Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injury claims. Whether you are the driver of a vehicle, a passenger, a cyclist, a motorcyclist or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Road traffic accidents occur in many locations and not just on public highways.
Our experts specialise in cases related to road traffic accidents and deal with all levels and types of injuries and cases, including:
- Whiplash and soft tissue injuries
- Brain and spinal injuries
- Claims on behalf of minors (children)
- Claims made by passengers on public and private transport
- Claims involving uninsured victims and drivers
- Claims involving foreign vehicles
- Injuries of the utmost severity to motorcyclists
- Injuries involving pedestrians
- Injuries caused by defective vehicles
- Injuries involving cyclists
If successful, you may be entitled to claim damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. You may also be entitled to claim for other losses and expenses, for example your policy excess, the pre-accident value of your vehicle, loss of earnings and the cost of treatment.
If we believe that your claim has reasonable prospects, we will handle your claim under a No Win, No Fee Agreement. You will receive 100% of your compensation and we will seek to recover our costs from the defendant or insurer.
Accidents at Work
Accidents are more common at work than many people realise. In addition to occurring in the most obvious and more publicised areas, such as in the construction industry, they can occur on the shop floor or in the office or in any work environment. Examples include tripping over items in an office, falling from a height and lifting.
It is the employer’s duty to provide a safe working environment and safe working conditions. Any failure in performing this duty can put you and/or your colleagues at risk. Employers also have to perform the duty of carrying out risk assessments and keeping the risk of accidents to a minimum. In addition to this, employers must provide appropriate personal protective equipment.
Any breach of negligence or statutory duty by an employer can lead to a claim if an accident follows. If you feel that you may have suffered a workplace accident then please contact us now, for free, no obligation advice.
If we believe that your claim has a reasonable prospect of success, then we can handle it under a No Win, No Fee Agreement.
If the claim is successful, you will receive 100% of your compensation. Our costs and third party fees are paid by the losing party as well as any compensation awarded in your favour.
If the claim is successful then you will be entitled to claim general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (the extent to which your life has been affected by the accident), as well as special damages for items such as loss of earnings, the costs of treatment and damaged clothing.
Trips and Slips
If you have slipped in a shop or other public place, or tripped on an uneven surface or broken pavement, you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries suffered. These types of accident are common and can result in injuries ranging from sprained ankles to serious head injuries.
Those responsible for public places owe a duty of care to take reasonable steps to make sure that the public is reasonably safe when visiting public areas. The same rules apply to local councils, supermarkets, restaurants and shops.
Employers also owe specific duties to employees to prevent slipping and tripping accidents at work, and you may be able to make a compensation claim for injuries sustained through a trip or fall.
There are various types of industrial diseases for which a claim can be made, including:
- Vibration White Finger or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – commonly caused by exposure to vibratory tools in the workplace
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss – where there is exposure to a noisy environment in the workplace
- Asbestos Related Disease – e.g. Mesothelioma
- Dermatitis – or other skin conditions caused in the workplace
- Repetitive Strain Injury or Work-Related Upper-Limb Disorders – caused where the work processes lead to a repetitive strain on the upper limbs
- Occupational Asthma – or other respiratory conditions
If you feel that you may be suffering from any of the above due to the nature of your job, contact us for a free no obligation assessment.
It is important to remember that you have 3 years from when you had reasonable grounds for bringing a claim in which to commence Court Proceedings, otherwise the claim is likely to be statute barred. The Court does have discretion to extend that period, but this cannot be guaranteed.
If your claim is successful then you will receive 100% of your compensation. We will endeavour to recover our costs separately from the defendant or insurer.
If you do not have any other method available, such as an existing policy of Legal Expenses Insurance, then we are always prepared to consider handling this area of work under a No Win, No Fee Agreement if we believe there is a sufficient prospect of success.
Cosmetic surgery has become vastly popular over recent years with over 70,000 men and women spending over £200 million per annum on cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance.
Nevertheless, with cosmetic surgeons being less regulated than NHS and private surgeons under medical law, there are also a vast amount of scenarios of cosmetic surgery having gone wrong. These include:
Unexpected scarring following operations including:
- face lifts
- brow lifts
- hair replacements
- chemical peels
- breast augmentation.
- infections following surgery
- injuries to the accessory nerve after a face lift operation
- problems with eye sight following laser eye surgery
Should you feel that you are a victim of cosmetic surgery having gone wrong due to the negligence of the surgeon involved, please contact our personal injury team to discuss a compensation claim. If we believe that your claim has reasonable prospects, we will handle your claim under a No Win, No Fee Agreement.
You will receive 100% of your compensation and we will seek to recover our costs from the defendant or insurer.