Injury Accident Solicitors
If you would like to receive fair and just compensation for injuries that you have sustained in the accident, but the worry of landing up with a big legal bill puts you off doing anything to claim this compensation, we have good news for you.
Our injury accident solicitors are here to help. Free Legal Justice offers different funding options to allow you to make a compensation claim against those who have caused you harm, without the stress of being left out of pocket. The clue is in our name – Free Legal Justice wants to help everyone that has been injured to claim lawful compensation and get the justice they deserve- without the financial stress of legal fees. Your first consultation and discussion about the merits of your potential injury accident compensation claim is free and comes with no obligations to appoint one of our highly skilled injury accident solicitors thereafter.
For a completely free assessment of the value of your potential compensation claim, contact Free Legal Justice at any time of day, on any day of the week, by filling out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free, or by calling one of our friendly injury accident solicitors on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. If you would like to discuss your case from the comfort of your own home, please request a complimentary home visit from one of our friendly injury accident solicitors.
What Is An injury accident at work Claim?
An injury accident claim is a legal case that someone institutes if they’ve been hurt in some form of accident and it was not their fault. In summary, it refers to the legal process of recovering compensation for the party that caused them harm, or who was legally responsible for their injuries. Our injury accident solicitors offer free, unbiased legal advice to potential clients on the merits and process of their injury accident claims. Our injury accident solicitors will guide you through all the important steps of your claim, without any pressure or obligation
The compensation awarded in a successful injury accident claim will usually be paid by an insurance company.
In most cases, you can make an injury accident claim if you or a loved one has been hurt in any kind of accident in the following circumstances:
- Your accident or injury happened within the past three years;
- The injury accident resulted in you suffering financially as well as physically; and
- The injury accident was clearly caused wholly or partly by somebody else.
At the end of the day, the sooner you start your injury accident claim, the sooner you can make peace with the accident, receive the maximum compensation you deserve, and continue with your recovery process. If you’ve suffered an injury accident and it feels wrong, contact Free Legal Justice today to see how our injury accident solicitors can help make it right.
Who Can Make An Injury Accident Claim?
Anyone that has been injured as a result of the actions of another person, or as a result of a breach of a duty of care by another person, may have a potential compensation claim. In the case of car accidents for example, it isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road. Car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders, and each of these individuals may have an injury accident claim. In the case of work injury accident claims, any employee that has been injured during the scope of work as a result of his or her employer’s negligence, or the negligence of another employee, may be able to make a compensation claim against their employer. If someone has suffered an injury in a public place as a result of the negligence of the person responsible for that public place, then the injured person will likely have a valid injury accident claim.
If the person who suffered injuries was younger than 18 years old, a parent or guardian will be able to make an accident claim on their behalf. There are also specific rules for claiming on behalf of a deceased person. Our claims team is happy to discuss your claim for free at any stage, and our legal experts will happily advise you on the potential of your claim, without any obligation to appoint one of our injury accident solicitors thereafter.
How Do I Make An injury accident Claim?
Once you feel ready to, it is a good idea to speak to an injury accident solicitor about the merits and process of your compensation claim. Making an injury accident claim against those who caused you harm may seem like a daunting task, but Free Legal Justice’s injury accident team in available to support you through every step of your journey. We aim to help clients get through this difficult time by removing all the stress, risks and administrative burdens from the legal claims process. Our injury accident solicitors appreciate that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. For this reason the Free Legal Justice team takes each case seriously and deals with each client on an individual basis, giving 100 percent of our efforts to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. We will treat your compensation claim discreetly and sensitively, and our injury accident solicitors will place your privacy at the top of their priority list.
Check All The Details For Your Work Accident Claims First
The first important detail that we will check is the date of the injury or accident. Generally, any injury accident compensation claim has to be made within three years of the date of the accident, or within three years of the diagnosis of the injury.
The second important aspect that our injury accident solicitors will ensure is that someone else should be responsible for the harm or injury that you have suffered. To be able to claim compensation for a personal injury, you will need to prove that someone else is to blame for the harm that has been caused. Once we have made sure this is the case, and we have a clear idea of who is responsible for the injuries you have suffered, one of our highly skilled injury accident solicitors will help you to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible from that person. If your claim is successful, you will receive a cheque for your compensation and get the justice you deserve so that you can continue on the road to recovery.
Our Accident At Work Claims Team Have Helped 1000’s Of Clients In The UK
Free Legal Justice has handled injury accident claims for many years, and our goal is to help every client get the greatest compensation that they deserve, in the shortest time possible. Free Legal Justice’s injury accident solicitors have a solid history of experience and successful compensation claims, so you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands. You have nothing to lose- the first consultation costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. We know that being injured in any type of accident is scary, and we want to lend a helping hand to guide you through the compensation claim process.
How Long Do I Have to Make Injury accident Claim?
Generally, you need to make compensation claim within three years of the date of the accident that you were involved in, or of the date of diagnosis of your injuries. There are exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or a protected person. On the other hand, if the accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run car accident, time limits may vary.
What Should I Do If I Have Suffered An injury accident In An Accident?
Step 1: Check For Injuries
If you’ve been injured in any form of accident, no matter where you were or how it happened, the first and most important thing you should do is seek urgent medical attention. Any type of accident can leave you with serious injuries, as well as different levels of physical pain and suffering. If you are able to do so, you should also check for injuries amongst anyone else involved in the accident to find out if they need medical attention or not.
If there are any serious injuries in connection with the accident, you should call an ambulance to the scene immediately. If your own injuries don’t seem to be serious initially, make sure that you visit a doctor as soon as possible, and keep good records of any doctor appointments and diagnoses that you receive. Sometimes an injury can develop at a later stage, and you need to make sure that you limit any further injury by getting whatever treatment or diagnosis that you need as soon as possible. The medical report will also be important for when you contact the team to discuss your claim.
Step 2: Report The Accident
If an accident happens while you are at work and you sustain an injury, you should complete the workplace accident report book immediately, and as far as possible in your own words. You will also need to report the accident to your manager so that your employer is aware of what has happened. You can ask another person to report your injury at work for you, if you are unable to do so yourself. If you suffer an accident in a public place, ensure that you report to the manager or relevant individual who appears to be overseeing the area. Your injury accident solicitor will use this report in support of your compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to call the police to the scene of the accident. It isn’t always necessary to do so, and will largely depend on the situation at hand. If someone is seriously or fatally hurt in the car accident, you will however need to call the police. If the car accident is a hit or run accident, you should also call the police, as this is now a criminal case. Lastly, if there is serious damage to the cars and they are blocking traffic in any way, you will need to call the police to the scene so that they can manage the incident. Keep records of all these details, as our injury accident solicitors will ask for any reference numbers or police docket numbers when they discuss your claim.
It is important to watch what you say in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Tensions are high, and everyone is stressed at the scene of an accident. One of the biggest mistakes people make is saying too much after an accident has happened. The less you say, the better, as you don’t want to implicate yourself in any way, or affect any future compensation claim you might have.
Step 3: Gather Information
Finally, you should gather as much detail and evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. As a normal part of the claims process, your injury accident solicitor will ask you to share any evidence or details about the accident and your injuries with them, for use in support of your claim. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident, damage at the scene, and any injuries suffered. Be sure to take down the contact details of all the people involved in the accident, as well as the details of any witnesses. Witness statements may come in handy for a future compensation claim, and can help to strengthen your No Win No Fee compensation claim.
Work-Related Injury Accident Claims
A work injury happens when an employee experiences an accident during the course of work, which leads to some form of physical or mental occupational injury. Accidents at work are caused by a combination of unsafe behaviour and unsafe working conditions. When work injury accidents happen, it is crucial that an employer has adequate safety processes and policies in place to deal with the incident. If a colleague is to blame for an accident at work that has caused your personal injury, it is likely that you are entitled to make an injury accident claim against your employer. This will be a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained and pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.
Anyone Can Get Injured At Work
While any person at work can be at risk when of suffering a work-related injury, some employees are more likely to suffer harm and serious injuries than others. This includes those individuals working in hospitals or other care workers, those working in manufacturing and construction industries, as well as those in the retail industry including waiters, cashiers, chefs, shop assistants and bar staff.
It is not always obvious who caused an accident at work, or who is responsible for whatever caused the personal injuries that you have suffered. In most cases, your employer will ultimately be liable for the harm you have suffered, and will have beached the duty of care that they have towards you because they failed to ensure your health and safety at work. If an employer does not comply with this duty, and their failure to do so results in an accident or injury at work, there will be sufficient grounds for the employee to make an injury accident claim.
Work Accident Caused By Another Employee Or Staff Claims
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another employee, you should not worry that this person will be personally liable to pay you your injury accident compensation. As a result of a principle known as vicarious liability, your employer will be responsible for all actions of their employees, whether negligent or otherwise. This means that the employer will be liable for any injuries that an employee has suffered at work. Employers are required by law to take out liability insurance to cover claims by employees that have suffered injuries at work.
Car Accident Injury Accident Claims
It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these people may have been affected by the car accident in some way, and may have a potential compensation claim.
If you have been involved in a car accident, there are many possible injuries that you could suffer as a result. There are around 60 different bones in the feet, knees, and ankles that could potentially be injured as a result of a car accident. It is not just the bones that you have to worry about bring affected by an accident though – your upper and lower body contain many types of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues that could be damaged in a car accident. These tissues provide support and hold the rest of your body together, giving you your flexibility and mobility. An injury involving these tissues could result in serious impairment for the victim of a car accident. Even if the car crash happens at a slow speed, a car accident can still exert a huge amount of force on those inside the vehicle.
Car Accident Passenger Injury Claims
Vehicle passengers and drivers can easily be crushed or flung from cars and can sustain injuries when they land. An innocent bystander or cyclist could also be hit by a car and be flung from the point of impact. In some cases, car accidents can cause extremely serious injuries including brain and spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis.
If you have been in a car accident and have experienced an injury, you should consider getting in touch with a Free Legal Justice claims today, to find out more about your injury accident claim. At the end of the day, if the car accident was not your fault, then you should not have to pay for your physical injuries or for the financial consequences of such injury. Our injury accident solicitors can help you to get the justice you deserve today.
Types Of Car Injury Accident Claims
There are certain injuries that are more common than others when it comes to car crashes.
- Fractured Bones
Possibly the most common type of injury accident resulting from a car accident is a broken bone. This type of injury accident is common in head-on collisions and rear-end car collisions. Lower body fractures are particularly common because of the reflex that most people have to extend their feet when they are bracing for the impending impact of a crash, but fractures to the other bones are just as likely. As a driver or a passenger within a car, you can suffer countless broken bones as a result of a steering wheel, windscreen, doors and other vehicles exerting extreme force onto your body in a crash. You can also sustain broken bones if you are a pedestrian hit by a moving vehicle, or crushed beneath a vehicle, or if you are flung from the vehicle. Depending on how and where the car exerts force on your body, you could sustain fractures to upper body, back and skull, all of which could result in long term and even fatal injuries.
- Cuts, Scarring and Bruises
Car accidents involve the bending, crushing and forceful impact of the body framework of the car, breaking of glass, metals, plastics and personal possessions. When any of these items make contact with your body in the course of an accident, it can result in extensive bruises, cuts and scarring. Often bruising and swelling injuries take a few hours to develop. If the car accident causes an explosion or catches alight, you can sustain very serious injuries and medical complications as a result of the burns.
- Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains are common injuries resulting from car accidents. A sprain typically means that ligaments have been torn or stretched, and a strain entails the tearing or stretching of tendons or muscles. The bits of soft tissue around your limbs are susceptible to these types of injuries if you are in a car accident.
- Amputation Comepensation Claims
Amputations are devastating to any victim of an accident. If any part of your body is caught in an accident or seriously crushed by a moving car, this can have serious consequences for the victim. Where a car accident results in multiple fractures of one specific area, injuries can necessitate medical amputation. In other serious injuries (including burns and extensive infection) an amputation can result from complications connected to your injuries. Car accidents can cause upper body amputation, lower body amputation and facial amputation and can affect every victim differently.
Whether you land up with a broken bone or a sprained tendon, your day to day life will be affected in some way as a result of the car accident. As a result of your injuries, you may not be able to move around and do the same tasks in the same manner as before, which could result in a variety of financial losses, including taking time off of work. If you have found yourself in this situation after a car accident, it is important that you speak to Free Legal Justice as soon as possible. Our experienced injury accident solicitors will guide you and help you navigate through your injury accident claim.
Public Place Injury Accident Claims
Free Legal Justice is highly experienced in handling injury accident claims which have happened in a wide range of public places, including theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants and bars, parks, schools, theatres, carnivals and music concerts.
If you have suffered an injury accident whilst in a public place and you believe it was due to negligence of another individual or body, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Councils, shop owners, businesses and public bodies all have a duty to take reasonable measures to prevent the public from being injured on the premises under their control.
Council injury Claims
If your injury accident happened on council owned property, such as a public walkway or a council house rented out to a member of the public, then you may be able to make an injury accident compensation claim against the local authority if the accident was due to their negligence. When we look at injuries occurring in public spaces, the accident often involves a slip or a trip on an unmaintained road or a pavement, which means that the local council will be responsible.
When instituting a claim against a local authority or local council for not maintaining a road or sidewalk, you will need to prove that the local council was negligent in their duty to the public by failing to keep the pavement safe. This involves proving that, based on the circumstances of your case, it was not reasonable for the local council to let the public space to fall into a state of disrepair which could result in a person being injured.
What Compensation Can I Claim For My Injury Accident?
In any personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that you will be awarded for injuries sustained will differ from one case to the next, and will depend completely on factors such as the severity of the victim’s injuries, the length of time needed to recover from injuries, and any complicating factors surrounding the injuries. Free Legal Justice has been handling personal injury claims for many years. We are aware of the general compensation amounts awarded for different types and severities of injuries. Your appointed injury accident solicitor will be able to give you an estimated value of your compensation claim once they have been through the details of your accident and medical report with you.
Our Solicitors Can Give You Accurate Estimates
Your designated injury accident solicitor will be able to give you an estimate of your compensation claim once you have provided us with the details and medical reports concerning your injuries. The compensation sums mentioned in the table above are to be used as a broad guideline to the possible compensation available to claimants. Free Legal Justice assesses the value of all potential claims in free, confidential consultations once clients have provide the Free Legal Justice team with the details of their accident.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims
To make a claim for special damages, you will need proof of those additional expenses or costs that you have suffered as a result of your injuries. This includes those expenses that you have incurred in the past, as well as those that you will incur in the future. Special damages which your injury accident solicitor will generally include in your claim are damages for:
- Damage to any possessions;
- Travel expenses, including travel to medical appointments and parking costs;
- Insurance Excess costs;
- Loss of future and past income;
- Prescription medication costs;
- Medical care, including physiotherapy and therapy costs;
- Any loss of job opportunities, promotions, bonuses or pensions directly related to the injury; and
- Costs relating to the adaptation of your home, necessary to be able to live with your injuries.
Contact Our Injury At Work Claims Solicitors Today
To speak to an injury accident solicitor today, simply fill out our short online form, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.