for maintaining the pavement or path.
While slips, trips and falls are often the cause of severely painful injuries, if you yourself were in some way responsible for causing any of your injuries, it is less likely that you are going to be able to make a successful accident compensation claim.
More claims advice on slips, trips, and falls can be found under this category.
Accidents related to shopping aren’t uncommon
Shop owners along with managers have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe from slipping hazards such as wet floors.
If a floor happens to be wet regardless of whether from spillage or some kind of cleaning/maintenance routine, warning signs must be in place to alert customers to the possible hazard. You may be entitled to make an accident claim if you have indeed suffered an accident of this kind.
How long does an accident claim take?
The length of time it takes for an accident claim to be settled can vary depending on a variety of factors. Some claims can be settled relatively quickly, while others can take many months or even years to reach a settlement.
The following are some factors that can influence the duration of an accident claim:
- The complexity of the case – If the case is particularly complicated, such as a medical negligence claim, it may take longer to settle. For example, if there are multiple parties involved or if the injuries sustained are severe, it may take longer to gather the necessary evidence and negotiate a settlement.
- The severity of the injuries – Claims that involve serious injuries may take longer to settle as the injured party may need ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation before the full extent of their injuries can be determined.
- The cooperation of the parties involved – If all parties involved are willing to cooperate and reach a settlement, the claim could be settled more quickly. However, if there is disagreement or if one party is uncooperative, the process may take longer.
- Court proceedings – Although in our experience most accident claims won’t go to court, it may take longer depending on the court’s schedule and how quickly the case can be heard.
In general, straightforward accident claims can be settled within a few months, while more complex claims may take several months or even years to reach a settlement. However, it’s important to note that every case is different, and the duration of an accident claim will depend on the specific circumstances of the case.
Almost everything else
These accidents can include those that are not listed above such as sports injury claims.
This type of accident claim could be where an injury occurs due to the reckless or dangerous behaviour of an opponent, or it could be due to the failure of a game official like a referee or umpire to enforce the laws of the game.
Personal injury solicitors
Even though you may have what seems to be a solid case for a compensation claim, personal injury solicitors should give you the best chance of putting your case together and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve if the case goes to court. Call our solicitors today for free accident claims advice.
More accident claims advice
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