Personal Injury Claims Birmingham
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Free Legal Justice aims to give every person access to justice and to the financial compensation that they deserve. Our panel of solicitors are experts in personal injury claims in Birmingham, and have obtained millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. This includes damages for the physical injuries suffered, as well as additional damages including out of pocket expenses, and financial for lost future and past income where a victim is unable to work as a result of the accident.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
As you likely know, a personal injury can either be a physical injury, disease or illness, or a psychological injury or mental condition that arises because of an accident or incident. This accident or incident is usually caused by someone else’s fault or negligence. In some cases, the personal injury could result in death, giving rise to a fatal accident claim.
Some of the common personal injury claims in Birmingham may have been caused by:
Accidents At Work Claims
Our team has handled countless cases whereby employees institute a personal injury claim in Birmingham against their employer. If you have been injured in personal injury that has taken place within the last 3 years, that accident took place at work or during the scope of your employment, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. An accident at work can happen quickly and can be caused by another employee’s actions, or by dangerous working conditions or work procedures, lack of protective equipment and insufficient training. In each of these instances your boss will be responsible for the work accident. The location of your work accident could be your usual workplace, or elsewhere such as on a construction or industrial site, factory or warehouse, while serving in the military or even when you were working overseas. Naturally, some employees will be more at risk than others due to the nature and location of their work.
A personal injury which means you are not able to work for a certain period of time can be physically, mentally and financially challenging for you and your loved ones. Stress over recovery, treatment and adaptation to your injuries will likely be on your mind after the accident, as well as the financial effects of all these factors. Depending on the seriousness of your work accident, it could mean loss of earnings due to your time off work, treatment costs, travel expenses, care provided by family members or private rehabilitation.
Road Traffic Accidents
You can be involved in car accidents as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian. If you have been unlucky enough to be involved in one of the hundreds of car accidents which happen every day in the UK, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim in Birmingham, to seek financial compensation for your personal injury and any financial losses you have suffered.
The Free Legal Justice team deals with many different types of personal injury claims in Birmingham, and many of those are based on car accidents. Injuries in car accidents can range from broken or fractured limbs, bruises, strains, and to more serious injuries, such as loss of limb or spinal cord damage, which are life-changing and often permanent. Note that a car accident claim must be brought (submitted to the court) within three years of the date you suffered an injury or three years of you being aware that you have suffered an injury. There is an exception for children under the age of 18 years who have until they reach their 21st birthday to submit their claim to court.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a road accident through no fault of their own, you may have a valid personal injury claim in Birmingham against the person who caused the road accident. The Free Legal Justice team is ready to fight for you to get the financial compensation and justice you deserve in your personal injury claim in Birmingham. Our team of specialists are leaders in personal injury claims in Birmingham, and are happy to meet you at home or at the hospital to discuss your personal injury claim.
Injuries Caused By Negligence During Medical Treatment
A medical negligence or medical malpractice claim is a legal claim instituted against a medical officer or healthcare provider, based on the alleged negligence committed by that professional health care provider, which has resulted in harm being suffered by a patient. Medical officers would include doctors, nurses, dentists, technicians, hospitals or hospital workers, and the patient should be able to prove that their treatment was below the reasonable standard of care expected of someone who has similar training and experience to the defendant medical officer, and the reduced standard of care resulted in harm to the patient.
Medical malpractice personal injury claims in Birmingham can take many forms. Some of the examples of medical negligence that Free Legal Justice deals with result from:
- Misdiagnosis (or lack of diagnosis);
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory results;
- Unnecessary surgery;
- Surgical errors;
- Improper medication or dosage to patients;
- Poor aftercare or follow up consultations;
- Premature discharge of a patient;
- Ignoring or not paying heed to patient history;
- Improper testing of patients; and
- Failure to recognize symptoms in time, or at all.
Slip and Trip Claims
These types of claims usually occur in public places such as shops, restaurants, at work, sidewalks and roads. Whether the slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or on the pavement, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation against the person that was responsible for the physical space where you suffered your injury. The consequences of a slip or trip can be minor, but sometimes a severe injury can result for example broken bones, severe ligament damage or even head injuries.
Generally, slips, trips and falls happen because responsible businesses or local authorities have not ensured proper care and taken the correct safety measures to ensure that the public is safe on their premises. In summary, most slips or falls on these different premises are caused by:
- Wet floors;
- Uneven floors;
- Fraying carpets or slippery tiles worn by age;
- Cracked or uneven pavements;
- Unexpected obstacles in the footpath; and
- Inadequate lighting
The local council will be responsible for keeping public pavements, roads and sidewalks safe, secure and free from hazard. Should you suffer a slip and fall accident while on this premises, and you can prove that the accident happened because the council failure to uphold the duty of care that it has towards the public, then the council is likely to be responsible for your personal injury claim in Birmingham. Businesses such as shops and restaurants have a responsibility for ensuring that obstacles and hazards are clearly marked out or brought to the attention of people on their premises, and have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that walkways are kept clean and free from obstacles whilst you are on their premises.
The most common personal injury claims in Birmingham arising from slip trip and fall accidents happen at the following locations:
- Public Highways
- Schools & Colleges
- Council Offices
- Business Premises
Accidents On Holiday
The last thing on your mind as you start your holiday trip is an accident tor a personal injury claim/ When you travel abroad on holiday or business, you don’t often consider what would happen if you had an accident in a different country. When you travel, you are often far away from family and friends, and if you suffer an accident abroad you may not know how or where to seek medical assistance for your injuries. You might not even be able to speak the local language! A personal injury claim that arises while on abroad on a trip could ruin your entire holiday, and if serious injury results, it can also have permanent consequences.
Medical treatment, extended or alternative accommodation and additional travel expenses could all be additional consequences of an accident suffered abroad. If you have suffered an accident while abroad on holiday, whether it be part of a package holiday, a cruise ship holiday or independent traveling, contact Free Legal Justice today to discuss your personal injury claim. There could be different rules for claiming compensation for the harm that you have suffered, and Free Legal Justice is here to get you through this difficult time and get you the financial compensation you deserve, to help you get your life back to normal sooner rather than later.
Gym And Sport Injury Claims
Every day, people all over the world go to the gym to exercise, relieve stress, because we want to stay healthy, and have fun. In Birmingham there are also thousands of people who hold gym memberships, and a session at the gym has become part of the weekly- and even daily- routines. Unfortunately, gyms can also be very dangerous spaces for users, as they contain many types of heavy and complex specialist training equipment, which have moving parts that can cause serious harm or even death. Because of this, it’s essential that strict health and safety rules are followed at the a gym.
Gym staff and trainers should receive proper training to help minimise gym accidents and prevent harm from being suffered by gym users. Gym trainers and staff should be sufficiently qualified to provide you with appropriate advice so that you do not hurt yourself when using the machines or participating in a class.
Birmingham Gym Accident Claims
Personal injury claims in Birmingham arising from gym accidents can be caused by a combination of factors. Injuries can happen when someone uses faulty equipment, when gym instructors provide bad advice on how to exercise or how to use the equipment, due to hazards not being removed, for example spills of water and weights that are in the path of people exercising.
The orientation process at gyms teaches members how to use the equipment in the gym properly and safely. Unfortunately, accidents happen regardless of the special training that is provided.
This can include (but is not limited to):
- Incorrect use of weights resulting in injury;
- Incorrect instructions being conveyed to gym users or participants, or misunderstood instructions being fed between staff and gym users, regarding how to use gym equipment and how to do exercises. This also includes where users attend gym classes and an instructor pushes users too hard causing injury, or does not allow enough time for participants to warm up, it can cause injury;
- Faulty or badly maintained gym equipment;
- Slipping and tripping accidents can easily happen near gym swimming pools and in changing rooms at the gym, because of various dangers posed by wet floors and pool apparatus. Where equipment has been left lying around in various places at the gym, or there are various uneven surfaces in and around the gym, similar accidents can happen. In some cases, infections and illnesses may also be contracted from swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms that are not cleaned and maintained well;
- Falling or collapsing of exercise equipment as someone is using the piece of equipment; and
- Objects that fall onto gym users and injure someone upon impact.
Gym Equipment Accident Claims
Gym equipment and objects are often meant to be, by their very design, heavy, bulky, or able to move quickly. This means that if an accident happens involving the gym equipment, it can result in very serious injury. All in all, gyms and other fitness centres have a duty to keep you safe while you are using their facilities and training. If they have failed to do this and you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result, you could have a personal injury claim in in Birmingham against your gym.
What Does It Cost To Make A Personal Injury Claim In Birmingham?
Free Legal Justice is here to help. We have good news- there are different funding options available help you to make your personal injury claim in Birmingham, without the concern of being left out of pocket. Free Legal Justice aims to help every person that has been wrongfully injured at gym, to claim lawful compensation and get justice for their injuries- without the financial stress of legal fees. Our solicitors work with conditional fee arrangements known as “No Win No Fee” agreements. After an initial consultation and discussion to assess your personal injury claim in Birmingham, the Free Legal Justice claims team will be happy to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement should we decide to take on your case.
How Does A No Win No Fee Agreement Work in birmingham for personal injury claims?
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you continue with your personal injury claim in Birmingham on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe our solicitors any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to claim compensation for your injuries, without any financial danger weighing over you. In short, your dedicated solicitor will only get paid if the claim is successful and you receive your compensation pay-out. Our highly skilled solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation for personal injuries, because they are extremely confident in their legal abilities and in success rates.
Personal Injury Claims In Birmingham Are Made Stress Free
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free, financially-shrewd way to start your personal injury claim in Birmingham. Once you have given a member of the Free Legal Justice team the details of your compensation claim, as well as the go-ahead to continue with your personal injury claim in Birmingham on a No Win No Fee basis, your work is basically done. You can then sit back, relax, and let Free Legal Justice do all the hard work for you!
What Will My Solicitor Receive If My Personal Injury Claim In Birmingham Is Successful?
The good news is that with a No Win No Fee agreement you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that your solicitor in Birmingham working on your case will only get paid if they help you to win your case.
Our solicitors work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in successful personal injury claims in Birmingham. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, the No Win No Fee team will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided. Your designated solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee with you upfront, before you decide to make your No Win No Fee claim, and this will be confirmed in writing between the parties.
What Happens If My Personal Injury Claim In Birmingham Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of the No Win No Fee claim being unsuccessful. If your compensation claim is not fruitful, you won’t owe us anything for the work we have done on your case. To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, your solicitor will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. This insurance covers you in the event that you are unsuccessful with your compensation claim, and in case the court rules that you need to pay a part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
What Compensation Will I Get For My Personal Injury Claim In Birmingham?
There are numerous personal injuries that can be included in a compensation claims. That being said, some of the common injuries that our personal injury solicitors in Birmingham deal with on a daily basis include whiplash, sprains, strains, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, broken bones/ fractures, and loss of life.
As a victim of an accident where your injuries were caused by another person, you can potentially claim the costs of any medical bills, loss of income due to your injuries, as well as the cost of repairs for the damage caused to your possessions. There are many elements that can form part of your compensation claim, and the amount that you can claim will vary based on the seriousness of the injuries and the overall impact that the injury has had on your life. No matter how minor or how serious your injuries, our accident claim solicitors are specialists in claiming for everything from fairly minor to serious injuries.
To give you a better idea of what can be included in your compensation claim, there are two types of damages that personal injury claims involve, namely general and special damages.
General Damages In Personal Injury Claims In Birmingham
Your expert solicitor will work with you to clearly set out the value of general damages included in your personal injury claim In Birmingham. General damages comprise of compensation for the personal injuries that you have suffered as a result of the personal injury, and this includes compensation for pain and suffering experienced due to your injuries. The Free Legal Justice team will carefully take you through the calculation of compensation for general damages by looking at the medical report of your injuries which was drawn up by an independent medical officer, together with the amounts set out in the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. This general damages guideline sets out how much can be claimed as general damages for different types of personal injury claims.
The amount of general damages that you are entitled to will depend on various aspects, such as how serious your injury was, whether there were any complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period, alternatively the level of permanence of the injury. Our solicitors will need full and accurate descriptions and diagnoses of the injuries you have suffered before they help you to calculate the general damages portion of your personal injury claim. This is why it is so important that you see a medical professional as soon as you have been injured in a personal injury.
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims In Birmingham
Special damages forming part of your personal injury claim will include compensation for any additional expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the personal injury. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, additional childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Whatever additional costs you have incurred that are connected in some way to the personal injury that was not your fault, our personal injury solicitors in Birmingham will explain to you which of these amounts will form part of your claim.
In personal injury claims in Birmingham, the following types of losses can generally be claimed under special damages rules:
- Loss of earnings (both past losses and future losses, if they can be calculated)
- Loss of irreplaceable items
- The cost or expense incurred to replace or repair of damaged property
- Costs spent in trying to decrease your own liability
- Medical expenses and treatment (such as hospital or medication bills)
- Additional household or childcare, traveling costs as a result of your injuries.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you can show proof of the expenses that you have already incurred or will incur in future, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages.
If you have any questions about the claim process, or the calculation of your general and special damages claims, please get in touch with us by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. Our personal injury team in Birmingham is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your potential accident claim, without any cost or obligation on your part. If you prefer, one of our friendly personal injury solicitors Birmingham will be able to do a home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
how long do personal injury claims take in birmingham?
Every personal injury claim in Birmingham is unique, as is the compensation claim process that follows the incident. A personal injury claim in Birmingham can be settled in a matter of months, while others are more complicated and will take longer to resolve. The length of time to resolve a matter will depend on the facts specific to your case. Our expert solicitors have handled many personal injury cases before, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once Free Legal Justice has fully assessed the merits and facts of your case.
Some Personal Injury Claims In Birmingham Take Longer To Settle
In general, the length of time it takes to resolve your case will depend on how complicated the facts and the disputable issues are, as well as the conduct of the party on the other side. Personal injury claims can become more complicated if your injuries are extremely serious, if there is a dispute over the facts, or if you were involved in a ‘hit and run’ accident, as this may make it more difficult to prove legal responsibility. Your personal injury solicitor in Birmingham will first work at resolving and settling your case outside of court, but sometimes this will not be possible and the matter may run to trial.
No matter how your accident happened or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim. Our experienced accident claim team members handle every personal injury claim in Birmingham through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve as soon as possible.
about our personal injury claims solicitors in birmingham
Free Legal Justice only works with No Win No Fee claims. Our skilled personal injury solicitors have broad knowledge and experience in all kinds of personal injury claims, and they know exactly how to help our clients receive the maximum compensation for personal injury compensation claims. The Free Legal Justice team will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your personal injury claim in Birmingham is handled diligently, efficiently and discreetly. We aim to make the entire personal injury claim in Birmingham process as easy and stress free as possible for you. You can rest easy knowing that your expert solicitor is working hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim.
Contact Our Personal Injury Claims Team In Birmingham Today
Get in touch with Free Legal Justice today by filling out the online form, or by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. One of our friendly personal injury solicitors will be happy to conduct a home visit, to discuss your claim from the comfort of your own home.
We cover the following areas in Birmingham and West Midlands
Aldridge, Amblecote, Aston, Berkswell, Bilston, Birmingham, Blackheath, Bloxwich, Brierly Hill, Cotteridge, Coventry, Dudley, Earlswood, Edgbaston, Halesowen, Heath Town, Kingswinford, Lye, Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tipton, Walsall, Warley, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, West Bromwich, Willenhall, Wolverhampton
Useful Links For People In Birmingham
|Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau
08444 77 1010
|Birmingham Police Station
101 non emergencies
Birmingham City Council
0121 303 1111
|Birmingham Crown Court
Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts
0121 681 3300