Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? Get the Compensation Your Deserve

Posted by admin on June 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm. Filed under: Road Accident Claims

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim. If you’re worried about making a motorcycle accident claim because you think it will be lengthy and complicated, you needn’t. Personal injury solicitors can make the whole process simple and stress-free.

Starting a motorcycle accident claim

Starting a claim for a motorcycle accident is simple. Your first step should be to speak to a personal injury lawyer. They will be able to give you free advice about the compensation claims process, and they will be able to put you in contact with a lawyer who specialises in motorcycle accidents. If you decide to make a claim, your lawyer will get started on that for you.

Getting help to make your claim

Specialist bike accident claim solicitors have the in-depth, expert knowledge required to build you a strong motorcycle accident claim. They will be able to liaise with medical staff and other people involved in the accident on your behalf. Whether you are making a claim against an individual or a local authority, they will be able to deal with every aspect of your claim. This leaves you free to recover from your accident.

How much compensation could you get?

The amount of compensation you could get depends on the severity of your injuries. Your lawyer will work with medical staff to get a sound understanding of your injuries. They will then be able to argue how the injuries have affected your life, and get you the compensation you deserve.


Trust Fosters With Your Car Accident Claims

Posted by admin on June 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm. Filed under: Road Accident Claims

Car accident claims are some of the most frequent claims that we deal with. This is largely because in a single quarter alone there can be hundreds of thousands of accidents on the roads which result in a slight to serious or fatal injury. A lot of people will therefore be looking to make car accident compensation claims because of the negligence of another party. Aside from other road users, the other party may also be pedestrians or even those bodies tasked with the upkeep of the road. Potholes, damage to important signs and lights can all result in a car accident, and if this is the case, then you can and should be able to initiate a car accident claim.

It makes for grizzly reading but according to the Department For Transport the number of people killed as of the year ending September 2011 stood at an estimate of 1,900 people. All of these incidents require investigation and many of them may find that some other party was responsible for the accident, be it another driver or otherwise. This can mean that a compensation claim can be lodged on behalf of the deceased. If you want to find out whether you are able to make this claim on their behalf it is advisable to talk to our personal injury solicitors as soon as you feel capable. We will be able to give you all of the information that you need to file a claim for compensation. It is important to remember that this can have serious financial implications for families and relatives, particularly if they were in some way dependent on the deceased. Payouts in this type of scenario can be significant, so it is always important to talk to an expert.

As well as fatalities there were an over all of 204, 350 casualties that were reported. These ranged from slight to serious and also included the fatalities for the same period. Many people don’t realise that claims for compensation can be made for seemingly minor injuries such as whiplash because the it can result in loss of earnings and even spinal damage. It is always important to report injuries sustained in a car crash and if they were caused by somebody else’s negligence then you should talk to one of our experienced solicitors.

At Fosters we have over 15 years of specialist experience in the field of car accidents. No matter the situation we can always advise regarding a potential claim. As part of our commitment to you, we can also offer a free accident claim consultation. This can be a great way to understand exactly what you need to do regarding the law. Given that you are interested in making a car accident claim, then it may be necessary to gain evidence of the accident. This might include photographic evidence of the scene as well as any eye-witness accounts that could prove vital. Depending on the nature of the accident, we will be able to advise you on exactly what will be needed for your claim.


Compensation For Serious And Fatal Workplace Accidents

Posted by admin on June 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm. Filed under: Accident at Work

There is never any justification that can be given for an accident at work depriving somebody of their earnings or even their livelihoods. Too many work related accidents occur due to the negligence of an employer, and despite the government introducing ever more stringent regulations for health and safety officers, the number of accidents remains consistent. This is why so many people seek work accident compensation feeling that they have been let down by an employer who should have been looking out for them. Over the years 2010-2011 there were around 603,000 reported work accidents, of which 200,000 resulted in 3 days absence and 150,000 were absent for more than a week. Employers are obligated to report injuries but of the 118,000 reported 26,000 of these were major injuries. This is a huge figure that, while the figures are dropping year on year, is still too high. The number of fatalities also stands at 171. This could ultimately mean that 171 families were affected by the death of what could have been their main or even sole bread-winner.

Fosters solicitors has a huge amount of experience when it comes to offering advice for serious work-related injuries. An injury at work could result in a lifetime of dependency on medication and medical care which could amount to tens of thousands pounds worth of costs over the years. Our solicitors are adept at listening to your concerns and are capable of offering you the best advice regarding your claim for compensation. It is always important to remember that if you are still working for the company at which you had the accident, you can make a compensation claim without it affecting your position. It is your entitlement to claim the lost earnings you have suffered because of inadequate safety precautions or the negligence of the company in question.

Unfortunately, the construction industry remains one of the biggest industries for serious and fatal employee injuries. Over 2010 – 2011 half of fatal injuries were caused by falling debris, falling from a height or being hit by a vehicle. This has left many families bereaved and seeking compensation to cover the loss of somebody that is irreplaceable. At times like this, it requires trained solicitors who know when to ask questions and when to simply listen or even extend an arm of sympathy. However, it is important to know that industries like this are regulated and should comply with very stringent safety requirements. If you are seeking compensation on behalf of a loved one we can give you all of the information you require and reassure you over the case. So long as it was company negligence, then the case could be concluded very rapidly indeed.

If you want to be assured of our expertise, then we encourage you to make use of our free accident claim consultation. During this time we will be as informative about the process as possible and make you aware of how we could help.


No Need to Suffer Work Accidents in Silence

Posted by admin on May 27, 2012 at 8:53 am. Filed under: Accident at Work

It’s true that workplaces have become much safer over recent years. Health and safety legislation has caused firms to focus more time and resources on effectively managing risks. However, accidents do still occur and they can have devastating consequences.

If you’ve suffered an injury while performing your role, you might be entitled to claim work accident compensation and there are a number of reasons why you should consider taking this course of action.

Firstly, suffering physical harm because of the negligence of another party can leave you with a great feeling of frustration and injustice. While the incident wasn’t your fault, you’re the one who’s left in pain and distress. By contacting personal injury solicitors, you stand to achieve a sense of justice and this is an important part of the healing process.

Secondly, you might have been left out of pocket because of the incident and any money you secure through your injury claims can be used to cover this. From medical bills to lost earnings, there are many ways in which accidents in the workplace can leave you facing financial strain.

A third reason for you to consider contacting personal injury lawyers concerns the message this sends out to your employer and to other firms around the country. By taking a legal stand and defending your rights, you help to demonstrate that safety lapses will not be tolerated. This could have the effect of reducing risks to others further down the line.

Here at Fosters Solicitors we’re experts when it comes to cases like this and could be perfectly placed to help you.


A Guide to Work Injury Compensation

Posted by admin on May 17, 2012 at 8:29 am. Filed under: Accident at Work

All workers in the UK have certain rights with regard to their safety in the workplace. Indeed, if you sustain an injury or illness at your place of work because your employer has been negligent in some way then you may well be entitled to make a claim for work injury compensation.

There are many different types of injury or illness that can be claimed for, and many ways in which an employer can demonstrate negligence in their duty of care. In fact, the most common physical injuries that are sustained in UK workplaces are slips or trips, manual handling accidents and falls from height. However, conditions such as dermatitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are also becoming increasingly frequent as well. Psychological injuries such as anxiety, stress and depression also account for a substantial number of working days lost due to ill health.

Regardless of what some litigiously-minded people may tell you, if you suffer with an injury or illness at work, your first consideration should always be your health. Even if you feel that a work-related injury or illness is relatively minor, you should always seek out qualified medical attention before you make any report.

The reason you should do this (aside from making sure you’re OK) is that you must be able to prove that you have been injured in order to make any kind of claim for personal injury compensation. Obtaining immediate medical treatment will prove that you have sustained an injury attributable to your work as a note of it will be made in your medical records.

Once you have received adequate medical treatment, you need to report your accident or incident in your employer’s Accident Report Book. The account you write is important as it will be used to support any compensation claim you make. It is worth remembering that you only need to record the facts in your report (i.e. you don’t need to apportion any blame). Make sure you retain a copy your report once you have finished writing it.

If you are absent from work due to your injury or illness for longer than three days then your employer is legally obliged to report it to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Although an HSE investigation does not in any way guarantee a successful compensation claim, it is fair to say that their findings could significantly help your cause.

If ever you do suffer with a work-related accident or illness, make sure you get in touch with us here at Fosters Solicitors. We operate on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis, so you can be sure that we will not take a penny if you lose your claim and will give you every single cent if you win. Certainly, you can rest assured that you have nothing to lose and everything to win when you make a personal injury compensation claim through us.

Explore our pages further or call us now on 0151 3429828 to find out more.


Making a Personal Injury Compensation Claim after a Motorbike Accident

Posted by admin on May 7, 2012 at 8:05 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

There are few things that feel as liberating as riding your motorbike on a sunny afternoon. Certainly, the inherent thrill of being able to go so fast whilst all the while being relatively unprotected is what gives biking its unique appeal.

However, this is also what makes biking so potentially dangerous.

Indeed, it has been estimated that even though motorcycles account for a very small number of vehicles on the road, they are believed to be involved in around 20% of Britain’s road traffic accidents (RTAs).

Many drivers take an almost automatically negative view of bikers and believe them to be the cause of a great many accidents. However, the law makes no such assumptions. Indeed, motorbike accident claims are treated in the same way as claims involving cars. Therefore, if you are involved in an accident whilst out on your bike and you can prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, you could well make a valid accident claim and receive compensation.

As with a car accident, you need to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you sustained an injury as a direct result of someone else’s negligence in order to make a successful claim. The real crux of this is that you need to have suffered an actual injury. To be sure, it doesn’t matter a jolt if you can prove beyond any doubt that the other driver deliberately caused the accident; your claim will mean nothing if you cannot show that an actual injury resulted from the accident.

In fact, the only way that you can make a personal injury compensation claim without having a physical injury is to try and prove that the traumatic experience of the accident resulted in you suffering psychological damage. However, this option is seldom as successful as the physical injury route.

However, even if you suffered no ill effects at all, you can still make a separate compensation claim if your bike or any other equipment belonging to you was damaged because of the accident. Again though, you must be able to show that your property suffered actual damage.

If ever you do become involved in an accident whilst on your motorbike, make sure you get in touch with us here at Fosters Solicitors. We will provide you with friendly and professional support throughout your compensation claim, as we are dedicated to ensuring you receive any monies you are entitled to for your injuries.

Furthermore, because we operate on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis, we will not take a penny if you lose your compensation claim. Similarly, you can also be sure that you will receive 100% of your awarded compensation if you win. This is because our personal injury lawyers are paid directly by the insurers; therefore you can rest assured that your compensation claim won’t cost you anything at all.

Explore our pages further or call us now on 0151 3429828 to find out more.


Bikers Getting The Right Protection From The Law

Posted by admin on April 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm. Filed under: Road Accident Claims

There is no need to inform a biker that their form of travel is more susceptible to injury than a car, for instance. The chances are that they will have a long history with bikes stemming all the way back to childhood where it was learnt that coming off your bike hurts. Of course, a motorbike is an entirely different animal and can result in some truly horrific injuries. Even despite protective gear, a biker is so much more vulnerable which is why so many accidents result in fatalities. Still, this is not an argument for people giving up on their favoured mode of transport, and for many it is about lifestyle and personality.

If you have suffered a bike accident and would like to initiate a claim for compensation, then Fosters Solicitors are the best in the field. We have an intimate understanding of the law and the bike accident claim. Our personal injury solicitors have a significant amount of expertise with over 15 years of specialist experience that can result in you getting 100% of the compensation claim. Many bikers know how to be responsible on the road, but this doesn’t mean that accidents don’t happen. If you believe that your accident was as a result of somebody else’s negligence or bad driving, then talking to us could help you to understand what you could do about it. Ultimately, bikers need all of the protection they can get from the law, particularly when somebody else is to blame for their injuries.


Personal Injury Lawyers And Heavy Industry

Posted by admin on April 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm. Filed under: Accident at Work

There are many industries that result in accidents every year, but those that result in the most injuries are the ones that deal with heavy industry. Whether it is construction or petro-chemical processing, working in a potentially hazardous environment can put employees in danger. Of course, this might be par for the course, and employees will understand what they are undertaking before they even start work there. However, if you believe that there should have been a level of safety where there was not, or there was some negligence involved in the practice of your parent company, then it is your right to make accident at work compensation.

In these industries, particularly where protective safety gear is necessitated, there are many different types of health and safety regulation. It may well be that you have your own health and safety officer who is charged with keeping everybody safe. In a perfect world, this would reduce the number of injuries caused on site but in practice, there are still far too many people sustaining devastating injuries. If you decide to seek out our personal injury lawyers, then we can advise you on what the law is regarding your industry and we can give you advice on how to proceed. An accident at work could change your life, so protecting yourself against this outcome will prove to be vital. It could pay for your treatment or tide you over while you adapt to a change in lifestyle or career.


Knowing Your Rights As An Employee

Posted by admin on April 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm. Filed under: Accident at Work

After an accident at work, many people become understandably worried about their employment status. If it wasn’t worse enough that you may have had to take time off work, or can’t even do the same job as before, there may now be a psychological component to your accident. It doesn’t have to be this way – your employer will not fire you as a result of your injuries. Neither can they fire you for initiating an accident at work claim against them. All employers have a responsibility to their employees, to keep them safe, to keep all equipment safe and usable and to minimise the risk of any accidents occurring. If however, you feel that your employer has been negligent in their duties, which has resulted in your injuries, then don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are a no win no fee solicitors which means you needn’t worry about the finances concerning your claim. Many people start an accident at work compensation claim in order to get their lives back on track, to pay for medical care and to give them something to fall back on if it turns out they can’t do the same job again. It could provide you with a vital safety-net that could help make what is already a stressful situation a bit less worrying.

Employers understand that they have requirements to fulfil by law, and they also know that if they don’t fulfil them, it could result in action like this. It is your right to initiate such a claim.


A Victim Of Somebody Else’s Negligence

Posted by admin on April 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm. Filed under: Compensation Claims

The roads can be a very dangerous place and it is when people have forgotten just how dangerous they can be when the worst happens. This is particularly true of motorway accidents. Even though most people use them with no problem, concentration is always a huge part, and all it takes is one negligent driver to cause what could be a catastrophe. Ongoing vigilance will protect you for the most part, but sometimes the unexpected does happen. Road traffic accident claims like this can be very distressing, particularly if it has resulted in a lengthy hospital stay.

It is important to Fosters Solicitors that you receive the best medical treatment before coming to us. However, when you are up to it if you want to initiate road traffic accident claims against another party then we will listen to your situation. If your crash was as a result of the negligence of another driver – either they fell asleep at the wheel or they were speeding or driving dangerously, then your claim can go ahead. We will advise you on how to get all of the evidence that is typically needed for a claim such as this, or in the event that you cannot ascertain the evidence we will advise.

Many people are not in a position to acquire such things, due to medical complications or the simple unavailability of it, but our solicitors will be able to talk you through exactly what will happen from then on in a friendly and approachable manner.


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