Carlisle Personal Injury Solicitors No Win No Fee
Do you live in the Carlisle or wider Cumbria area? Have you been the victim of an accident that was not your fault and have sustained a personal injury? If so, you may well be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We have a highly experienced and highly qualified team of accident claims solicitors helping people across the Carlisle area get the compensation and justice that they deserve and are entitled to.
What Types of Injury Claims Do You Deal With?
Our Carlisle personal injury team of solicitors deal with the full range of personal injury cases. This includes:
Cars and other vehicles have never been safer but our roads have never been busier which makes road accidents a common occurrence in the UK.
If you are the victim of a road accident and it was not your fault then you may well be entitled to make a claim for compensation for your pain, suffering and losses. This applies to you whether you were the driver, passenger, motorcyclist, cyclist or even a pedestrian. If you think you may have a claim, call our Carlisle personal injury experts on 0800 073 8804 to find out more.
Examples Of Road Accidents Include
- Injuries sustained whilst a passenger on a bus.
- Cyclist struck by a car.
- Car driver injured by another car.
Accidents at Work
Workplaces in the UK are safer than ever thanks to various UK and European legislation and the sterling work of the Health and Safety Executive. However, accidents still do happen on all kinds of workplaces including:
- Construction Sites.
The types of accident can range from simple trips, falls in an office to falls from height and machinery accidents in a factory or on a construction site.
Our Carlisle injury team are very experienced in all types of accident at work claims so get in touch to see if you have a valid claim.
Examples of Accidents At Work
- Accident due to dangerous machinery.
- Back injuries due to no manual handling training.
- Trips over wires in an office.
As well as accidents at work, industrial diseases are a common occurrence. The most common are those related to asbestos. With many people who were exposed to it in the past now beginning to suffer symptoms, if you’re one of them you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation with our Carlisle personal injury solicitors team.
Examples of industrial diseases include:
- Asbestos Related Diseases.
- Vibration White Finger.
- Industrial Deafness.
- Chemical Poisoning.
Accidents In a Public Place
These can include accidents or injuries sustained whilst walking on a Carlisle path, road or other public place such as in a shopping centre or leisure centre. The most common of these are simple trips, slips and falls.
Whilst some injuries sustained can be relatively minor, some can have long lasting effects. If you’ve had an accident on a public place in Carlisle, our personal injury solicitors are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Examples Of Public Place Accidents Include:
● Tripping over stock left in a supermarket aisle
● Slipping over spilt liquid in a restaurant
● Falling over a cracked paving stone in the street
Proving Your Injury Claim
Under English Law, compensation for personal injuries is only payable where blame or fault can be established and losses proved. In any claim, it is not enough to simply state that an accident has happened and an injury has occurred.
Evidence From Witnesses
In some cases, it is not possible to prove fault or blame without involving the help of witnesses. That means that in some personal injury cases, it is necessary to find and interview people who saw the accident as well as appropriate experts to give their opinion.
Our personal injury solicitor for Carlisle will carry out these investigations and interviews but any information you can provide to help track these witnesses down will be much appreciated.
Calculating Your Compensation
Unless you are taking out a criminal compensation claim in which there is a fixed basis for calculating compensation, calculating your compensation amount is a complex matter but one that our Carlisle personal injury team are skilled in. Your compensation amount will be made up of various parts that may include:
Pain and Suffering
Described also as General Damages, this part of your compensation claim is for the pain and suffering caused by your accident and injury as well as any consequent reduction in quality of life. This is based on medical evidence.
Because of your accident, you may have had expenses that you may not otherwise have had. This could include vehicle repairs, taxis, car hire, extra telephone calls, prescription charges, clothing, laundry or any other expenses that you may have incurred. It is recommended that you keep record and receipts of any such expenses.
Loss of Earnings/Loss of Profit
Your accident and injury may have caused you to take time away from work which means that you will have lost the opportunity to earn money. This is the case whether you are employed or self-employed.
Loss of Future Earnings
In some cases, you may find that your injury has long lasting effects that inhibit your future work which means you may not be able to earn as much as you might have before your injury. If this is the case, you may be entitled to claim for future loss of earnings.
Handicap on the Labour Market
Your accident may have left you with some of form of permanent or partial disability and if this is the case it could lead you to being at a disadvantage in the labour market. In such cases, compensation can be claimed for as part of your personal injury case.
Ready To Make Your Claim? Contact Our Carlisle Personal Injury Team Now
Don’t delay, contact our Carlisle personal injury team today to see if you have a claim. You could be owed thousands of pounds so complete our contact form or call 0800 073 8804 and you could soon have the justice and compensation that you are entitled to.