Why choose Harding Mitchell Personal Injury solicitors?
Over the course of several years, laws pertaining to personal injury have changed multiple times. We, at Harding Mitchell, understand that in sustaining injuries or trauma can be very scarring for people. In such moments, life is already difficult, and we do not wish for our clients to be further encumbered navigating the nuances of personal injury law in the UK. Therefore, we have assembled a team of highly experienced and effective Personal Injury solicitors to assist and aid our clients to receive the compensation they deserve.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law ensures that people who suffer physical or psychological damage, caused by the irresponsibility or wrongdoing of another person, corporate and state organisations, as well as any other agency, are provided adequate compensation and legal representation. Examples of personal injuries, which may be liable to legal action, include:
Injuries or illness/disease caused by the working environment, for example, the place of employment may have faulty construction and the personal injury law would cover any injury sustained by anyone working there due to such a faulty construction. This may also include psychological illness caused by stress at work. Moreover, personal injury law extends to mental scarring and physical trauma experienced due to racism at the workplace
A prominent example of personal injury law at work includes the compensation paid to people who sustain injuries causes or experience trauma due to negligent oversight by doctors and healthcare staff. Similarly if a person, unfortunately, finds him/herself the victim of a crime, s/he would also be covered by personal injury law. The law also extends to accidents, such as traffic accidents. A person injured in such an accident may be entitled to damages according to this law.
Personal injury law also aids people should they experience trauma, mental or physical, due to ill-manufactures/ faulty goods. Furthermore, if services provided to the person, end up harming them, they can use personal injury law to be fairly compensated.
When it comes to the application of personal injury law, there are certain important things to keep in mind. Some of the most important are the limitation rules, which in England and Wales entail that court proceedings for a claim must start within three years of the incident, with some exceptions. Furthermore, certain things need to be proven for a claim to be successful. The party needs to have a duty to act responsibly, they need to have breached the duty that breach caused the claimant harm, and the claimant suffered monetary damages due to harm the claimant suffered due to the failure of the party to act responsibly.
Types of Claims:
If you have been injured in any way by an entity, you can do two things, either a class action or you can sue the entity that has caused damage to you. In a class action, you are a part of a larger group of people who are suffering or have suffered from the same type of injury. In this case, you will not be able to take a decision on whether to settle or not. If the whole group decides to resolve the case, then you will have no choice but to settle.
If you decide to sue an entity on your own, then you will have to prove the case yourself. To do this you will have to prove that you were exposed to a hazardous material. In addition to this, you will have to prove that the material hurt you and finally you will have to prove that the company should pay you for the harm that has been caused to you. Proving that the company should pay for the harm caused to you can be done by providing evidence that that the harm was caused by either of the following: Company’s negligence, Breach of Warranty, or Strict Liability.
Our UK Personal Injury solicitors can make help you in making a strong case and get you the compensation that you deserve for the harm that has been caused to you. Areas of Law that we cover:
In the event of information failure where someone is not told the risks of a toxic substance and a person is hurt due to this is called negligence and the person hurt has the right to sue the other negligent party involved. The party involved is responsible by law to convey the information clearly, and in the case of negligence, a penalty will have to be paid. Our personal injury solicitors ensure that compensation is paid to the person hurt by the negligence. So if you are injured physically or psychologically due to negligence, our Personal Injury Solicitors in London can help you assess the situation and provide you with advice and build a lawsuit against the other party.
Breach of Warranty
when a product is sold with a warranty the company is promising something. Even in the case of no explicit warranty provided by the company there is an implied warranty that the product is safe to use and will serve its purpose. A company may be liable if they break this explicit or implied warranty. If you have claimed the warranty of a product and that claim was not fulfilled our Personal Injury solicitors in London can help you get the compensation you deserve.
In certain circumstances the law imposes strict liability to situations it considers to be inherently dangerous. Even in cases where the defendant is not negligent he will still held liable. In the case of strict liability our firm, Harding Mitchell in central London can help you find justice by filing a claim against those responsible for the act or omission, which has caused the physically/psychological damage to you.
Holiday Accidents and Illness abroad
Holidays are a time to relax and take stress out, however accidents can happen when you are abroad. The same is true for illnesses. If a situation like this arises when you are away you can claim compensation if the accident and or illness occurred as a result of an act or omission of another person, such as the holiday company or the hotel where you were staying. Claiming for an accident or illness is not a straightforward process however we at Harding Mitchell can help you. Our personal injury solicitors will help ease this tedious task.
Road Traffic Accident
Our personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation as a result of a road traffic accident which was not your fault. Being involved in a traffic accident is a scary and tense situation for anyone involved. If you believe that you were not the one who caused the accident, you can come and get advice from our personal injury solicitors.
Injury at work
Employees can get injured at the work place. This can either be a physical injury or a mental one.
These injuries can happen due to the employer either not providing a safe working environment or equipments. Our personal injury solicitors can assess the evidence and give you advice on your case.
Accidents in a public place
Accidents can also happen in public places for example it can happen while you cross the road, or you slip due to something on the pavement. This can occur due to negligence of either the local authority. A claim can be brought on the basis of negligence and our personal injury solicitors can help you through the process of this claim.
This sort of negligence occurs as a result of an act or omission by a doctor or other medical professionals. A doctor is licensed professionally and if any harm is caused to you due to either a prescription from a doctor or advice from a doctor you can file a claim against him/her.
Cyclists and drivers are obligated to obey traffic rules and regulations. If you have been involved in a cycling accident i.e. an accident due to the driver’s recklessness or the cyclist’s negligence then you can file a claim against the other party involved. Our personal injury solicitors can help you file this claim and help you get the compensation for the personal injury that you suffered.
Poisoning can be can be due to several reasons and one of the most common one is food poisoning. If you consumed something that has caused any sort of poisoning to you and it was due to the negligence of the manufacturer/retailer/restaurant where you bought that food, then you have a strong chance to win a claim against the entity that caused you harm.
A sport injury is any type of injury that occurs during any type of sporting event/activity. Usually sports injuries are minor and no one is held accountable, however if an injury is severe for e.g. an injury that negatively affects an athletes career or his/her personal life, then the other entity is responsible. This entity can be a referee whose negligence can cause an injury or another in the game who can cause harm and this can also be intentional harm. If you sustain an injury during a sporting event, you can file a claim against the other entity and our personal injury solicitors can help you with your claim.
Sexual and Physical abuse
If you have been abused either physically or sexually you can file a claim against the other entity involved. This sexual and physical abuse can be of any type for example child abuse. The key in claims of this type is that you have to open up and tell every detail to our personal injury solicitors. Confidentiality is of utmost importance in cases like these and our solicitors and the firm itself works to keep any information of our clients confidential. Apart from confidentiality, the law relating sexual and physical abuse is very strict and our personal injury solicitors make sure that you get the justice that you deserve.
Asbestos compensation: If you have suffered from an injury/disease caused by asbestos exposure, for example Asbestosis or Lung cancer you can file for a claim and get compensation for the injury and financial loss that you suffered as result. Some professionals that may be at risk of developing an asbestos related disease are Airplane mechanics, plumbers, Industrial engineers, construction workers etc. Our personal injury solicitors can help you file a claim and get the legal compensation.
Get our legal help:
You can get our advice on whether you have a claim for Personal Injury by simply contacting us. We can help you build a strong case against anyone who has caused personal injury to you by finding solid evidence to prove that the negligence, breach of warranty, or breach of statutory duty has caused damaged you. This not only helps you but also others around you.