Shop Accident Claims
What Is A Shop Accident Claim?
With so many people going shopping every day, it is not surprising that some accidents will happen. Some of these are relatively mild, but even minor accidents can lead to long term or serious injuries. Some of the most common shop accidents leading to compensation claims are for objects falling on customers or for slips, trips or falls. If you have had a shop accident, call us now to see whether you you can make a personal injury compensation claim.
Common Shop Accidents
At Free Legal Justice, we know that a shop accident can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.
Many people just like you are put off making a shop accident compensation claim by the thought of the stress and hassle of the claims process. Our dedicated shop accident claims specialists are here to help. We don’t think that making a claim should be stressful or time-consuming for you, so we take over all of that. We will take over the process of making your claim, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.
If you are considering making a shop accident claim, call us or claim online today to see how we can help. We are available 24/7 and can arrange a free call back service at a time convenient to you if this is helpful.
Making Compensation Claims For Your Shop Accident
We want your shop accident claim to be as simple and straightforward as possible. We know that the period after your accident or injury is likely to be a deeply stressful period, so our personal injury solicitors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to ensure that you are able to get expert legal advice when you need it. You can call us or apply online to arrange a free call back at a time that suits you.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your shop accident, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our experienced team of personal injury specialists are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your shop accident compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your accident making the case for them to accept liability and settle out of court. We will also carry out the negotiations on your behalf. For the few documents that you will need to complete yourself, we are happy to arrange a home visit to help you in the comfort of your own home.
If you have suffered a personal injury and are considering making a shop accident compensation claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
Compensation Amounts For Shop Accident Claims
Every shop accident is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in shop accident compensation claims, however.
Compensation claims are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second, and often much larger, part of your compensation claim is to compensate you for any costs, expenses or losses associated with your shop accident. The aim of compensation is to give you as close as possible to the same situation as you would have ad if your shop accident had not occurred. This means that you are able to claim for any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your shop accident, or even for the loss of the earnings you would have been likely to receive if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your previous work. You may also be entitled to claim for additional medical support, the help of a carer if this has become necessary and even some modifications to your home or vehicle if they are necessary to allow you to resume the life you had previously.
Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your shop accident. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Does It Take Long To Make A Shop Accident Compensation Claim?
Shop accident compensation claims can take very different amounts of time to complete, which reflects the unique nature of each case. We appreciate that you shouldn’t have to wait for the compensation you deserve, so we work tirelessly to ensure that you get the payment you need to put your shop accident behind you as quickly as possible.
Cases that are resolved quickly can take as little as just a few weeks. For a case to completed this fast, it has to be very simple and the other party will have accepted that they were to blame for your accident or injury almost straight away. This removes the need for time-consuming tasks such as gathering evidence and demonstrating who was responsible for what happened to you. These cases are usually for less serious injuries involving smaller sums of money, as this reduces the incentive for the other party to put significant effort into reducing your claim through negotiation.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
Can I Make My Shop Accident Compensation Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your shop accident compensation claim, without needing to put yourself at financial risk or making any up front payments. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to most of our clients.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you can get the best legal advice and assistance, without having to pay anything up front. You will only pay for our services once we have obtained the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for you, you won’t have to pay anything. We also cap our fees as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always be significantly better off as a result of winning your compensation claim and that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment.
In a minority of cases, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. We will always let you know in the unlikely event that your shop accident compensation case falls into this category and we will discuss the different funding options available to you to ensure that you are still able to access the help you need.
If you are thinking about making a shop accident compensation claim, our team are available 2/7 or claim online now.
Will I Have To Pay For My Shop Accident If I Lose?
Absolutely not. We can assure you that you will never be asked to make any payments whatsoever for any claim in which we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. This is the best part of making a claim on a no win no fee shop accident claim. It means that you are able to make your claim and try to get justice for your accident or injury without putting yourself or your financial stability at risk.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Shop Accident Claim?
It is important that you make your shop accident compensation claim as soon as you can after your accident. All claims should be made within 2 years of the incident that caused your injury, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you are approaching this point, it is important that you talk with our personal injury solicitors today. They will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.
There are certain injuries or situations where there can be an advantage to waiting a little while before making your claim. This allows all of your symptoms to fully develop and means that you have a better idea of the full range of your injuries and how long you are taking to heal. It is still worth talking with our ekyword1 as soon as possible, however. This doesn’t start any formal process and it allows us the time to help you make the best decisions and to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Make A Shop Accident Compensation Claim?
Making any shop accident personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
One of the first things to do if you are considering making a shop accident compensation claim is to call us or claim online. We will provide you with the support and advice that you need to make sure that your claim progresses smoothly and that you have the highest chance of getting the positive outcome that you deserve.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making a shop accident compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame, we will show them evidence that makes this clear. This evidence comes in many forms, including statements, photographs and videos and even their own accident book. Once we have provided them with evidence, very few employers will continue to dispute liability.
Once the other person has agreed liability for your accident, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How Do I Start Making A Shop Accident Compensation Claim?
When you are considering making a shop accident compensation claim, the whole process can seem overwhelming. Our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help you decide whether to go ahead with your claim and to guide you through the process at every stage.
If you are ready to make a shop accident compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
When we talk to you about your shop accident, we are trying to ensure that we understand all of the details of your shop accident compensation claim. Important details include who you believe was to blame for what happened to you, the ways that your shop accident has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you accurate estimates of the likelihood of winning your case, as well as a personalised estimate as to how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Am I Entitled To Compensation For My Shop Accident?
If you have suffered a shop accident, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a shop accident compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make a shop accident compensation claim is that you must have suffered a shop accident. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided a shop accident. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
The next requirement for you to make a shop accident compensation claim is that there must have been someone else to blame for what happened to you. This person or organisation does not need to have taken specific action, or to have been present when your shop accident happened, but they must have had some form of responsibility for your welfare. For accidents that took place in the workplace, this can be very straightforward to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care.
You will also need to be sure that what happened to you wasn’t a freak occurrence. It doesn’t need to be something that happens regularly, but you can only claim for something that could reasonably have been foreseen, without sufficient care and attention.
The final thing to think about is whether the person responsible for your welfare put sufficient measures in place to protect you. Even if some steps were taken, you are still able to claim if these were not adequate for the circumstances you found yourself in.
If you have suffered a shop accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible shop accident compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors or claim online today to see how we can help.
What Should I Do Following A Shop Accident?
The most important thing you can do immediately after your shop accident is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your shop accident compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your shop accident is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your shop accident, including anything that might have increased the risk of your shop accident. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
It can also be worth making sure that you have a note of the names and contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your shop accident. If there is anyone who can support your description as to what happened, or who can back up your assertion as to who was to blame, this can be an advantage when it comes to making your compensation claim.
Photographs or videos of the location in which your shop accident occurred can also be very useful, especially if they show anything that you believe made your shop accident more likely. Ideally, these would have a time and location stamp embedded in the data (so taking them using your phone can help), but this is not essential.
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your shop accident compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your shop accident is already stressful enough, so please do not feel under any pressure to arrange for these tasks to be carried out. The most important thing that you can do to help you get the compensation you deserve is to call us or claim online to arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you. This will ensure that you get the best possible legal advice and assistance on a no win no fee basis.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me With My Shop Accident Claim?
We are here to help take the stress out of your shop accident compensation claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. Call us now or complete our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our experienced shop accident claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your shop accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your shop accident has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
Our expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your shop accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
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