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.


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.


With No Win No Fee, You Can’t Lose

Posted by admin on March 7, 2012 at 10:10 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Having a car accident is a stressful experience, especially having to explain yourself to insurers and perhaps even the police. When it’s not your fault, this is even more stressful, as you feel that you’re having to defend yourself when you’ve done nothing wrong. With a lot of hassle, upheaval and emotional distress, you might even also have to deal with pain suffered from injuries that are a direct result of the accident too. If this sounds like something you’ve been going through within the last three years, then our team of specialist solicitors can help you to get whiplash compensation because it’s what you deserve.

With no win no fee solicitors, you can’t lose. Of course, there is no guarantee that you’ll win your case, but what we can guarantee is that you won’t have to pay a penny along the way. As experts in road accident claims and other areas of personal injury, we will advise you straightaway whether we think you have a winnable case or not, having received all the details. For a whiplash claim, this will usually include medical evidence from your GP or hospital, as well as full details of the accident in question, which must have been within the last three years.

Because we work on a no win no fee basis, our costs are covered by the other party’s insurers. We don’t tend to take on cases that we don’t think we can win, so in the event that we don’t, you still won’t have anything to pay.


Get the Evidence You Need for Injury Compensation

Posted by admin on March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Slips, trips and falls occur all the time as a result of other people’s negligence, but it can be sometimes hard to prove that it wasn’t your fault. With more compensation claims than ever before as people realise that they are entitled to justice when they suffer because of something that wasn’t their fault, then more evidence is required to prove that you have a valid case. A consultation with one of our expert team will soon determine whether you have right to claim or not.

Personal injury compensation may be awarded in the case of a slip, trip or fall if you have slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t correctly signposted or tripped on an uneven pavement, for example. If this has been the case, then you need to make sure you register as much evidence as possible, as soon as possible. This could include photographs (thank goodness for the camera phone!), reporting the incident to the relevant authorities so that it is officially logged, and seeking medical attention for injuries incurred.

Injury compensation can help you to recoup medical costs that you have had to pay as a result of the accident, as well as money that you have lost through being unable to work, whether that’s for a long period of time or just the odd day that you have had to miss to attend medical appointments or because you don’t feel up to it that day. You’ll receive 100% of your compensation award if you are successful too!


Personal Injury Solicitors and Social Change

Posted by admin on February 22, 2012 at 11:09 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

There is little doubt that personal injury solicitors have a poor reputation, as a whole. In fact, you could say the same for lawyers, dentists, accountants, politicians, and many other professions, but what many people don’t realise is that compensation law (and the lawyers that work in the field as specialists) has been a significant driver of social change.

Over the last century or so, the power of the personal injury compensation claim has helped bring about reforms in the healthcare sector, in advertising, and last but not least, in workplace health and safety. It could be argued that most of the positive changes would have occurred over time anyway but there is little doubt that compensation lawyers were well ahead of legislators at many points in recent history.

If those who were exposed to asbestos at work and then went on to develop serious illnesses didn’t stand up and seek compensation, backed by expert lawyers, then perhaps the laws governing the safe treatment of this lethal material wouldn’t be so stringent and more people would fall ill in the future. If people who suffered lung diseases after tobacco companies ignored research into the potentially harmful effects of smoking hadn’t chosen to take their story to the courts, perhaps the UK wouldn’t be doing so much work on tobacco-related health.

Such court cases can go a long way towards improving public understanding of an issue and even prompt politicians into action. While car accident claims may be a compensation solicitor’s bread and butter, there is a lot more to this branch of the law. Sometimes we also get to help to change the world on a broader scale.


Slips, Trips, and Falls in Public Places

Posted by admin on February 8, 2012 at 11:00 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Slips, trips, and falls account for a huge fraction of overall accidents in the home, in the workplace, at school, and elsewhere. They are amongst the most popular type of accident at work  claim and unfortunately, will probably remain that way for the foreseeable future. Although most falls and trips are preventable – sometimes very easily – those who hold the reins don’t always take the risks seriously.

It’s true that most slips and trips result in nothing more than a bruise or a skinned knee but they can also be far more severe. The elderly are particularly at risk, and any safety factor that could result in a broken hip or a nasty head injury should be taken very seriously indeed. At Fosters Solicitors we deal with all kinds of accidents from complex car crashes to simple trips.

Employers have a responsibility make sure that their workforce is protected from trip hazards. Clear walkways must be provided, especially where heavy loads are being carried or the possibility of a serious fall exists on a stairway or a rooftop, for instance. That possibility is well understood. What many people don’t know is that those who suffer slips, trips, and falls outside the workplace may also be eligible for injury compensation.

Naturally we all have a responsibility to keep our own house in order and make it a safe place to live, but there are many other places where we spend our time, and these may not be under our control. Supermarket forecourts are one example. Train platforms are another. If members of the public are invited into a particular space, the operator has an obligation to make it safe. If you’ve slipped or fallen in a public place, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Choosing The Right Personal Injury Solicitors

Posted by admin on January 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm. Filed under: Compensation Claims

There are a multitude of different reasons for contacting a personal injury solicitors. Often, the trouble is, which one should you contact? At Fosters Solicitors we have a philosophy that sets us apart from the rest of the competition. Personal injury compensation is our speciality and it is where we have the most expertise to be able to offer you the best, most dedicated service, a service that you can truly rely upon. We also operate a no win, no fee policy which means that your entire compensation award goes to you, and our legal costs are footed by the opposition. We stake our reputation on your claim, so if we can’t win it for you, you don’t have to pay for anything.

What we really care about however, is delivering you a quality of service that goes beyond what you might get at other solicitors. A personal injury compensation claim can be a stressful time for anybody. Not only do you have to deal with the potential injuries but you might also have the problem of making claims against an employer, for instance. In this situation, our expertise should put your mind at rest, that even if you do launch a personal injury claim against your employer, it won’t affect your standing as an employee.

Our entire team is dedicated and able to deal with any situation. We make sure we listen to our clients and put them at the centre of all that we do.


Accidents Can Lead to PTSD

Posted by admin on December 22, 2011 at 10:57 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

When individuals are involved in accidents, the concern expressed by others often focuses on the physical harm that may have been caused. This is no surprise as broken limbs, cuts, burns and other such injuries are immediately obvious and they can be extremely serious.

However, it is important never to neglect the psychological harm that can be caused by incidents such as a motorcycle accident, fall from height and so on.

Indeed, if you have ever been through distressing events like this, you will know how much of an impact they can have on you mentally as well as physically. You might even have gone on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

This condition is not uncommon. Figures cited by the NHS suggest that up to 30 per cent of individuals who experience traumas go on to experience the disorder.

Whether you suffered as a result of an incident on the roads, sustained an injury at work or anything else of this nature, you will know how damaging PTSD can be. Perhaps you have recurring nightmares and flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and feelings of loneliness and detachment. All of these symptoms are associated with the condition.

While there is no way to turn back the hands of time and undo the damage caused there are thankfully now effective treatments that may help you cope and you might also benefit from approaching personal injury solicitors like us here at Fosters Solicitors. We can seek compensation on your behalf and help you achieve a sense of justice.


Covering Medical Costs After a Workplace Accident

Posted by admin on December 8, 2011 at 10:45 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Suffering an injury at work can be devastating. Accidents can affect your wellbeing, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, and they can also be highly traumatic. Furthermore, they can impact on your ability to work and you might find your finances are strained even more by any medical costs you encounter.

This may make the process of seeking compensation even more important. Of course, part of your interest in making those responsible pay will concern your desire to achieve a just outcome and to draw attention to the inadequacies of the practices that led to the problem.

However, another major factor may be simply helping you make ends meet.

Here at Fosters Solicitors, we are experts in compensation claims and are perfectly placed to take your case forward. As long as the accident occurred within the last three years and was the fault of another party, you might well be successful in your bid.

The money we secure for you can help you pay for the medical bills you received because of treatment regarding the injuries you sustained.

Also, you can utilise the money for other purposes. Indeed, what you do with the cash is up to you.

We operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you do not have to place your finances at risk by taking your case forward. Furthemore, any work accident compensation you are awarded will go to you. Nothing will be deducted from the amount by us. So, to find out more, just have a look around the rest of our website or get in touch.


No Risk when Pursuing Compensation Claims

Posted by admin on November 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm. Filed under: Compensation Claims

You might be among the many individuals who have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. For example, perhaps you sustained physical harm while on the roads because of the reckless driving of motorists. Alternatively, you might have suffered an injury at work while performing your duties.

Whatever the cause of your pain and inconvenience, you may be eager to seek justice and have a chance of gaining important accident compensation.

However, thus far you might have been deterred from taking action because of fears that, if you were not successful in your legal bid, you would be left to shoulder substantial legal bills that would dent your personal finances.

But the good news is, there is no need to adopt this stance. If you are savvy and come here to us at Fosters Solicitors to get the assistance you require, you can benefit from a risk-free service. We are no win no fee solicitors. This means that in the event that you do not succeed, you will not have to cover costs.

Also, our specialist team of personal injury lawyers are paid by insurance companies, meaning that if you are successful, you will receive 100 per cent of your compensation.

So, there is no need to delay starting such proceedings. By contacting us, you can get the process underway and within a short space of time, you may have extra money to help you cope with your suffering and get on with the rest of your life.


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