A personal injury claim is a legal process used to recover financial compensation for anyone who has suffered injury or harm and someone else, either fully or partially, is to blame. Our specialist solicitor can help guide you through this process and help you get access to rehabilitation and medical support as well as fighting for financial compensation.
There are many different types of personal injury claims such as;
- Road traffic collisions
- Accidents at work or in public places
- Chemical and Asbestos related injuries
- Accidents at home or abroad;
which can result in injuries and in the worst cases, loss of life.
Road traffic Collisions (RTC)
Collisions (accidents) on the road are unfortunately very common. These don’t just involve cars but also cyclists, pedestrians and passengers, either in private vehicles or on public transport.
Road traffic incidents can be very disruptive to your everyday life and regardless of your injuries, for example:
- Psychological trauma and other health complications.
If you have been involved in a collision we will argue to get you compensation as well as any rehabilitation and support you may needed.
Accidents at work
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you and your colleagues can work safely. If your employer neglects this duty, it puts you at risk. Accidents at work can cause injuries that leave you unable to work, leading to financial losses. You may have to take time off or pay large bills for medical treatments or physiotherapy. These are all expenses which could be claimed back as part of your personal injury claim if it is proven that your employer failed to provide you with a safe working environment and didn’t take the required steps to prevent your accident from happening.
Many people worry that claiming against their employer could affect their jobs or working relationships. However, it’s important to remember that you have the right to claim compensation if your employer fails in their duty of care, and that you can’t legally be dismissed for making a claim. Your employer is not likely to be left out of pocket, because all UK employers are required by law to take out employers’ liability insurance policies. If you are successful in your claim, this is where the funds for compensation will come from.
Nevertheless, you may need support while pursuing a claim against an employer, and this is where the expert advice and guidance from our specialist Solicitor can prove invaluable.
Other types of claims
There are many other situations in which a personal injury claim may be appropriate. For example:
- Sports injuries - such as those caused by the dangerous or reckless behaviour of an opponent or the failure of an official such as a referee to properly enforce the rules of the game
- Slips, trips and falls
If something has happened and you are not sure whether you can claim compensation, simply contact our team at 01246 471 900 or 01909 510 751.