When you ring Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 hotline number, they will first work out what sort of claim you are enquiring about. You will tell them about the accident which caused your injuries and what sort of injuries you have. This will enable the highly trained advisers to categorise your claim. Accident Advice Helpline can deal with many categories of claim and they are all eligible for the no win no fee scheme – this means that you will not be asked to pay any up front for legal costs to start your claim. Here are some of the categories into which your claim may be allocated.
Best lawyers in Walsall – road traffic accident claim
If you live in Walsall and have suffered a road traffic accident or if you have been injured in a road traffic accident around the Walsall area than your claim will probably be categorised as a road traffic accident case. A road traffic accident is any sort of accident that happens on the roads. All of the following people can be injured during road traffic accidents:
- Car drivers and passengers
- Mini bus drivers and passengers
- Heavy goods vehicles drivers and passengers
- Bus drivers and passengers
- Bicycle riders
- Motorcycle riders
Road traffic accident injuries can vary from very serious to mild but they can all feature in an injury lawyer in Walsall personal injury claim so long as the injured person received medical attention for their injuries
Slip, trip and fall in the street
You should be able to walk around the public areas of Walsall safely and without having a slip, trip or fall. If you have been injured in a fall that was not your fault then you may be able to start a slip, trip and fall claim. You will need to be able to show that the fall was someone else’s fault and some photographs of the scene can be especially useful. If you can get some witnesses to give you their contact details then they can be approached for witness statements at a later date. You have up to three years to make a claim but it is always better to start sooner rather than later whilst everything is fresh in everyone’s mind.
Occupational injury claim
Some injury claims arise from accidents that happen in workplaces. All types of workplaces can give rise to claims including:
- Repair garages
- Construction sites
- Leisure centres
The principle is that an employer has a duty to safeguard employees’ health, safety and welfare whilst they are in work. They have a duty to make sure that they carry out risk assessments for all work tasks and that they keep up to date with all the latest health and safety requirements.
If your employer has not done this and you have been injured in an accident that was your employer’s fault then you may be able to start a claim with an injury lawyer. If you want the best lawyers in Walsall call 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown