Accident claims advice is here to help you in the event of you suffering some form of personal injury and thinking of making an accident compensation claim.
You may be entitled to make an accident claim for many different accidents such as road traffic accidents, work accidents, slip, trip and falls, sports injuries and whiplash injuries .
If you’re seeking to claim for compensation and not sure of how to proceed then Accident Claims Advice is here to help.
Examples of Accident Claims Types
• Road Traffic Accidents
• Work accidents
• Accidents in a Public Place
• Slips, Trips or Falls accidents
• General Accidents
Can you make a road traffic accident compensation claim?
Road Traffic Accidents of course account for a great percentage of all accidents in the UK and all drivers of vehicles are required by law to have some type of insurance cover which could be Fully Comprehensive (fully comp), Third Party Fire and Theft or Third Party only.
These types of insurance policies give protection for anybody who might be involved in a crash or other accident and suffer personal injury due to the driver’s negligence and might want to place a traffic accident claim regardless of whether or not the driver’s negligence had led them to be prosecuted by the police. If it’s found that a negligent driver had no insurance or inadequate insurance when the accident occurred, you could still be capable of bringing a road traffic accident compensation claim.
What if you’re the driver?
A driver can make a road traffic accident claim for loss and injuries if another person or party was responsible for the accident. This is usually another driver, however under some situations the accident might have been caused due to the negligent actions of a different party. For instance if the roads weren’t gritted so they stayed icy and in a dangerous condition, an accident claim can be submitted against the party accountable for keeping the roads maintained.
In the event the accident also involved a cyclist or pedestrian that were later found to be at fault, an accident claim might still be made despite the fact that the offending party might not posses sufficient or any insurance cover. Nonetheless, in these instances it might not be worth bringing forward an accident claim.
How do you stand as a passenger?
A passenger who has been involved in a road traffic accident in practically all instances can bring a successful personal injury claim for damages in which they have experienced injuries.
Passengers are in general considered as blameless casualties that have suffered because of somebody else’s negligence. Even so, failing to conform with the law in regards to the wearing of a seat belt could determine the level of damages received in any accident claims award.
Cyclists can also make an accident claim
If a cyclist has been involved in an accident in which there has been a third party responsible, an injury compensation claim can be brought against them.
In addition to getting damages for injuries, you might also be able to recuperate losses for any damages to your bike and your clothing together with loss of any earnings by beginning a personal injury compensation claim.
What if you’re a pedestrian?
A pedestrian should be able to get compensation by means of a personal injury claim for his or her injuries if they are able to prove that injuries were caused by a third party.
If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in an accident and are to some extent to blame, you could still be eligible to some level of damages.
What happens if an animal causes an accident on the road?
Unfortunately, animals that find their way onto roads can be the reason for an accident. Owners of livestock like horses or cattle are also responsible towards road users safety by having and keeping ample levels of protection in regards to their livestock getting loose.
If it can be found that the owner responsible for an animal involved in an accident failed to manage their animal/animals with regards to the safety of road users, a personal injury claim for any damages can be brought against them.
More related road accident claims advice can be found under the category Road Traffic Accident Claims.
Work accidents and compensation claims
If you have had or been involved in a work accident, it will be required that you can show that your injuries are because of the negligence of the employer before seeking a personal injury claim. An employer is also accountable for work colleagues actions that cause accidents that result in injury. Remember that you also have a duty to make aware your employer of any accident that happens while at work.
Any information concerning accidents should be correctly documented in the companies Accident Book. Please be aware, your employer can not end your employment if you decide to make a personal injury claim. If you happen to be in any uncertainty or worried over this, we advise that you check with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.
More related work accident claims advice can be found under the category Accident At Work Claim.
Accidents in a public place and making a personal injury claim
Land and property owners have a duty to ensure all visitors safety. In most circumstances insurance cover is going to be in place to make certain that any injured person or party is able to claim for personal injury compensation should the event of injury occur.
A slip, trip or a fall can hurt more than your pride
If you have had an accident that was caused by some defect or fault on a pavement or path such as an uneven paving slab or a pothole you could be in a position to bring an accident compensation claim against those who are responsible for maintaining the pavement or path.
While slips, trips and falls are often the cause of severely painful injuries, if you yourself were in some way responsible for causing any of your injuries, it is less likely that you are going to be able to make a successful accident compensation claim.
More related work accident claims advice can be found under the category Slip, Trip or Fall Claims.
Accidents related to shopping aren’t uncommon
Shop owners along with managers have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe from slipping hazards such as wet floors.
If a floor happens to be wet regardless of whether from a spillage of some kind or cleaning/maintenance routine, warning signs must be in place to alert customers to the possible hazard. You may be entitled to make an accident claim if you have indeed suffered an accident of this kind.
Almost everything else
These accidents can include those that are not listed above such as sports injury claims.
This type of accident claims could be where an injury occurs due to the reckless or dangerous behavior of an opponent, or it could be due to the failure of a game official like a referee or umpire to enforce the laws of the game.
Personal Injury Solicitors
Even though you may have what seems to be a solid case for a compensation claim, a personal injury solicitor should give you the best chance of putting your case together and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve if the case goes to court.
Certainly it is your choice whether or not to use the services of a solicitor to handle your case but there are many advantages of doing so. If you’d like to know more about what a personal injury solicitor can do for you then you can read more here.
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