Types of accidents you can claim for
Prestige claims are here as you may be entitled to claim for personal injury compensation if you have suffered an injury, either physically or psychologically, through no fault of your own and due to someone else's fault or negligence.
As you may know there are many different genres of personal injury that people can claim for, including (but not limited to):-
Whether you are a driver or a passenger in an accident, a compensation claim can be made if the accident occurred through no fault of your own. Car drivers are covered by insurance so the driver themselves will not pay if a claim is made against them.
The most common injury resulting from a car accident is whiplash, which is caused when the head is forced backwards/forwards violently, leading to strained muscles in the back and/or neck.
Accidents well never forewarn you. Workplaces are deceptive places which however seemingly safe, are the locations for maximum number of accidents reported in the UK. Workplace accidents can be simple burns, cuts or lacerations and sometimes even fatal.
It is mandatory that your employer gives you protection against these through employee’s insurance. However, while claiming accident compensation the insurance company will pay you the insurance money along with the damages incurred by you.
Usually personal injuries that are seen in workplace accidents are slip, trip and fall, which might lead to back, neck and head injuries, cuts and lacerations. Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, vibrations to body parts, etc. are common in ergonomically uncomfortable workplaces.
Claims for injuries as a result of slipping, tripping and falling are amongst the most common type of personal injury because these accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, for example on a street, at work or in a shop. Owners of the places we visit are responsible to ensure we are safe and can visit places and move about without the risk of injury. Local authorities have a responsibility to ensure that streets and pathways are free from hazards like potholes and are well maintained.
Often a simple slips or trips accident can cause a serious injury like a back or head injury or paralysis or broken legs, wrists or arms. It is common for these kind of accidents to happen in the workplace where the employer has not paid enough attention to health and safety regulations. Slips often occur in public places for example when someone may walk on a wet surface, or where there is a spillage of some kind like oil. Ice and snow are another very common cause of slipping
Tripping is as common as slipping. For example many people trip over electrical cords in the home or office, or trip over objects that have been left in public access areas.
Product liability claims are often not made by indivduals who may have suffered injury to health. Claims can be made for defective products against the manufacturer such as defective brakes in cars that may have caused the injury or faulty wiring that may cause shock or other such techinical problems that resulted in you being injured through no fault of your own. The Accident Claim Company can offer support in these types of claims for you.
These are just some examples of the types of personal injury that can be claimed for. Even if your injury is not one of these, you should be able to claim compensation if someone else was to blame and you can prove it.
The best thing to do is to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor who can give you advice on your own personal circumstances. Look for an injury lawyer who has expertise and experience in your type of accident or injury and ask if they are willing to work on a no win no fee basis (also known as a conditional agreement), meaning that there is no risk to you because you will not have to pay their legal fees if you lose the case. Your injury solicitor will guide you through the compensation claim process and help you to gather the evidence you need to support your claim. They will also be able to give you an idea of the likelihood of success and what amount of compensation you will be entitled to.
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