Personal Injury Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire
Posted on 9th January 2021 at 11:01
Taking someone to court to get compensation after an accident or injury can be a daunting prospect. While you may be more concerned about getting better following an injury, it’s important to talk to a legal team as soon as possible.
At DSM Legal in Warrington, we are friendly experts within personal injury. We are ready to help you work through any claim.
Our experts are qualified in all areas of personal injury claims, including criminal injuries, claiming after a car accident and helping employees make a claim following an accident at work.
If you have been involved in an accident and been injured through no fault of your own, it’s essential to understand where you stand legally. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation at DSM Legal, where you can discuss your case with a qualified solicitor who will be able to advise on what your next step should be.
Our no win no fee service means you don’t have to find costly fees in the first instance either. You only pay a proportion of costs if your case is settled in your favour – the Defendant will pay the rest.
Criminal Injuries Compensation and Finding a Personal Injury Solicitor
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is there to help compensate innocent victims of crime. If you live in Warrington and have been the victim of a crime that has left you with injuries, it’s vital that you sit down with a solicitor and discuss your case.
CICA claims are designed to give victims the support they need to get over their injury, whether it’s physical or psychological. As long as the crime has been reported to the police, you should be able to make a criminal injuries compensation claim.
This type of claim can be made whether the perpetrator is caught or not. It is used most widely in cases of assault such as a mugging or a sexual assault. Any claim needs to be made within 2 years of the incident taking place and awards are dependent on the severity of the injury.
The CICA only pay out on cases which merit an award over £1,000 and our specialist criminal injuries compensation solicitor in Warrington will be able to advise you about this.
Making a Personal Injury Claim After a Car or Motorcycle Accident
One of the most common areas where a personal injury claim is made is following a road traffic accident. Whether you were the passenger or the driver, a pedestrian walking by, you were on a motorbike or a cyclist, our personal injury solicitor will listen to your case and help you make the right decisions when it comes to making a claim.
Even if the other driver was uninsured or they drove off after the accident, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim. There are legal safeguards in place to help. Being the victim of an accident involving another driver who is not properly insured is more common than many people think. There is estimated to be some 1.2 million uninsured drivers on the road.
Whatever the reason for your accident, it’s important to sit down with our personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. We’ll work through the circumstances and give you free initial advice on what you need to do next.
Personal Injury Solicitors Following an Accident at Work
Increasingly common in modern life are accidents at work. You may be employed in a warehouse and find yourself injured by falling stock or someone driving a forklift truck negligently. Perhaps you were using defective machinery or equipment that should have been maintained better. It might be something as simple as slipping on a wet floor at work or the fact that you weren’t trained properly to do a job that injured you.
Claiming for a personal injury at work can be difficult for many people. They don’t want to take their employer to court as it might affect their job prospects. The truth is that employers have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for their staff to work in. You cannot be legally dismissed because you have taken a claim out against your employer.
At DSM Legal in Warrington, your case will be treated with the utmost confidentiality while you decide whether to make a claim or not. All employers must have liability insurance in place which means they are covered in respect of personal injury claims.
What Do Personal Injury Claims Cover?
A lot depends on the extent of your injuries and what you need to support you. Financial compensation can cover both physical and mental health needs, including the psychological impact of the accident. For instance, you might have suffered loss of earnings because of the injury. Maybe you are unable to do your old job anymore because of a disability caused that means you now have to settle for lower-paid employment.
What is No Win No Fee?
The cost of taking someone to court for a personal injury claim can be prohibitive. That’s why we offer a no win no fee service. We will sit down and discuss your case initially and then evaluate what your chances of success are going to be if you take the claim to court.
Our no win no fee service means that you don’t have to find the upfront costs of legal action. Our fees are taken as a percentage of your final settlement if the claim is successful and the percentage is agreed beforehand.
Why Choose DSM Legal Solicitors in Warrington
We’re a local, Warrington based law firm with a wealth of experience in personal injury claims and have a great track record of settling claims for our clients. You’ll find a friendly welcome and we’ll discuss your potential claim in plain English - not legal jargon - so you know exactly what is going on.
If you think you have the basis for a claim and would like to find out what your options are with a free initial consultation, contact our expert personal injury solicitor in Warrington today on 01925 937070.
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