Bradford-On-Avon Personal Injury Solicitors Guide
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 4th April 2023. On this page, you will find a guide to choosing the most suitable team of Bradford on Avon personal injury solicitors to process an injury claim.
Within this guide, you will find information about the process of making a claim, and also an overview of some of the most common types of claims people make. As long as you are within the three-year personal injury claim time limit, this guide should be of value to you. Under the Limitation Act 1980, it is usually a requirement to start a personal injury claim within three years of your accident (if you decide you want to pursue a case).
Following your accident, you might be under the impression that only solicitors in Bradford on Avon can help you claim. However, this may not be the case. Just because you were injured in Bradford on Avon, solicitors elsewhere in the country could help you. We recommend choosing a solicitor that has experience in your type of claim and has positive reviews online or from people you know.
Our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with many types of claims, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accident at work
- Public place accidents
- Medical negligence
- Sexual abuse
- Data breach
To find out if we could help you following a Bradford on Avon accident, get in touch at any time.
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- How We Can Help With Personal Injury Claims In Bradford-On-Avon
- What Types Of Claims Do Our Bradford-On-Avon Solicitors Handle?
- What Are The Benefits Of Using A Solicitor?
- Potential Compensation Payouts For Claims In Bradford-On-Avon
- Bradford-On-Avon No Win No Fee Solicitors
- Helpful Contacts In Bradford-On-Avon
If you suffered injuries in Bradford-On-Avon, you do not need a solicitor based there to claim. As part of a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that you were owed a duty of care and a breach in this caused your suffering. A solicitor can help you understand how to claim as well as help you collect any supporting evidence that you’ll need.
If you decide to seek legal representation, specialist personal injury support is vital. A No Win No Fee solicitor could support your claim. Any correspondence with solicitors for Bradford-On-Avon accidents could be carried out over the phone, via the post and through email. However, if you feel more comfortable meeting with your solicitor in person, that can be arranged.
If you call our team of advisors, they can assess the validity of your claim. If our advisors think it has a good chance of recovering compensation, they could pass you on to one of our specialist solicitors.
As a team of solicitors, we are able to assist residents of Bradford in a full range of accident claims. From a simple slip on a wet floor in a restaurant, through to complex clinical negligent cases, that resulted in death. Of course, there are some types of claims we process much more often than others, and we have explained some of these in the sections below.
Medical Negligence Suits
Legal Expert is able to act as your medical negligence lawyers if you have come to harm at the hands of a medical professional. Every doctor, nurse, specialist, consultant and member of the care staff, owe a duty of care towards patients. When they fail in this duty of care in some way, and it directly leads to a patient coming to harm, clinical negligence would have occurred. Legal Expert has the experience needed to take on large organisations such as the NHS, and win you the compensation you are eligible for.
General Bradford On Avon Workplace Accident And Injury Claims
If you have been injured in an accident at work, and your employer is to blame, Legal Expert should be able to process a claim for you. Every company in the UK is required to comply with all Health & Safety regulations pertaining to their industry. This includes legislation designed to ensure that employees have a safe environment to work in. If your employer fails in their compliance, leading to you being injured, it should be possible to make a compensation claim.
Falls, Slips, And Trips
Slips, trips and falls are very common reasons that people make a personal injury claim in the UK. They can happen anywhere, at any time, for example:
- Slipping on a wet floor in a supermarket toilet.
- Tripping of a frayed carpet in a restaurant.
- Falling down due to stepping on a damaged paving slab or curbstone in the street.
No matter how your slip, trip or fall accident happened in Bradford, we should be able to help you claim for your injuries.
Serious And Severe Injuries
Some of the highest amounts of compensation we see paid here at Legal Expert, are the damages awarded to the victims of a severe injury. These kinds of injuries will have a permanent effect on the quality of life of the victim, and potentially stop them from being able to work. Injuries such as loss of cognitive function or motor control due to brain damage, loss of an arm or leg through amputation or paralysis, and severe psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
Road Accidents Including Fatal Road Collisions
The most frequent of all accidents that Legal Expert processes a claim for, are road traffic accidents. These range in severity from a mild case of whiplash caused by a rear shunt, through to a fatal road collision resulting in one or more deaths. Legal Expert can help you to claim for road accidents that were not your fault, and in some cases, we can also assist with non-fault claims.
You may want to know how a solicitor for a Bradford on Avon accident can help you through the claiming process. In this section, we look at how if you were injured in Bradford-on-Avon, a solicitor can support your claim.
When you make a personal injury claim, you will need to submit evidence. As part of the claiming process, you need to prove that a third party owed you a duty of care and a breach in this caused your injuries. There are various situations where you are owed a duty of care, such as at work, in public places or on the roads. A solicitor can help you gather the supporting evidence.
For example, if you suffered injuries in a slip, trip and fall accident, your solicitor can help you request CCTV footage. They may also organise an independent medical exam to help establish the severity of your injuries and what impact they are expected to have on your life. This can help ensure that you are claiming for the correct amount.
If you decide to have legal support for your claim, you do not need to have a solicitor in Bradford on Avon just because that was the location of the accident. Our solicitors offer a nationwide service. In addition, they typically offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis. Call our advisors for a free claim assessment. If it seems eligible you could be passed on to one of our solicitors.
The value of any successful personal injury claim can depend on a few key factors. For instance, injuries that are deemed more severe tend to be more valuable than injuries that are judged to be minor. Factors that can affect the severity of an injury an include:
- The nature of the injury
- The extent of the damage
- How long it takes you to recover
- Whether the injury is permanent
The amount that is arrived upon for your pain and suffering is called general damages. Legal professionals use a few different resources to help them arrive at an appropriate fee. One of these is the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) – a publication last updated in 2022. It includes example figures that can give you a rough idea as to the value of a general damages payment for certain injuries. We’ve included some JCG entries in the table below, but keep in mind that your own claim will need to be assessed individually before a figure can be arrived at.
|Hearing/sight||(a) When the claimant is left completely deaf and blind||In the region of £403,990|
|Paralysis||(b) Paraplegia||£219,070 to £284,260|
|Bladder||(b) When function and control has been completely lost||Up to £140,660|
|Wrist||(a) When function has been completely lost||£47,620 to £59,860|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder||(b) Moderately severe - a better prognosis that more severe cases||£23,150 to £59,860|
|Thumb||(r) Loss of a thumb||£35,520 to £54,830|
|Achilles tendon||(d) Minor - When the ankle is turned and there is some damage to the tendon, leading to a feeling of uncertainty on some surfaces||£7,270 to £12,590|
|Digestive system||(a)(iii) Stabs wounds and other penetrating injuries||£6,610 to £12,590|
|Shoulder||(e) Clavicle fracture||£5,150 to £12,240|
|Wrist||(e) A Colles' fracture where no other complications occur||In the region of £7,430|
Certain claims may also include special damages. This is when you may be reimbursed if you have experienced financial loss due to your injuries. For instance, you may have medical bills to cover, or you may have had your ability to earn affected due to your injuries.
For more information on special damages and how you can provide evidence to support this area of your claim, get in touch with our advisors today. They could potentially connect you with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors for Bradford-Upon-Avon claims and others.
Legal Expert offers our national No Win No Fee claims service, as the simplest, most effective and financially risk-free way to process your personal injury case. You have nothing to lose by letting us try to win you compensation, as you pay nothing until such time as we are successful.
Start Your Claim
Do you believe that you have a valid reason to claim for injuries caused by an accident? Are you ready to move forward with your claim today? If so, call Legal Expert right now on 0800 073 8804 so that we can get your claim started as soon as possible. We can also advise on any queries you may have regarding Bradford on Avon personal injury solicitors.
If you need to contact the Bradford On Avon Police for some reason, such as reporting a road traffic accident, you can do so using the contact details below:
St Margaret’s Street
If you need information about the local court covering Bradford, the contact details below should help:
Bradford Combined Court Centre
Tel: +44 1274 840274
A guide to claiming for whiplash
At the link above, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a whiplash injury.
A guide to claiming for a neck injury
At the link above, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for a whiplash neck.
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Thank you for reading this guide about hiring Bradford on Avon personal injury solicitors to support a compensation claim.