Personal Injury Solicitors & Compensation Claims
If you are on public property and suffer a personal injury that was the fault of another person, you may be able to make a compensation claim against the owner of that property.
The owner of the property should have a public liability insurance policy to cover the cost of a compensation claim. Typical examples of accidents on public property are a slip or trip in the street, fall in the supermarket or accident due to a poorly lit public area.
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is a specific legal term which relates to an injury you have suffered at the expense of someone else’s negligence in the circumstances. This can also include an existing injury which has been made worse by their actions, even if this was something you suffered from in advance of the situation in which you were injured further.
What should I do if I suffer a Personal Injury?
In the instance of an accident it is always advisable to report the accident to the owner or a member of staff and, if possible, ensure the incident is recorded in an accident book. Take the names and addresses of any witnesses and, if applicable, take photographic evidence of where the accident happened. Speak to a personal injury solicitor about making a claim.
How much compensation can I claim?
The amount of compensation your can claim is fully based on the circumstances around and extent of your injuries, so if you think you have a case please get in touch with one of our specialist personal injury solicitors.
Making a personal injury claim – where do I start?
First thing’s first – if you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Pilkington Shaw is here to help you make a claim and pick up the pieces. Examples of the types of personal injury damages you can claim for include the likes of scarring, brain and spinal injuries, broken bones, sprains, scalds, food poisoning, work-related diseases or accidents, road traffic accidents, cycling accidents, asbestos-related diseases and more.
In the unfortunate event of finding yourself involved in an incident that includes any of the above or something similar, follow the three steps below to get things moving with your claim:
- Report the accident
The very first thing you should do is report the accident to whoever you believe is responsible for it as soon as possible.
- Gather evidence
Make a note of the incident in an accident book where your injury took place, take down the names and addresses of any witnesses and, if appropriate, take photographs of the area in which it happened. Remember to keep things such as receipts as evidence if you are intending to claim compensation for expenses such as prescription costs and travelling.
- Contact our lawyers at Pilkington Shaw
Next, you should contact a member of our team on 0843 515 1158 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your case. You can also get in touch using our online contact form. Once you’ve given us the background of your injury or accident, we’ll be able to let you know if your personal injury claim is likely to succeed or not.
Have you been injured at work?
While we don’t expect them to, work injuries can and do unfortunately happen – and many of these are avoidable. If your injury feels wrong and you think it could have been preventable, Pilkington Shaw can help you make things right with our expert guidance.
If it can be proven that the accident occurred through someone else’s negligence, whether that is your employer, a fellow employee, or another company associated with your place of work – you will be entitled to compensation. This can all be pursued with you safe in the knowledge that your employer is prohibited from treating you unfairly or dismissing you if you make a claim.
Even if you feel you may have been partly at fault for your accident within the workplace, you may still be entitled to make a claim. If your employer is found to be at fault by neglecting their duty of care to you, our team at Pilkington Shaw can help you make sense of the legalities of your situation and get you the compensation you deserve.
For more information on PI claims, you can contact a member of our team today who will be able to advise you further on a one to one basis.
Have you suffered injuries or illness due to a defected product?
The least we expect when we purchase a product is for it to be fit for purpose and be safe to use. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Any faulty product can cause minor or serious injury and if it does, you can make a claim against the manufacturer or seller. Claims regarding products that were made abroad can be made against the importers too.
With these types of claims, it is imperative to seek legal advice quickly if you believe you have been injured when using a defective product. Normally, you may wish to complain to the store where you purchased the item, however, they are likely to ask you to return the product, making it more difficult to prove your claim as the product can be considered as evidence. Before you return to the retailer, consider giving our team at Pilkington Shaw a call first on 0843 515 1158, and an expert member of our team can advise you on how to proceed.
We make it our business to find out if you are entitled to compensation as quickly as possible, guiding you through the entire process.
Your case is safe with us at Pilkington Shaw...
Have you been injured at work? Perhaps you’ve been injured by a product you purchased? Or been a victim of a road traffic or cycling incident that wasn’t your fault? Whatever the basis of your claim, here at Pilkington Shaw we understand that the healing process can be difficult, not to mention the confusion of navigating the legal processes that come along with the event.
That’s why we’re here for you to help you cut through the noise and get the justice you deserve. Our expert and compassionate Personal Injury Solicitors are here to help you get back on track and will guide you through every step of the process with clarity and compassion.