Personal Injury & Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents

Claiming compensation for a Road Traffic Accident: Unfortunately, being a safe and competent driver does not necessarily protect you from being injured in a road traffic accident. Around 70% of drivers admit to occasional speeding, and if that’s a true reflection of life on the open road, then drivers, pedestrians, cyclists – all of us – are potential victims of road traffic accidents. We are experts in all forms of road accident claims Our specialist road accident Solicitors deal with car crash claims, whiplash claims, bike accident claims, motorcycle accident claims and general road traffic accident claims on behalf of drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians and we have successfully claimed on thousands of cases. We will not just handle your claim, but we will also help you with practicalities that follow the accident, such as healthcare provision and benefits payments. Speak to our expert road traffic accident Solicitors first No matter how you have been involved, we can help you. Even if you have had a road accident or crash with an uninsured driver we can look into making a claim on your behalf. If you were injured in a road accident with someone who failed to stop and remains unidentified, experts may still help you in recovering compensation for you. The fact is that even with small whiplash injuries, the kind we most commonly deal with, people suffer from short and long term pain and discomfort affecting their home and work lives, which in most cases can be compensated for. Before you decide whether or not your claim may be successful, speak to us and we will assess your case with no charge, and give you a preofessional opinion if you have a claim with good prospects in achieving compensation. What we’ll do for you. More than anything, we aim to keep things clear, simple and as straightforward as possible for our clients, so there’s no need for you to worry at any point about the legal complexities or technicalities of your road accident case or car crash claim. You’ll be kept informed throughout the claims process which, put simply, looks like this: Your free initial consultation gives us a clear understanding of your road accident claim. If you have a case we assign our best legal team with the expertise to handle your claim. The legal team will investigate and build evidence to back up your case. We keep in touch with you throughout, so you’re always informed. Finally, with your approval, we arrive at the best settlement possible. Make contact as soon as you can It’s important to speak to us as soon as possible about any road accident injury – time limitation periods apply and investigating your claim is often easier if you begin proceedings quickly. Your consultation with us is free, and we’ll tell you then whether or not your case is worth pursuing. If it is, we’ll carry out our investigation of the case free of charge too.

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Mediacal Negligence

Here at Berkleys Solicitors, our expert Clinical Negligence team specialise in recovering compensation for victims of medical accidents. We appreciate that the aftermath of such negligence can be an emotional and personal time for all involved, that’s why here at Berkleys Solicitors our team offer not only professional legal help but practical support to assist any life changes. For you to be successful in a legal claim for clinical negligence there are three elements we must establish: 1. That a duty of care was owed to you by the Medical Practitioner. 2. Negligence – that the care you received fell below medically acceptable standards, and 3. Causation – the negligence of medical professional directly resulted in an injury. A simple way to summarise how these three elements fit together is to remember that your claim is effectively for the harm which you have suffered as a result of negligent medical treatment. Your claim is not for the negligent medical treatment itself. It is possible that, in certain circumstances, a doctor can provide treatment which is substandard, but where the outcome is actually unaffected. Here is a list of some of the areas of clinical negligence which Berkleys Solicitors specialises in: Surgical accidents Dental negligence Cosmetic Surgery Claims Misdiagnosis Brain damage/injury Delay in diagnosis Birth injury claims Defective medical products Pressure Sores Inquests Obstetrics and Gynaecology Failed sterilisation GP Negligence What you should do if you think you a claim for clinical negligence? A member of our team will take full details of your claim and the injuries suffered. We will then assess your claim and help you through the early stages of investigation, this being an initial letter of complaint to the medical professional or medical institution. Once we have taken you through this stage we will be in a position to assess your claim and advise you of the next legal steps to be taken. We work under a no win, no fee agreement. Simply put, if we are successful with your claim for personal injury compensation, all legal fees are charged to your opponent. If however we do not win your personal injury compensation claim you will not be charged any costs or legal fees. There are also some circumstances in which the three year rule does not apply. For example, where a child suffers injury as a result of Clinical Negligence, the three year period does not begin to run until the child’s 18th birthday. The three year time limit also does not apply to people who are mentally incapable of bringing a Clinical Negligence case.

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Industrial Accident

Have you suffered from an industrial disease? Any illness picked up through working long hours for several years which lasts for a long period is usually classed as 'industrial disease'. You could be able to make an industrial disease claim.

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