This page is a guide to what you can do if you have found yourself in the situation of having been injured, suffered mental health problems and financial losses as a result of being the victim of an accident or malpractice that was someone else’s fault. We work with a panel of no win no fee solicitors which includes solicitors covering the Swadlincote area. These solicitors handle claims for compensation to cover the damages, losses, suffering, and trauma that someone else’s negligent actions may have caused you.
If you have recently suffered an accident in Swadlincote that wasn’t your fault, call us on 0800 073 8802 or arrange for us to contact you here to see if you have grounds for a compensation claim. Our team will answer any questions or uncertainties you may have. Read on for more information about the different types of accident claims our panel of solicitors covering Swadlincote can handle.
What Are The Benefits Of A No Win No Fee Claim?
All of the claims that our panel of solicitors handle can be dealt with using a no win no fee agreement. You will sign a no win no fee agreement (also known as a CFA) with your solicitor before your claim begins. The beneficial aspect of a no win no fee claim is that it takes the initial financial costs of making a claim off of your own finances and greatly reduces your risk of losing money on an unsuccessful claim. This is accomplished by making an agreement with your solicitor that they will be entitled to a maximum of up 25% of your compensation in the event of a successful claim which will serve as their payment. At the same time, you will not be obligated to pay your solicitors’ fee’s in the event that you are denied compensation for a valid claim. Our team will be happy to provide you with more details about no win no fee claims. Alternatively, you can read more here.
Choose Your No Win No Fee Service Or Accident Claim
- Traffic And Road Accident In Swadlincote Compensation Claims
- Clinical And Medical Negligence Claims
- Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Holiday Compensation Claims Advice
- Victims Of Crime Compensation Claims
- Are There Other Injuries Or Accidents In Swadlincote You Could Claim For?
- Claim If The Victim Of Financial Mis Selling
- Tenancy Deposit Compensation Claims
- Housing Disrepair Solicitors Covering Swadlincote
- How To Get In Touch With Our Team
- Information For The Swadlincote Area
Being in a traffic accident in Swadlincote could leave you with injuries, ranging from the relatively minor, like whiplash, to something much more serious. In total, there were 160,597 casualties in car accidents in Britain in 2018, so road accident injuries are still common, even as the overall figure is decreasing. Road accidents can be caused by a number of different factors.
The condition of the road could be dangerous and cause people to suffer accidents. Snow and ice for instance in winter can cause people to skid and crash. Certain roads and motorways are required to be kept open through the use of salt and grit. If the authorities responsible for this have not done so, or if the relevant authorities have not posted warnings about the conditions, you could claim compensation against them. The same would be true for other types of lack of road maintenance, like failing to repair damage such as potholes or failing to keep gutters clear to prevent flooding.
If your crash was caused by another driver, they could be liable if they were driving negligently. Breaking the speed limit, falling asleep at the wheel, driving with large amounts of snow on their car or frosted windows are all actions that could cause an accident for which the driver would be held responsible and be liable for their victim’s compensation. Their insurance policy will pay the compensation and in the event that the driver is uninsured or left the scene of the accident and cannot be tracked down the Motor Insurance Bureau will handle your claim.
Clinical negligence is when professionals looking after patients breach their duty of care by failing to meet the standards of care they are expected to provide. These are more often simple errors or failures to follow correct procedure rather than malice, but nevertheless it can have a severe impact on a patient’s health, putting them at great risk.
One good example of medical malpractice is failure to diagnose illnesses correctly or in a timely fashion. This can be caused by misreading tests and scans or not arranging to have tests or scans performed. Failure to diagnose correctly can lead to the patient suffering from avoidable illness and symptoms due to incorrect treatment or delayed treatment. Cancer is a good example of an illness where it is crucial for the patient’s treatment for the symptoms to be spotted and diagnosed early.
Another example is medical malpractice in childbirth if midwives and doctors fail to spot signs of foetal distress or apply the wrong procedure to deliver the baby, such as attempting to use forceps when a caesarean section is called for then the baby can be seriously harmed. The effects of a botched delivery can include oxygen deprivation, bone and skull fractures and nerve damage. All of which can leave the baby with lifelong disabilities.
If you have suffered an injury while at work, or developed an occupation related disease because your employer did not make adequate provisions for your safety you could claim compensation from them. The work injury compensation can be awarded to cover your medical costs, financial losses from being unable to work and your physical and mental suffering.
An employer could cause their employees to suffer accidents through their negligence by not providing proper training; using certain equipment without being trained in its use can put people at risk, power tools and vehicles such as forklifts are good examples of this. An employer might put their employees in avoidable danger by not providing protective equipment like hearing protectors, face masks or reinforced boots. Not having protective gear like this can cause injuries as well as long term illnesses as a result of prolonged exposure to harmful materials and other workplace hazards.
If your employer has put you in a situation where there is a known risk of being assaulted without another colleague to assist you or without PPE or a radio then they could be liable for any harm that comes to you. Employers can also be liable for their employee’s mental health. If you have suffered from mental health problems brought on by an unhealthy work culture which your employer was made aware of but did not act upon you could claim compensation from them.
As well as covering claims for incidents that occurred in Swadlincote our panel of solicitors can also help you secure holiday accident compensation for injuries and illnesses that you incurred abroad due to a business’s negligence. You could be compensated under British law if something happens to you while you are abroad on a package holiday as your travel company could be liable for travel and accommodation they have arranged. If not the claim would go through the legal system of the country where the incident took place. Our panel of solicitors have experience dealing with claims in other countries so this won’t be a problem.
You may also be entitled to claim compensation from an airline company, or a train or cruise company if your travel arrangements are affected by a delay caused by negligence. If your journey is held up or cancelled due to a mechanical failure, an issue with the number of passengers booked, crew error or some other issue for which the company and its crew are responsible for then they could owe you compensation. In the case of plane journey delays, the delay must be three hours long or more in order to be able to claim. You can read about flight delay compensation rules here.
In most cases being the victim of a violent crime, or being affected by a violent crime, could entitle you to make a victim of crime compensation claim to the governments compensation scheme CICA, which stands for Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. If the crime occurred within the past two years, has left you with an injury or psychological trauma and you have reported the incident to the police and cooperated with their investigation you could receive compensation. Don’t worry if the person responsible has not been arrested or tried, or if the prospects of a conviction are low, receiving compensation is not dependant on the outcome of a court case.
You can claim compensation if you have been the victim of sexual abuse or rape in instances where the normal two-year time limit would have expired. The trauma of being the victim of childhood sexual abuse or rape can last a lifetime and many victims for various reasons do not come forward about their experiences until many years after the fact. As with other forms of personal injury claims you will need to report the events to the police and cooperate as much as you can with any investigation that may take place.
As well as the different circumstances outlined in this article, there are other forms of accidents you might suffer while out in public for which a person or organisation could be liable.
Claims for slips, trips and falls are quite common. If you are in an indoor public area such as a shop or a public building like a museum and you trip on something like exposed cables, loose fitting carpets or if you slip on a wet patch on the floor you could claim compensation from the owner of the building. They could be liable on the basis of not maintaining the public areas of their property to a safe standard. Outdoors you might trip and fall on pavement slabs or on cobblestones that were uneven. Keeping pavements in the acceptable condition is one of the responsibilities of local government; if they are found to have been negligent in carrying out these tasks you could claim compensation from them.
You could claim compensation from a restaurant if you have been harmed by the food and drink they have served you due to the businesses or staff negligence. Food, drinks or the cutlery it is served in could cause scalds or burns if it is served too hot. Food prepared in an unclean environment or served after its use by date could cause food poisoning. Negligence towards the use of allergens and preventing cross-contamination of allergens could also harm the customer and make a restaurant liable for compensation.
Financial mis-selling is when a bank or any other business dealing in financial products withholds information from a customer buying a financial product such as stocks or a pension scheme, or in any way prevents them from making an informed decision or buying the product that is their best interest. Financial mis selling is not permitted under the regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority. Businesses must not put their own profit motive ahead of the interests of the customer when it comes to financial products. In addition to being made to pay you compensation for financial losses occurred by the customer, any business that has been engaged in financial mis-selling could face legal prosecution.
Regulations state that a business cannot:
- Invest their customers money in risky or volatile market sectors without informing them of the risk.
- Place hidden costs or charges in the product without informing the customer.
- Offer a product to a customer without informing them of an alternative which might be better for them.
- Sell a product without taking into account factors relating to the customers health or medical history which may impact the outcome of the product.
If you suspect that you have been mis-sold a financial product that has resulted in you losing out financially then please contact us today for free advice.
You are entitled to receive the full value of your tenancy deposit when the time comes for you to leave a rented property, provided you have not given your landlord cause to deduct from the value of your deposit by missing rent payments or damaging the property. Tenancy deposit compensation claims can be made for a deposit, or part of a deposit, which your landlord is trying to withhold or has lost. Your landlord can be made to pay up to three times the original value of the deposit in compensation.
A claim can be made against a landlord for failing to follow the protocols for preventing the loss of a tenant’s deposit. They are required to keep their tenants deposit in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme and to have it secured within thirty days. If thirty days have passed since you paid your deposit and you have not received written notice from your landlord that your deposit has been put in a TDS we advise you to call our team to discuss the issue further. You can also consult the Citizens Advice Bureau and Shelter for more information.
Housing disrepair solicitors specialise in handling cases in which a tenant is owed compensation for harm that has been done to them by the unsafe or unsanitary condition of their rented home. When a person or company or a local housing authority lets out a residential property it becomes their responsibility to carry out repairs and maintenance. Not fulfilling that responsibility could allow the property to become unsafe to live in.
Your health could be put at risk by poorly installed or poorly repaired plumbing, which might result in dirty water or sewage getting into your sinks or your bath. You or your children might get hurt by bare, broken floorboards presenting a risk of tripping or getting splinters. Communal areas are also the property owner’s responsibility and can be unsafe due to disrepair. Bad lighting could cause you to trip and hurt yourself on something you couldn’t see in the dark, stairwells with loose or missing steps could cause you to fall and hurt yourself. However your landlord may not be liable for an injury caused by an issue which you had not already made them aware of, nor would they be liable for damage to the property caused by the tenant. This justice.gov page outlines the procedure for making a housing disrepair compensation claim.
So, therefore, if your housing disrepair has had a negative effect on your health or finances you could have the right to make a claim.
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Our team are here to listen to you describe your situation and ask you questions about it. This will enable them to advise you on what is best to do next and whether you have grounds for a valid claim. If you do they can put you in touch with our panel of solicitors.
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Our Panel Of Doctors Covering Swadlincote
In order to make a successful personal injury claim, you will need to undergo a medical examination to provide a doctor’s report as proof to support your case. Listed below are some of the doctors who can cover Derbyshire to perform such examinations.
|Mallika Sahebagouda Biradar||Curzon house,
Burton on Trent,
|Mamtha Balendra Kumar||Meadowside Leisure Centre,
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust operates dozens of hospitals and clinics across Derbyshire.
Ash Green Learning Disability Centre,
Ashgate Road ,
South Derbyshire District Council
Written by JK.
Edited by CE.