Accident Claims in Newcastle – Making a Claim Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
Itâ€™s understandable that when you suffer from an accident that was not your fault that this is a very difficult time for yourself and for your family. There are a variety of different accidents in which you may be liable to make a compensation claim against a third party should you have suffered from an accident that wasnâ€™t your fault.Â
Our team of expert personal injury solicitors have represented numerous clients in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Although your accident claim will be different to others in your situation, the similarity in certain cases allows us to support and advise you throughout the claims process.Â
In this article, we will discuss the various accident claims that can be made as well as the situations in which you can make a claim and what you will need to do to make an accident claim. Should you be looking to find out more about accident claims in Newcastle or if you are looking to make an accident claim in Newcastle then contact Thompson & Co Solicitors using an online contact form on our website or telephone our team of solicitors on: 0191 5656290
Road Traffic Accident Claims
Accidents on the road account for a large portion of accidents in the UK each year. All motorists are required to arrange for a type of insurance in order to legally be allowed to access roads. If a driver has no insurance or invalid insurance then it is still possible to recover compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau.Â
Motorists can make a road traffic accident claim against another road user, another driver or even against a driver if you were a passenger. Road traffic accident claims can also extend to special circumstances, such as if a third party tasked with road maintenance did not carry out maintenance properly. An example of this could be that dangerous conditions on the road caused an accident because the road was not gritted correctly.Â
You may also be able to make a road traffic accident claim if you were partly to blame for an accident. The compensation awarded from this claim may be reduced to take into account how much you were to blame.
Should you suffer from an accident on the road that was caused by an animal such as livestock then you still may be able to make a claim against the owner of the animals. This is a special circumstance in which the animals were not contained correctly and therefore caused an accident on the road. You may be able to make a claim against the owner of the animals if this is the case.
Making Compensation Claims for Accidents Occurring at Work
Should you suffer from an accident at work, you will need to prove that an employer was negligent in order to make a compensation claim. Itâ€™s important to ensure that the accident is logged in the accident book as soon as possible. If you do not complete the accident report yourself you should ensure that it is logged fully and is as accurate as possible. Your employer cannot terminate your employment solely on making an accident at work claim and you should contact a member of our team should you feel that your employer may be considering ending your employment solely because of the fact that you are making an accident at work claim.
Our solicitors have supported and represented our clients for a wide range of accident at work claims and we can use our knowledge to help you during your claim. Itâ€™s important to bear in mind that you will need to prove that your employer or that someone else was responsible for your accident. This usually means that you will need to prove that a safe working environment was not provided or that a safe system of work was not in place. This could also include lack of training provided which led to your injury for example.
Can I Make an Accident Claim in Public Places?
Although some associate slipping over as something that is embarrassing but not potentially dangerous, serious accidents can happen as a result of slipping, tripping or falling over. You are able to make a claim if you suffer an injury in a public place – a claim needs to be made against the landlord or property owner in a public place. They will likely have insurance in place to ensure that individuals can make an accident claim should they be injured on the premises. If you have an accident in a road or street due to slipping over a paving stone for example then the local council would likely be the third party that you would make an accident claim against.
Shops and shopping centres are another area in which you may be at risk of having an accident. Cleaning products that are used to clean floors, as well as areas such as escalators or lifts, can pose health risks. Warning signs must be in place if a liquid or spillage has occurred on a floor that is likely to become slippery or has been cleaned with liquid recently. If you suffer from an injury in which proper warnings were not provided then you may be able to claim compensation against the relevant third party.
Claims Made in Special Circumstances
There are certain situations in which you may wish to make an accident claim in specific circumstances. These may not necessarily be accidents but conditions that have developed due to negligent exposure to harmful substances whilst working or where inadequate protection was provided to protect against prolonged activities such as equipment to protect you from vibration exposure. Our solicitors have many years of experience in representing our clients who have suffered from negligence for a variety of industry-related incidents.Â
Another circumstance could be in the form of negligent exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a deadly material that was used as an insulation method but the inhalation of asbestos fibres causes a variety of lung diseases over extended periods of time. Our solicitors are highly experienced in making asbestos related compensation claims and are committed to advising and supporting you and your family during this understandably difficult time.
Contact Our Accident Claims Solicitors Today
There are a variety of accidents in which you may be able to compensation for injuries or diseases that were caused by a third party. As we have represented numerous clients for a variety of different accident claims – we can assist you in making an accident claim against an employer or third party. If you are looking to make an accident claim or are have suffered due to negligence by a third party or employer then contact Thompson & Co Solicitors using an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0191 5656290
Thompson & Co Personal Injury Solicitors has been providing specialist advice to members of the public in Personal injury, clinical negligence and related matters for over 20 years.