With common types of injury claims, the actual accidents themselves come in many shapes and sizes. But they’re all relevant if the cause of the accident is another individual and the accidents bring injury or illness to you.*
There are many common accidents to claim compensation for. You’re eligible for compensation on any accident within the last three years which:
- wasn’t your fault, or;
- as a direct result of another’s negligence.
That remains the case if you’re injured in an accident by a business or an individual.
Here are some of the most common accidents which can occur and what you need to do in order to claim for maximum compensation. For all the below occurrences, it’s important to speak to a trained advisor at The Compensation Experts to best guide you through the claim process.
Slips, Trips and Falls
This can occur anywhere, at any time, whether within the workplace, in a public street, or even abroad. Wherever it occurs, you’ve got the right to make a claim if the slip, trip or fall wasn’t your fault. An individual or business needs to maintain the upkeep of a particular environment. Therefore, even a simple trip can have devastating repercussions for the wounded party if it causes severe injuries.
Some things need to be in order to claim compensation for this type of accident. For one thing, you need to prove that your fall was a direct result of neglect on another’s part. For example, here are some incidents worthy of negligence claims:
- A slippery, wet floor in a working kitchen.
- Any obstacles left in public spaces which you have tripped over.
- Even some carpeting that has come loose in a public place and become a hazard.
Once you have the necessary proof, claim proceedings can begin and you will be eligible to receive compensation.
Road Traffic Accident
With such a heavy flow of traffic, these accidents are inevitable, and often through no fault of your own. If you’re in a road traffic accident, you’re eligible for a claim.**
In certain circumstances, you may also be able to claim even if you were partly at fault. This may be so, for example, if a situation occurs where you made a mistake, but another driver made a bigger one and is the majority perpetrator.
If a road traffic accident leaves you with permanent damage, we can help. Such accidents, in short, can deliver a permanent loss of income if you are unable to work. Therefore, a compensation claim can incorporate any losses you will have in the foreseeable future.
A working factory environment is often a risk, especially when Health & Safety officials don’t offer a duty of care to their workers. Yet even with the implementation of the proper health and safety procedures, injuries including broken bones, concussions, bruises and other damage can still occur.
With factory accidents, injury claims often occur due to the chance of human error and the failure of machinery. Whether you’re a factory worker or just a visitor to the site, you will be eligible for compensation.
Some factory accident scenarios
Here are just a few different scenarios to consider to determine if you can make a claim.
- If you have not been given the proper training during your work in a factory.
- The workplace has poor lighting or visuals, making obstacles harder to see in conducting your work.
- If you’re part of a working atmosphere that proves to be inexplicably strenuous. For example:
- Unnatural lifting expectations.
- Susceptible conditions for fatigue.
- Poor access to clean drinking water and/or hydration.
- The proper equipment to use during the course of your work, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
These are just some of the situation you may encounter that can make it easier to make a claim.
For any advice on common accidents for compensation claims, contact the team at The Compensation Experts today.
When an accident visits injury on you, it’s often tough to regain your life as you knew it. But these common accidents to claim compensation against all deserve the attention of our personal injury solicitors. In short, we can improve your experience.
Plus, you’ve no automatic obligation to legal fees in order to tap into our legal advice. Because your personal injury claim is always handled by law firms with years of experience as No Win, No Fee.
What’s more, check with any of your current insurance company providers. They – or the insurance provider we connect you with – may cover any legal fees you might eventually incur. But regardless, with The Compensation Experts, you only incur those fees when you win.
*Through no fault of your own.
**Through no fault of your own, as a driver, pedestrian, cyclist or public transport passenger.