Every day, thousands of people are injured. These injuries can happen in the workplace, on the road or in public spaces. A personal injury is a physical or psychological injury that has occurred due to the negligence of someone with a duty of care, such as an employer.
Personal injuries can have a devastating effect on your life as they can prevent you from working, which, in turn, can lead to a real financial struggle. If you have suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault and you are able to prove that this injury has caused significant physical or psychological damage, you may be entitled to compensation and should consider making personal injury claim.
When someone suffers an injury due to negligence, the people responsible should always be held accountable.
Making a claim for personal injury
Firstly, you should report the accident to whoever you believe was responsible for it as soon as possible. Once you have done this, you should begin to gather evidence of the incident and make a note in the accident book if the accident happened at work, take names and addresses of witnesses and if appropriate, take photographs of the area.
Also, keep receipts of any expenses as you may be able to recover these as part of your accidents claim. Once you have done this, you should contact our specialist solicitors at Wildwood legal.
Wildwood Legal personal injury solicitors, Harrogate assist clients throughout a range of personal injury claims for compensation. The most common types of accidents our injury lawyers deal with include:
· Road Traffic Accidents
· Slips, trips and falls
· Car Accidents
· Cyclist Accidents
· Motor Bike/ Scooter Accidents
· Accident at Work Claims
· Holiday Accidents
· Asbestos Claims
· Medical negligence
Personal injury solicitors Yorkshire: What can I claim?
A claim for personal injury is made up of two sections; in legal terms, we call these general damages and special damages.
General Damages – This refers to the amount of compensation you will receive for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as all the difficulty you faced as a result of this.
To calculate this amount, we look at previous cases which are similar to yours, together with guidelines that are issued to Judges who decide the outcome of such claims if they go to Court. Your case will be valued on the basis of your injuries as described by a suitably qualified medical expert.
Special Damages – These refer to any direct financial losses that you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. Typically, these may include loss of earnings up to the settlement, loss of earnings in the future, medical costs or the costs of care provided to you.
Our clients tend to make these claims as a result of road traffic accidents, workplace accidents / accidents at work, clinical negligence, and those who have been exposed to asbestos due to negligence.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault, do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss the legal services we can provide.
Personal injury solicitors Yorkshire: What does it cost to make a claim?
We will always be 100% transparent about what our charges are; if we take on your case, we will almost always do so on a conditional fee agreement (also known as a no win, no fee basis).
This means that if you do not win your case, you do not pay us any fees at all. If we win the case, we take a small percentage of your compensation, which we will agree with you beforehand, to cover our costs.
We will never ask you to sign anything until you are completely happy with what it is that we are proposing.
How Can Wildwood Legal, personal injury solicitors Yorkshire Help?
When it comes to personal injury, the consequences can be devastating. That’s where we come in. At Wildwood legal, we can give you legal advice about the personal injuries compensation that you may be entitled to.
If we deal with your claim, our personal injury solicitors will do their best to get your claim set up and then progress your case as quickly as possible. If liability is clear-cut, we will try and obtain an interim payment for you at an early stage to ease any financial worries whilst you recover.
We are also happy to review your case if you are already in the middle of a claim to see if the case is being progressed properly; we often take on accident claims for clients who are unsatisfied with the personal injury solicitors that they are currently using.
It does not matter if you cannot meet with us face to face in our Harrogate or London offices as we regularly act for clients who are based all around England and Wales using modern technology.
We promise to guide you through every step of the claims process and do our very best to get the maximum possible level of compensation for you. You can contact us by phone on 01423 209 046 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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