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cycling accident wakefieldAs cycling has become an increasingly popular way to keep fit and travel to work, there has been a surge in the number of accidents involving cyclists.

Many bicycle accidents are caused by poorly maintained roads or by other road users.

If you have been involved in a cycling accident that was not your fault, contact our friendly team today to find out how we could help you claim the compensation you deserve for your accident.

What Should You Do if You Were Involved in an Accident?

Being involved in any accident can be a frightening and upsetting experience. To maximise your chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve, you should:

  • Keep a record of what happened. It is easy to forget details as time passes, so it is best to make a detailed written account of what happened.
  • Take photographs. You should take pictures of your injuries and any damage that was done to your bike or cycling equipment.
  • If you are one of the many cyclists who wears a helmet camera or other recording equipment, you should make a copy of the footage and store it in a safe place.
  • Take contact details of witnesses. You should take the full names, addresses and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. Witnesses can be a crucial part of establishing who was responsible for the accident.

How Do You Make a Claim?

Making a claim for your accident is surprisingly straightforward. The first step is to fill in our online contact form or give our team a call on our freephone number. We will ask you a few quick questions to find out some information about the accident. We will then assess your case and let you know if you can make a compensation claim.

We will be able to answer any questions you may have about the process and let you know what steps have to be taken next.

How Much Compensation Can be Claimed?

This is one of the most common questions that we are asked. There are a huge number of factors that can contribute to the amount of compensation that a person can claim for their injuries, including:

  • The severity of the injuries received. As would be expected, the more severe the injuries, the higher the level of compensation is likely to be.
  • The length of time taken to recover from the injuries.
  • Whether any time had to be taken off work to recover.
  • Whether there are any long-term disabilities or mobility difficulties connected to the injuries.

Our friendly team will be able to give you an estimation of the compensation you could be entitled to, so contact us today.

Cycling Injury Claims Wakefield

Our team work tirelessly to secure you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to find out how much you could be entitled to. Complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Despite the fact that major injuries caused by work-related accidents fell below 20,000 in 2012 it is still fair to say that the certain parts of the country, such as here in Yorkshire, there are still lots of dangerous places to work.

The Government's latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 2012/13 research recorded a decline in the total number of workplace deaths at 148, down from 171 the previous year. There was also an 11% drop in injuries such as burns, fractures, and amputations in the British workplaces.

The HSE, the body the Government agency that collects all accident data on behalf of the government says that the reduced number of work-based accidents represents the lowest total since HSE records began in 1996.

Although the cost of injuries and ill-health at work fell to £13.8 billion in the year to 2011, against £16.3bn in 2007, there is no doubt that poor occupational health and safety remains a serious issue and a massive cost for both the state and employers to shoulder. The safety improvements in some occupations must be acknowledged, but particularly on an individual basis work-based accidents remain as serious as ever.

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Even the most sedentary office job can be transformed into an accident blackspot whenever health and safety regulations go unobserved. There is no room for complacency.

Health and Safety Executive statistics for the Yorkshire and The Humber reveal that in the last year alone there were:

  • In 2012/13, there were 7,260 reported injuries to employees, 9% of the overall GB total. (RIDDOR).
  • In 2012/13, the total rate of reported workplace injury in Yorkshire and The Humber region was 335.4 per 100,000 employees, compared with a Great Britain average of 312 injures per 100,000 employees.
  • In 2012/13, HSE inspectors in the Yorkshire and The Humber region raised 635 notices against employers and prosecuted 46 cases, all of which led to a conviction (100%).
  • Between 2011 and 2012, 101,000 people suffered from work-related illness, a rate of 3,900 per 100,000 people working in the past 12 months.
  • In 2011/12, there were 2.7 million working days lost in the Yorkshire and The Humber region due to workplace injury and ill health. That equates to an extra 1.4 days off per worker, in the region, due to an employment related illness or accident.


Of course, accidents are simply an occupational hazard. Bad things happen at work and in most cases no blame can or should be attached to them.

Nevertheless your employer has a legal duty of care to protect both you and anyone else in your workplace from harm.

Employers are responsible for carrying out regular risk assessments to identify hazards in the workplace, training where necessary and competent colleagues to work with. Employers are also responsible for providing their employees with the appropriate equipment to do their jobs, including safety equipment such as gloves, goggles and protective clothing. This includes providing the appropriate computer equipment to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) and chairs with the appropriate back support.

Your employers' legal obligations begin with 'employer's liability insurance'. This pays for compensation in the event that a successful personal injury claim is taken against them.

When you have a workplace accident, you could qualify for compensation from your employer if their 'fault' or liability has been established by your lawyer. Physical injuries and also 'occupational diseases' from asbestosis to the likes of repetitive strain injury and work-based stress can all equally qualify for a compensatory award too.

Below is a list of qualifying accidents (and occupational diseases) in different workplaces, their causes, and the injuries likely to be suffered:

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If you have suffered any of the above accidents at work you will no doubt already know only too well that the consequences are painful, costly and incredibly stressful.

If you have suffered as a result of someone else's actions at work and are looking to make a personal injury claim then it is absolutely essential that you get the right team on board to back you in your claim.

So, let us help you and let us put your mind at ease.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are experts at dealing with injury claims and the trauma associated with accidents at work – especially where employers have not lived up to their statutory responsibilities to you.

Here at Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited we are highly experienced in dealing with most job-related accidents and the trauma, fears and anxiety they leave behind for clients and their families to deal with.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited have built up our experience of workplace injury claims over thousands of cases and clients over the last 12 years. It is experience we can put to work for you.

Every year we help and continue to help people from all walks of life, who suddenly find themselves facing an uncertain present and an even more worry future due to a work-related accident. Our aim is to seek the redress you are due in compensation.

In every case we apply the same reliable strategy: we believe in the power of listening, sympathy, legal expertise and old-fashioned hard work all tirelessly employed on your behalf.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield is a local service provided by Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited.

We work with the best solicitors** in the UK and operate a No Win No Fee service.

Expert Guidance From Beginning To End

Call us today for advice on your claim. Our friendly, professional and helpful staff will guide you through every aspect of the process. We also will ensure that the right, expert, personal injury solicitor** works on your case specifically.

This is a vitally important factor in deciding whether your claim wins or loses. Having the right lawyer for the job is the cornerstone of every winning claim we have and it is the key component in our winning strategy.

All of our staff, throughout our organisation, are fully trained in personal injury management. Each staff member completes regular training sessions so that they remain demonstrably up to speed with the latest developments in Personal Injury law as it relates to employment-related accidents.

When you sign with The Accident Claim Line you can be confident of getting the right advice in respect of your personal injury claim and also, the right advice for you and your family to help you make the best possible recovery.

Contact our Specialist Accident Claim solicitors** Wakefield

Call us on 01924588168  If you would like to contact us online please complete our enquiry form here.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are:

  • Experienced. We have 12 years' experience handling PI claims – just like yours.
  • Free. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited offers FREE advice from a first no obligation enquiry.
  • Ready To Help. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited 's skilful, helpful, empathetic staff operate within a UK based 'care' centre. It is a 'care' centre not a 'call' centre. We handle calls, texts and emails 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Waiting For Your Call. We aim to answer all calls within 10 seconds. Expect to get an email response within a few minutes of making your enquiry.
  • Highly Trained. Our care centre staff all receive expert training in handling specialist personal injury enquiries. We are up to date too with the latest developments in personal injury law thanks to our comprehensive and ongoing training programme.
  • Reputable and Safe. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited is fully regulated by the Ministry of Justice and.
  • Connected. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited has long standing relationships within a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury law firms.
  • Highly Visible. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are a major Personal Injury player. We regularly advertise in the national press. We are a trusted name in our field of expertise.

But don't just take our word for it. Our clients consistently confirm that we can be trusted – our testimonials prove that. Here is a selection of some recent feedback.

Client Testimonials

 "The advisers I spoke to were polite and helpful". Mrs K, South Yorkshire

"I have received excellent co-operation and help". Mrs F, Hertfordshire

"The advisers I spoke to were clear and professional". Mrs M, Suffolk

 

*Other costs may be payable

**Personal Injury Claims Wakefield have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.

Have you been the victim of an accident? Or have you developed an illness or injury because of another person's acts or failures to act? If so, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Under law, you may be entitled to money to remunerate you for any pain, suffering or loss that you have suffered as a result of someone else's carelessness.

Personal Injury solicitors** Dewsbury is a firm of lawyers that specialises in this area of law in the local Dewsbury area. As a result, we know this field inside out and are best placed to act on your behalf in a local personal injury claim. We have represented many other clients in and around Dewsbury in cases stemming from accidents at work or other incidents, and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

Bringing a personal injury claim: the requirements

The first requirement of any personal injury claim is that your loss or pain has to be attributable to someone else's fault. Many people owe you a duty of care – including your employer, public authorities, doctors and other road users. Common types of personal injury claims are therefore road traffic accidents, accidents at work, accidents stemming from hazards in a public place, or road traffic collisions. However, personal injury cases are not confined to these categories and can cover any situation where you suffer loss because of another's action or inaction. If in doubt, contact us today to see if you have a claim.

The second requirement is that the claim must be made within the time limits. Your injury or illness must have arisen, or been discovered, in the last three years. Our specialist lawyers can advise you whether or not your claim has been made in time, and can also make sure that you meet all of the strict deadlines that the court will require throughout the case.

personal injury dewsburyThe third requirement of any personal injury claim is that, as the person seeking compensation, you have to show that you are entitled to it. This means that you have to argue your case and prove any allegations. The lawyers at Personal Injury solicitors** Dewsbury are experts in doing this. They will obtain all the evidence that you need. This may involve drafting witness statements or making further investigations. In this regard, it is particularly useful to use a local firm, such as ours, as we are best placed to seek more information on your behalf.

No Win, No Fee*

Personal injury cases are just that – personal. As such, our lawyers know how important it is that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. We work on a no win no fee basis*, meaning that if you do not receive your compensation, we do not receive our fee. Even in the event that you are successful, we will never take more than one quarter of your compensation to pay our lawyers – meaning that you will be left with the vast majority of the money you deserve.

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If you have been injured or live in the Dewsbury area, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation. That money is yours, so contact us today to make your claim.

*Other costs may be payable

**Personal Injury Claims Wakefield have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.

Have you been injured at work? Contact our Wakefield no win no fee* team today.

Britain's roads are getting safer all the time. As the Department of Transport confirm, road accident deaths have undertaken a generally downward trend since 1973, despite the odd fluctuation or two in between.

Nonetheless, in the decade between 2000 and 2010, a shocking total of 32,955 people were killed and nearly 3 million injured on Britain's roads.

In 1990, about 5 million people died worldwide in road traffic accidents. It is estimated that by the year 2020, a total of 8.4 million people will be killed every year from injuries sustained by vehicle-related incidents across the globe. This will make traffic accidents the third most common cause of disability worldwide by this point in time.

And here, in a part of the country where ten per cent of England's population are resident traffic – and road traffic accidents – are both part and parcel of the fabric of life. We live amidst an extremely dense network of dual carriageways, main and major roads that link the north and south of Britain, providing vital infrastructural links of national importance.

The Yorkshire and The Humber region boasts country roads and major population centres, alongside sleepy lanes, quaint villages and former industrial towns. This part of the North rightly has a reputation as a region where the car (and other vehicles besides) is king.

In total, there are seven motorways that either lie within or cross the borders of Greater Yorkshire. There are also dozens of major and minor roads traversing the map, covering a wide array of different surface conditions and terrains between the north's built-up urban centres.

Within West Yorkshire's total of 7,995 road accidents in 2011, there were 66 fatalities, 891 serious accidents and 7,104 minor traffic incidents. Of those killed or seriously injured, West Yorkshire rated 40.37 serious accidents per 100,000 of population. That was -2.84 per 100,000 accidents less than the comparable national figure.

However, that will be of little consolation if either you or a loved have been the victims of a recent local road accident either as a driver, cyclist, motorcyclist or pedestrian.

Road Traffic Accident Claims in Wakefield

Nonetheless, if that accident was not your fault you may be eligible for a Personal Injury claim. If successful awarded compensation can go some way towards helping you regain some of the physical, financial and emotional losses you have incurred and assist you with the cost of your recovery.

Here at Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited we are highly experienced in dealing with road traffic accidents – and the nasty legacy they leave behind for our clients and their families.

Our experience of road traffic injury claims has been gained from thousands upon thousands of successful cases. Innumerable happy clients have fought back from their accident with our help over the last 12 years.

Every year we help lots of people like you who find themselves trapped and facing challenging situations in their lives as the result of a road accident.

In each case, a combination of listening, consideration, legal expertise and tenacious work informs our approach to client's claims. It is a strategy that works.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield is a local service provided by Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited.

At Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited we have more than a decade of experience of managing claims by thousands of individuals, throughout the UK, people in a vast array of current circumstances due to their accidents.

Road Traffic Accident Injury Lawyers Wakefield

We work with a network of the top personal injury solicitors** in the UK and we operate a No Win No Fee service as a funding solution for clients.

Expert Guidance From Beginning To End

Call us today for advice on your claim and how we can get you the compensation you could be due.

Our experienced care staff will guide you through every aspect of the process. We also will ensure that before we start the right, expert, personal injury solicitor** get assigned to work specifically on your case.

Having the right lawyer for the job is the cornerstone of every winning claim we make and it is an essential part of our winning strategy.

All of our staff, throughout our organisation, are experts in personal injury management. Each staff member completes regular training programs designed to update their knowledge of the latest developments in Personal Injury law as it relates to road traffic accidents.

When you sign with The Accident Claim Line you can be confident of getting the right advice in respect of your personal injury claim as well as guidance for you and your family to help you maximise your chances of a successful recovery.

Contact our Specialist Road Traffic Accident Claim solicitors** Wakefield

Call us on 01924588168 or from you mobile 03300375064 If you would like to contact us online please complete our enquiry form here.

Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are:

  • Experienced. We have 12 years' experience handling PI claims – just like yours.
  • Free. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited offers FREE advice from a first no obligation enquiry.
  • Ready To Help. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited 's skilful, helpful, empathetic staff operate within a UK based 'care' centre. It is a 'care' centre not a 'call' centre. We handle calls, texts and emails 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Waiting For Your Call. We aim to answer all calls within 10 seconds. Expect to get an email response within a few minutes of making your enquiry.
  • Highly Trained. Our care centre staff all receive expert training in handling specialist personal injury enquiries. We are up to date too with the latest developments in personal injury law thanks to our comprehensive and ongoing training programme.
  • Reputable and Safe. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited is fully regulated by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Connected. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited has long standing relationships within a UK-wide network of specialist personal injury law firms.
  • Highly Visible. Personal Injury Claims Wakefield Limited are a major Personal Injury player. We regularly advertise in the national press. We are a trusted name in our field of expertise.

But don't just take our word for it. Our clients consistently confirm that we can be trusted – our testimonials prove that. Here is a selection of some recent feedback.

Client Testimonials

"They were very polite and professional. Thank you". Mr G, Norfolk

"They provide a good service". Miss G, West Midlands

"I have received excellent co-operation and help". Mrs F, Hertfordshire

 

*Other costs may be payable

**Personal Injury Claims Wakefield have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.

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