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When you make a personal injury claim, you are trying to hold a third-party as responsible for any damages you have experienced due to a public accident. Personal injuries can occur in a range of venues, from shops to bars and even to vehicles. However, what truly matters is that if you get hurt, you are able to get the compensation that you deserve for your damages. It can be daunting to make a compensation claim during the pandemic. That’s why our law firm will be here to help you during this difficult time. Not only can we provide you free advice and consultations to get you started, but we can speak to the party responsible on your behalf to sort out your settlement agreement.

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What counts as a personal injury?

Personal injuries can happen at any time and in any place. However, if you are in a public environment, it is very likely that you have suffered due to someone else’s negligence or incompetence. Whether you are visiting a park, shop, bar, pub, restaurant or are just walking on the side-walk, your safety falls to the people who own the environment or are currently working on it. For instance, if the pathway is uneven and cracked, and you end up falling over. Therefore, the responsibility could be in the hands of your local government. With that said, the people responsible owe you a “duty of care.” That means they have a responsibility to keep you safe when you visit a public area.

Some examples of responsible parties include:

  • Local government
  • Shop owners
  • Company owners
  • Repair workers
  • Construction workers
  • Vehicle owners

These are only a few examples of the types of third parties that could be guilty of negligence. If they have caused your accident, you may have experienced general and special damages. To be eligible for compensation, you will need to have suffered from general damages. These are physical damages. If you have suffered from special damages, it means you have additional problems that have affected you and your daily life. This includes emotional damages, financial damages, loss of opportunity and damage to property.

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What are some examples of general damages?

If you have suffered from a general damage, that means you have suffered from a physical injury that has affected your day-to-day life. There are all sorts of physical injuries you could suffer from. Each of them will make you eligible to claim compensation. However, it is up to you to decide about whether or not you think that it’s worth moving forward with the claim. If you have only suffered from minor injuries, you may decide that the amount of compensation you receive simply isn’t worth it. You can make this decision based on the discussions you have with your solicitor.

Some examples of the physical injuries you could suffer from include:

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Of course, these are not the only type of injuries that you could suffer from. There is a chance that any current chronic illnesses that you have could worsen from experiencing a personal injury. These could count as personal injuries themselves if they become severe. That’s why it is crucial that you speak to your personal injury claim solicitor as quickly as possible. It’s how you can find out if you are eligible for compensation.

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What should I do if I get hurt in a public accident?

We understand that any type of injury in a public environment can be traumatizing. You went out to have fun or relax or just to get on with your daily tasks. Before you knew it, a problem occurred and you ended up getting hurt due to someone else’s negligence. Your personal injury may have been due to:

  • Broken or cracked environments (i.e. pavements)
  • Untrained staff
  • Faulty products
  • Violent customers/visitors
  • Allergic reactions
  • Traffic accidents
  • Unmarked hazards

Of course, these are only a few of the examples of how you could get hurt and be owed compensation due to your personal injury claim. Your solicitor will look at the extent of your damages, the negligence of other people involved and how long your damages have been occurring for.

If a public accident has caused you severe injuries, the first thing that you need to do is inform a staff member or member of the public that you have been hurt. That way if your injuries are serious then you can get help as quickly as possible. They can phone an ambulance for you or they may even know first aid. If you are well enough to collect evidence then we would highly recommend that you do so. Evidence can include:

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Once you have gone to the hospital to be checked over by a medical expert, you should start thinking about making your personal injury claim. It can be a bit daunting to ask for compensation on your own, that’s why it’s important to have solicitor on your side. They can handle all of the tricky paperwork and ensure that no small mistakes are made that could invalidate your claim. Your lawyers can also speak to the responsible party on your behalf and handle your settlement agreement.

What will happen when I make a personal injury claim

The best way to make a personal injury claim with Gowing Law Solicitors is to call us or visit our website to get in contact with us. We have a LiveChat function that will allow you to speak with our team of specialists about any questions you may have about your personal injury claim. Once you have got in touch with a solicitor about your claim, they will ask for you to speak to them through a consultation about all the details of your personal injury.

At this point in time, you should also provide the evidence that you have collected to your solicitor. They will take copies and organize it for you. Then your lawyer will reach out to the responsible party and their insurer to organize a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is a discussion about the amount of compensation you could be owed for your injuries. You will be invited to take part in the settlement agreement and discussion. Once the agreement is sorted then your solicitor will organize the compensation to be sent to you as quickly as possible. Therefore, you just need to sit back, relax and feel good knowing that your claim is in safe hands.

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How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?

Overall, you will have three years to make your personal injury claim. However, this may change depending on the circumstances of your case. You should try and make your claim as quickly as possible to give your solicitor that most amount of time possible. That way they can take your time on your claim and make sure it is not rushed. That way nothing is left to chance and you can get the compensation that you deserve.

How much compensation could I be owed from my personal injury claim?

The amount of compensation that you could be owed honestly depends on the extent of your damages. Every personal injury claim is different. Therefore, some claimants are going to be owed more than others. Compensation is determined by the negligence of the responsible party. It is also calculated by the extent of your damages and how long your damages have been left untreated. Overall, the compensation you receive could be between hundreds and thousands. It entirely depends on how badly you were hurt and how the injuries have affected your life. Your solicitor can create an estimate about how much you could be owed for your damages. Speak to them today to get started on your case!

Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your personal injury claim

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Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, we are determined to help as many people as possible receive the compensation that they deserve for their injuries. You did not deserve to get hurt. That’s why we want to make sure that you are able to get the legal help you need to make a claim. Our law firm can offer you free consultations and personalized advice to get you started. If you are happy to move forward with your claim, Gowing Law’s solicitors can work with you on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top as you will never have to pay any hidden fees. You will only need to pay your solicitor if they win your case for you!

Contact Gowing Law Solicitors today to get started on your claim by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing or by using our claim’s checker. One of our specialists will then be in touch to answer any additional questions. Therefore, feel free to ask them anything about your personal injury claim.

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