Accidents will happen, no matter how careful we are. Of course, we try to take precautions, and be alert to the dangers that surround us in our everyday lives. Yet there are times when perhaps we are in the wrong place at the wrong time and suffer an injury.
Perhaps the most common type of injury is one caused by a road traffic accident. If you suffered an injury that was no fault of your own, you may have the right to claim for compensation. Many people are unaware of their legal rights, so it pays to consult a legal expert when dealing with injuries related to any accident. Whiplash, broken bones, lacerations, and fractures are some of the common injuries cause by road traffic accidents. Another serious issue is psychological damage, and one can also claim compensation for this.
Work related accidents
These occur frequently and according to the law, employers are responsible for the welfare of staff and any visitors to the site. The employer must adhere to strict health and safety regulations to provide a safe working environment. Even if your own actions were partly responsible, you can still make a claim against your employer if they are also at fault.
Here are some common causes of work related injuries,
- Improper safety instruction
- Harmful chemicals
- Employee negligence
- Falling objects
If you have suffered an industrial accident within the past three years and you were not negligent, you can make a claim with “no win no fee” by UK Claim Lawyers, who will assist you in reaching a settlement with your employer.
Slips and falls
These happen far more frequently than they should, and are often caused by an object such as a raised paving slab, or perhaps a protruding tree root. Wet floors are also the cause of many falls and while a majority of the time, there are no injuries, these little mishaps can have traumatic consequences. If there were no warning signs, then the owner of the venue could be liable. If you are certain that the fall was not your fault, you can claim compensation from the company or organisation that is responsible for the premises. Search online for a reputable legal company, and they will be able to tell you if you are eligible to claim.
Accidents due to poorly maintained property
If you have an injury caused by a defective part of a building, you can claim compensation from the owner, as the state of disrepair means they have been negligent in their duties. Common causes are poor lighting, loose fixtures and fittings, and poorly maintained stairs. A good legal representative will be able to make a claim on your behalf.
Know your rights
Many people who suffer accident related injuries are unaware that they can claim compensation, so you have nothing to lose by contacting a team of legal experts who can quickly establish if you have a legitimate claim. Once this has been verified, they will assign an expert lawyer who will make sure you are well compensated for your injury.