Personal Injury

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At BWL we understand how difficult it can be for people when they or a loved one suffers an injury due to an accident that wasn’t their fault. That is why we make every effort to assist you in your recovery, not only by seeking compensation for your injuries, but also claiming back expenses you may incur, together with any lost wages you suffer. We can also assist you in sourcing the best medical care to assist your recovery.

As part of our commitment to Justice, we will ensure that you do not end up out of pocket by bringing a personal injury action. We offer you a No Win – No Fee agreement to make sure that whatever the outcome of your claim, you will NEVER end up worse off by instructing us.

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you need Lawyers with the expertise and  experience to handle your claim. Defendant’s Insures will often dispute liability for justifiable claims or if liability is admitted, will try to settle these claims at an undervalue. BWL Litigation Team members have many years of experience in dealing with these insurers to ensure that justifiable claims succeed and our clients receive the right level of compensation that they are entitled to.

We are experts in all manner of injury claims with experienced litigators in the Litigation Team to ensure that you receive the best outcome possible.

Road Traffic Accidents

The term Road Traffic Accident is used to describe a wide variety of incidents and can leave innocent victims with a huge range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to extremely serious multiple injuries and fractures.

Whether you have been involved in an accident – as a pedestrian, passenger, cyclist or driver – the Litigation Team have the knowledge to guide you through your claim for compensation.

Some victims choose not to make a claim for compensation following a Road Traffic Accident as they know the person who caused the accident. You can however rest assured that our Team appreciate the need to maintain friendship and family ties and therefore deal only with insurance companies or other 3rd parties where possible, meaning the actual Defendant’s involvement in an action is minimal. This has proven to be an effective way of saving relationships, while still ensuring that an injured client receives the compensation they deserve.

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Accidents at Work

It is a sad fact of life that every year hundreds of thousands of people suffer injuries at work resulting from accidents which were not their fault and which could and should have been avoided. Employers have a responsibility to ensure employees work in a safe environment and most work hard to achieve this.

Despite this however incidents still frequently occur, often because employers fail to comply fully with the legal duty of care they owe their employees. When this happens and an employee is injured, the injured employee is entitled to seek compensation. Compensation is available not only for the physical injury, but also for “out of pocket” expenses or any financial loss incurred as a result of the injury, including lost wages or holiday entitlement.

In these circumstances it is the employer’s liability insurance provider who deals with the claim and compensates the claimant. There is therefore very little contact with a victim’s employer, as the majority of the claim will be dealt with by the Defendant’s insurer at little or no cost to the employer.

Accidents in Public Places

Unfortunately, many accidents happen as a result of dangerous or unsafe premises. Dangerous premises can range from a spillage on a floor to other more obvious defects, like unsafe shelving or uneven pathways. Whatever the defect, it is the responsibility of the occupier to ensure that the premises are in a safe condition and do not pose a threat or danger to those who visit. The BWL Litigation Team will strive to ensure that you are financially compensated for your injuries and attempt to get you the best medical care to assist your recovery. We will also reclaim any out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of an injury, as well as any wages or holiday entitlement you may have missed out on.

An occupier’s duty of care applies not only to lawful visitors but also to those who may have been guilty of trespassing. You may therefore still be able to make a claim for compensation if you did not have permission to be on the premises at the time of your accident.

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Claims Against the Council

A claim for an accident that occurs on council owned property is known as a public liability claim and they are handled by the Local Council for the area where the incident occurred. You may be entitled to make a claim under this heading if you slip, trip or fall on a public road or pavement, or if you are injured by objects on public property such as fences, steps or even falling rocks.

Local Authorities have a duty to ensure the areas controlled by them are kept in a safe condition. If you have been injured in a premises or on land belonging to a Local Authority, our Litigation Team employ skilled and experienced solicitors to assist you in bringing a claim for compensation.

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Dangerous Products

Regrettably, people cab be harmed by dangerous or defective products. If you are injured by a defective product, the BWL Litigation Team are ready to assist you in making a claim for compensation. Our Team’s skilled litigators can redress the balance if you have been unlucky enough to be injured by a defective product.

We have the know-how to ascertain whether your incident was the fault of the manufacturer, distributor, supplier, retailer, or anyone else who has made a product available to you. Once we have identified the correct defendant, we know the most effective steps to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve, not only for your injury, but also for any out of pocket expenses or financial loss incurred as a result of the injury, including lost wages or holiday entitlement.

Victims Of Assault

When someone is assaulted it is of course a worrying time, not only for the victim but also for their family and friends. If you are unfortunate enough to sustain injury as a result of a violent crime we can assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries, even if the Court has already ordered a victim to pay you compensation personally. We can also assist you if the person that assaulted you has not been caught or has not been identified, or if the Police have investigated the matter and decided that no prosecution should take place.

If you have been assaulted and wish to talk more about a possible claim contact us today and speak to one of our Team.

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Accidents At Home

If you live in rented accommodation then your landlord is responsible for ensuring that the property is kept in good repair and free from defects. This includes protecting you against not only obvious dangers, like falling walls or rotting stairs, but also against less obvious dangers, like carbon monoxide poisoning or damp/mould inhalation. You may also be able to make a claim if you have been injured while someone was working on your home, or if the poor quality of workmanship has caused you to sustain an injury after the work has concluded. In these instances BWL’s Personal Injury Team can help you to recover compensation for your physical injury, plus any other losses you have suffered.

If you feel that your landlord or a workman has failed to protect your safety and that this failure has led to you getting injured, you should contact our Personal Injury Team today for advice on a No Win – No Fee basis.

Will It Cost Me Anything?

At BWL we will not advise you to pursue a claim that we think will be unsuccessful. There are however occasions where claims which we feel have good chances of success fail for a variety of reasons. If this happens, we will not charge you anything for the work that we have done for you.

Quite simply, if you do not receive compensation YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO PAY – THAT’S A PROMISE!