Making Personal Injury Claims in Middlesbrough Discussed by Thompson & Co Solicitors
If you have suffered from an injury that occurred by someone else’s negligence then you may be able to make a personal injury claim and may be entitled to compensation. There’s a range of injuries that you may experience either in the workplace or on the road or a public place that may have happened due to the negligence of others. Thompson & Co Solicitors have many years of experience representing and advising our clients in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas. We have a proven record of helping our clients make personal injury claims and are committed to supporting you throughout your case. In this article, we will discuss the various personal injury issues that you may experience as well as how you can pursue a personal injury claim to receive compensation for any injuries or illnesses caused by negligence. Should you be looking to make personal injury claims in Middlesbrough or if you require more information on personal injury in Middlesbrough, enquire with Thompson & Co Solicitors today or telephone our team now on: 0191 5656290
Accidents at Work
Should you have suffered from an accident or injury at the workplace due to negligence then our experienced solicitors are able to advise and support you during your claim. Our solicitors have a wide range of experience in all types of workplace accidents and are able to represent you during your claim. These injuries may be fractures, soft tissue injuries to serious life altering injuries such as spinal & brain injuries and amputations. Early interim payments can often be obtained by our solicitors to cover you for private medical treatments or rehabilitation. We will help you to prove that an other individual was negligent and was to blame for your accident in the workplace. This usually means showing that the employer failed to implement safe working systems or a safe environment or breached HSE laws. Should an accident at work occur, ensure that it is recorded in the accident book. If you have not filled this in personally, ensure that all of the details that have been recorded about your accident are accurate and fully completed.
Road Traffic Accidents
We can also help prove that another individual or individuals were to blame for your road traffic accident. This could be another driver, another road user or the driver of a vehicle in which you are the passenger. If you were partially to blame for the accident then you may still claim compensation although this will be reduced accordingly. If the driver at fault has no insurance then you will still be able to recover compensation (from the Motor Insurers Bureau.) Should a road traffic accident occur, get the full name, address and insurance information from the other driver involved in the accident, report the incident to the police, seek advice from the hospital or from your GP in relation to injuries sustained during the accident, collect names and addresses for witnesses, report the accident to your insurance providers, keep receipts for all expenses that resulted from the injury (ensuring travelling to the GP or hospital) receipts for other means of transport etc, take photographs of the scene or sketch the incident.
Industrial Accidents & Asbestos Claims
We also have many years of experience representing clients for vibration white finger sustained from utilising vibrating tools without the adequate protection. To claim for this then you will need video witness statements or other evidence proving you used vibration tools on a regular basis. You will also need to prove that you were using vibrating tools without the proper safety equipment negligently. You will also have to go through a medical assessment which will confirm that your hand-arm vibration syndrome was caused by negligence from your employer and not for other reasons. You have 3 years to issue court proceedings. If you have reasonable grounds for not issuing court proceedings after 3 years then this is often accepted by the court. Should you have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace or you have worked in the proximity of asbestos then you may be entitled to compensation if your employer exposed you to asbestos negligently. We can support and fight your case should you have developed Mesothelioma, Pleural Thickening, Asbestosis, Pleural Effusion, Pleural Plaque or Lung Cancer due to negligent exposure to asbestos.
Representation From a Specialised Personal Injury Claims Solicitor
The October edition of our article looks at representation during your personal injury claim from a specialised personal injury solicitor.
In the understandably distressful time in which you are making a personal injury claim, it is important to seek the advice and representation of a specialised personal injury solicitor. As the area of personal injury law can be complex and confusing, a specialised personal injury solicitor such as the solicitors at Thompson & Co Solicitors only deal with claims involving personal injury. Our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers with Philip Thompson being accredited by the Law Society in the field of Personal Injury Law. Access to this amount of experience and specialisation ensures that you have access to up-to-date legal information in the field of personal injury law. With a help of a personal injury solicitor, the process of making a personal injury claim can be quite straightforward. Depending on the type of claim that you are making, a personal injury solicitor can also offer you personalised advice depending on your case. For example, personal injury solicitors that have experience in medical negligence and dental negligence claims will be able to offer you specific advice on these areas. As these claims can differ from other types of personal injury claim, having access to this knowledge can be highly beneficial during your claim and this is why working with specialised personal injury solicitors is of great benefit.
Can You Make a Personal Injury Claim?
As discussed, if you have suffered from an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a personal injury claim and claim compensation for your injuries. To make a personal injury claim, you usually have to issue Court Proceedings within 3 years otherwise you may not be able to make your personal injury claim. The Courts can waive this 3 year time limit if they find that there are reasonable grounds as to why you didn’t pursue Court Proceedings within the time limit. If an individual has passed away due to an injury then their family are still able to claim compensation. In some cases (such as in Asbestos related claims) claimants are also able to claim compensation if they were injured or suffered from a disease due to negligence suffered by a family member (such as family members washing clothes of workers whose clothes contained asbestos fibres.) If an employer is no longer trading then it is still possible to pursue a claim if their insurers are known. We hold the details of insurers for many companies who exposed their employees to asbestos and may be able to make a claim if a company that negligently exposed you to asbestos no longer exists. If you do have any questions about making a personal injury claim or require more information on the personal injury claims process then enquire with one of our expert personal injury solicitors in Middlesbrough today.
Contact Thompson & Co Solicitors to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim
Our team have represented many clients for a wide range of personal injury claims. If you suspect that you have received an injury or contracted a disease due to negligence from an employer or other person then we can represent you and fight your case. You will deal directly with the Senior Solicitor that is responsible for your case which allows you to ask questions and makes sure you are fully at ease with the progress and steps taken of your claim. This keeps you in control during the entirety of the claims process. We also deal with your claim on a no win no fee basis for financial peace of mind. You will never be asked to sign credit or loan agreements. As we are specialists in personal injury and only deal with personal injury claims, you can be sure that we can offer you a wealth of knowledge from our experience. Contact Thompson & Co Solicitors if you are looking to make a personal injury claim in Middlesbrough or require further information.