We always represent the injured party; whether that be the driver of a car,
motorcycle, bicycle, or a passenger in the car. We have experience representing
individuals when they have been a passenger in the car of the at fault driver and
passengers in the vehicle being driven by the innocent party. We can also advise
you if you have been in an RTA with multiple vehicles, or if your vehicle was
stationary at the time of a collision.
We also offer a dedicated service to vulnerable parties including cyclists,
pedestrians, motorcyclists, and horse riders.
Our service ensures you are provided with the optimum level of compensation
and remuneration for any losses you have incurred. We can claim for both
physical and psychological injuries and get you assessed by one of our medical
In a car accident or any other vehicle collision, you might be able to claim for the
- Compensation For Vehicle Damage
- Cost Of A Hire Vehicle
- Loss Of Use Of Vehicle
- Vehicle Recovery Costs
- Vehicle Storage Expenses
- Loss Of Fuel In The Tank
You should ensure that you report any accident to your insurers immediately.
Having a road traffic accident can be a very distressing experience. It can be made even more stressful if the person responsible for the accident turns out to be uninsured or leaves the scene of the accident without leaving appropriate details to trace them or their insurers.
Whilst you may not be able to pursue a claim against the at fault party, there is an alternative means of obtaining compensation through the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB). The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) is a non-profit organisation set up by
motor insurers in order for innocent victims to seek compensation for accidents involving uninsured/untraced drivers.
Untraced Drivers Agreement
In essence, the Agreement provides for the MIB to compensate victims who would have succeeded in a claim had the responsible motorist been identified.
The MIB will try to locate the responsible party, but if it fails to do so it will assess the circumstances of the accident and make a decision as to who was at fault. If the untraced driver is found to be at fault, the MIB will obtain medical evidence and make an offer on your claim. We can advise you through this process and any potential offer.
Uninsured Drivers Agreement
If you have been injured through an uninsured vehicle or a stolen car, we can submit an uninsured driver compensation claim on your behalf through the MIB. MIB will investigate the claim and if the uninsured party is found to be at fault they will obtain medical evidence and make an offer of settlement on your claim.
It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. If you have had an
accident at work, an employer may be in breach of that duty, and you might be entitled to compensation.
Following an accident it is important that you complete an accident report book detailing how you sustained the injury and when. This is important evidence for your claim.
If you have a trip, slip or fall in a public building or outdoor space, the owner will generally be liable for any negligence. Most owners will have public liability insurance to cover any financial compensation and expenses caused by negligence on the policy holder’s land or premises.
We cover all accidents that have occurred in public places. In the past this has included obtaining compensation for a Claimant who slipped in a supermarket isle due to a spillage, and also a Claimant who slipped on ice in a leisure centre car park.
If you have sustained an injury in a public place, it is important that you report the accident to the owner or member of staff. You should also seek appropriate medical attention right away.
If you have had a tripping accident in the street, you might have a claim against the relevant Highway Authority. They are responsible for the proper maintenance and repair of the highways.
The compensation we provide is designed to get you back on your feet in the aftermath of an accident and reimburse you with any accident related financial losses, such as the loss of wages.
Serious injuries are devastating injuries that have a profound long term impact on a person and their family. That impact can be both physical and psychological and the level of compensation we can obtain for you will reflect this.
Examples of serious injury can be;
- Brain Injury
- Injury To The Spine
- Amputation Of Limb
- Lasting Psychological Damage
- Medical Negligence
- Loss Of Fetus
- Fatal Injuries
We can obtain compensation for these injuries, as well as the significant care, rehabilitation and support that might be required. We can claim for financial losses that have been incurred as well as future losses. In particular, if you are unable to return to work, we can claim for future loss of earnings including loss of pension. It could be that adaptations will be needed to your home or mobility aids are required. Expert medical advice will be sought and the appropriate treatment and equipment claimed for on your behalf. We can guide you and your family through these difficult times.
Having an accident is always an upsetting time, but when it happens to your child it can be devastating. If your child or baby has been injured in an accident or because of negligence, as their parent or guardian you can make a personal injury claim for compensation on their behalf.
If they are under the age of 18, the court will appoint an appropriate adult to act as their ‘litigation friend’. This is usually a parent but can be another adult. The action is brought in the names of both the child and the litigation friend who will give instructions and accept advice on the child’s behalf.
You can make a child personal injury claim for them anytime up to their 18th birthday when they legally become an adult. If no claim has been made by that point, children have until they are 21 to bring a claim themselves. However, it is always best to instruct us sooner rather than later so we can easily obtain any evidence available in the claim.
If you or a member of your family has had an accident on holiday, whether that be in the United Kingdom or abroad, you might be entitled to make a travel accident claim.
A package holiday compensation claim might be possible where the accident has occurred in your hotel grounds or if you were injured in a vehicle while on a journey organised as part of a package holiday . We can also help with accidents which occurred while you were travelling to and from your holiday, whether by train, boat, aeroplane or cruise ship.
If you have been travelling overseas for work purposes we can help you understand what you are entitled to claim for in compensation where the accident occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a physical or sexual assault, and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Beeston Shenton will seek compensation on your behalf through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), which is a government-funded authority that allows redress for blameless victims of violent crimes. The defendant does not necessarily need to be convicted, so you should not wait until the end of a court case to start you claim.
The CICA will investigate the circumstances of the attack and request a police report. It is therefore very important that you report any criminal injury to the police and fully cooperate with their investigation. The CICA can say that if there is not a statement from you, then you will not be entitled to compensation.
The CICA operates the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which sets a tariff of injuries that determines how much compensation will be awarded.
The time limit for making an application for compensation through the CICA is two years from the date of the crime taking place. There can be exceptions to this rule if, due to exceptional circumstances, the applicant could not have applied earlier. If an applicant was a child under the age of 18 on the date of the criminal incident, they have until they turn 20 years old to submit a claim.
We should expect that the products we buy to meet certain standards and be safe to use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The producer of a product is liable for injury caused by a defect in that product. If it is proved that the safety of the product was less than a reasonable standard you can make a claim. It is not necessary to prove negligence.
If you or a family member have been injured due to a defective or faulty product, the team at Beeston Shenton could obtain the compensation you deserve.
You can claim for medical negligence if your treatment fell below a minimum professional standard of competence and you suffered an injury that was otherwise avoidable.
You can also claim if you are the next of kin of someone who has died because of negligent care, or who cannot represent themselves, such as a child or someone with a mental disability. You may then be able to act on their behalf in seeking legal compensation.